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GIFT IDEA – Smart Sous Vide Cookers
Smart technology has managed to find its way into the kitchen, where it is making cooking easier and less stressful for people. New technology make cooking more efficient. It also increases the odds that a dish will turn out correctly. Through the use of technology, people are able to be more self-reliant and confident in the kitchen. It’s for these reasons that tech items make a great gift idea for the home chef in your family.
One style of cooking that is rapidly growing in popularity is called sous vide. Sous vide cooking means to cook under a vacuum. The intent is to cook an item evenly inside of a plastic bag, ensuring that the inside is properly cooked without overcooking the outside, and to retain moisture. This presents an excellent opportunity for a smart device to come into play.
Let’s take a look at two of the best-selling sous vide cooking machines currently available on Amazon.
Currently, the most popular sous vide cooker available on Amazon is the Anova Culinary Sous Vide Cooker. The Anova doesn’t require any special equipment to operate outside of a pot, some water, a plastic baggy, and the sous vide device itself.
The Anova Precision Cooker makes it easy to achieve professional-level cooking results at home. To use, simply attach the 800 watt cooker to any water-filled pot, put your food in a sealable bag, and set the time and temperature. The Precision Cooker heats and circulates the water to a precise temperature, cooking food to an exact temperature which creates maximum tenderness and moisture retention (without worry of overcooking). You can see on your phone what the temperature is at, so you don’t have to keep walking over and checking on it. The Anova Precision Cooker enables you to cook amazing meals by the touch of a button. The app notifies you when your food is ready to eat, which means less time tied to the kitchen.
Another popular sous vide cooker currently available is the ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide. The Joule works in a very similar way, and also has its own app. However, the Joule app is a bit more in depth, allowing you to compare exactly how your food should look for the level of cooked you want it to be. For example, it can show you what a medium rare steak should look like on the inside.
There are two big distinguisihing factors between the Anova and the ChefSteps Joule. One is size. The ChefSteps Joule is very compact, measuring a mere 11 inches long it is the smallest sous vide cooker. The advantage here is that it takes very little space to store. The other is power. Utilizing 1100 watts, the ChefSteps Joule heats water faster than other precision cookers. Controlled exclusively by a groundbreaking app that empowers sous vide veterans and novices alike, Joule gives you the freedom to cook from anywhere and hold the temperature with absolute accuracy to ensure perfect results every time.
Both of these sous vide devices can easily make delicious dishes through the use of a popular cooking method and the use technology. Either will delight the home cook in your life.