Or, at least, that's the way it used to be.
The good folks at Chow have figured out how to bring sous vide into everyone's home using little more than a slow cooker and a bit of ingenuity. You read that right, folks: You can turn your slow cooker machine into an appliance that'll crank out high-end meals. Good bye, slow-cooker turkey chili, hello, sous vide steak.
And unlike the thousands of dollars a professional sous vide machine will set you back, Chow's slow cooker sous vide hack will cost you under $100. All you'll need is a cheap slow cooker, an extension cord, a thermostatic controller and a thermocouple. You should probably also have an elementary knowledge of wiring before you give this rig a whirl. Watch the video above and see how it's done.
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