Meet your new sous-chef! Mellow is the first sous-vide machine designed around a busy home cook's day: it combines the technology to make jaw-dropping food with a 30-second setup, an in-app assistant chef, and built-in refrigeration. It takes a lot of energy to craft a great meal, when you have to balance dinner, work, and everything else you have going on. Mellow makes it a lot easier by cooking ingredients to perfection while you're away. This way, when you want to cook dinner, you can let go of the stress and focus on enjoying yourself. Think of Mellow as your loyal helper. Tell it what to do, teach it what you like, and it'll do its best to make your life simpler. Using the Mellow app is as simple as selecting what you're cooking, how you would like it done and when you want it ready for. Mellow will do the rest and let you know when the food is ready! Mellow will also ask for your feedback and learn your taste over time so it can suggest you the best doneness every time! What is sous-vide, though? Widely used by top chefs, sous-vide means cooking in food-safe bags in a water bath to precise times and temperature. The water circulates and cooks the food to perfect temperature, texture and taste. No more undercooked or overcooked, raw or dry. Sous-vide is a way to cook food with such precision that we get results we could never get otherwise. Many great restaurants rely on sous-vide to make the food we love. We’re here because we think sous-vide needs to be better designed to be perfect for home cooking. Get to know more and order your Mellow at cookmellow.com!
After all this handwringing about Mellow going subscription model... the writing was on the wall of them going out of business? At least, as of this week (Nov 20th+) the app is no longer working. Upon startup it just circles, trying to connect to something. Did they power down their servers? I contacted their customer service, no response. Don’t buy that product at this point, you can’t operate it without the app and since the app appears no longer working, the Mellow machine is bricked. So sad! I loved it!!! (While it was working) RIP Mellow
I’ve never written a review before but I felt compelled to do so after what was a 5 star device turned into an unusable paperweight after the guerrilla style forced subscription. A what was once great appliance is now unusable. For the price we all paid, Mellow should be ashamed.
Instead of helping you cook, the app now literally harass you with their subscription service with every single click now. As bad as one of those as-ridden free to play apps. At this rate, might as well have given the machine away for free!
They now charge you to use this product that I purchased. Refuse to give a refund. Useless brick now.
We just pulled out the Mellow for the first time in a while to find that we now need a subscription to use most of the functionality. I get they’re struggling, but this is just frustrating. The app was never good enough to pay for. Now we can’t access some core features without paying to subscribe. I feel like a Sous Vide Meal Plan or some other source of revenue would have been a better model for keeping customers happy and pulling in $.
I’ve loved my Mellow for years. It’s an awesome appliance. One day I open the app to maje my morning eggs and I’m told I need to pay $72 a year to use the functions that were the selling point of the machine. This company has lied to their consumers and stolen from them. I understand it cost money to maintain a company, but this a horrific way to go about it. Offer a subscription with enhanced features and functions, don’t steal what someone already paid for. Very, very disappointed.
The entire unannounced “subscription model” is a farce. I don’t think what they did is legal. They could at least make it open source!
3 years ago I signed up for a Mellow, gave my down payment and waited a year (geez- was it more than a year?) to receive my souls vide. Now I can’t access recipes or the cool down function in the app unless I fork over another $50 for a year’s subscription. Not the best way to treat your biggest advocates
Unbelievable. This thing is pretty much useless now. My wife wanted it and likes supporting kickstarters. But I never did and after this debacle, I’ll never support one ever again. Bait n switch is the term I’ve been reading about this lunacy. Move on to a different machine folks. You’ll just get screwed over here.
I paid $400 several years ago for a mellow and loved it, but now can’t use any of the features with the new subscription. Very disappointed. Wish I could get my money back.