There’s no bigger letdown than overcooking a perfectly good, juicy cut of meat. It’s like opening a beautifully-wrapped birthday present from your rich, great-uncle—only to find a gaudy “I Love Las Vegas” keychain inside. Both leave a bad taste in your mouth.
While we can’t, exactly, tell your family what to buy you for your birthday, we can help you gather a few suggestions. And if you like cooking a good steak, the Anova Culinary Bluetooth Precision Cooker should definitely top your list.Buy: Anova Culinary Bluetooth Precision Cooker $129
Using a method called sous vide (pronounced soo-veed), the Anova Precision Cooker takes all of the guesswork out preparing the perfect steak, delivering a cut of meat that is cooked to perfection each and every time. While just as easy as your old method of simply tossing some protein on the grill, sous vide involves cooking your meat in a vacuum-sealed bag in a constantly regulating body of water. Yep, a tub of water is the secret to cooking the perfect steak. The trick is that you cook it for longer, but at lower temps, resulting in the juiciest, tastiest chicken, veal, and turkey you’ve ever tried.
While all this seems very avant garde, we haven’t even touched on the high-tech part yet. What makes this culinary tool stand out is that it connects to your smartphone, allowing you to cook your meal with the touch of a button. You don’t even need to be in the kitchen. Simply hit a button on your phone when you’re ready to get started and return when you’re ready to eat. Bon appetit!
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