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Having the correct equipment for a job makes it so much easier to master! But sometimes figuring out exactly what that right equipment is can be difficult and frustrating. What do I need to buy? What are those "must haves" versus those "nice to haves" versus those "luxuries"? What brands are more reliable? What is the price range for this item? Is there a cheaper alternative to try first? And the list of questions goes on.

We have reviewed and tested many modernist and traditional pieces of kitchen equipment to help you make your decisions. Some blogs posts are lists of equipment with summaries highlighting the options. Others are in depth tests and comparisons we've run to provide you with the hard data you need to determine the best one for you. So depending on your style of researching equipment, we have the help you need.

For more product information, check out our Modernist Equipment on our Amazing Food Made Easy website.

Equipment Recipes and Articles

Oliso PRO Smart Sealer Review

Oliso vacuum sealer lamb 2 I was recently given a free Oliso PRO Smart Sealer to test out and review. I've been using it for several months now and here's some of my thoughts on it.

Anova Announces the Anova Nano Sous Vide Circulator

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Anova recently announced the launch of their newest sous vide circulator, the Anova Nano. It is slated to be sold for under $100 and weighs only 1.4 pounds. It will have a 700 watt heater, and heat less water, but it should be good for small familes or people just getting into sous vide.

We will provide more updates as the unit becomes available and we can do some hands-on testing with it.

Anova Precious Cooker 900 Watt Release

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One of the main areas the Anova Precision Cooker was lacking in our sous vide benchmark tests was the heating time. It was the slowest machine tested for several years. Anova has now addressed that by releasing a 900 watt version.

How Does the Kitchen Gizmo Compare to Other Sous Vide Machines?

Kitchen gizmo box book Here is how the Kitchen Gizmo sous vide circulator fared on our sous vide benchmark tests.

How Does the Oliso Smart Hub Compare to Other Sous Vide Machines?

Power benchmark oliso The Oliso Smart Hub Sous Vide Machine is a combination induction burner and water bath. Here's how it preformed in our sous vide benchmark tests.

How Does the ChefSteps Joule Compare to Other Sous Vide Machines?

Joule review 4 compare height How does the ChefStep Joule do compared to other circulators? We put it through our sous vide benchmark tests to find out!

Anova Precision Cooker WiFi Immersion Circulator Detailed Review

Anova wifi in box This is a detailed review of the Anova Precision Cooker WiFi immersion circulator. This circulator is the first sous vide machine that is connected via WiFi to a smartphone app.

Gourmia Immersion Circulator Pod Detailed Review

Gourmia review unit   book This is a detailed review of the Gourmia GSV130 immersion circulator pod. This circulator is an entry-level unit that has all the capability needed to create amazing meals using sous vide cooking.

Sansaire Delta Review Announcement

Sansaire delta  angle The Sansaire Delta is the latest sous vide machine from Sansaire. It should come out in 2017 but we have a preview of how it looks and functions.

PolyScience 300 Series Chamber Vacuum Sealer Detailed Review

Polyscience vacuum sealer This is a detailed review of the PolyScience Series 300 Chamber Vacuum Sealer. It lists the many advantages of a chamber vacuum sealer. The unit is then reviewed including its features and operation.

Modernist Equipment Black Friday, Cyber Monday Deals

Modernist equipment toys Modernist equipment can be expensive! But here are the best Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that can make the sous vide equipment much more affordable.

Bellini Kitchen Master Review

Bellini cooker cedarlane in use This detailed review for the Bellini Kitchen Master discusses what it can do, how it works, and whether or not it's right for your needs.

Detailed Review of the Nomiku Immersion Circulator

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Sous Vide Machine Benchmark Tests

I 0439 The Sous Vide Benchmark gathers a variety of objective information about some popular sous vide machines including how long it takes to heat up and how consistent they are for the Anova, Nomiku, etc.

How long does it take a sous vide machine to heat up?

Anova precision circulator sous vide square Many people wonder how long it takes a sous vide machine to heat up. We ran benchmark tests on 5 of the most popular machines to definitively answer how long it takes to heat.

Knife Sharpener Roundup

Presto electric knife sharpener There is a wide range of knife sharpeners available to the home cook. Here are some of the better rated ones on Amazon.

Fini Cutlery Knife Review

Fini knife The Fini Cutlery knife shortens the handle for better comfort and control. I take this knife through the paces to see how it works compared to other knives.

Anova Precision Cooker Immersion Circulator Detailed Review

Anova precision circulator sous vide square This is a detailed review of the Anova Precision Cooker, an inexpensive immersion circulator manufactured by Anova Culinary LLC. This circulator, attached to a suitable container, will provide an excellent water bath for sous vide cooking. If you are interested in getting involved with sous vide cooking, this review will give you all of the information you need to determine if the Anova Precision Cooker is the right immersion circulator for your needs.

Frankfurter Brett Kitchen Workbench

Frankfurter brett I was recently approached by Joseph, from "Frankfurter Brett", who wanted to show off their new cutting board system. It's basically a workbench for the kitchen and it looks pretty awesome. They are currently in their Kickstarter campaign and hoping to find supporters. You can read all of my thoughts below and I highly recommend you go check out their page, including their awesome videos, and see what you think.

NextGen San Sebastian Elite Knife Review

Next gen knives I recently got contacted by NextGen and was asked if I wanted to try out their new knife, the San Sebastian Elite model, and I've been using it for the last few days with great results.

Pressure Cooker Collection

Pressure cooker Today pressure cookers are being viewed by home cooks as the new healthy, time-saving, and energy-saving way to prepare food. Moreover, today's pressure cookers have numerous devices built in to guarantee their safe use.

Sous Vide Collection

Immersion circulators Sous vide is one of the most popular modernist techniques and one that is pushing modernist cooking into the mainstream. From fancy chefs like Thomas Keller and hit television shows like Iron Chef America and Top Chef to everyday restaurants like Panera, sous vide is popping up everywhere.

Sous Vide: Torches

Bernzomatic ts8000 web There are several torches to sear sous vide foods and here are some of the best ones for the home and professional cook to use.

Sous Vide: Water Bath Containers

Cambro 12 quart Due to the increasing popularity of immersion circulators I thought it would be useful to present a variety of options for the sous vide water bath container. For each type I will cover the advantages and disadvantages as well as indicate where they can be purchased.

Sous Vide: Types of Machines

Me sous vide setup There are many different types of sous vide machines available for the home and professional cook but they all have one purpose: to keep the cooking temperature consistent. They do this in different ways and each way has pluses and minuses.

Mellow: The Latest Sous Vide Machine

Mellow sous vide machine The latest entrant in the sous vide machine market is Mellow, a self-contained sous vide machine. The units are comparably priced to a Sous Vide Supreme at $400 and are shipping in about a year.

Sous Vide: Inexpensive Immersion Circulators

Immersion circulators Provides a detailed analysis of inexpensive immersion circulators used for sous vide cooking including the Anova, Nomiku and Sansaire. The article focuses on the differences between the units and then makes a recommendation of the best unit.

Ask Jason: What Type of Whipping Siphon Should I Buy

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Based on my testing while I was writing my book, I answer the following questions:

Hey Jason, which size of whipping siphon should I get? I'm looking at either the .5 liter or the 1 liter, what do you think is best? Do I need to get the iSi Thermo siphon? I'll normally be cooking for 4-10 people, if that matters.

Adventurous Cooks' Gift Guide

Holiday gift guide dquare Sometimes it can be hard to find good gifts for the cook in your life. Luckily, with modernist cooking there are several options for great gifts you can give. Here are some of my favorite tools and books.

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