This Is Why You Should Never Order Steak For Delivery

Have you ever found yourself craving a delicious plate of steak and mashed potatoes and wondered whether it would be just easier to order in and get rid of that craving? If you decide to order steak and get it delivered to your door, expect to pay a lot. Peter Luger Steak House, which now offers delivery, has entrees that cost over $100 (via Eater). If you're going to cough up so much money for a meal, you'd want it to be perfect, right? 

Well, not so fast! As it turns out, it's pretty difficult to get a steak delivery and be rewarded with a meal that's full of perfect flavors that make your tastebuds sing. The optimal temperature for cooking your steak to medium-rare is 140 degrees Fahrenheit (via Epicurious), and some cuts might have a better texture and flavor when cooked at other temperatures. But if you have your steak delivered, you'll be struggling to praise it because your steak won't be as warm as it was when it first got off the grill. 

Steak loses its flavor when it's lukewarm

Ari Banayan, co-founder of Habit Nest, explained to Eat This, Not That why it doesn't make sense to rely on steak deliveries. "Have you ever had a cold or lukewarm steak?" asks Banayan. "It tastes similar to flavorless chicken and has the tendency to more easily get stuck in your teeth." Not the most endearing option out there, is it?  But if you make it yourself, you may be pleased with the final results, a testament to your hard work and resilience. 

It may seem intimidating, but it's not too hard to get down to the cooking bit once you practice a little. If you're unsure about the grilling process, remember to keep things simple and begin with the basics (via Eater). Make a trip to the butcher's shop, learn to identify the meat you want to work with, and figure out ways to marinate your meat without overdoing it or going for something too complex. Oh, and it's also worth spending a few extra minutes properly cleaning your grill before you start cooking and preparing that delicious steak! So to sum it up, save the deliveries for pizza and make that steak yourself for the best results.