Publisher Dusty Hopkins is always
investigating new ideas in technology.
Here are a couple of his latest favorites.
If you’re looking for a kitchen gadget that will really
“wow” your dinner guests, take a look at this. This little
white cylinder is called the ChefSteps Joule, and it is the
smallest, smartest and most innovative sous vide tool any
chef could ask for.
Place the seasoned, plastic-wrapped (make sure it’s
water tight) preferred meat in a pan, place the Joule in
with it and cook your food to perfection with this new
technique. The Joule keeps the water heated to the
perfect temperature, and an application on your smartphone
will keep you constantly appraised of the
temperature of the food.
You can’t overcook with the sous vide technique, even
if you forget about it. Just finish it off with a sear when it’s
done cooking and you can have the perfect steak, chop,
chicken breast or roast.
Runs approximately $199 retail. For more information
go to chefsteps.com/joule
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Sous Vide Machine
Have you ever wondered just how much sleep you get each
night? In this age of technology there’s no need to wonder any
longer. The Sleepscore Max not only tells you how many hours
of restorative sleep you get each night, it also tells you the
quality of the sleep you’re getting.
Completely non-contact, the device uses bio-motion sensors
to measure your respiration and body movement, providing
you with the most accurate sleep data available outside of a
The Sleepscore Max has been proven to increase most
people’s sleep quality in just one week, and it can even send
comprehensive reports to your doctor if programmed to do
Retail price is $149.99. Go to sleepscore.com