Wh at is it?
It’s a stick thing that gets a bit warm. It has Wi-Fi.
Facetious as ever, Guru.
All right, all right. The Wave is the latest in Nise’s line of sous-vide cooking devices. If you’re unfamiliar, sous-vide – ‘under vacuum’ – is the cooking technique whereby you put your ingredients in a little air-sealed bag and leave it in specifically tepid water for a long time.
So th at’s good?
Sous-vide certainly imparts a unique texture and level of flavour to your food, but Guru can’t help but feel that treating a steak to a nice warm bath for half a day is somewhat less appealing than subjecting it to fiery burnination for a couple of minutes. The Wave takes even more of that aggression out of mealtimes; leave it in your stewing pool in the morning, and it’ll activate at precisely the right time to get your food done for when you have dinner, adapting its temperature through the day to ensure a perfect cook.
Any neat features?
There’s an app which includes a bunch of recipes and automatic Wave settings for them, water circulation to ensure an even level of doneness, IP67 water resistance which, unbelievably, isn’t a standard feature in these “dunk me in water all day” electrical devices, and a bunch more things.
Prett y great th en?
This won’t do all your cooking for you. You can’t put a whole meal in a tub and call it a day – you’ll need to whip up the rest the traditional way. And sous-vide does not appeal to everyone. But yes, particularly at the price ($199, or around £155) this is worth a taste.
How did it do?
The Wave got a warm reception, bagging well over $230,000 of a $35,000 goal.