If you've never heard of sous vide cooking it is vacuum sealing your food and cooking it in water at a specific temperature. The result ends up being perfectly cooked food. It is easy and pretty much an idiot proof way of cooking. I first learned about the sous vide when watching the Bradley Cooper movie Burnt and have been wanting one ever since, but I didn't want to spend the money on it. After this past black Friday I ended up with a bunch of Kohl's cash plus the Anova Sous Vide Nano was on sale (double win), so without any research I decided to purchase. While waiting for my package to arrive I binged watched YouTube videos and I suddenly realized that this was not going to be a cheap hobby as there were so many accessories I wanted to buy to go along with my new sous vide stick.
The Anova was actually really easy to use. Download the app, it connects via bluetooth, you enter in your desired temperature and time, and then it just works its magic! The app itself is pretty cool because they have recipes on there and you can save your own recipes as well. They even have a guide on there that shows you suggested temperature and times for whatever it is that you're trying to sous vide.
While the Anova produces perfectly cooked meals it does take a long time to make. Most meat recipes that I have tried required anywhere from 30 minutes to 24 hours for just the cooking portion and to heat up the water has taken about an hour or so. The one thing though that I do enjoy is not having to actively cook and being able to do errands while the sous vide does all the work. I think this product is great for meal prepping or if you are making a special meal, but I would not recommend for daily use (mainly because of the time it takes to preheat).
This was not a paid review