Make flawless sous vide meals with this simple device

Sous vide cooking: It sounds fancy, but it's actually one of the easiest and most reliable ways to cook. It's the reason why many restaurants are able to put out delicious dishes with a consistent flavor.

All you need is the right equipment, and that hasn't always been available to those outside the resto crowd. Now that the secret is out on sous vide, gadgets like the Curtis Stone Sous Vide Cooker & Beverage Chiller are letting home chefs prepare their meals in a whole new way.

Sous vide is French for "under vacuum," and that's the secret to the consistency. To use this device, all you do is put your beef, poultry or seafood into an airtight bag, then drop it into a pot of water. Clamp the cooker onto the side, select your temperature on the LED display, and wait. It's that easy to get your entrees cooked evenly and all the way through, the same way every time.

With a simple switch, you can even turn this one into a beverage chiller for impromptu party coolers. Best of all, the Curtis Stone Sous Vide Cooker & Beverage Chiller is available now for 20% off the retail price.