I’m a chronic over-cooker. I know this about myself and still I find that at least a few times a year I over cook to the point of being inedible because I get distracted with kids and life and leave food in too long. My husband is a chronic under-cooker. Which is understandable because he doesn’t want to risk burning our food like I do. Add in the fact that our stove and oven have temperature maintaining problems and it’s really quite amazing any of our food turns out. But, Anova is here to fix our food issues once and for all with their Precision Cooker that introduced sous vide to our life. So now we can get perfect cooking results every single time with a totally new cooking technique that takes all of the guesswork out of cooking. Sous vide gives you restaurant quality results that are impossible to achieve through any other cooking method where food is cooked evenly edge to edge, with no worry of overcooking.
So, how does it work? You clamp the Anova Precision Cooker to the side of your pot filled with water, drop in a sealed bag or glass jar with your ingredients, and set it either via the cooker itself or by using the downloadable app. Then the cooker heats and circulates the water, evenly cooking food to a precise temperature to guarantee perfect results every time. What can you cook with the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker? You can cook everything from meats, fish and vegetables to soups, and desserts. But, as for me, I’m most excited about using it for steaks. We buy great quality steaks and yet still our results are sub-par at best with our imprecise cooking that typically ends up either too done or too rare. Of course, I’m excited about trying new things as well and am looking forward to branching out to other foods, but I’m also a little daunted as well since I’ve never cooked sous vide before. That’s where the Anova Culinary app comes in because I can search recipes, find inspiration, and get tips for perfect cooking. And, thanks to Bluetooth connectivity, using the app also enables you to start, stop and monitor your cooking from your mobile device, so you’ll no longer be tied to your kitchen when you’re cooking. It can alert you if your water level gets low, give you full control of the Anova Precision Cooker, and allow you to start or stop a timer for perfect cooking – all from your smartphone.
This may not seem like a huge deal to you, but to me this is a game changer. Since I’m typically still working around the dinnertime hour, having something I can cook with that is mostly hands-off and that I can control while I’m working away at the kitchen table is the coolest thing ever. It allows me to focus on work while still whipping up an amazing meal that is cooked to perfection every single time without fail. If you are at all interested in trying sous vide cooking, Anova is the way to go. You can order one from the Anova Culinary site and get $50 off plus shipping before Christmas or you can pick one up from Amazon.