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Anova Precision Cooker Wi-Fi.
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ANOVA PRECISION COOKER WI-FI

US$129 (S$183) - available at anovaculinary.com

Getting that perfectly cooked, juicy steak at home is easier than ever for home cooks, thanks to affordable immersion circulators such as the Anova Precision Cooker.

These devices deliver precise temperatures to a water bath to slowly cook food sealed in bags. This technique, known as sous vide, prevents overcooking.

The Wi-Fi model lets you control the device from anywhere with an Internet connection, unlike the limited range of the Bluetooth-only model.

But the best thing about the Anova cooker is the companion mobile app and its numerous recipes, with exact temperature and time settings to ensure that you get the perfect dish.

•ST Digital's Pick: From our personal experience, you'll be searching online for more recipes to try once you get the sous vide cooking bug. It may sound fancy, but it is actually as easy as using a microwave oven, but with a bit more cleaning-up.

LG 55" OLED TV E6

$7,499

When it comes to producing deep blacks and vibrant colours, Oled television sets have the edge over standard LCD-based models.

Of course, they are also more pricey than a similar LCD model, though the superior picture quality is a good-enough reason for some to buy them.

If you are thinking of splurging on an Oled TV, the LG E6 is an excellent pick. Unlike most HDR TVs that play content only in the HDR10 format, the E6 also supports the Dolby Vision HDR format.

This 4K TV also has almost all the features of the flagship LG Signature G6 ($12,999 for 65"), including an ultra-thin profile and a similar Harman Kardon soundbar, but comes in at a lower price point.

PUREWASH PRO

$499 - available exclusively at Courts

Doing your laundry without detergent may sound impossible, but the pureWash Pro does exactly that, by using ozone instead of chemicals to kill bacteria and clean your clothes. The pureWash Pro works with your existing washing machine. It connects to the water inlet to inject oxygenated water to your washer. For clothes with tougher stains, you can still add a bit of detergent.

The manufacturer says hospitals and hotels have been using this method for their laundry for over 20 years. It is ideal for those who are allergic to detergent. You also save money in the long run by using less detergent.

SAMSUNG 55" SUHD 4K FLAT SMART TV KS7000 SERIES 7

$3,899

Thinking of getting a 4K television set with High Dynamic Range (HDR) to complement the new Sony PlayStation 4 Pro?There are many options, but the Samsung KS7000 is one of the more affordable 4K television sets that supports high dynamic range (HDR), which makes images look more realistic. This is because the KS7000 is capable of delivering a peak brightness of over 1,000 nits, a prerequisite to be certified as HDR by the UHD Alliance industry group.

In addition, the KS7000 has been tested and found to offer a low input lag. High input lag means that the reaction after pressing a button on a game controller will feel delayed, which is not ideal for gaming.

SONY VPL-VW550ES 4K SXRD HOME CINEMA PROJECTOR

$13,999

Planning to create a true cinematic experience in your home? Then you probably need Sony's latest home cinema projector.

Capable of showing content at cinematic 4K (4,096 x 2,160 pixel) resolution, the VW550ES also supports HDR. Compared with the previous generation, the VW550ES has higher dynamic contrast, thanks to its 1,800 lumens brightness and a dynamic contrast ratio of 350,000:1.

Its compact body ensures that this projector will fit in most homes. The projector fan is said to run quietly at around 26 decibels or just slightly louder than rustling leaves. Sony rates the projector lamp at around 6,000 hours (in Low Mode), which should reduce downtime needed for maintenance.

TEFAL SILENCE FORCE 4A VACUUM CLEANER

$499

Vacuum your home in relative peace and quiet with Tefal's new Silence Force 4A, which the company says is the first model in Singapore to score 4 "A" in European Energy Label tests.

These tests evaluate the vacuum cleaner's ability to pick up dust on carpet and hard floors with crevices. Energy efficiency and the level of dust filtration are the other criteria.

With its Silence mode enabled, this vacuum cleaner emits a noise level of 64 decibels - quiet enough to hold a conversation.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 07, 2016, with the headline 'For home'. Print Edition | Subscribe