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VacMaster SV5

  • Price: $500
  • Amazon Ranking: NA stars from NA reviews
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  • Connectivity: None
  • Temperature Range: 77°F (25°C) to 210°F (99°C)
  • Heater Output: 1300 Watts
  • Has Circulator: Yes

The VacMaster SV5 immersion circulator was Swiss engineered with the professional chef and commercial kitchen in mind. It is powerful with 1300 W of heating power and a pump capable of propelling 14 L of water per minute. It can handle water baths up to 20 L (5.25 gallons).

The SV5 has a non-reflective touch screen which can display in multiple languages. It also has a timer and an adjustable clamp, which allows it to securely attached to most sizes of pots, buckets, or water containers.

VacMaster SV5 Articles and Reviews

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Basic VacMaster SV5 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 VacMaster SV5
Tube Diameter 4" x 4" (10.2x10.2cm)
Height 14.4" (36.8cm)
Width 4" (10.2cm)
Weight NA
Min Immersion Depth 3.9" (9.9cm)
Max Immersion Depth 7.05" (17.9cm)
Min/Max Spacing 3.15" (8.0cm)
Min Pot Depth 4" (10.2cm)
Has Timer Yes
Voltage 110-120 VAC
Type of Clamp Screw - Adjustable
Max Clamp Opening 1.2" (3.0cm)
Wetted Part Material Food-Grade Plastic
Remaining Material Food-Grade Plastic
Cord Length 55" (140cm)
Cleaning Run cleaning solution
Price $500
Made In Europe

VacMaster SV5 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 VacMaster SV5
Lowest Temperature 77°F (25°C)
Highest Temperature 210°F (99°C)
Temperature Variability 0.1°C
Temperature Granularity 0.1°F or 0.1°C
Has Circulation Pump Yes
Pump Speed 14 L/minute
Can Direct Pump Output No
Maximum Water Capacity 5.25 gallons (20L)
Heater Output 1300 Watts
Water Level Sensors Auto shut off
Amazon Rating NA
Amazon Review Count NA

VacMaster SV5 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
VacMaster SV5
Display Type LED Touch Screen
Buttons Power, Touch Screen
Other Inputs None
Connectivity None
Smartphone Control None
Info And Recipes None

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
VacMaster SV5
Room Temp Start Time 21:20
Hot Tap Start Time 05:20
Low Temperature 140.5°F
Low Temperature Maximum 141.4°F
Low Temperature Minimum 140.2°F
Low Temp Variation 0.9°F
Temp Rise Time 15:40
High Temperature 183.3°F
High Temperature Maximum 183.6°F
High Temperature Minimum 182.8°F
High Temp Variation 0.8°F
First Hour Power Use 0.45 kWh
Total Power Use 0.93 kWh
Sound Adjacent 63 dB
Sound 12" Away 56 dB

2012 Benchmark Test Results

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

Have you used the VacMaster SV5? If so, let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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