Want to try sous vide cooking, but don't want to invest in another bulky (and not to mention expensive) gadget for your kitchen? Very soon, you might not have to. Codlo is a new device that can instantly transform your slow cooker, rice cooker, or even your coffee maker into your very own sous vide machine. There's no assembly required — just plug and cook!
Codlo is basically an external temperature controller that overrides the internal controller in your appliance, allowing you to fine-tune the precise cooking temperature. You plug your appliance into the Codlo and then the Codlo into a wall outlet. A slim temperature probe slips inside your appliance. Set the Codlo to your desired cooking temperature and let it do the job of maintaining a steady temperature for you.
I love the sleek design of this device and the fact that it works with appliances that many of us already own (though note that the appliance needs to be analogue with a mechanical on/off switch or dial). The price point — $189 when it goes on sale this winter and less than that if you invest in the Kickstarter — makes it perfect for those of us who are just getting into sous vide cooking or only may only occasionally want to cook sous vide. The Codlo's temperature range of 68°F to 194°F also makes it feasible to use the device for tempering chocolate, making yogurt, mashing grains for beer, and fermenting other foods that require precise temperatures.
Codlo is currently holding a Kickstarter to jump their prototypes into mass production, and with a few more weeks to go, they're already almost 75% funded. You can read more about the Codlo, see how it works, and invest in the project over on their Kickstarter page:
→ Codlo: Simple & Compact Home Sous-Vide Cooking on Kickstarter
Would you use something like this in your kitchen?