How Sear/Sauté makes cooking even smarter

How Sear/Sauté makes cooking even smarter


Your Smart Cooker isn’t just the smartest tool in your kitchen, it’s also the most versatile. Put away all those pots and pans, you can tackle every searing and sautéing task at the push of a button. Looking to slowly sauté squash, then quickly sear a steak? Your Smart Cooker can do both (and then some) with 4 temperature settings within the Sear/Sauté function. Check out what each temperature level can do and which recipes are made possible by each:  


Low Sauté 

This gentle heat is best for delicate dishes such as poached fish or for slowly caramelizing onions. This low temperature allows you the most control with little risk of burning.

We use Low Sauté to slowly cook down apples for our Apple Butter Guided Cooking recipe. 

Medium Sauté 

Medium Sauté is great for dishes that still require a delicate cooking process but need a little more heat than low, such as scrambled eggs.

We use Medium Sauté to cook chicken to tender perfection in our Honey Ginger Pulled Chicken and to turn out a delicious Spinach & Artichoke Dip in our Guided Cooking recipes. 


High Sauté 

High Sauté is our most frequently used sauté temperature, as it produces wonderful browning and caramelization much more rapidly than its lower counterparts while allowing more room for error than the Sear setting. We often turn to High Sauté when cooking proteins like beef, shrimp, chicken, or pork.

We use High Sauté to cook our Taco Turkey Burgers as well as our Chicken Marsala in our Guided Cooking recipes. 



The Sear setting provides the perfect temperature to achieve a flavorful, beautifully browned crust on your steak or to produce a wonderfully crisp exterior on any pan-fried protein. Sear is the least forgiving of the cooking temps, so be vigilant when using it.

We use the Sear function for our Steak with Herb Butter and our Honey-Glazed Pork Chops Guided Cooking recipes.