Not to be overlooked as just a space for warming crockery, Miele’s range of gourmet warming drawers offer so much more. From juicy, tender meats to healthy vegetable and fruit crisps, a range of delicious, professional standard dishes can be prepared with little fuss. What’s more, starting at a slim 14cm high and available with differing fascias, they can be incorporated into most kitchen designs with ease, fitting neatly under all Miele ovens for a cohesive look.
The secret to the Miele gourmet warming drawer’s culinary capabilities is the precise low temperate cooking it offers. Low temperature cooking has traditionally been used in professional kitchens, and this method is now becoming increasingly popular with home chefs. It is particularly convenient for busy households, as dishes can be prepared and then left to cook, removing the need to constantly monitor the process.
The ideal environment for cooking dishes involving beef, pork, lamb, game and chicken, low temperature cooking results in impressively tender, aromatic and succulent meats. It is key to maintain the core temperature in the warming drawer until it needs to be served as the meat will not require a resting period as the juices will be evenly distributed. Searing the meat first will ensure that fewer juices will escape during the cooking process ensuring the very best flavour and aroma.
In addition to perfectly cooking meat, the Miele gourmet warming drawers can be used to prepare a surprising range of other foods. Proving yeast dough for cakes, biscuits and pizzas is simple, whilst sweet treats can be improved with the precise dissolving of gelatin or melting of chocolate. Low temperatures are also ideal for cooking stews and casseroles, preparing homemade yoghurt, baking meringues or making rice pudding.
Other uses for the Miele gourmet warming drawers including gentle, safe defrosting and, of course, warming cups and plates to ensure that beverages and dishes are kept warmer for longer – particularly useful when plating up for large numbers of guests.