Amazon is offering the Anova Culinary 1000W Sous Vide Precision Cooker for $118.15 shipped with the discount reflecting at checkout. Today’s deal knocks around $80 off its list price, beats our last mention by over $20, and marks one of the best prices that we’ve tracked in 2020. You’ll find 1000W of power available here, which is more than enough to cook meals for up to eight people. It has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, as well, which means you can both monitor and control this sous vide from afar. Rated 4.7/5 stars.
Anova has been the industry leader in consumer-focused sous vide machines over the last five years. Its lineup is fairly priced with various versions to fit every budget. This week, Anova has announced the latest addition, officially dubbed “The New Anova Precision Cooker.” While the smallest Nano will remain the brand’s stable of products, this release will replace the previous-generation model of the same name. Anova’s latest creation is said to be “faster, stronger, and smaller” than its predecessor but with a higher price tag. Many of the same features are still in place alongside a host of upgrades. Hit the jump to learn more.
Last week, I debuted Kitchen Tech, a brand new 9to5Toys column designed to help you bring restaurant-quality dining into your own home. We were thrilled with the response to the first column on making magical ice balls for cocktails, so today’s column explores the opposite extreme: heating water in a precisely controlled way to get equally amazing results with vacuum-sealed bags of food.
Some people call this sous vide (soo vee-d, “under vacuum”) cooking; others know it as cooking with an immersion circulator. Quietly used in restaurant kitchens for decades, sous vide cooking started to gain mainstream attention following the release of the avant-garde professional cookbook set Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking. Author Nathan Myhrvold ranks sous vide gear as the #4 and #5 most important modernist cooking tools in the newer consumer version of the book, Modernist Cuisine at Home, just behind a digital scale, thermometer, and pressure cooker.
In any case, temperature-controlled water baths produce the juiciest, most succulent meats you’ll ever taste, and can perform other magic tricks… like making perfect eggs, just-right vegetables, and rich, creamy sauces. Below, we’ll explain how sous vide cooking works, and show you how to do it at home.