The Perfect Steak – Getting It Right At Home

Steak.
Steak.

Many of us enjoy the treat of ordering steak when we eat out, but it doesn’t have to be a novel experience. You can cook great tasting steak at home without it taking hours to prepare or overly extravagant techniques.

Many guides will tell you to fry or grill your steak, but the right oven is more than up to the task. One of the biggest factors in cooking the perfect steak is cooking it to the right level of “doneness.”

What dictates the level of doneness is the approximate internal temperature of the cooked steak. A medium rare steak, for example, should have an internal temperature of 55 to 57 degrees Celsius.

It’s worth noting that the internal temperature continues to rise when you take your steak out of the oven, so it’s recommended to remove the meat from the heat at an internal temperature slightly lower than your desired final internal temperature; the residual heat will finish off the cooking process and produce the desired level of doneness.

Many of us enjoy the treat of ordering steak when we eat out, but it doesn’t have to be a novel experience. You can cook great tasting steak at home without it taking hours to prepare or overly extravagant techniques.

 

Degree of Doneness Internal Core Temperature
Rare 49 to 51 degrees C
Medium Rare 55 to 57 degrees C
Medium 60 to 63 degrees C
Medium Well 65 to 69 degrees C
Well Done 71 degrees C

 

As you’d expect from that comprehensive list, an internal meat and cooking thermometer is an essential accessory to have to hand.

The right oven can also go a long way to producing perfect results, no matter the dish. The Bosch Stainless Steel Oven features a PerfectBake Sensor and PerfectRoast thermometer, which ensure perfect baking and roasting results every time. It also boasts 4D Hot Air for even heat distribution and DishAssist, which takes the hassle out of cooking, as it can automatically set the optimal heat, temperature and time for a range of dishes.

The Neff B58VT68N0B features one key feature for meat lovers called MultiPoint MeatProbe. This measures a joint’s heat at three points to ensure the right core temperature is hit and that the meat is cooked for the right amount of time.

Anyone who cooks frequently knows the hassle of keeping the oven clean. Let’s face it that can be an unpleasant task. That’s where the Electrolux Single Pyrolytic Oven stands out with its self-cleaning function. On top of that, it boasts eight heating modes, and features that ensure dishes cook completely and evenly no matter where they are in the oven.

Time to start looking up recipes, and picking out oils and dressings.

 

Cook chicken in less than an hour

A fulfilling and nutritious meal to prepare is roasted chicken with your sides of choice. And it’s not as much of an ordeal as you may imagine. Simply season the chicken with salt, pepper and other garnishes, pour melted butter over the top and pop it into the oven at 220 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes. Baste it with some more melted butter and then put it back in the over again for another 25 minutes. Make sure to check the temperature of the chicken before removing from the over and make sure that the juices are running clear.

The Neff C17MR02N0B is a compact oven with an integral microwave, giving you more ways to cook quickly and conveniently. It features six heating methods in the oven alone, a number of automatic programs, and temperature proposal to make meal preparation more straightforward.

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