Cooking with Cinder
Cooking with Cinder couldn't be simpler.
We've designed Cinder to make precision cooking effortless. Here's a step-by-step breakdown of how to cook one of our favorite recipes: butternut squash.
I know what you're thinking. "Squash? All this talk about the perfect steak and you want to show me how to make squash?"
There's something particularly magical about what Cinder does to butternut squash. After about 60 minutes, a bland, tasteless vegetable becomes a textured, sweet-yet-savory snack.
Two-Step Precision Cooking
This recipe captures the most common way you can use Cinder – cooking the inside to a precise temperature, then increasing heat to add a textured exterior.
Getting Started: Materials You'll Need
- Sea Salt
- Olive Oil
- A Chef's Knife
- A Cutting Board
Step 1: Cut into squares
Step 2: Add olive oil coating
Step 3: Place In Cinder, close
Step 4: Set to cook in Cinder app
This should take somewhere between 45-60 minutes. Your Cinder will notify you when it's ready.
Step 5: Increase heat to 325℉, sear 20 minutes
This is where the magic happens. Because Cinder is able to reach and maintain 325℉ exactly, there's no risk of burning or overcooking. All you get is a beautifully caramelized, crispy exterior.
Other foods like steak or fish should be seared at a much higher heat (typically 450℉) for 30-45 seconds. This will maintain the core temperature while still giving it that crispy exterior.
Step 6: Slice
Step 7: Salt
Step 8 : Enjoy!