Vita Craft 8 inch COVERED Chef Skillet. 5-Ply Nicromium Steel construction. Brand new, unused condition. 8 3/8" INSIDE diameter and 1 7/8" deep. It can also be purchased without the cover (lid) for $57.00.
The Vapor Seal Method
Mother nature designed food to give us everything we need—naturally. Food contains abundant flavor, vitamins, minerals, digestive enzymes, and color. However, many cooking methods can rob food of its natural qualities.
Fortunately, Vita Craft's vapor seal, waterless, greaseless cookware saves money, work, time, energy, flavor, vitamins, minerals and enzymes.
"Waterless, greaseless" cooking is possible because a vapor seal is created around the lid; and heat is distributed evenly across the bottom and up the sides of the cookware.
This process cooks food in its own natural liquids for nutritious, flavor-filled meals. Food shrinkage is greatly reduced, making waterless, greaseless cooking more economical than ordinary cooking methods. The vapor seal is maintained by using low heat. Thus, Vita Craft is the most energy efficient cookware on the market.
The vapor seal method retains the nutritional value of your food by eliminating the processes that drain food of its natural goodness. Peeling fruits and vegetables removes the vitamins and minerals directly beneath the skin. We do not recommend you peel these foods; a good scrub is all that is necessary.
Boiling sterilizes food, dissolves water soluble minerals, and destroys both the flavor and color. The vapor seal method cooks food completely in in its own natural moisture, without added water and without boiling.
High temperature destroys vitamins and minerals and causes food shrinkage. For example, when you smell a roast cooking in the oven you are really smelling the natural meat juices that have been transformed into vapor. The high temperature combined with open cooking greatly adds to meat shrinkage. The vapor seal method cooks meats on medium to low heat, retaining the natural juices which tenderize and flavor the meat. This method also retains the natural juices and flavor and greatly decreases meat shrinkage.
Oxidation of food occurs when cooking without a cover exposes food to the air, greatly reducing the quality of the food. These qualities are locked into food when the vapor seal is formed, keeping the aroma in the pan. For example, you will not know if broccoli or cabbage is being cooked until the cover is removed from the pan.
Lastly, grease—adding fats and oils in food preparation makes food seven times harder to digest, as well as adding excessive calories. Using the vapor seal, the foods' natural properties keep them from sticking. Plus, the vapor seal retains natural flavors. The need for added butter and oils after cooking is not necessary to restore flavor.
Vapor seal cooking is very different from traditional cooking because you do not need to add moisture or fats. Everything else you already know about cooking applies, once you know the vapor seal basics.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 28 May, 2013.