[CES 2017] When it comes to the popular sous vide cooking method, there are pretty much two major brands that are typically mentioned: Anova and Joule by ChefSteps. Both are pretty expensive at around $200, which makes sous vide cooking out of reach for some, but that’s something Anova wants to change.
Announced at CES 2017, the company has unveiled the Anova Nano. This is a cheaper entry-level version of their sous vide device that will only be priced at $99. It will only feature Bluetooth connectivity which means that you will have to be within range, whereas the Anova Precision Cooker (pictured above) has Bluetooth and WiFi.
Anova also claims that it won’t be quite as powerful as the regular model, but it should still be good enough to get users into sous vide cooking, and in turn help them decide if this is something they want to invest more time and money in. At least this way if you decide sous vide isn’t for you, you’re only out $99, versus $200 or even more as CNET points out that more elaborate setups can cost upwards of $500.
In terms of availability, the Anova Nano is expected to be launched this summer, so if you are interested do keep an eye out for it.