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What is the difference between Waterless cookware and Vacumatic Waterless cookware?
Waterless cookware is a system of slowly steaming your vegetables without boiling out the flavor and color. (Steam comes to 100C)
Vacumatic cookware is a process of cooking your vegetables in a vacuum vapor. By doing so you are cooking below the boiling point (74 Celsius / 165 Fahrenheit) thereby retaining all of the vitamins, nutrients, minerals, natural color and taste.
Some of the features necessary to cook Vacumatically are;
Vapor seal to create a partial vacuum
Vac-Controle valve to allow the steam to escape and lock
Heat conducting inner core along bottom and up the side to the rim
||Vac-Controle whistle vent
||Heat retaining alloys
Without these features cooking Vacumatically in a vacuum vapor would not be possible.
We have listed most of the information on our cookware in the
The Vacumatic Waterless Cookware is recommended by
leading health authorities!
70% of all prosperity diseases; such as high blood pressure
and heart disease, even dental problems can be attributed to
an improper and inadequate diet.
In recent years our awareness of what constitutes good health
has changed significantly. We exercise more. We have changed
our diets, eating more chicken and fish than red meat, yet
with all our efforts to live healthier lives we still cook
like our grandparents. We use too much fat to cook in and we
destroy the very vitamins, nutrients and proteins our bodies
need to live long productive lives.
We know the secrets of maintaining a healthy diet and we
invite you to share our knowledge. We have in fact, made it
our mission to promote good health all across the country.
With the turn of the new millennium, it is with a sense of
pride that we tell you that we have made a commitment to
continue to lead our country in advancing the trend of good
In a society, which is complicated and stressful, the
culinary art represents an important form of communication,
which helps to relax and bind us to our families. The
Vacumatic cooking system allows you to spend less time
preparing meals and in doing so enjoy more time with your
family. The cooking time is drastically reduced and allows
you to maintain more of the basic nutritional resources
produced by nature. The Vacumatic cooking system makes all of
Therefore with Vacumatic cooking systems you will have a
healthier and more balanced diet, gain vitality and enjoy
Vacumatic cooking systems make cooking with virtually no
water possible. The natural flavour of each vegetable, its
aroma, colour and consistency remain optimally preserved with
our waterless method of cooking.
All foods naturally contain water. A sufficient amount of
water, in fact, is already contained in most produce to cook
vegetables by using the Vacumatic cooking system. Vacumatic
cookware seals itself to maintain these liquids during the
vacuum heating process. The vapour then cascades down from
the center of the pot lids over your foods bathing them in
their own juices. By cooking with Vacumatic the delicate
water-soluble vitamins are preserved, as are the minerals,
which help naturally flavour foods, as a result you'll
find there is little need to add salt at the dinner table.
You can even cook a variety of vegetables in the same
container. Each will maintain its own flavour, aroma and
colour. How? We have previously discussed that the Vacumatic
cooking system seals itself during cooking. Oxygen is
required for a transfer of odour. A Vacumatic cooking utensil
is a sealed unit so no transfer occurs.
If a potato is cooked in water, the vitamin C content is
reduced by 60 to 80%. Cooking with Vacumatic proves it
doesn't have to be that way.
You can avoid fat!
Too much fat is bad for our health. Research studies link its
excess to the acceleration of various types of cancer growth,
heart disease and most obviously obesity. Fat affects the
quality of our lives. The answer is to use less fat, but
simply taking the butter off of our bread is not enough. With
Vacumatic cooking systems you can completely give up the use
of fat in broiling, without losing any of the flavour. When
broiling with Vacumatic the searing process allows the pores
in meat close immediately allowing the meat to stew in its
own juices. Your meats will taste better, staying tender and
juicy inside yet gets deliciously crisp outside. You'll
also discover there is also less shrinkage: 8% by broiling
with Vacumatic, versus 30% .
The result? Less calories and more flavour with Vacumatic .
And thanks to superior technology you can also save energy
while eating delicious, healthy food.
Quality lies in every detail!
10 reasons why our cookware is the best cookware in the
1. The Vacumatic cooking method
Cooking without water and broiling without fat allows you to
optimally preserve all the important vitamins and nutrients
such as minerals and trace elements.
2. The Vacumatic cooking system
The variety of pots offered can be combined to expand a
single heating element to cook an entire meal.
3. The material
All Vacumatic cookware is made from the highest grade
surgical quality steel with Titanium. A material which is
practically indestructible, corrosion resistant, neutral to
odours and flavours and prevents the transfer of metal from
the cookware to your food.
One of the 7 plies is magnetic in preparation of the future
4. Our 7-ply heavy gauge construction
The unique nature of our cookware centers on the ability of
the utensil to retain heat.
The heat conducting inner core allows heat to spread
perfectly evenly along the bottom and up the sides,
eliminating 'hot spots' which cause most sticking and
This special feature guarantees every Vacumatic owner energy
savings, up to 70%, virtually paying for the cookware over a
time period of a few years.
5. Saving time and money
You will save money because you will use less energy to cook
your meals and because the cooking time is reduced. With
Vacumatic you will have more time to spend enjoying those
savings with your family.
6. Cleanliness and Hygiene
Vacumatic cookware features drip-free rims, it is dishwasher
safe and even burned on foods clean up easily with soap and
Vacumatic cookware is designed to fit and stack one on top of
the other, taking up less space.
8. Exclusive design
Fashioned in North America, where beautiful designs have been
a matter of every day living,
Vacumatic has a timeless appeal and is unmatched in its
9. Customer service
Buying Vacumatic cookware is done through friendly, specially
trained representatives whose personal contact assures your
complete satisfaction. Even after your purchase our
representatives are always available to offer advice and
answer any questions you might have.
10. Lifetime warranty
BelKraft.com assures each buyer of products free from
manufacturers defects. In the event of failure to provide
satisfactory service due to fault in materials or
fabrication, BelKraft.com will repair or provide replacement
for any of its Vacumatic products for as long as you own
Vacumatic makes a worthy investment.
Every Vacumatic pot is made of the precious metal CrNi 19/9
surgical stainless steel. Since this material comes in direct
contact with food while it is cooking you are assured that
all the positive attributes of this alloy are ultimately
benefiting your health. The mirror finish results in a
hardwearing surface which is easy to clean and hygienic.
The heat-conducting core picks up the lowest setting of
energy extremely quickly. Heat conduction is uniform over the
entire bottom and sides of the pot and it also conserves that
In Vacumatic cookware the internal temperatures never reach
the boiling point. During the cooking process the body of the
pot consisting of a special 7-ply heavy gauge heat-conducting
core, which is the same thickness along the bottom and up the
sides, allows for hot humid air to rise and make contact with
the upper sides and lids of the pot where the temperature is
much cooler. A vacuum vapour occurs at this point, bathing
foods in their own nutrient laden moisture.
Whistle while you work
The whistle valve on the lids will notify you when the
correct temperatures have been reached and to turn the heat
off. The Vacumatic cookware lid is designed and constructed
to fit perfectly. A special condensation groove takes the hot
humid air and forms a thin film of water between the pot and
lid to assure that the container maintains an airtight seal
during the vacuum cooking process. Precious nutrients cannot
escape, no evaporation occurs and no unpleasant kitchen
Whistle valve control
The Vacumatic cooking system includes details that other
manufacturers never consider. Take for example your ability
to regulate the cooking process without lifting the lid with
our whistle valve. Our new whistle valve allows you to
regulate the cooking process with an acoustic signal allowing
for the optimal application of our unique cooking system.
The construction our handles allows for a more solid hold.
Since the handles do not heat up, the units can be carried
without potholders. They are replaceable, interchangeable,
dishwasher safe and oven proof.
All Vacumatic cookware rims are designed to prevent dripping
when pouring liquids.
Exclusive, timeless beauty and perfect function are the prime
principles for the development of all BelKraft products.
Vacumatic means cooking with the system
The apex of the Vacumatic cooking system: function. Similar
to the principle of construction parts, our pots and lids can
be used as you decide maximizing your use of the Vacumatic
system. As the heat transfers evenly up the sides, the whole
meal can be made on one burner resulting in energy saved and
more space on the stove.
With Vacumatic cooking systems your savings really
1. Energy and timesavings
Studies show that the average four-member household spends
$45.00 a month on energy used for cooking. With Vacumatic you
can save 2/3's of that bill or $30.00!
2. Savings in cooking oil
With Vacumatic you won't need oil for cooking or broiling
anymore, savings up to 80%! Assuming your family uses one
litre a month that's a savings of $2.50.
3. Savings in food
A household of four spends approximately $120.00 a month on
meat, fish and poultry. Gastronomes need 5 ounces of meat to
be able to provide 3.5 ounces serving due to shrinkage. With
the Vacumatic cooking system you only need to buy 3.8 ounces
to serve 3.5 ounces. That's a 22% difference in shrinkage
and a 25% savings or another $30.00 a month for your family
4. Saving in utensils
Vacumatic cookware has a 50-year warranty! You will never
need to purchase new cookware again, otherwise over ten years
let's assume you would spend $600.00 on cheaper cookware.
This works out to $5.00 a month.
5. Save time and save it in many ways
First, when you cook. With Vacumatic your cooking time is cut
by 50% over conventional methods. Second, cleaning up. There
are now fewer dishes and you cook and serve in the same
utensil. And lastly, you will save on dishwashing liquid, (we
won't bother with figures.) With an average of 20 days
per month that you cook, and a half hour of time saved on
each of those days even at an hourly wage of $9.00 that's
another $90.00 a month you saved.
1. Electricity $ 30.00
2. Cooking oil $ 2.50
3. Food savings $ 30.00
4. Savings in utensils $ 5.00
5. Time savings $ 90.00
Monthly savings $ 157.00
Yearly savings $ 1,884.00
Savings through 10 years $ 18,840.00
Price of an average Vacumatic set $ 1,300.00
For a healthy beautiful life!
The human being is our main concern. The well being of the
family, especially the right nutrition and hence an
improvement of health, vitality and quality of life - these
are the goals of BelKraft.
BelKraft means the best possible warranty.
This philosophy is the most important principle of our
success - internationally as well.
BelKraft stands behind every one of our
With Vacumatic you have a 50-year warranty!
More than 4 decades of know-how development and years of
research have made it possible to offer what only a few
manufacturers are able to. BelKraft offers a unique product
that will delight you for whole lifetime.
We guarantee this!
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Can I use your cookware on my induction-top
Yes you can. Our 7-ply set of cookware is not only
constructed of 304 surgical stainless steel with Titanium,
but it also has a layer of carbon steel. It has been tested
for use on induction-top stoves and works perfectly.
How are the handles placed on your pots?
The pots have handle brackets that are welded onto the pots
so that no rivets or screws are inside the pans. A stainless
steel flame guard is placed between the virtually
indestructible textured, non-slip handles and knobs. Lock
washers and stainless fittings keep the handles tight.
How can I tell if a stainless steel is a good grade,
and what do the numbers mean?
If the stainless steel is called 'surgical stainless
steel,' you can be certain that it is a good grade of
The numbers you spoke of represent the gauge of the steel,
and there are a lot of different gauges. Our waterless
cookware sets are constructed of 304 Surgical Stainless
Steel. This is a high quality, high grade stainless steel,
and is used by many hospitals because it's easier to keep
clean and sterile. Some of the advantages of this stainless
steel that a lesser grade would not have are corrosion
resistance, temperature resistance, flavor protection,
economy, durability, cleanability, and design flexibility.
Is surgical stainless steel the best material to use
in the manufacturing of waterless cookware, or are there
other materials that are just as good for this
Surgical stainless steel is always the best and requires no
special instructions unless you're using the waterless
method, and even then it's just using your common sense.
Neither does it require special utensils, such as wood or
plastic. True, it's a bit more expensive, but there are
consumers who have had their sets for over 40 years and are
still using the same set, and their children will probably
inherit the sets one day. No kidding. (See Testimonials )
Why is your cookware priced so much lower than other
brands of high quality cookware?
The main reason for the price difference is simple: We are a
wholesale supplier of cooking products and accessories, and
not a retail outlet. Plus, we market our products over the
Internet. We do not advertise, and we do not do bulk
advertisement mailings. Neither do we conduct the very
popular cooking demonstration parties that many of the other
cookware brands do. We leave this form of marketing to our
resellers. Plus, since we sell so many sets, we are able to
purchase the sets directly from the manufacturer themselves
in large, bulk quantities, and are therefore able to receive
a large discount on each set, which we pass on to our
By following the marketing plan described above, we save the
expensive overhead, which most companies incur, and we're
glad to pass each savings on to our customers.
More Q and A's
Q. How does the vapor seal work?
A. The vapor seal is designed to cook
vegetables with little or no added water. Rinse your
vegetables, place in the pan, turn on medium heat, wait for
whistle /vent and reduce to low. The vapor seal is formed
when the heat is reduced from medium to low. A ring of water
will form between the pan and cover. The reduction of heat
reduced the pressure inside the pan creating the vapor seal.
This process allows you to cook foods quicker with less heat.
Q. How do I get information on completing my
A. BelKraft may have a distributor near
you. Call our office toll free at 1-877-523-7800 and we will
gladly answer any of your questions
Q. Does scratching the cookware affect it
A. No, you can use any type of kitchen tool
in the Vacumatic cookware. In cleaning the cookware, we
recommend not using abrasive cleaners.
Q. What causes food to stick to my
A. Overheating. If food sticks to your pan,
the heat was too high or you had no moisture in the pan. Try
adding two tablespoon of water to fresh or frozen vegetables.
Q. What causes my cookware to discolor?
A. Heat Tints. Blue heat tints may result
from persistent overheating.
Light Residue. Light colored residue may occur from hard
water spots or cooking starchy foods. In either case, spread
stainless steel cleaner on a damp pan and rub with a paper
towel or cloth in circular motions until pan is clean. Rinse
and dry promptly.
Q. What is the best way to clean my
A. Rinse out any food particles and wash
with hot soapy water. Your cookware is also dishwasher safe.
Q. What do I do if I lift the cover before
the food is done cooking?
A. Replace the cover, turn the heat to
medium, open the valve and wait for the whistle/vent to sound
and then close the valve and turn the heat to low. If there
is no moisture in the pan, add two tablespoons of water
before turning heat back to medium.
Q. How can I get more waterless/greaseless
A. As of March, 2000, our manufacturer has
put together a new waterless cookbook called
Healthy Gourmet. It includes information on how to maximize
the benefits of your cookware, updated recipes and recipes
from the Pritikin Health Centers.
Veggies – Place rinsed vegetables in
saucepan, add two or three tablespoons of water. Place on
medium heat until you hear a tone from the whistle vent.
Close valve and turn off heat. Let it stand 5 to 15 minutes
depending on the vegetable or until desired preparedness.
Meats – Preheat pan on medium-high
heat. Place meat in pan, place cover on to allow air in pan.
Wait for meat to sear, flip meat, reduce heat and cover
completely for the same amount of time it took to sear.
Eggs – Preheat pan on medium-low
heat. Spray cooking spray on pan, place eggs in pan and
cover. Leave until desired preparedness, then add one
tablespoon water and eggs will remove with ease.
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