Steaklocker is for advanced carnivores only. The device lets you
safely dry-age steaks at home, meaning you can get your delicious
meat fix at a fraction of the price of pre-aged steaks.
Dry ageing is a process where large cuts of beef are aged for
weeks if not months before being trimmed and cut into steaks. The
process helps to develop the meat’s flavour and makes it more
tender than it would be straight from the cow. This process has
usually required lots of space and precise temperature and humidity
control, so has often been the reserve of expensive steak
restaurants — with high-end fridges and humidors costing upwards
of $5,000 (£2,900).
Well now you can do all of the ageing in your own kitchen thanks
to the Steaklocker, which can be pre-ordered on Kickstarter for
$555 (£327). You just need to buy a slab of meat from the butcher
and shove it inside the cabinet. A patent-pending digital
hygrometer (humidity measure) lets you adjust the recommended
settings to vary the outcome. A spectrum UVC lamp makes sure that
bacteria don’t proliferate in the meat.
The team behind Steaklocker is building a smartphone app for the
dry age fridge, using realtime sensors and a controller to tell you
how your meat baby is gestating. The app also features
instructions, recipes, supplier information and recommended
steakhouses as well as a customer service phone number.
The Steaklocker team claims that by drying your own delicious
cuts, you can save between 50 and 70 percent on retail prices.
Although at 34-inches in size (accommodating up to 30 kilos of
animal flesh), it’s quite the commitment (or, should we say,
You can pre-order your meat locker here.
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17 June 2014 | 12:34 pm – Source: wired.co.uk