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Don't salivate in vain at the delicious food your favorite chefs make. Nomiku cooks sous vide at a very precise temperature.
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Project Update XVI: 120V shipped, CE update, and Seattle!

Posted by Lisa Q. Fetterman (Creator)

Dear Backers,

All 120V units shipped!

We’re excited to announce we’ve finished shipping to all 120V backers! We can’t wait to see what you cook for your friends and families for Thanksgiving. Please share what you cook with #nomsgiving so we can live vicariously through your photos!

Our first backer party in San Francisco was a hit! It was so much fun to meet you, and thank you for your support in person. There were lots of delicious Nomiku-made noms from our friends at St. Vincent.

Our great backers with their Nomiku t-shirts.
Our great backers with their Nomiku t-shirts.
48-hour short ribs!
48-hour short ribs!

CE update

We overcame the interference issues from the last update, and have passed all of the tests for CE certification. However, we have met fierce resistance from our factory on production of these units. Although we point out that Nomiku is a “portable appliance,” since it can be easily moved, a new consultant employed by the factory insists it is a “fixed appliance” due to its attachment to a pot. As a fixed appliance, Nomiku would need to be certified for underwater use, which is impossible with the current design.

We have spent hundreds of hours in arguments about this, and have agreement from several other certification authorities that Nomiku is in fact portable. We are sorely disappointed that our partner in production has put up such a roadblock to moving forward with making the 240V units. 

We are pushing to start production of the 240V units regardless of the factory’s internal issues, and will continue negotiating with them daily until we can ship these units. We find it pretty absurd that we have overcome everything so far to be blocked at the last minute by the whim of a few obstinate individuals. Nevertheless, we are sure we will persevere and find a way to produce these units and get them into your hands.

Seattle throwdown and party!

 Backers in the Pacific Northwest should have received an invitation to our Seattle backer party on November 18. If you’ll be in the area and want an invitation, please shoot us an e-mail at

We also invite everyone in the Seattle area to our Backer vs. Backer throwdown on November 17th, starting 4pm at Cheeky Cafe. Chef Andru Edwards will be facing off against Chef Chris Caliz to make the most nom-a-licious sous vide dish. Your votes will determine the winner!

Dedicated to you,

Lisa, Abe, Bam, and Patrick

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    1. Lisa Q. Fetterman 2-time creator on

      @Rich I'm sorry you're having to wait for your Sansaire as well. But I know nobody who has a Kickstarter project wants to make you wait, it's not in the best interest of anyone. Yes, we had a great time in Seattle. We promised it as a backer reward stretch goal and we are fulfilling all of our backer rewards as soon as we are able to. I hope you know we are listening to you Rich. We are doing more than just emailing with our factory also, we have a third party helping us negotiate for the 240V units and will give you updates and keep as transparent as possible. You can also reach me directly at

    2. Rich McDonough on

      Ok, do Sansaire also delayed so no sous vide for me until...who knows. Have to say my confidence in a quick resolution isn't high now. The creators are partying with their 110v backers and emailing the factory to see if they'll finish production at some point. It doesn't bode well...

    3. Lisa Q. Fetterman 2-time creator on

      @Will Nomiku can only circulate water. I think we might need another certification for tears. :-/ I feel you. This is sad. I don't want you to cry anymore, we're going to keep moving forwards!

      @Peter it is strange, siiiigh. We are communicating with them regularly to resolve this issue.

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      Wilbur Wabbit on

      Will the CE Nomiku circulate the tears captured from a second Christmas without it?

    5. Peter Törlind on

      My sous vide ribs for christmas are now in danger... This really sucks! Strange when they have done a huge amount of US versions...

    6. Lisa Q. Fetterman 2-time creator on

      @Stephan thanks, we will look at the big picture and the little picture to figure it out.

      @Rich Congratulations to Sansaire! That's wonderful news, glad to see another Kickstarter project making it. We are working to get past the hump, we certainly would love to ship it to you ASAP, it doesn't serve you or us well to have delays.

    7. Rich McDonough on

      So it looks like I WILL get my Sansaire first. Can you tell us how much time after you get past this hump you need to get this into my hands? Is Christmas out the window already? :-(

    8. Stephan H. Wissel on

      For the obstacles: ask "cui bono"! Someone perceives an advantage from that delay. Could be ego, lack of capacity due to other batches, loss cutting (?). It should become obvious once you shift perspective from the technical issue towards the people involved