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


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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