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Kitchen Gizmo

  • Price: $100
  • Amazon Ranking: 4.9 stars from 27 reviews
  • Buy on Amazon: Kitchen Gizmo
  • Connectivity: None
  • Temperature Range: 32°F (0°C) to 194°F (90°C)
  • Heater Output: 800 Watts
  • Has Circulator: Yes
The Kitchen Gizmo is a low cost immersion circulator available for less than $100. It is quite simple to operate and is all that's required for most sous vide cooking.

Kitchen Gizmo Articles and Reviews

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Basic Kitchen Gizmo Specifications

For the basic specifications of a sous vide machine we look at several things. Not only the dimensions, such as the height and weight, but also the min and max immersion depth, as well as the material it is made out of. All values are supplied by the manufacturer.

Basic Specifications
Parameters Kitchen Gizmo
Tube Diameter 2.375" (6.03 cm)
Height 15.0" (38.1 cm)
Width 3.0" (7.62 cm)
Weight 2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
Min Immersion Depth 2.75" (6.98 cm)
Max Immersion Depth 6.37" (16.17 cm)
Min/Max Spacing 3.63" (9.2 cm)
Min Pot Depth 5.0" (12.7 cm)
Has Timer Yes
Voltage 120 VAC
Type of Clamp Spring clip
Max Clamp Opening 0.5" (1.27 cm)
Wetted Part Material SS skirt and plastic cap
Remaining Material Polycarbonate
Cord Length 48" (121.9 cm)
Cleaning Skirt and cap can be removed
Price $100
Made In China

Kitchen Gizmo Performance Specifications

The performance of sous vide machines is probably the most important consideration. It includes the heating power, temperature variability, pump speed, and the circulation method. All values are supplied by the manufacturer.

Performance Specifications
Parameters Kitchen Gizmo
Lowest Temperature 32°F (0°C)
Highest Temperature 194°F (90°C)
Temperature Variability 0.1°F
Temperature Granularity 1°F or 0.5°C
Has Circulation Pump Yes
Pump Speed 8 L/min
Can Direct Pump Output No
Maximum Water Capacity 4 gallons (15L)
Heater Output 800 Watts
Water Level Sensors Auto shut off
Amazon Rating 4.9
Amazon Review Count 27

Kitchen Gizmo User Interface

The sous vide interface has two main components: 1) are there on-device controls such as buttons or wheels? And 2) is there WiFi and/or Bluetooth connectivity?

User Interface
Kitchen Gizmo
Display Type LCD Touch Screen
Buttons Power, Temp/Time Select
Other Inputs Scroll Wheel
Connectivity None
Smartphone Control NA
Info And Recipes Recipe Book

2015-2016 Benchmark Test Results

We run all sous vide machines we can through our benchmark tests. For a full explanation of the tests, please see our article Sous Vide Benchmark Tests.

Benchmark Results
Kitchen Gizmo
Room Temp Start Time 31:00
Hot Tap Start Time 08:30
Low Temperature 139.1°F
Low Temperature Maximum 139.3°F
Low Temperature Minimum 139.1°F
Low Temp Variation 0.2°F
Temp Rise Time 25:30
High Temperature 181.8°F
High Temperature Maximum 181.8°F
High Temperature Minimum 181.8°F
High Temp Variation 0.0°F
First Hour Power Use 0.45 kWh
Total Power Use 0.89 kWh
Sound Adjacent 52 dB
Sound 12" Away 50 dB

2012 Benchmark Test Results

This machine was either not available in 2012 or we did not test it.

Have you used the Kitchen Gizmo? If so, let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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