I’ve been doing the sous vide thing for a decade now, and I know how wonderful a perfectly seared, water-immersion medium-rare steak can be. A lot of sous vide cookers cost $150 or more because they include high-tech features like Wi-Fi and mobile apps, but you don’t need any of that. Thewhen you apply promo code DRAK7YNJ at checkout.
This cooker delivers just the basics. No Wi-Fi, no Bluetooth. Just a touchscreen control panel at the top and the ability to hold a steady temperature while circulating your water. After all, sous vide isn’t difficult, but there’s no practical way to DIY it — you really need a dedicated machine that can keep a pot of water at a precision temperature.
But if you have a sous vide machine, it’s the easiest cooking experience imaginable; toss your steak in a plastic bag, drop it in a pot of water, and let the cooker control the temperature for an hour while it circulates the water. And the timing isn’t critical. You can leave it in for two hours and the steak will still be awesome. When it’s done, sear both sides of the steak in a pan or on the grill, and you have a mouth-watering $50 steak experience for $8.
That’s a long-winded way to say that if you want to get into the sous video business, skip the pricey high-tech cookers and get a model like this, which cooks your food just as well for a fraction of the cost of entry.
This article was first published earlier this year. It has been updated with the latest deal.