Two years after introducing Levo, the first-ever kitchen appliance designed exclusively to infuse butter or oil with any herb (yes, including weed), the makers of the device are back with the new and improved Levo II. The diffuser comes with a bunch of new features that can make and infuse anything from herbs or even weed butter.Perhaps the best addition to the new Levo II is the ability to set different modes. That includes infuse and the new modes of dry and activate. The dry mode can quickly dehydrate fresh herbs, which allows users to more effectively use and infuse them. It also allows for the storage of herbs like thyme, lavender and basil so they can be used later.The activate cycle is specifically for use with cannabis flower, or, infusing weed for edibles. The activate cycle is actually a process known as decarboxylation, which is a chemical reaction that removes a carboxyl group present in cannabis and releases carbon dioxide. If the scientific explanation still has you scratching your head, put simply: decarboxylation is what allows you to get high. Raw cannabis contains tetrahydrocannabinol acid, or THC-A, which needs to be converted into the psychoactive Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.“LEVO II is the perfect complement to cooks and DIY lovers, whether they are professional chefs or just want control over exactly what they consume,” Chrissy Bellman, LEVO founder and CEO, says. “We are offering consumers a product that takes infusion to the next level.
In addition to expanding the capabilities of the infuser, the Levo II also features a new, compatible app that allows users to control the device remotely. It will also offer a community aspect that will let users share, search for, and discover new recipes that they can use with the device, including ingredients, temperatures and measurements.The Levo II comes in five different colors: Cayenne Red, Robin Aqua, Meyer Yellow, Alpine White and Jet Black. It will be available in select retail stores, or through the company’s website for $350. If you’re looking for a more basic and affordable infuser, the original model of the Levo will be marked down to $150.