With the amount of work folks do these days, whether at home or braving to go into offices and factories, there's usually not a lot of time left for meal prep.
There's plenty of companies that capitalize like that, such as Blue Apron. Not many, however, have a device that's capable of refrigerating and cooking your food, timed to when you want it.
The team at Suvie has built such a device. Their combo fridge/sous vide oven can keep your food at fridge-cold temperatures, then begins cooking it to time it to whenever you program it to. Theoretically, this could let you set prepared meals in the kitchen gadget, program it to cook when you're home from work, and not have to worry about making dinner at all.
Suvie's appliance has multiple functions: it uses water to keep your food cold, then heats it up to start boiling and steaming to bring everything up to temperature. It can then drain that water, if you're making something like pasta, and even broil foods like chicken or vegetables to give them caramelization and color.
Each of the four drawers inside can be controlled independently, ensuring that each part of the meal cooks to where it needs to be, rather than overcooking to whatever needs the most time.
A device like this does come with a hefty price tag: $1,200, to be exact (there are sometimes discounts available). Suvie also does prepare a bunch of meal kits that can be delivered to your home, further removing you from the cooking process if needed.
Nonetheless, a device that can cook everything for you, as long as you stick everything in it at the beginning of the day, sounds like a potentially useful gadget for those trying to spend less time in the kitchen.