How to Use a Kettle Cooker
We all know that kettle cookers are the ideal countertop appliance for the quick heating of water to the perfect temperature for tea. It conveniently sits on your counter, ready for services whenever you need it. But did you know that your kettle cooker can do so much more than that? There are plenty of easy recipes that you can accomplish with your kettle cooker. This makes it perfect for simple meals that don't require you to use a lot of energy or get the entire kitchen messy.
This guide will show you how to use your kettle cooker.
Understand Your Kettle Cooker Settings
Before you start using your kettle cooker, you need to understand the settings. There should be a control panel or buttons on the base of the kettle. Read the labels to understand what each setting does. Some kettle cookers will have preset temperature and time settings, and others will have labels like “tea”, “boil”, or “soup”. Either option will work as it’s more important that the controls are clearly labeled.
It’s also nice if the settings have lights to confirm your selection. You should also look for a cancel or shut-off button. This is important for safety reasons because it immediately stops the heating element. Another nice feature is the ability to custom set the temperature. This lets you choose a cooking time or water temperature that’s not an option with the preset buttons.
Use Temperature Presets For Better Results
Look for a kettle cooker that has preset temperature settings. This simplifies the cooking process. The preset settings ensure you choose the right temperature for each meal you want to cook. It also holds the temperature steady to ensure even cooking.
The Buydeem Kettle Cooker Collection is perfect for those who can never remember the right temperature. There are nine built-in programs that each have a specific temperature for cooking. This means you never have to remember what temperature or cook time you need.
Boil Water, Milk, And Other Liquids
The most obvious things you can heat and cook in your kettle cooker are liquids. This includes water, milk, soups, and sauces. Pour the liquid into the glass stew pot and select the appropriate temperature setting. This could be stewing the soup at a low temperature, allowing the flavors to blend together. If you are warming milk, you’ll want to heat it just enough to get it warm without heating it too much to scald.
Steam And Boil Meats
The unexpected meal you can cook in your kettle cooker is meat. You can cook beef, pork, veal, and lamb by heating them to a temperature of 160 degrees. Or you could cook turkey or chicken to a temperature of 165 degrees. The method you are using is steaming. You won’t be cooking a large dinner for multiple people. However, your kettle cooker is perfect for preparing a quick meal for you and another person.
If you don’t feel confident cooking raw meat in your kettle cooker, you could use it to reheat already prepared meats. This works well for cuts of meat or even meals that use meat, such as casseroles or lasagna.
Turn Your Kettle Cooker Into A Stew Pot
Nothing is more satisfying than a hearty warm cup of soup. It gets even better when that soup or stew is homemade. However, not all of us have the time or ability to make soup from scratch, letting it stew on the stove for hours. Using a kettle cooker is the easy alternative.
There are several easy recipes for soup in a kettle cooker. The simplest is boiling water and adding a powdered soup packet. A slightly more complicated option is to create the soup in your blender and then heating in the kettle.
Use Mini Kettle Cooker For Small Recipes
One of the simple recipes that you can prepare is boiled eggs. All you need to do is fill the stew pot with water and place the eggs in the water. Heat the water and allow the eggs to cook. Depending on how well done you like your eggs will dictate how long you need to cook them for. Once cooked, pour the water out and enjoy your eggs. Other egg dishes are also easy to prepare. Crack open the eggs and whisk them with vegetables for a fast frittata or quiche.
Another simple recipe anyone can create is steamed rice. The Buydeem Kettle Cooker Collection has the perfect kettle cookers for this. Add rice and water and select the appropriate temperature. You could leave the rice plain or add seasoning and vegetables for a complete meal.
Steam Vegetables In A Mini Kettle
A mini kettle is perfect for brewing a personal-sized serving of tea or coffee. It’s also perfectly sized for cooking a side dish. The small size of the mini kettle makes quick work of steaming a single serving of vegetables. The small size of the mini kettle means you can bring it with you. This helps you to eat healthy no matter where you are. Look for a kettle that can heat water to a temperature hot enough to turn it into steam.
The Buydeem Kettle Cooker Collection’s Mini Kettle is small but mighty. It has a boil mode that lets you choose from three water temperatures. This lets you perfectly cook a wide range of vegetables. It also has three cooking times to choose from, 10, 45, and 90 minutes. With this range of temperatures and cook times, you can prepare everything from instant oatmeal to meat.
Set Foods And Liquids To Stay Warm
Sometimes, you don’t want to cook the meal; you just want to keep a part of it warm. This could be a soup that you are planning on serving with sandwiches. Or perhaps you’ve prepared a sauce for an elaborate dish. A kettle cooker is perfect for this because you can plug it in near the table and have the soup or sauce warmed on the table. Choose from the preset settings to ensure it stays held at the ideal temperature. When choosing your temperature, be sure to consider food safety. You need to keep whatever you are warming held at a safe temperature.
Wash Your Kettle Cooker After Use
As with any kitchen utensil or appliance, you should clean it after each use. This keeps the kettle in working condition, prevents corrosion, is sanitary, and extends its useful life. Start by removing any food or liquids that are still in the stew pot. Next, unplug the power cord and allow the kettle to cool enough to handle it safely. Finally, use a wet sponge to wipe down the entire kettle cooker. Do not immerse your kettle cooker in water as this could damage the electrical components.
Occasionally, you’ll need to descale your kettle cooker’s stew pot. Over time, the minerals in your water will build up on the kettle. Pour white vinegar into the stew pot and allow it to soak for an hour. Do not heat it. Pour the vinegar out and rinse it with clean water 5-6 times until the vinegar taste is gone.
Purchase your kettle from the Buydeem Kettle Cooker Collection and start enjoying all that these handy little appliances have to offer.