A day long (or multiday) sous vide cook can turn cheap cuts of meat as tender and tasty as filet.
The sous vide required a vacuum sealer (you can kludge it with plastic bags and a straw, but I am not that dedicated).
The sous vide machine is fantastic, and I use it far more than I ever would have expected.
sous vide Supreme Demi This has been the big addition to our kitchen this year.
Then the husband bought me a sous vide machine last Christmas.
To be sure, I use a lot of gadget shortcuts: slow cooker, sous vide, now a pressure cooker.