Magical Sous-Vide Robot Prepares Your Meals and Knows Your Tastes Better Than You Do


Mellow is a $400 sous-vide machine being touted as the “new kind of kitchen robot.”

Not sure what the old kind of kitchen robot was, but hey, that’s technology for ya.

This sous-vide robot is easy for any home cook to use. It’s like the personal chef you always wanted, but could never afford. Think the crock-pot’s more attractive sister. Maybe that one was a little far-fetched, but you get our point.

To use Mellow, seal ingredients in a bag, then submerge it in a tank of temperature-controlled water –it will keep your food at refrigerator levels until you’re ready to start cooking.

The best part is, you can control the countertop sous vide from the comfort of your smartphone, so you don’t even need to be in your kitchen for it to start dinner. Tap the Mello app to decide what temperature, how long, and when to begin making your meal. That’s it. By the time you get home, you’ve got a steaming bag of dinner ready to throw on the table, up to 6 servings worth.

Oh, and for all you health-conscious eaters out there, using the machine preserves the nutrition in your food and eliminates the need for oils or fats, and uses less electricity than your stove. Now, if only we could scrounge up enough pocket change to test drive one of these bad boys.

By Nora Landis-Shack

Nora Landis-Shack was born to be a foodie. With a classically trained French chef for a father, she’s been exploring new tastes since she was big enough to help chop vegetables for dinner. Pig’s feet, frog’s legs, and tripe are delicious child’s play. Which isn’t to say she doesn’t love a great steak. Because she does. With frites, please.

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