Attention Home Cooks: Get Fancy with a Beer Cooler

In the typically tight confines of a rental kitchen, there's just no room for a unitasker. Whether it's a garlic gadget or a tomato tool - or even a "necessity" like a colander - there's just not space enough for every cooking convenience out there.

So what's a modern cook to do with the latest craze popping up on TV cooking shows and restaurant menus everywhere? Who possibly has the room - or the budget - to keep a $400+ immersion circulator on-hand for whipping up dishes made with the uber-trendy sous vide method?