Apparently You Can Cook Steak in Your Dishwasher

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Is your oven out of commission? Is your grill on the fritz? Well, lucky for you, apparently you can use your dishwasher to cook a big, juicy steak. Yes, that’s right. While you’re washing last night’s dinner plates, you could also be making dinner. Dishwasher “cooking” isn’t a completely new idea (salmon!), but it’s still pretty shocking nonetheless.

According to the video above, cooking steak in the dishwasher is a pretty set-it-and-forget-it kind of cooking. You simply put your vacuum-sealed steak in the dishwasher alongside plates and bowls and clean — I mean cook? — for 90 minutes. You then cut open the packaging, dry the meat, and sear it on high heat on the stove before serving.

Although the concept of dishwasher cooking might seem pretty radical, it’s really not so different from sous-vide. As long as the food is completely sealed so it doesn’t come in contact with detergent, you’re really just using water, time, and controlled heat to cook your food.

Have you ever tried to cook your food in the dishwasher? Is this something you’d ever consider doing? Let us know in the comments.

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