I’ve been tracking the progress of Nomiku, a consumer class immersion circulator that was the highest grossing food project on Kickstarter and a Haxlr8r success story. The product aims to bring to fancy restaurant technology into the home kitchen with a device that clips onto a pot of water to heat it to precise temperatures, allowing you to cook meat sous vide. The technique of slow cooking meat in a vacuum sealed bag is de rigueur at high-end restaurants, but out of reach for home users because of the price. While it hasn’t started shipping yet, Nomiku will retail for $359 and the creators call it the first immersion circulator for the home cook.
But look out Nomiku. Here’s comes the second sous vide device for the home cook: Codlo, a startup product from a small team with a strikingly similar story to the Nomiku folks. And it costs 50 percent less. Nomiku is further along in production than Codlo. The $150 Codl0 is stil raising funds on Kickstarter.