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Juvo Sous Vide - App controlled cooking

Juvo - An app controlled sous vide cooker, with a library of recipes to help you cook restaurant quality food at the touch of a button.

Juvo Sous Vide - App controlled cooking

Juvo - An app controlled sous vide cooker, with a library of recipes to help you cook restaurant quality food at the touch of a button.

£22,952
pledged of £100,000pledged of £100,000 goal
118
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, July 31 2014 11:54 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 31, 2014

About

Ever dreamed of being able to cook like the pro's in your own home - being able to whip up a mouth watering meal for your friends with no effort at all, but still getting beautiful results? Adam and Ben did too, and decided to do something about it which is where Juvo was born.

 What is Sous Vide Cooking?

The phrase "sous vide" translates in French, literally meaning 'under vacuum'. Today it's commonly known as a method for cooking food using a water bath, sealed into a bag. Sous Vide cooking is not new. It's been used by professional chefs and restaurants for years, however its become an increasingly popular method of cooking at home, due to the level of ease and delicious results. As a favorite of Heston's, you may have heard him talking about it.  

Sous Vide is cooking, but not as you know it. Traditional cooking methods rely on exposing food to a high temperature, in order for the centre of the food to reach a certain temperature, without burning the outside. This often results in the outer being far more cooked than the very centre. Sous Vide cooking flips this on its head, by evenly cooking the food throughout.

The Perfect Steak, easy with Juvo
The Perfect Steak, easy with Juvo

Rather than blasting the outside of the food with a very high temperature, the food (sealed in a bag) is simply and uniformly heated to the temperature required to cook the food evenly throughout whilst sitting in the water bath. This makes it pretty much impossible to overcook or spoil most food types. The great thing about sous vide cooking, is that all the moisture of the food is kept within the bag. This also means that food can be marinated whilst its cooking to infuse more flavours. The best thing about sealing all food within a bag? It's possible to make a whole meal in just one bag!    

What is Juvo?  

Juvo is a simple, app controlled 'Sous Vide' cooker. Using precise temperature control, it allows you to cook loads of great dishes to perfection, all with the press of a button. Watch Rich's recipe ideas video to find out more. Sous vide cooking has revolutionised cooking in the last few years due to its unbeatable results, but has been something only really used by professional chefs. Until now. We've designed an app, jam-packed full of great recipes at your fingertips. All you do is tap and Juvo takes care of the rest.

With the Juvo App, you can.
With the Juvo App, you can.

What can you cook....

Almost anything you can think of. Juvo is particularly good at cooking meat and fish as the heating method allows them to cooked evenly throughout. Traditionally, steak has been the poster boy of Sous Vide cooking but that really is just the tip of the ice berg. Regardless, Juvo is exceptional at cooking steak.

The Perfect Steak. With Juvo you can.
The Perfect Steak. With Juvo you can.

Juvo does really well with foods that are delicate. Such foods are often expensive and easy to get wrong. This is particularly true of shell fish like scallops and lobster. But fear no longer, with Juvo you will be able to cook these foods perfectly every time.

One Bag Meal Scallops
One Bag Meal Scallops

It's also great for vegetables and fruit as the bag retains all of the goodness that would otherwise be lost to the boiling or steaming water.

Sous vide can take fish to another level. Gone are the days of overcooking cuts of expensive fish. What used to be dry on the outside and only just cooked in the middle becomes super soft, velvety flakes of fish. Fish cooked sous vide has a texture like no other. Try it to believe it.

Perfect Salmon. With Juvo, you can.
Perfect Salmon. With Juvo, you can.

 Juvo is also good for puddings. Rice pudding is delicious when cooked low and slow; and because everything is sealed with a bag it's easy to infuse subtle flavours into the rice like vanilla and orange zest.

Fruit Topped Rice Pudding
Fruit Topped Rice Pudding

Some of the best things in life take time to mature. This is absolutely true in the pursuit of the most uplifting porridge you will ever taste. Cooked over night in Juvo at a low temperature, porridge infused with cocoa nibs and coconut will make you think twice about ever having cereal again. Definitely worth waiting for, but all you have to do is sleep.

Overnight Porridge
Overnight Porridge

Juvo excels at tricky sauces. It will even deal with the Achilles heal of many a budding chef, custard. All contained within the bag and cooked at the exact temperature to cook the egg yolks, there's only one result... perfect custard. 

Rich's Modern Plum Crumble and Custard
Rich's Modern Plum Crumble and Custard

It's excellent for Eggs. When was the last time you had egg yolks with a texture of Nutella? Well with Juvo that could be an every morning occurrence. If Churchill had discovered Juvo, he may not have needed the Whiskey at breakfast.

Perfect yolks. With Juvo, you can.
Perfect yolks. With Juvo, you can.

It can temper chocolate to perfection. It will do souffles. Juvo can create the most tender pork chop you've ever tasted. And that's just food for thought. There are many more applications for sous vide cooking and Juvo. And because the knowledge of cooking times and temperatures is stored in the Juvo app, you can now cook all of these things to perfection too, congratulations.

Why it works so well?

Juvo features WiFi control, which means you can control it from anywhere. This allows you to turn the machine on and set the temperature, or select your chosen food, when you're not even at home. Making it possible to put your food in the machine in the morning, and have your food ready for when you get home.

Juvo, available in black or white
Juvo, available in black or white

Juvo will also feature a large heating element, making it energy efficient and minimising heat up times, giving you better results, every time. A layer of insulation has been allowed for in the design from the very beginning, again meaning your restaurant quality food doesn't use any more energy than it needs to. Our design also features a lid which stops the machine steaming away and humidifying your home when you're cooking something for a long time. It also stops you worrying about topping up the water level on a long cook. We wanted Juvo to be an item that you could be proud to have sitting on the worktop, so the aesthetic design went through several iterations to get it as sleek and attractive as the final prototype is – we hope you agree.

We will be supplying Juvo with a customised ice block to keep your food cool when you're not at home. The reason we have chosen this method instead of a low power cooling solution is that we believe it's better. A small refrigeration system would work like a cool box, taking a few hours to bring the water bath down to fridge temperature, and we didn't think that was good enough. It would also add significant cost to Juvo, and we felt that it was better to put that money into making sure it was the best sous vide machine, without adding a poor performing fridge to it too.

A little bit about us

The Juvo apron
The Juvo apron

 Adam and Ben both started their careers in building services design working for Arup in London. Among other projects, Adam designed systems for the tallest building in Europe (The Shard, London) and Ben worked on a project that set new standards for sustainability and innovation (The Crystal, London). Ben moved on, first to work for Foster and Partners architects and then to a leading electric motorcycle manufacturer, where he lead the engineering team. Meanwhile Adam started a furniture design business and was invited to exhibit at 'Tent' in London. This project unites their passion for engineering, design, sustainability and good food!

Specifications

The following specs are the specs of the prototype that we intend to carry forward to the production version;

- 1kW heating element for fast heat up.

- Insulated water bath for energy efficiency.

- Wifi connectivity to allow control from anywhere.

- Juvo App with times, temperatures and complete recipes.

- 5l water bath size, perfect for domestic cooking. 

Juvo's bath
Juvo's bath

- The unit has been designed with a 'Professional Mode' to let you set your own times and temperatures either through the app, or by using the rotary dial on the machine itself.

- Juvo will be designed to work in the UK, Europe and the USA.

Four 8oz Steaks in the Juvo bath
Four 8oz Steaks in the Juvo bath

- The prototype version of the Juvo app has been designed to run on iOS, but the production version will run on both iOS and Android.

Where we will post to

Initially Juvo will be available to the UK, Europe and USA. By popular request we will also now post to Hong Kong and Canada. For other countries please ask before pledging so we can calculate shipping.

Stretch Goals

We would love to bring you a larger range of colour choices for Juvo, and if the campaign goes well we will bring you in on choosing the next style.

Why Kickstarter?  

Our current production plan involves outsourcing key components, with final assembly taking place in the UK. To make Juvo for the price we have set here we need a certain number of orders, and an amount of capital to pay the upfront costs associated with production tooling.  

Program  

Juvo Outline Production Plan
Juvo Outline Production Plan

The journey so far  

Juvo has been through numerous prototype stages, and we have worked closely with suppliers to ensure that the design is suitable for production from the start. Before launching on Kickstarter we have been enjoying using fully functioning prototypes for six months, and have been working on production engineering and sourcing suppliers. With your help we're now ready to place the orders and make Juvo a reality.

Be a part of it - With Juvo, you can.

Risks and challenges

PRODUCTION AND SUPPLIERS
We've worked hard to bring you a fully functioning prototype, showing you exactly how the final product will look. We're know full well that producing Juvo, 1,000 times over and more requires a very different approach, which is why we've lined up a number of suppliers, who we'll outsource manufacture to for certain parts of the machine. This is because we want to bring you the best possible product we can, however we also appreciate that there is a small element of risk involved here as we will be at the mercy of our suppliers' timelines. If things go wrong their end, which is unlikely but possible, there may be delays in Juvo landing on your door mat.

We will also visit all of our suppliers before they produce parts for Juvo, allowing us to choose wisely to ensure quality is foremost on their agenda. We will also set the suppliers interim milestones so that we can track their progress and flag up any potential delays early. This way we can attempt to win back the lost time if any delays occur.

We don't think this will be a problem as we've built good relationships with these suppliers throughout design process so far, but wanted to share a small part of the process with you so you can understand things better.

ELECTRONICS
The price and availability of some specialist electronic components can be volatile. Juvo has been designed around components that are readily available from multiple manufacturers, so this is not expected to effect our progress.

CERTIFICATION
We've been diligent to comply with all the laws and design standards necessary to allow Juvo to be sold all over the world. There is a chance however that when we've been through testing that a detail might have to change, and this could cause a delay. However because the design work has all been done in house, we know we can respond quickly to any necessary changes. With this considered, it's unlikely that any changes will need to be made.

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