Here's how you can cook like a 4-star chef at home

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Anova Culinary Bluetooth Precision Cooker, $172.98, available at Amazon. ​

Sous-vide cooking is well on its way to becoming one of the most in-demand methods used in the cooking industry. Although the concept is nothing new -- it was developed back in 1970s -- many modern high-end chefs have been incorporating the device to create their contemporary plates.

Sous-vide is a French term that refers to cooking 'under vacuum'. This methodology may seem odd, but it proves to be one of the best ways to cook meats perfectly every single time. By putting meat in an air-tight bag and letting it slow-cook in water heated to a controlled temperature, filets are able to retain more of their natural flavors and juices without the help of oil and butter. What that means is everything from chicken to steak, can be cooked completely hands-free for a healthy and delicious meal.

Of course, you don't have to own a Michelin star restaurant in order to capitalize on sous-vide cooking. Anova created the immersion circulator of the future; its staple Precision Cooker connects to your smartphone, allowing you to craft the ultimate meal with the touch of a button.


Anova Culinary Bluetooth Precision Cooker, $172.98, available at Amazon.

By downloading the Anova app, you can sync up your Precision Cooker to your smartphone or tablet, allowing you to control temperature and cook time, look through recipes, and more. It will also give you a notification once your meal is ready-to-go.

Ringing in at around $172 it's not the cheapest hi-tech gadget around. But once you take into consideration how incredible your dinners will be (plus all the money you'd be saving by ditching take-out), you'll realize its worth every single penny.

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Here's how you can cook like a 4-star chef at home

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Fusionbrands Silicone Food Pod Cooking Basket and Strainer

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Quirky Ventu Multi-Purpose Strainer Colander Serving Bowl

A removable base allows you to transition easily from strainer to serving bowl and back again -- making it great for salads, fruit and other healthy options! We love a good two-in-one!

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Kishu Binchotan Water Purifier Charcoals

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Quirky Mocubo Cutting Board

Sometimes the worst part of cutting veggies is transporting it to your plate, bowl or pan. That's why these drawers are so clutch! Just open a drawer and slide veggies (using your knife) right in.

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Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator

Many believe there to be some great health benefits in drinking red wine (in moderation of course!) -- and whenever you reach for a bottle, use this aerator. It takes seconds to use (just hold it over your glass, and pour your wine through it), and it makes wine (cheap or expensive) taste even better.

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Ozeri Touch Professional Digital Kitchen Scale

Unlike most food scales, the Ozeri scale's super slim design won't be an eye sore in your kitchen. Food scales are truly game changing when it comes to portion control.

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BlueAvocado Re-Zip Seal Volume Reusable Sandwich and Snack Bag Kit

Hate waste and want a higher performing plastic bag? This one's for you. These reusable bags are leak-proof, freezer safe and PVC, BPA and lead free.

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