We’ve all been in that situation: You’re in a major hurry but you still need to prepare a high-quality meal. Whether you started preparing your kids’ dinner past the normal time or you need to eat and still make it to a meeting, these tips will help you cook your food faster without decreasing its quality.

Cut It Thin

The thinner your food is, the quicker it will cook. Cut your meat, fish, vegetables and other foods into thin slices. You can shorten them both at their width and at their length for even quicker cooking times.


Even if you usually take your time with each part of the cooking process, you don’t have the luxury of doing that when you’re in a hurry. You can speed up your meal preparation times by multitasking. For example, you can have two pots cooking different parts of the meal side by side, even if you usually cook them one after the other. You can also cut vegetables or prepare a salad while the food is cooking or the oven is preheating.

Cooking Times

Get Prepared Food

Have a stock of pre-cut vegetables. Keep pre-cooked fish and meat in your freezer so you can heat them up whenever you’re in a rush. Keep canned vegetables so that you don’t always have to defrost your veggies.

Use an American Griddle for Improved Cooking Times

Our Steam Shell Griddle is a great way to cook food faster. You can speed up your cooking time by as much as 50%. It keeps the cooking surface even at all times. It also injects steam from the top, in addition to the heated surface on the bottom. Both of these features work together to cook your food faster without compromising on its quality.

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