#ElectroluxLive Cook-off Challenge (A Recap)

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The Food52 and Electrolux Cooktop Challenge held last November 6, 2013 was a complete blast. All viewers got an opportunity to learn new cooking tips and techniques from the three beautiful and talented chefs invited by Food 52. These chefs are Phoebe Lapine, Jennifer Perillo, and Camille Becerra. There was a live streaming at Food52.com for the said event which was hosted by Amanda and Merrill. For the complete video, you can check Electrolux Live-stream Cook-off - Food 52.

Merrill Stubbs (Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Food52.com) and Amanda Hesser (Founder and CEO of Food52)



The beautiful ladies with their dishes.

The said show's challenge was to prepare a Pan Roasted Cauliflower using different cooktops. Each chef was asked to execute the recipes and cook on a gas, electric and induction cooktop. 



This is the final dish cooked using the induction cooktop. 


Towards the end of the show, the hosts asked the viewers which dish prepared looks better. Of course, I chose the one cooked with induction cooktop. Those prepared with gas and electric cooktop are not appealing compared to the one prepared with induction cooktop.

There are many things I learned from the show. I'm glad I was able to free my 1PM schedule to tune in for the live streaming of the challenge. The most important learning of all is about induction cooking. Induction cooking uses induction heating to directly heat a cooking vessel, as opposed to using heat transfer from electrical coils or burning gas as with a traditional cooking stove. One of its amazing benefits is it allows users to cook faster and save more energy. The induction cooker used is more energy-efficient as compared to a traditional electric cooking surface. 

During the live stream, viewers were invited to participate and join the conversation by using the hashtag #ElectroluxLive hashtag. They are given a chance to answer questions from the hosts and to ask about recipes or cooking tips from the three chefs. One lucky viewer won cooktop from Electrolux.

I also made this story line to give you an idea of how fun and exciting the event was!

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11 comments

  1. very interesting how the different ways of preparing foods give different results, wish i have an induction stove top too :)

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  2. this is a great way to learn new dish from our favorite chefs..

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  3. This is nice.. I love to cook but I just don't have any idea for techniques to have the best cooking. This is a great help.

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  4. We also have an induction oven and it is so safe to use for cooking. I'm sure you've learned a lot from this show.. :)

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  5. I love watching cooking shows...that's where I always get some cooking ideas...:)

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  6. Good luck to all participants. I was hoping to join, but my schedule is pretty tight.

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  7. I would like to own an induction stove, but I don't think my pots and pans are not recommended for the said stove.

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  8. First time to hear `about induction cooktop and seems this cooking technique is far more better than gas cooking.

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  9. I envy their kitchen utensils and equipment! I'd like to have a kitchen with those kind of gadgets and stuff! I haven;t used an induction cooker yet but I'm sure I'll be.

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  10. I want to own an induction stove but still waiting for it to go cheaper :) hehehe

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  11. I now love watching cooking show especially that I'm now starting with my own foodblog containing all my food recipe. But if I could choose where to cook, I prefer the induction cooktop of Electrolux. Well, i'll save and hopefully we could buy 1.

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