The Levo II Infusion Machine is a state-of-the-art countertop appliance that creates delicious infused butter or oil from hemp or cannabis flower, or using your favorite culinary herbs.
If you’ve ever created cannabis or hemp flower-infused butter before, you know it’s a time consuming and somewhat messy process. Though it isn’t particularly difficult if you know what you are doing, you have to constantly monitor the butter to make sure it doesn’t burn. There’s nothing worse than getting distracted and wrecking a perfectly good batch of butter (and it stinks pretty badly too).
That’s where the Levo II Infusion Machine comes in. This attractive appliance sits on your countertop, taking up about as much space as a coffee machine. With the help of some tips from Levo, you can easily make hemp infused butter with a minimum of mess and very little fuss. The two stage process takes a couple hours. Your hemp or cannabis flower infuses at a low, slow temperature for maximum benefits. Once you’re done, cleanup is easy and most of the parts are dishwasher safe.
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Keep reading to find out more about the Levo II Infusion Machine, including what we did (and didn’t) like about making butter with it.
Easily create potent edibles and infused oils with Levo II Infusion Machine
Before the Levo, we frequently talked about making infused butter, but rarely actually made it. It just always ended up seeming like too much trouble to get out a double boiler, a thermometer, and spend a couple hours babysitting a batch of butter.
Now that we have the Levo II Infusion Machine, we’ve made infused butter on a weekly basis. The old way, I had to block out time in my busy schedule just to make butter. Now I simply set up the Levo II and ignore it until its finished.
The Levo II uses a two-stage process to create butter. First, you coarsely grind up your herbs and load it into a special cage that sits inside the Levo. Then, it gently warms the hemp flower to activate it (a process also known as decarboxylation).
For the second and final stage, you add your butter to the reservoir, along with a magnetic stirring device. Over the course of a couple hours, the Levo warms and thoroughly mixes the melted butter, or oil of your choice. At the touch of a button, the reservoir opens and your infused oil pours into any container.
One thing to note here: to get all the butter out and thoroughly empty the reservoir, we had to open the top of the device and use a small spatula to push it into the drain, while holding down the dispenser button. This two-handed process feels a little awkward.
Beautiful appliance, great oils …
The Levo makes potent infused oils that taste great. We used them to make baked goods and also added CBD butter to our morning oatmeal. This breakfast kept our reviewer relaxed and reduced chronic pain levels all through the morning. We also experimented with making rosemary-infused olive oil for salad dressing. A Levo Calculator makes it easy to find the right settings and they publish recipes regularly.
Cleaning up the appliance is simple. The mixer, herb cage, and reservoir can all go right in your dishwasher. You should also gently wipe the machine itself down to keep it from getting greasy.
To remove or replace the reservoir, you hold down the same button which dispenses oil. The reservoir leaks a little bit if it’s not perfectly seated. It helps to keep a container under the spigot while you are making oil to catch the drips.
With its sleek, modern looking design, the Levo II Infusion Machine is an appliance you won’t mind leaving on the counter. Nothing about it looks “stoney,” embarassing or crude. That’s good since this device will take up a bit of counterspace. The chimes it makes when you push the buttons or when a cycle finishes sound pleasant to your ears too, a subtle touch we appreciated.
… But a terrible app
Our major complaint about the Levo II is the smartphone app. We didn’t have any trouble connecting the device to our WiFi network, but the app never worked reliably. Typically, it only showed a black screen and, even when it worked, logging in seemed impossible. When the app does work, you can access the calculator and recipes without logging in, so it can still be worth downloading.
While we only tried the Android version of the app, both the Apple and Google app stores are full of one-star reviews for it. For a device that costs this much money, there’s really no excuse for such a poorly performing app. However, you can fully operate the device without the app or a WiFi connection. All the information and recipes from the app are also on the website.
Levo II Infusion Machine (Ministry of Hemp Official Review)
- Highlights: The Levo II Infusion Machine is a tastefully designed, modern appliance for making cannabis or hemp butter, as well as infused culinary oils of all kinds. Making oil is easy and cleanup is too, but the connected smartphone app leaves a lot to be desired.
- Price: $249.00
- Customer Service & Shipping: Fast, friendly customer service. Free shipping available.
- Pros: Attractive appliance you won’t feel embarrassed to leave on the countertop. Easy to operate from the appliance itself. Very reliably makes delicious, potent infused oils and butter while you do other things. All major parts are dishwasher safe.
- Cons: The smartphone app is terribly unreliable, based on our experience & app store reviews. Dispenser sometimes leaks a little if it’s not perfectly placed. You’ll need to use a spatula to get all the oil and butter out.
- Other: Comes in 5 colors. Levo offers a 100-day risk free trial on these appliances.