Kitchen fanciers love new gadgets and appliances. If a new appliance that cooks in a different way comes on the market, that appliance is sure to garner lots of attention. And a price tag to match. Luckily, if the concept is a success, more affordable options will appear. Consider the microwave: what was once an outrageous expenditure is now affordable and everywhere. While water ovens don't yet share that ubiquity, the relatively new home appliance is making its first strides to commonality.
The SousVide Supreme Demi Water Oven is a more affordable option for the home cook that also comes in a variety of colors. Available in black, red, white, gray, or cobalt blue, the water oven is designed to fit into any kitchen. In a smaller size to help reduce cost, the 11.3-inch-tall machine has a footprint of 10.96 inches by 12.99 inches--or about the size of another onetime new-fangled contraption, the breadmaker.
Sous vide cooking isn't new, but it is new to the home chef. The method of cooking "under vacuum" creates meals that are precisely cooked and consistent all the way through. Think steak done medium rare from end to end. It's an interesting development in home-cooking technology and is now one that is well within reach.