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While some of us are born with a natural talent for whipping up tasty meals, many of us need a little help. Sure, there’s certainly no shortage of tutorials, recipes, videos and hacks out there, but when it comes to actually creating dishes — well, that’s easier said than done.
Thankfully, there are plenty of tools that help make turning out delicious meals a snap. Air fryers, for example — all you have to do is press a button, set a temperature and out come deliciously crispy wings. Instant Pots are another staple in any amateur cook’s kitchen: Just throw a bunch of ingredients in the pressure cooker, and boom, delicious stews or melt-in-your-mouth short ribs. A less popular, but equally easy-to-use tool? A sous vide machine, which basically does all the work for you while making your dishes look and taste like you pored over a hot stove for hours.
Unfamiliar with the term? Sous vide refers to a method of cooking vacuum-sealed food, then cooking it in a water bath at a precise temperature. It’s low and slow cooking, and can only be done using a special machine that circulates the water to keep it at the correct temperature. While these devices are usually pretty pricey, Amazon has one on sale today — the Anova Precision Cooker with Precision Base Bundle — and it’s just $169, or $70 off the original price.
Amazon’s No. 1 best-selling sous vide machine can be used to make all your family’s favorites — chicken, fish, veggies, beef, pork — with super-accurate results. It attaches to any stock pot thanks to an adjustable clamp, and is water-resistant. It’s small, lightweight, and also comes with a base, so you can display it on your countertop.
The device also grants you access to the Anova app, which you can use to check out recipes for every skill level. The device connects via WiFi, and it can easily create an entire meal for up to eight people. Perhaps the best part is that it comes ready to use — no additional equipment required. Just add your veggies, meats or poultry, and it’ll get cooking!
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