Sorry we poisoned you with that undercooked chicken. Really, very sorry.
Thankfully, a new, affordable sous vide cooker called Nomiku might prevent us from ever doing that again. At least, not on purpose.
It might look like a curling iron, but Nomiku is an immersion circulator. All it does is make a container of water hot, and that's just what you need.
The science behind sous vide is pretty simple: Foods are vacuum-sealed in plastic and placed in temperature-controlled water, a phenomenal insulator. You set it for, say, 130 degrees for a medium-rare steak, and your steak never goes above 130. Ever.
Which means you can say goodbye to bloody insides and charcoal exteriors. A quick sear on a griddle post-bath, and you've got yourself a picture-perfect piece of meat.
Most quality sous vide cooking appliances run upwards of $800 or more but the slim, intelligently designed Nomiku is less than half that. After heating up Kickstarter, Nomiku will be available by the end of the year.
Christmas turkey, meet thy maker.