The Keurig Of Cannabutter Is About To Rock Your Kitchen
I thought I hated tech-y appliances, but then I met the LEVO.
I’m not one to be picky about how exactly weed makes its way into my bloodstream. Whether it comes pre-rolled, packed in a bowl, distilled into liquid gold, or tucked into a deceptively potent treat, I’m a big fan of all 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?
This outlook on edibles made me the perfect person to try 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.
“Do yourself a favor and watch the instructional video, which has Coppola-level production value.”
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 Coppola-level production value.