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Nomiku's Wi-Fi sous vide machine needs some fine tuning

The $249 WiFi Nomiku is an immersion circulator that connects wirelessly to an app called Tender. But the sous vide machine doesn't live up to its more streamlined predecessor.

Ashlee Clark Thompson
Ashlee spent time as a newspaper reporter, AmeriCorps VISTA and an employee at a healthcare company before she landed at CNET. She loves to eat, write and watch "Golden Girls" (preferably all three at the same time). The first two hobbies help her out as an appliance reviewer. The last one makes her an asset to trivia teams. Ashlee also created the blog, AshleeEats.com, where she writes about casual dining in Louisville, Kentucky.
Ashlee Clark Thompson
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WiFi Nomiku

The WiFi Nomiku attaches to the side of a pot or other container. The device then heats and circulates water inside the vessel so you can cook via sous vide. This method involves putting food in a plastic bag, removing the air from the bag and cooking it in a temperature controlled water bath.

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WiFi Nomiku

The WiFi Nomiku (right) is almost twice as wide as the original (left). This makes it more unwieldy, especially when it comes to using the green turn wheel to adjust temperature, cook times and settings on the screen.

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WiFi Nomiku

The Wi-Fi enabled device (right) is the second sous vide machine from Nomiku. The original Nomiku (left) was longer and more slender, but did not have Wi-Fi.

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WiFi Nomiku

You connect the WiFi Nomiku to your home's wireless network directly on the device's large display.

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WiFi Nomiku

Instructions for setting up Wi-Fi are relatively simple. Once you're connected, you can use the Tender app to use the WiFi Nomiku.

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WiFi Nomiku

The display shows the current water temperature, the set temperature and a cook timer.

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WiFi Nomiku

The Tender app that connects to the WiFi Nomiku sends notifications about water temperature and water levels.

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WiFi Nomiku

This flank steak was tender and cooked to medium after 24 hours in a 140-degree water bath that the WiFi Nomiku regulated.

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