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Do you like to go to sporting events and tailgate? Or do you like to go camping or glamping? Do you like to do picnics in the park? These can all call for a means of cooking. Sure you can use the provided camp grills, or bring your own charcoal grill. Or you can grab some propane tanks and take a gas grill. Even still you can take a generator and electric griddle. Any of these are the common source for cooking at those outdoor functions. Why not an appliance that uses your common cast iron or stainless steel cookware? Why not a device that is cool to the touch shortly after removing the cookware? Why not an appliance that notifies you when your water is boiling? This is exactly what Newr is developing. Newr has the answer to these questions for your outdoor functions with Chef, its battery-powered smart induction burner with smartphone integration, and the expandable cooking surface. Here are 6 advantages of having a Chef as your cooking source and 6 disadvantages of using something else.

 

6 Advantages with Chef

 

Battery Powered

Chef is battery powered induction burner that can add peace of mind knowing you will be able to celebrate all pregame and cook your famous bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers. The battery capacity is targeted to be capable of cooking a day's worth of meals, so, no need to worry about taking a generator with you for cooking. If you plan to support your favorite sports team, picnic in the park, or go camping then Chef is the ideal cooking choice.

Portability

When glamping or tailgating, you only have a certain amount of space for the gear. Too often this space is plagued with large “portable” gas or charcoal grills or generators or propane tanks, well not anymore. Chef is portable, storable, and can be set up on almost any flat surface and it takes up about the same space as a case of beer. So if you are pressed with where to store your grill, just remember Chef can be stored in a space about the size of the pocket on the back of your seat.

Travel to state parks

Do you travel to state or national parks, state or national forests, or wildlife preserves? If so, likely you have been to one of these beautiful places during a fire ban or with no open flame. Chef is an induction burner so you can cook your meals even during the driest of climates without the worry of having a potential ignition source.

Child Safe

If you live in a household with small children then likely you have had to say “don't touch the stove it's still HOT”. Chef provides its cooking using an induction burner. The principle behind induction is it only heats the ferromagnetic cookware directly and not the adjacent surfaces. This means that the glass surface is cool to the touch shortly after removing the hot cookware. If cooking safely around kids is important to you then Chef is an ideal choice.

Flexible Charging

Chef can be charged off of any standard electrical outlet (US 110-120V) or by using solar panels or buy using any means of portable power, generator, or battery pack or by the alternator in your vehicle. The flexibility and availability of electricity mean that almost anywhere Chef can be easily charged. So if you need a reliable cooking source that can be conveniently recharged, then Chef is a great solution.

6 Disadvantages When Cooking Without Chef

 

Water Vulnerable

How many times has the perfect day for a tailgate been ruined by a sudden rain shower? Or by the wind? Chef is a water-resistant cooking appliance so even the rainiest of days won't affect the performance. Additionally, Chef is an induction burner that isn't affected by the windiest of days. Whenever you are planning to cook outdoors, turn and grab your Chef.

No Movability

If you want to cook a meal on a grill or stove, you are subject to where the cooking appliance is located. If you want to move your setup due to a change in the wind, or bears, you will be stuck trying to maneuver this bulky, hot, and noisy appliance. It is not too dissimilar to a dog on a leash. The dog is always happiest when it is off the leash and able to run—time to cook freely with Chef.

Heavy Weight Appliances

Today's mainstream tailgating or portable grills typically require tanks, hoses, and cords to be able to operate your grill and cook your food. You will need to keep the gym membership to haul the tanks, generators, fuel cans, or battery packs. Save the lifting for the gym and get Chef!

Reasonable Cook Times

Today's best induction stovetops recently achieved a milestone rating of 125kWh/yr; however, this is limited to the cost of energy at the time of cooking. With the ability to couple a battery to your cooking appliance, you will be able to charge when collecting solar energy further reducing the cost of cooking to achieve the lowest possible energy rating of an induction cooking device.

Static Appliances

The latest grills and stovetops have many sizes and options, but they don't have the flexibility to expand the cooking surface by adding additional devices. This means that the maximum size of the cooking surface is limited to the overall device dimensions. This is a big hindrance to being able to adjust on the fly the cooking surface to feed more or fewer people. Why not take inspiration from the popular kids building blocks and have an appliance that can be connected together to change the overall size, this is what Chef can do!

No cooking app

Why is it that we encourage notifications from our fantasy app, doorbell, or email, but we don't have an app to tell us when the water is boiling? Cooking technology has been left behind for too long and it is time to bring it to the forefront. With Chef and the Newr app, all of the information from cooking will be shared to your connected smartphone and help you reduce stress and eliminate cooking errors.

Designed for indoors or outdoors, not both.

Most cooking appliances are designed to be used indoors or outdoors or on the go. This means that you have an appliance for cooking indoors, an appliance for cooking outdoors, and yet another appliance for cooking on the go. This is likely three different appliances to have cooking fuel for, different temperature settings for, and different acceptable cookware for. Why not streamline your cooking experiences into one platform which is uniquely designed to be perfect indoors, perfect outdoors, or perfect on the go—welcome the perfect addition to the outdoor activity to the whole cooking solution, the Newr Chef.

 

Do you like to go to sporting events and tailgate? Or do you like to go camping or glamping? Do you like to do picnics in the park? These can all call for a means of cooking. Sure you can use the provided camp grills, or bring your own charcoal grill. Or you can grab some propane tanks and take a gas grill. Even still you can take a generator and electric griddle. Any of these are the common source for cooking at those outdoor functions. Why not an appliance that uses your common cast iron or stainless steel cookware? Why not a device that is cool to the touch shortly after removing the cookware? Why not an appliance that notifies you when your water is boiling? This is exactly what Newr is developing. Newr has the answer to these questions for your outdoor functions with Chef, its battery-powered smart induction burner with smartphone integration, and the expandable cooking surface. Here are 6 advantages of having a Chef as your cooking source and 6 disadvantages of using something else.

 

6 Advantages with Chef

 

Battery Powered

Chef is battery powered induction burner that can add peace of mind knowing you will be able to celebrate all pregame and cook your famous bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers. The battery capacity is targeted to be capable of cooking a day's worth of meals, so, no need to worry about taking a generator with you for cooking. If you plan to support your favorite sports team, picnic in the park, or go camping then Chef is the ideal cooking choice.

Portability

When glamping or tailgating, you only have a certain amount of space for the gear. Too often this space is plagued with large “portable” gas or charcoal grills or generators or propane tanks, well not anymore. Chef is portable, storable, and can be set up on almost any flat surface and it takes up about the same space as a case of beer. So if you are pressed with where to store your grill, just remember Chef can be stored in a space about the size of the pocket on the back of your seat.

Travel to state parks

Do you travel to state or national parks, state or national forests, or wildlife preserves? If so, likely you have been to one of these beautiful places during a fire ban or with no open flame. Chef is an induction burner so you can cook your meals even during the driest of climates without the worry of having a potential ignition source.

Child Safe

If you live in a household with small children then likely you have had to say “don't touch the stove it's still HOT”. Chef provides its cooking using an induction burner. The principle behind induction is it only heats the ferromagnetic cookware directly and not the adjacent surfaces. This means that the glass surface is cool to the touch shortly after removing the hot cookware. If cooking safely around kids is important to you then Chef is an ideal choice.

Flexible Charging

Chef can be charged off of any standard electrical outlet (US 110-120V) or by using solar panels or buy using any means of portable power, generator, or battery pack or by the alternator in your vehicle. The flexibility and availability of electricity mean that almost anywhere Chef can be easily charged. So if you need a reliable cooking source that can be conveniently recharged, then Chef is a great solution.

6 Disadvantages When Cooking Without Chef

 

Water Vulnerable

How many times has the perfect day for a tailgate been ruined by a sudden rain shower? Or by the wind? Chef is a water-resistant cooking appliance so even the rainiest of days won't affect the performance. Additionally, Chef is an induction burner that isn't affected by the windiest of days. Whenever you are planning to cook outdoors, turn and grab your Chef.

No Movability

If you want to cook a meal on a grill or stove, you are subject to where the cooking appliance is located. If you want to move your setup due to a change in the wind, or bears, you will be stuck trying to maneuver this bulky, hot, and noisy appliance. It is not too dissimilar to a dog on a leash. The dog is always happiest when it is off the leash and able to run—time to cook freely with Chef.

Heavy Weight Appliances

Today's mainstream tailgating or portable grills typically require tanks, hoses, and cords to be able to operate your grill and cook your food. You will need to keep the gym membership to haul the tanks, generators, fuel cans, or battery packs. Save the lifting for the gym and get Chef!

Reasonable Cook Times

Today's best induction stovetops recently achieved a milestone rating of 125kWh/yr; however, this is limited to the cost of energy at the time of cooking. With the ability to couple a battery to your cooking appliance, you will be able to charge when collecting solar energy further reducing the cost of cooking to achieve the lowest possible energy rating of an induction cooking device.

Static Appliances

The latest grills and stovetops have many sizes and options, but they don't have the flexibility to expand the cooking surface by adding additional devices. This means that the maximum size of the cooking surface is limited to the overall device dimensions. This is a big hindrance to being able to adjust on the fly the cooking surface to feed more or fewer people. Why not take inspiration from the popular kids building blocks and have an appliance that can be connected together to change the overall size, this is what Chef can do!

No cooking app

Why is it that we encourage notifications from our fantasy app, doorbell, or email, but we don't have an app to tell us when the water is boiling? Cooking technology has been left behind for too long and it is time to bring it to the forefront. With Chef and the Newr app, all of the information from cooking will be shared to your connected smartphone and help you reduce stress and eliminate cooking errors.

Designed for indoors or outdoors, not both.

Most cooking appliances are designed to be used indoors or outdoors or on the go. This means that you have an appliance for cooking indoors, an appliance for cooking outdoors, and yet another appliance for cooking on the go. This is likely three different appliances to have cooking fuel for, different temperature settings for, and different acceptable cookware for. Why not streamline your cooking experiences into one platform which is uniquely designed to be perfect indoors, perfect outdoors, or perfect on the go—welcome the perfect addition to the outdoor activity to the whole cooking solution, the Newr Chef.

 

Article by
Chad Mollmann

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