Nomiku – as featured on Kickstarter
Cooking made easy – wow – now this we have to try. Another great campaign featured on Kickstarter – the Nomiku.
Presentation was simple and the market is huge and growing. Here’s how they describe it:
Hello, we are Q, Abe, and Bam. We created an immersion circulator for sous vide cooking called the Nomiku. It is beautiful and scientifically accurate enough for the professional chef, but made for the home cook.
Sous vide is a simple process that uses precise heat to create perfect dishes. Just put your desired ingredients into a bag, give it an airtight seal, and then rest it in a Nomiku controlled water bath. The resulting food is tender, moist, and other-worldly delicious.
Sadly, sous vide machines in the past have been too expensive ($1000+!) and complicated (six buttons?) for the home cook. Happily, the Nomiku has one knob that you turn to adjust the temperature and a screen that displays the temperature. You press the screen to turn the Nomiku on and off. The Nomiku clips on to any pot you already own and can be stored away after use; it is the most compact immersion circulator in the world. Other home sous vide machines like the Sous Vide Supreme don’t circulate water.
Throughout our sous vide adventure we have always been active members of the maker community and voracious eaters. We wanted to share sous vide with the world so we created BagSoakEat.com for sous vide recipes and made a DIY kit for hackers from our little Lower East Kitchen. It became quite clear to us that if we really wanted to get everyone sous viding it would take more than a kit— we’d have to make a consumer appliance.
While we taught classes bi-coastally to spread the good DIY cheer, we were also gearing up for a 111 day hardware accelerator (the first of its kind) called Haxlr8r in ShenZhen, China. Through the program we created a working prototype of the Nomiku and developed solid relationships with ethical facilities. Now, we just need the cash to press the go button on production. Our Nomiku prototype floored everyone at Q and Abe’s wedding by making perfectly cooked steaks. The chefs at Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Palm House are now converts to the sous vide method.
Our machine has been vetted by some of the best people in the appliance industry and they stand behind our design and technology. Dr. Abe Fetterman, co-founder and plasma physicist, worked closely with Dragon Innovation engineers who made the Roomba to make the guts of the Nomiku. Bam, co-founder and industrial designer, closely aligned the design ideas from our mentors at IDEO to make a beautiful and accessible appliance. He’s also worked with Zoku in the past. Q, co-founder, is not a top chef, but she is a pretty good cook. She’s tested over 100 sous vide recipes using our prototypes since the beginning of the fun a year ago (and we’ve made a lot of friends along the way). ”
Be sure to check them out at Nomiku