Our Favorite Precision Cooker Is Now Just $79

Home chefs, listen up. Our favorite cooking gadget is currently on sale at Amazon.

Anova Sous Vide Cooker

For a limited time, you can get the Anova Sous Vide Machine for just $79.99. Normally priced at $149, the rarely discounted gadget is at its second-best price of 2018 (it was $10 cheaper on Prime Day).

Sous vide (French for "under vacuum") is a cooking technique that uses precise temperatures to cook meat, poultry, or fish with consistent, restaurant-quality results. Just seal your dinner in a water-tight bag, place it inside a deep pot with hot water, and clamp the sous vide machine to the side of the pot. The precision cooker then cooks your food at a precise temperature breaking down fibers and connective tissue. The result: perfectly medium rare steaks, juicy chicken, and more.

The accompanying app (iOS/Android) lets you set the water temperature and specify how well you want your meat cooked. It also includes tips from popular website Serious Eats.  

The $199 Wi-Fi model is also on sale for $128.96 (down from $199). The Wi-Fi models lets you keep tab on things remotely.

Either way, it's the perfect gift for time-crunched chefs who are tired of overcooking their steaks. 

Louis Ramirez

As deals editor-in-chief at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets, appliances, and apparel. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. He's also always on the look out for the best coupon codes to use when shopping. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.