“Set it and forget it” is the antithesis of any chef’s job.  Minding a boiling pot of water, or a wood fire grill is paramount in any culinary scenario.  That is unless of course you’re engaging in thermal immersion cooking, otherwise known as Sous Vide.  It’s a technique that has long been relegated to the top chefs and those with a padded bank account thanks to the complexity and the methods exuberant device cost.

The Nomiku, however, makes thermal immersion cooking affordable and simple for just about any one.  Just place your food of choice, such as a Fillet Mignon into a plastic bag, immerse it into a pot of water, and crank the Nomiku to the appropriate temperature to achieve cooking bliss.  The Nomiku attaches to any pot, while an over sized knob embedded with 1.3-inch full color OLED screen allows you to easily adjust the device’s temperature and turn the system on.  Furthering that, the Nomiku is not only the smallest thermal immersion cooker soon to be on the market, but it’s the smallest and most compact.

That said, the Kickstarter project has already exceeded their funding goal.  For those that invest now, you can receive the Nomiku for $300, or $359 when it becomes available for retail purchase.  Just keep in mind that the Nomiku won’t automatically shut down like some other, more expensive models, but that’s a small caveat to except, that is assuming you’re looking to try your hand at Sous Vide.  Us?  We’d prefer to burn the crap out of our steak instead – just long as we’re eating protein we’re good.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."