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Induction meets sous vide in a cooker you can actually affordDue on Indiegogo next month, the Paragon Induction Cooktop from GE's FirstBuild initiative might be the first must-own kitchen gadget of 2015.
Hey I'm CNet's Ry Crist here at FirstBuild the GE backed micro factory here in Louisville, Kentucky. This is the Paragon induction cook top and what this is a single induction burner that comes with a sous vide attachment that connects wirelessly over bluetooth. So, what you'd be able to do with this thing is use it as a normal induction burner, but also cook sous vide. Now if your unfamiliar with sous vide, it's a. French term that mean under vacuum, you put vacuum sealed ingredients like, meat, vegetables, fish, whatever you want really, and then you'll put those ingredients into a water bath that's held at a very precise temperature, very steady, and that cooks things really nice and even. Now, because of the induction, and the way it evenly heats the pot, this cooker doesn't need to circulate the water, so FirstBuild claims, so it doesn't need to stick a fan down in it. And also, with the heating element on the bottom, it doesn't need to submerge an entire heating coil the way Anova and Nomiku and other stick-based sous-vide cookers will. That means that it can use other things than water. It doesn't have to be water only. You can fill this with oil and do very precise sous-vide frying with this thing. It'll also connect with your phone over Bluetooth. You can select a recipe, and, say, you wanna make a steak and cook it to a perfect medium rare. You just. Select the steak you're making and hit medium rare and you'll start cooking at those settings automatically. Now, the interesting thing here is that Paragon Induction Cooktop will be coming to Indiegogo on February 3rd via a crowdfunding campaign. First Build's gonna be doing this to sort of measure the market reaction of the product and see how demand is and see how people feel about it, and they're gonna be kind of priming the pump with a very nice discount on day one. At a price of $129 for that first day of the campaign only, this will be one the most affordable SousVide cooker's that we've seen. And also a affordable induction burner. So if you want an induction cook top, but can't afford one like myself it's a kind of a cool way and try it out. After that first day, the price will go up 249 with a couple of other early bird discounts thrown in there as well so we're gonna be watching that campaign as well to see how it does. Here at First Build with the Perion induction cook stop. I'm CNET's Ryan Christ. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC]