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by SteakBytes


Frozen is Fresh: Why Omaha Steaks Beef is Better

We talk a lot about flash freezing our steaks, but does it actually help us deliver a fresher, better-tasting cut of meat to your door?

There’s no way to be modest here…


Here’s how:

Less breakdown

As meat freezes, the water content turns to ice crystals. When frozen slowly, like in your home freezer, the ice crystals are large. Large ice crystals rupture the muscle cells, causing a major loss of juiciness once it’s thawed and cooked. Our process turns water to ice in an instant, so the crystals have no time to expand. The result is meat frozen exactly as it was, with color, texture, and flavor uncompromised.

flash Frozen

Omaha Steaks Flash Freezer

Colder, windier

A normal freezer is essentially a cold compartment or room with still or slow-moving air that hovers around 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Our flash freezer operates at -40 degrees and whooshes clean, cold air at almost 30 miles per hour. This fast, frigid air penetrates the steaks and freezes them immediately.

Airless storage

Omaha Steaks individual vacuum-sealed packaging means that your steak arrives exactly as it was the day it was cut. You’ll only need to thaw what you’re going to cook at that moment, leaving the rest of your purchase frozen in time and lying perfectly in wait.

Frozen in time

Every Omaha Steaks cut is naturally aged for at least 21 days. This is proven to be the length of time it takes to get the juiciest, most flavorful, and most tender steaks. When we flash freeze, that peak moment is preserved until you’re ready to prepare. It’s like a pause button for nature’s perfection process.

At your local grocery, most of the steaks are barely or never aged. Each cut will be placed in the counter with a guess at when you might buy it, but you’ll never know exactly when your food was cut or when it’ll taste best.

So, when we talk about flash freezing, we’re not just talking about being cool. We’re saying that every steak we deliver has been aged to perfection, instantly frozen to preserve that perfect moment, and individually sealed to make certain it arrives exactly as you expect.

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23 Responses to Frozen is Fresh: Why Omaha Steaks Beef is Better

  1. lorri says:

    I find the information is very interesting and I think ive tried at least four or five of the tips that you have provided and the people I have made the steaks for told me they were the best they’ve had in along time so thank you.

  2. Debnie says:

    I absolutely love Omaha steak good! Everything is superior to anything you could find in a store !

  3. This is a great way to preserve your steaks. The steak is juicy and savoy. Love Omaha bone-in ribeye steaks (do not eat pork).

  4. Judy Frazier says:

    I have been getting all my steaks from Omaha for several years and haven’t got a tough one yet. Tried grocery store steaks and they were lacking flavor and tenderness. I just keep on buying Omaha and keep being satisfied each time. Tried Kansas city too and they were all tough, NOT again I said. Judy

  5. Judy Frazier says:

    I did just reply.

  6. I retired and live a slow life in a seaside town in Thailand. But I order steak for my daughter now and then. I had Omaha steak a few times while I lived in New York, but now it seems I’m out of luck.

  7. Jorge J Dranguet says:

    I have been ordering steaks and different product from Omaha for the last 12 years and I feel very please
    by the way they have been doing business with me, all the way.

  8. SteakBytes says:

    Thanks Jorge!

  9. Roseanne says:

    Can you send me a brochure so I can see prices

  10. SteakBytes says:

    Hi Roseanne! Please reach out to our customer service team – they will be able to get something to you. The best way to get in touch with them is via Facebook, Twitter (@OmahaSteaks) or by phone at 1-800-960-8400. Thanks!

  11. Mollie Galloway says:

    I have been a customer of Omaha Steaks for some years now-I AM NEVER DISSAPOINTED! I tried some other steaks, .i.,e, grocery stores, for a little while but SOON came back to Omaha because NONE of them were as tender as Omaha’s. I have even given filet mignons -my favorite cut by the way- to 1 or two of my friends to try: they have not stopped complimenting me on how JUICY AND TENDER the Omaha steaks were. Needless to say- I am not surprised.

    I have also been able to take advantage of the free shipping-which really helps me a lot as I am a senior citizen on a fixed budget.

    Keep up the good work Omaha-and I’ll keep ordering.

  12. SteakBytes says:

    Wow, thank you so much, Mollie! You kind words made our night. Thanks for the feedback and of course for being our customer! ?

  13. JP says:

    I have just ordered the $59 gift pack – this is my first time ordering from Omaha; anticipating fun dinners

  14. SteakBytes says:

    Well thanks! We hope you enjoy. 🙂

  15. Valerie Irwin says:

    Just placed my first order. Purchased 4 of the Family Gourmet Feast for family members and treated myself to one as well. I’ve never tried your product so I sure hope it’s as wonderful as so many have posted! I look forward to trying them! Free shipping, special offers etc., are appreciated.

  16. SteakBytes says:

    Aww, thanks Valerie! We hope you and your family members enjoy everything. 🙂

  17. Eleanor Cole says:

    Love to have pkgs without Frank’s & meatballs!! Sorry but we don’t enjoy them .
    The best are your filet Mignon & burger’s!

  18. SteakBytes says:

    Hi, Eleanor – we appreciate the feedback! Don’t forget you always have the option to create your own package via our custom combos: Thanks again!

  19. Daphne Burrows says:

    Daphne Burrows says – your orders have arrived in perfect condition. One of our favorite dishes is the marinated salmon. The steaks have been great also. We will continue to order when the freezer has more room!

  20. calvin says:

    my son sent us a package of your steaks and as soon as we took them out of the box i threw two on a hot grill . and i have to say it was quite possibly the best steak i have ever eaten . you can bet we will be ordering more !!!

  21. SteakBytes says:

    That’s great to hear, Calvin! Thank you so much. 🙂

  22. M. Spivock says:

    On the frozen steak, how do you cook them – e.i. thaw, then broil or pan fry? directly from freezer to broiler? if from freezer directly to broiler, how to cook – which rack? how long? when to season? and so forth?

  23. SteakBytes says:

    Hi, M. — we recommend thawing your steak via any of these methods before cooking:

    After your steaks have been thawed, it just depends on your preference! Here are a few cooking charts we have that should help you decide:

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