The Cinder app lets you cook food the way you want it by cooking it to a specific temperature and notifying you when it is done. It is a companion to the Cinder Precision Grill. If you want to cook steak to medium rare, or salmon to melt-in-your-mouth, this is the way to do it.
The app also serves as a reference guide for how to cook with Cinder.
For basic cooking, the app is not needed. Cinder can be set to temperature manually with one turn of the dial. This is great for eggs and hashbrowns, or grilled cheese.
KEY APP FEATURES:
Guided cooking lets you cook to a specific result
Operate your Cinder remotely (start, cancel, monitor)
Receive notification when your food is done
CINDER KNOWS WHEN MY FOOD IS DONE WITHOUT A TIMER?
First, Cinder automatically measures your food and performs a thermodynamic calculation to estimate the cooking time.
Next, Cinder monitors the cooking process and uses software to know exactly when your food has reached the proper temperature.
Previously, a generic countdown timer is used and the food is checked repeatedly for confirmation.
HOW DOES THE APP WORK
The app connects wirelessly to your Cinder and can start cooking. It receives status back from Cinder and lets you know when your food is done. If you are out of range, the app will let you know when it’s time to reconnect and update the status.
WHAT IS PRECISION COOKING?
Top chefs have been cooking with precision temperature for years. One way to cook this way in the home is sous vide. Cinder cooks with similar results, but with less steps. We got rid of the water and plastic bags associated with sous vide, so you can put your food right on Cinder just like an electric grill.
Next, precision cooking has been limited to lower temperatures because water or steam was used. Cinder lets you break through this barrier and bring precision cooking to the entire temperature spectrum. Cinder was designed to allow accurate cooking across a wide temperature range.
It’s simple to cook your food to a specific temperature with Cinder.
Place your food inside Cinder, directly on the cooking plates, and gently lower the lid.
Open up the app and start your cook. You can be notified when your food is done, and Cinder will continue holding your food until you are ready to eat. That’s right, no hovering in the kitchen or anxiety about burning your food.
Optionally, finish with a ripping sear right on Cinder. Food like steaks are typically seared.
And it’s even easier to saute or brown with precise high temperatures:
Turn on Cinder and turn the knob to the temperature you want.
Once the temperature is reached, put your food on.
Cook until done.
ABOUT THE CINDER PRECISION GRILL
You can read more about Cinder in publications like Wired, CNET, Tasting Table, PopSugar, or on the Today Show.
Visit cindercooks.com to learn more.
- Added work-around for firmware update issue.
Ratings and Reviews
Wow, I have to say I was skeptical of this whole idea at first—I mean, I’m a bit of a tech geek and a foodie myself so I was naturally drawn to this concept.
I came in with a critical eye towards certain aspects of the monitoring mechanism, in particular the remote control feature.
But since trying it out, I have found that from head to toe (or should I say from shoulder to thigh??) the product runs incredibly smoothly and I COULD NOT RECOMMEND IT MORE!! Precision cooking is truly an art, but this company makes it exceptionally manageable and convenient. I recommend trying it out with steak— Bon appetite!
Last update problem
With the latest update a couple days ago, my cinder will not connect to my iPad. My iPad recognizes the serial number, but it never stops searching for it.
It worked perfectly before that firmware update, is there a way to roll it back or what can I do here?
The Cinder Precision Grill is amazing but the app is a problem. The app just won't connect with my Cinder (searching...searching...searching...) even when my phone is sitting right next to it. I've uninstalled it and reinstalled it, on both my iPhone and my iPad. No go.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for taking the time to write in and so glad you are enjoying the Cinder grill. We're sorry to hear that you had trouble with the app and we'd like to help you. We've identified a bug which can be solved by unplugging the Cinder and plugging it back in to reset the wireless connection, and we're working on a fix. Could you please try that and let us know if you are still experiencing difficulty? It could also be hidden if it is connected to another iOS device in the background, so we recommend closing the apps on each devices but one before trying the above.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.