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Anova One Sous Vide Circulator

"Sous vide" is a cooking technique that's long been used by professional chefs and five-star restaurants, but a new generation of consumer appliances want to bring it to your kitchen, too. The Anova One, an immersion device that clamps onto the side of a stock pot and heats the water within to a very specific and consistent temperature, is one of the most popular. Click through for a look at what it's capable of.

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You provide the pot

With Anova, you'll need a tall stock pot. Anova provides the heat, so you'll use it right on your countertop.

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LCD touchscreen

After clamping the device onto the pot and turning it on, you'll control it using an LCD touchscreen.

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Set and forget

Set the temperature, and Anova will begin heating the water. Once it's fully heated, drop your vacuum sealed ingredients in and start cooking. If you don't have a vacuum sealer, you can use Ziplock bags -- just make sure that they're food-safe at high temperatures. Freezer bags are a safe bet.

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15-minute eggs

Eggs don't need any bags at all -- you just cook them right in the shell. Here's an ooey-gooey egg I poached for 15 minutes.

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A little firmer

For a firmer yolk, I pushed the cook time to 18 minutes. Worked like a charm.

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Salmon sous vide

Salmon is another solid sous vide recipe. Vacuum sealed filets come out tender and flaky in about 15 minutes.

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Flaky perfection

Just look at that evenly cooked filet.

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Mouth-watering meat

My favorite sous vide recipes all involve red meat -- steak, in particular. This four-hour London broil cooked to a perfect, edge-to-edge medium rare.

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Price point

The Anova One sells for $199, which comes out to roughly AU$225 in Australia, or a little over £120 in the UK. That's not a bad price for a cooker this capable, but explore the category a bit before committing. There are plenty of legitimate competitors currently available, and some very interesting new contenders due out in the coming months.

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