Sous vide cooking utilizes precise temperature control with circulation to produce results that you can’t achieve through any other cooking technique. The reason–when using traditional methods of cooking, you don’t have control over heat and temperature. Consequently, it’s very difficult and time consuming to consistently cook great food. Food ends up overcooked on the outside, with only a small portion in the center that is cooked to the temperature you want. Food loses flavor, overcooks easily, and ends up with a dry, chewy texture.
With precise temperature control in the kitchen, sous vide provides the following benefits:
Consistency. Because you cook your food to a precise temperature for a precise amount of time, you can expect very consistent results.
Taste. Food cooks in its juices. This ensures that the food is moist, juicy and tender.
Waste reduction. Traditionally prepared food dries out and results in waste. For example, on average, traditionally cooked steak loses up to 40% of its volume due to drying out. Steak cooked via precision cooking, loses none of its volume.
Flexibility. Traditional cooking can require your constant attention. Precision cooking brings food to an exact temperature and holds it. There is no worry about overcooking.
Sous Vide Machines: Comparison Chart
|Name / Image||Price||Rating||Heater (Watts)|
|Anova Culinary||View Lowest Price||32 degree Fahrenheit – 197 degree Fahrenheit|
|ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide||View Lowest Price||1100 Watts|
|Wancle SVC001 Sous Vide Cooker||View Lowest Price||850 Watts|
|Gramercy Kitchen Co Sous Vide Immersion Circulator Cooker||View Lowest Price||800 Watts|
|Sansaire Sous Vide Immersion Circulator||View Lowest Price||120V/240V|
|Gourmia Sous Vide Pod Immersion Circulator||View Lowest Price||800 Watts|
Best Sous Vide Machines
Immersion circulators took the food industry by storm recently, introducing an innovative new way to cook sous vide. Immersion circulators can be used with an ordinary pot – or even a bucket of water – and you don’t even have to be in the kitchen! These unique kitchen gadgets can be placed in a drawer when finished, and work just as great as the larger sous vide machines. Because of their flexibility, the following circulators top our list for the best overall sous vide machines.
- Provides an easy way to prepare gourmet meals
- Silent operation and push-button convenience
- Temperature control keeps water within one degree of its ideal setting
- Temperature can be held for hours or days
- Holds 11.2 Liters of water.Interior Dimensions- 6.75 inches H, 9.75 inches W, 12.5 inches L, Max water bath depth 7 inches