Anova’s older sous-vide cookers go on sale with some regularity, but Black Friday is one of your first chances to save on the newer, significantly smaller Nano circulator.
At 750W, it’s nearly as powerful as the old models, and still includes Bluetooth (but sadly not Wi-Fi), but it’ll take up a lot less space in your kitchen cabinets. In fact, this one can fit inside most drawers. Get it for an all-time low $64 on Amazon right now, down from the usual $99.
The larger, Wi-Fi enabled model is also on sale for an all-time low $75 (down from $99 on Black Friday). The Wi-Fi is useful for heating up your water bath on your way home from work, and at 900W, it should heat up your water slightly faster. It will take up more space in your cabinets though.
If only the best will do, the gorgeous Joule circulator has a rare deal down to $143. Honestly, I wouldn’t recommend it at $80 more than the Anova Nano, but if you’ve got the cash and a strong preference (here’s a great breakdown of the differences), it doesn’t go on sale often.
Lifehacker has a great explainer on sous vide cooking for you to check out, but the basic idea is that you seal the food in a bags, and then cook it in precisely heated water over a longer period of time. It sounds weird, kind of like food hot tub, but the result is food that’s cooked to the exact right temperature all the way through.