Making a steak is easy, but making a great steak is something else entirely. Grill masters know all the tricks for reaching that sweet spot where the meat is juicy and tender. But, thanks to sous vide, you can hack that same perfection with zero tricks and pretty much no effort. The process cooks the steak exactly to the desired doneness -- no more or less -- even if you forget about it while you’re reorganizing your Hardy Boys book collection and it cooks for a few extra hours. After it's cooked, you still get that fresh-from-the-grill sear with a quick finish in a cast-iron pan.
The best part is that you don’t even need a pricey sous-vide machine -- just a digital thermometer, a pot, and a Ziploc bag. Also, a steak.