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Sous Vide Equipment Recipes and Articles

Do I Need A Sous Vide Machine With WiFi?

Anova precision sous vide full Wifi Anova With WiFi becoming available on the latest version of many sous vide machines, the important question is, "Do I need to have WiFi on my sous vide machine?" This article will help you answer that question. You may decide that having WiFi on your sous vide machine would be a "nice to have" but you don't envision that you would use it often. Or you may determine that WiFi is a "must-have" to simplify your life as a sous vide cook.

How Much Energy Does Sous Vide Use? The Sous Vide Power Consumption Benchmark

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On this website, as well as other places online such as the sous vide subreddit, there are often questions regarding the power consumption of sous vide cooking. Questions like the following:

  • How much power is used for a typical sous vide cook?
  • How much impact does the water bath insulation have on sous vide power usage?
  • How do water ovens compare to sous vide immersion circulators on power usage?
  • Is sous vide power usage something that we really need to be concerned about?

Motivated by this and our own curiosity, we decided to define and run a Sous Vide Power Consumption Benchmark to gather some empirical data on this interesting topic. Hopefully, this article will answer some of the questions you have regarding power usage during sous vide cooking.

PolyScience 300 Series Chamber Vacuum Sealer Detailed Review

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This is the first of a number of vacuum sealer reviews we will be doing in the months ahead. This one is particularly exciting since it is on a chamber vacuum sealer - the PolyScience 300 Series Chamber Vacuum Sealer. This unit has nearly unlimited uses for both food storage and food preparation, especially for modernist cooking techniques such as sous vide and infusion.

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We were quite fortunate to have PolyScience Culinary provide us with their 300 Series Chamber Vacuum Sealer for this review. They characterize this Vacuum Sealer as a "Maintenance-free design which provides professional-level features at a home cook's price." The short 2 minute video below will give you a quick introduction to the PolyScience unit.

Sous Vide Equipment

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One of the more intimating sides of exploring sous vide is picking the right equipment. Different places will give you different advice, but this article is designed to break it all down into an easy-to-understand format where you can easily determine what sous vide equipment you actually need, and what is right for you.

There are 3 main tasks in sous vide that you need to accomplish, and can buy equipment for. The first is to seal your food, the second is to heat your water, and the third is to sear your food. There are many different ways you can accomplish these tasks, from using Ziploc bags and a beer cooler to purchasing highly-priced professional machines. I dive into each task below and provide information and links that will help you get the right equipment for you. For more information, you can also view all of our sous vide equipment articles.

Modernist Equipment Black Friday, Cyber Monday Deals

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Modernist equipment can be expensive! But every year around Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday there are great deals that can make the equipment much more affordable. I'll be updating this page with the latest deals, when they run, and how to get them. So whether you are looking for gifts for your friends and family or a little something for yourself, you'll be able to see it all here!

Did you know that I also have a Modernist Gift Guide? It's the perfect place to find gift ideas for all your friends and family.

Seen a Black Friday or Cyber Monday deal I should know about? Let me know! Or post a comment!

Detailed Review of the Nomiku Immersion Circulator

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This is a detailed review of the Nomiku, an inexpensive immersion circulator initially funded by an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign in 2012. 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 Nomiku is the right immersion circulator for your needs.

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Since reviewing the leading Inexpensive Immersion Circulators several years ago, I have recently been able to do some additional hands-on testing with the Nomiku. At the time of this writing there were 187 customer reviews on Amazon for the Nomiku with a rating of 3.6. This compares to a rating of 4.5 (381 reviews) for the Anova Precision Cooker, 4.7 (549 reviews) for the Anova One and 4.6 (95 reviews) for the Sansaire Immersion Circulator.

Sous Vide Machine Benchmark Tests

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Check out all the sous vide machine benchmark information you've been curious about.

With the wide range of sous vide machines available there are definitely differences in performance. Here is our look at how all the various machines respond to a specific set of tests.

As I have performed detailed reviews on numerous sous vide machines I thought it would be informative to have some objective information regarding their performance. So I decided to define a benchmark that I could put each sous vide machine through and gather some useful information regarding its performance.

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.

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.

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