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Can You Cook a Steak Using an Iron?

There are several different appliances in your kitchen whose primary purpose is for cooking - microwave, toaster, oven, air fryer, etc. - every once in a while, someone gets a wild thought and decides to try cooking something using a non-cooking specific appliance instead.


Sure, dishwasher-cooked salmon can be quite tasty, using a toaster seems to be more of a fire hazard and is not recommended. However, what you can use is an iron. Yep, the kind that's used whenever you've got wrinkly clothes.


How Do You Cook Steak Using an Iron?

Simply season it to your liking and wrap it in foil. Heat up the iron; once it's hot, press it down on the foil packet to sear the steak on both sides.


TikToker @eitan recorded themselves trying out the steak-ironing hack, they found the steak to be "delicious!"

You may be wondering when, where, and why you might want to try this hack out for yourself. Believe it or not, it actually does have a practical application! Irons, as it happens, often come as standard equipment in many hotel and motel rooms.


What Kind of Steak is Best to Iron?

The thinner the better. You want to avoid ironing anything super thick as the outside might burn before the inside gets hot enough.

The very best cut of steak to cook with an iron is one that is between 1/2 and 3/4 inch thick and is boneless and flat like top round. The flatter the better. Lumpy, bumpy, and boney steaks are harder for the iron to cook through evenly.

The thinner the steak, the shorter the time under the iron, too; so, if your steak is under half an inch thick, maybe just start with 30 seconds per side before unwrapping and checking the degree of doneness.

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