Master Sous Video at Home with the Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator

If you've never had sous video cooking, you don't know what you're missing out on.

Sous vide is French for "under vacuum," and it's a pretty simple concept: You take the food you want to cook, place it in airtight plastic baggies, and then place those baggies in water in a sous video cooker. The machine circulates the water and keeps it at the precise temperature you're looking for, which means never overcooking anything again. Imagine throwing a steak in an air-tight baggie with some potatoes and veggies in a separate bag, setting the water to 125 degrees and forgetting about it when you go to work. You come home to perfectly cooked and extremely juicy medium rare steak with almost zero effort on your part.

Sound good? That's because it is good.

But sous vide machines are pretty expensive, meaning it's been mostly confined to restaurants and those who like to buy expensive hardware for their kitchen. But a company called Anova is changing all of that with their new Anova Immersion Circulator.

The Anova costs just $199. Instead of a full sous vide machine, you use a standard crock pot filled with water. Set your temperature on the Anova, put your air-sealed food in the water, lower the immersion circulator into the water and bam: you have a perfect sous vide setup for a fraction of the cost of the big machines.

We can't recommend sous vide cooking highly enough. It is very likely you'll never have more flavorful steak or chicken. So if you're looking to step up your home cooking game, grab one of these bad boys and start cooking like you work in a fancy French restaurant.

Anova Sous Video Immersion Circulator ($199)

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