Have you ever cooked something “sous-vide?” Have you even heard of the term? If you’re like me, your answer is “no” and “no.” In French, sous-vide translates as “under vacuum,” and in the cooking world it refers to the process of cooking food with precision using food-safe HDPE bags in a water bath. That’s right; you’re cooking your food in a bag in water. But it’s not just any water bath. Now there is a smart device that cooks your food sous-vide. Thanks to smart technology device, Mellow, you can easily cook your food to perfection via sous-vide every day of the week.
Mellow is the first ever sous-vide machine specifically designed for busy people like us who don’t have time to cook but still want to enjoy a delicious dinner when we get home. Think of a crockpot meets a five-star restaurant. All you need are 30 seconds to prepare your meal and set up Mellow and your meal will be ready when you get home.
Here’s how Mellow works: you prepare your food and put it in a bag. Let’s say it’s salmon with some oil and spices. That bag goes into the water bath and the water circulates and cooks the food to the perfect texture and temperature. You’ll never have to worry about over or undercooking your food again.
What truly makes Mellow smart is its many features that go beyond the food cooking:
- A cooling system. You can keep your meats and vegetables just as safe as they would be in the refrigerator. This also means you can prep your food in the morning and not begin cooking until late afternoon before you arrive home from work.
- A built-in scale. Weigh your food automatically so you can cook the right proportions. Mellow can cook up to six portions or 40 eggs. While it may not fit as much as you could stuff into a crockpot, you’re going to end up with a more delicious meal.
An app. Through the app, you can learn how to cook meals and the app will learn your tastes over time. The app is continuously updated and improved over time, and new features will be added as well.
- Wireless. That’s right. With the app, you can remotely control your meal and schedule when it begins cooking.
Mellow is energy-efficient, doesn’t require a vacuum sealer to prepare the bags, and looks pretty darn cool, if I do say so myself. Retail price is $599, which isn’t cheap, but if you pre-order now, you can save $200. I may not be rushing out immediately to pay $399 for this smart cooking device, but it may just go on next year’s wishlist. You can learn more about Mellow by visiting www.cookmellow.com.
Photo by: Krista