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-Alison Spiegel, Senior Writer, Tasting Table
"This electric countertop grill is like a cross between sous vide, the high-end slow-cooking water bath method used by restaurant chefs, and the George Forman grill. They say opposites attract, and in the case of the Cinder, these opposites have produced one beautiful baby."
Cinder is an electric countertop grill that uses precision temperature monitoring to cook any meat or vegetable to perfection.
Using two ceramic heating plates, Cinder raises the temperature of your food – from
The Cinder app automatically
"I tried cooking steaks in it every way I could think of, including fresh steaks, steaks that I placed in it straight from the freezer, 2-inch thick steaks and 1/2-inch steaks, and steaks that were unevenly sliced so that one end was fatter than the other. In every case, I wound up with meat that was evenly cooked from edge to center.
It was also great for other meats: chicken breast, duck breast, and salmon filets all came out tender and juicy with minimal fuss."
-J. Kenji Lopez, Managing Culinary Director, Serious Eats
Maintain the exact temperature of your choosing.
Spend less time prepping and more time relaxing – No preheating, no water baths, no vacuum sealed bags.
Connect to your Cinder via
Clean your cinder with the ease of washing a dish.
Cinder Handles more than meat, with 30+ meals loaded into the app, breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the click of a button.
Is what you're looking for not in the app? Cinder makes it easy to manually control the grill to cook whatever you need as we continue to grow our library of perfectly cooked food.
Cook breakfast all at once
Enjoy the convenience of a quick, and delicious meal
No more hovering around the kitchen to keep an eye on your food. Set your Cinder up and walk away.
We'll make sure to notify you when your food is ready, and hold at at precisely the perfect temperature until you're ready to eat.
Due to Availability next units will arrive to customers in November.
Orders are fulfilled on a first come, first served basis. Limited quantities available at this price.
Sous vide is a modern technique that top chefs use. Food is placed in a plastic bags and cooked in a water bath to a precise temperature. Cinder takes that core ability to control temperature and places it into a more familiar and approachable form factor, the countertop electric grill.
Cinder start cooking almost immediately because there is no bath of water to preheat. And because Cinder knows right when your food is done, you don’t need to add extra time just to be sure.
Using the app you can tell Cinder what you are cooking and what results you want, and Cinder breaks that into a time and temperature profile. It monitors the cooking process to adjust to your exact food, and can even pause or hold your food at various points in the process.
Cinder can cook anything that can contact enough of the cooking surface and stay on a flat surface. Flat steaks are a perfect example, and bone-in steaks will also work. For chicken breast or fish, the top surface tilts to make better contact. Using Cinder as a griddle, you can fry eggs. And more uses become apparent the more comfortable you get with Cinder.
The main determinant for sous vide cooking is food thickness. Cinder uses a built-in sensor to automatically measure your food and calculate an initial estimate. Then for greater precision, Cinder monitors several parameters during actual cooking to determine just when your food is done.
The Cinder iOS app will be available for free download at the time of shipping, and an Android version is coming soon.
iOS devices supported: iPhone 5, 5s, 6, 6s, 6S+ running iOS 9.0 or later
Yes all the cooking surfaces are food grade and we have adhered to FCC and UL requirements. Because Cinder can hold specific temperatures, it is able to produce results that might be unsafe with other techniques. Of course, certain foods cooked below the USDA guidelines may increase the risk of food borne illness.
Yes, one of the best parts of Cinder is that you can focus on other things without worry of overcooking. There may be certain times during a recipe where more attention is needed, and Cinder clearly lets you know. For example, with steak, a 45 second sear is performed at the end, and leaving the food in that state for an extended time would likely result in overcooking.
Most meats, including Beef or chicken can hold for around 2 hours with no loss in quality. You can even do this with fish!
Cinder can cook from room temperature all the way to searing at 464°F in one degree increments.