People are cooking sous vide at home more and more these days, something we predicted a while back, with many home sous vide machines now being app controlled, meaning you can get on with doing other things while your food is cooking. Not everyone is a fan of the method, but these devices promise total control of the cooking process, at your convenience – great if you struggle to juggle preparing dinner with other tasks.
There are a few home sous vide machines on the market now, but here are four app-controlled home sous vide machines that have caught our attention, listed from low to high in terms of price.
The Nise Wave (pictured above) isn’t actually on the market yet, as funding for the project is still live on Kickstarter, but they’ve smashed their $35K target so expect to see it hitting the shelves soon, where it will retail for a very reasonable $119.
If you’ve watched any of ChefSteps’ videos, which we feature regularly on the site, you’ll know how much they love to sous vide with their own piece of kit, the Joule. It retails at $199, but is only available in the US currently.
The Roca brothers of the three Michelin star El Celler de Can Roca restaurant in Girona, Spain take a different approach: their Rocook is essentially a kitchen top induction burner for cooking at low temperatures, which you can use to sous vide, as well as fry, boil, etc. Unsurprisingly it’s a little pricier at $399, but comes with an accompanying book of recipes from Joan Roca to get you started.
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