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Sun, 10 Feb, 2019Courtney Allan

Cook tonight’s dinner in your dishwasher!

Cook tonight’s dinner in your dishwasher!

Many of us use our dishwasher to, well, clean our dishes. Especially after a meal.

But there’s a new trend on the horizon that involves the opposite of this.

It’s called ‘dishwasher cuisine’ and it is not a joke.

Many people have decided that their oven is no longer up to scratch and are opting to give their dishwasher a try.

So far, the most popular dish seems to be salmon.

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The trick is wrapping your ingredients up in foil (so the food doesn’t get saturated by the water or have other bits of food ending up in the final meal) and letting the dishwasher do the rest.

Consumer advocacy group Choice has recommended that you put your ingredients that you want to cook in plastic zip lock bags so no extra food gets in there as well as loading up the dishwasher to keep the temperature stable.

Keeping the temperature stable is ideal as this ensures your food is cooked properly.

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Forget the grill, here's how to cook salmon in the dishwasher. #howto #dishwashercooking #yum #nprlife

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However, as a dishwasher can reach temperatures of up to 62 degrees in a cycle, smaller portions of protein and vegetables are best.

Choosing food that has a bit of wiggle room when it comes to time and temperature being a little bit out is ideal, as again, you’re cooking food in a dishwasher.

Experts have compared it to the sous vide method. This method is a French style of cooking which involves vacuum sealing food in a plastic bag, submerging it in a bath of warm water and waiting for it to cook over time.

Some have found it to be a productive way of cleaning up the mess they’ve made while preparing the meal whilst also getting a meal out of it.

Is this something you’re willing to try? Have you heard of it before? Let us know in the comments.