Not too many people are typically picky about how exactly THC makes its way into their bloodstream. Whether it comes pre-rolled, packed in a bowl, distilled into liquid gold, or tucked into a deceptively potent treat, we’re all a big fan of the ways we humans consume cannabis.
It should come as no surprise, then, that I never had a problem with the traditional practice of throwing sub-par bud into a pot of hot oil and letting it sit on the stove for three days, filling the house with toasted, herbal smells. Most of the time, you end up with a highly potent, mystery liquid perfect for boxed brownies that’ll send your dinner guests into a weedy tailspin. Why fix a system that isn’t broken is the question.
Introducing the LEVO, a high-tech oil infuser designed to disrupt the home cooking world in the same way Keurig disrupted the coffee world. (Only this device comes without the guilt of sending thousands of plastic pods to landfills.) While you can use it to infuse butter and oil with fresh basil, garlic, rosemary, etc. for savory recipes or vanilla beans and cinnamon sticks for baking, the subtext is to use it to infuse oil with dank herb—AKA weed.
Spoiler: I opted for the latter option.
The LEVO arrived in a box just big enough to contain the device. When I opened it, I had the distinct pleasure of revealing the brand-new device like a game show contestant claiming the grand prize. Whether or not that was the intended user experience, I’m into it. I am allergic to instruction manuals, however, so I barely flipped through the slim pamphlet for the LEVO, preferring to dive right in instead. For those in possession of a decent attention span, do yourself a favor and watch the instructional video, which has a Coppola-level production value.
Like most new appliances that seem unnecessary at first, the LEVO provides a service you never knew you needed. Forget the fact that it’s much safer to let hot oil stew in a contained, child-proofed space or the environmental friendliness of a little electricity versus an open gas flame. It really proves its worth by removing a few steps in the process of making cannabutter and adding the convenience of timers and temperature controls. For neurotic control freaks like myself, it’s a dream to have so many settings.
In a world full of human errors and a growing demand for quality products, the LEVO is a sleek addition to any home chef’s science-y weed tool collection. For canna-chefs looking to enhance their dishes with the medicinal benefits of weed as well as patients looking to control their intake, this system is ideal. With an unassuming design that won’t out you as a degenerate cannabis fiend to your in-laws or landlord, the LEVO is a tasteful addition to anyone’s kitchen.