Anova Precision Cooker

Restaurant quality steak with the Anova Precision Cooker

Petra Verbruggen 02.23.2017 3 comments
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Want to make restaurant quality steaks at home?

Once limited to the world’s best restaurants, sous vide cooking is a technique that makes it easy to achieve professional-quality results in the kitchen.

Sous vide, which means “under vacuum” in French, refers to the process of vacuum sealing food and putting it in a water bath. However, you don’t need to vacuum seal your food to cook sous vide. Instead, this technique is really about bringing food to a precisely controlled temperature to deliver super-juicy, flavor-packed results from edge to edge, every time.

The advantages to cooking sous vide over traditional methods are:

Consistency: Because you cook your food to a precise temperature you can expect very consistent results.

Taste: The food cooks in its juices. This ensures that it is moist, juicy and tender.

Waste reduction: Traditionally prepared food dries out and results in waste. Steak cooked via precision cooking, loses none of its volume.

Flexibility: Traditional cooking can require your constant attention. Precision cooking brings food to an exact temperature and holds it. There is no worry about overcooking.

To cook sous vide with the Anova Precision Cooker, just attach the device to a pot with water. You can set the temperature and time on the Precision Cooker itself, or configure it via your smartphone.

The Precision Cooker heats the water to a precise temperature while circulating the water around the pot, ensuring a consistent temperature throughout.

There are two versions of the Precision Cooker. The one tested is the Bluetooth version delivering 800 watts, good for serving up to 7-8 people for 179 euros/dollars. Alternatively you can buy a wifi version with 900 watts and serving 10-12 people for 199 euros/dollars.

Petra Verbruggen

Working for a high tech company by day, during the evening, the geek inside me awakes by listening to a lot of different music, watching movies or cuddling my cat Kermit. I love gadgets though I see a trend that I want them to enhance my life. On weekends I host a radioshow about alternative music at the local radio station. On Saturdays I also talk with my (virtual) room mates about music in general in Petra’s Music Condo. And I love traveling to my home away from home: the USA.
  • Paul Dixon

    Interesting way to cook, and not a bad price – thanks Petra!

    • Petra Verbruggen

      Glad you liked it!

  • David Foster

    I would love to try this. It is funny. Back when I was younger, steak was my FAVORITE food. Now, I only eat it on very rare occasions. I found my tastes have changed, however IF I were to make a steak, this looks like a great way to do it. Thanks Petra!