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If You Buy One Thing on Prime Day, Make It Our Favorite Sous Vide

Illustration: Pedro Nekoi

The end of Prime Day may be bearing down upon us, but new kitchen deals just keep on coming. And if you cook any kind of meat, you’ll want to pay attention to this one. Until the end of Prime Day, Breville’s Joule Sous Vide — the favorite of Grub Street editor Alan Sytsma — is almost $100 off its regular price of $250.

Before we get into why this particular model is so great, a reminder of why sous-vide cooking deserves a place in your repertoire. “It’s arguably the easiest way to make sure meat is properly cooked every single time, from perfectly medium-rare steaks to reliably tender, never rubbery pork chops,” we previously wrote. “That accuracy and consistency are why these gadgets have been used in fancy, professional kitchens for years … What’s new is the accessibility of these wandlike sous-vide machines to home cooks.”

When Sytsma tested multiple sous-vide machines to determine the best for his home, this one came out on top. “It’s a lot smaller and sleeker … and the app — you gotta use an app to control this, which I know is, like, the height of food-nerdy but is also worth it, in my recently converted opinion — is filled with very solid recipes and videos that show you how to do everything.” A reminder that this sale ends tonight, so if you’re looking to elevate your dinner-party potential for less, act fast.

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If You Buy One Thing on Prime Day, Make It a Great Sous Vide