16:10 03 May 2017
A San Francisco-based start–up is set to debut a new device next month designed to help the harrassed cook. It helps you determine the contents and precise cooking direction of a pouch food through its small screen and promises to make perfect dishes, such as sirloin black pepper shallot, ready in just 30 minutes.
The device, which could potentially make microwave obsolete, is the revolutionary Nomiku Sous Chef, an immersion circulator that cooks food sous vide, which involves partially cooking food followed by vacuum-sealing and chilling. Users can order prepared meals already have been cooked by the same method saving them time and energy.
Although sous-vide cooking has attracted the attention of many home cooks for many years, 2017 may be the year when the technology would finally enjoy widespread home adoption as home immersion circulators are getting cheaper and more and more cooks are now aware of what they can do.
However, the technology is expected to be embraced more by those who can barely cook.
“It’s so obvious,” says Nomiku chief executive and co-inventor Lisa Fetterman. “Waving the food in front of the machine and it reading it, and dropping it in? I don’t know how it could get more obvious! Besides me going over there and cutting your food for you.”