The Gourmia Sous Vide Pod is well built and durable. It is also on the smaller size, which frees up more space in the water bath. It connects with a sturdy clamp which is easy to use. It is relatively inexpensive for a name-brand circulator as well.
With a 1,200 watt heater, the Gourmia took first place in our sous vide benchmark tests. It can also handle larger water baths than many other machines.
And I'm biased since I wrote it, but I like the guide provided with the Gourmia machine.
The user interface isn't very intuitive, but works fine once you learn it. The minimum and maximum water levels are close together, which can lead to low water warnings on long cooks. The upward facing control panel makes it hard to see from a distance or from a low height. The more powerful heater is a louder, which can be an issue in small apartments.
For a no-frills, powerful sous vide machine, the Gourmia is a great choice due to it's low price. If you need WiFi, then I tend to lean towards the ChefSteps Joule as my favorite circulator.
If it sounds right for you, buy one today!
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