This unique appliance has 2 primary functions - freezing and cooling. You can freeze straight from cooking, programme precise dough proving, quickly chill drinks, or hold food at a precise temperatures. To put speed to test, 3kg of fresh food frozen in a standard freezer will take 24 hours to freeze damaging structure by creating large water crystals. By comparison, the same amount of fresh food in a blast chiller takes just 4.5 hours to freeze lengthening life span without compromising on taste or nutrition. In addition, fresh foods frozen in a blast chiller do not require defrosting and can be transferred straight from to the oven.
Adding to their versatile functionality, there are also a range of warming functions available on Smeg Blast Chillers:
It is also possible to quickly chill bottles (1°C per minute) in order to enjoy wine and other drinks.
A vacuum drawer can be used to preserve fresh foods for storage in the freezer, fridge or pantry.
Ingredients are sealed into an airtight plastic bag or container protecting food from dust and bacteria and creating the perfect conditions for a longer storage life. Vacuum sealed food lasts on average four times longer.
If frozen, bacteria is eliminated, and food can be kept for months and still retain all flavours and consistency. Smeg vacuum drawers are capable of sealing with a vacuum of up to 99.9%.
By selecting the Chef function on the vacuum drawers, marinating meat and infusing liquids can be sped up.
As well as conserving food, it is possible using specific bags to prepare food for low temperature Sous Vide cooking in a Smeg steam oven with 100% steam capabiliity.