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Vesta Imersa Elite

This item is highly recommended
  • Price: $169
  • Amazon Ranking: 3.5 stars from 2 reviews
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  • Connectivity: WiFi
  • Temperature Range: 41°F (5°C) to 203°F (95°C)
  • Heater Output: 900 Watts
  • Has Circulator: Yes
Flip display design

The Vesta Imersa Elite is an immersion circulator manufactured by Vesta Precision. It has a unique "Flip-display Design" which puts the display and electronics in the front of the water bath, rather than over top of it. Since it is foldable it will also fit in most kitchen drawers when not in use.

It has 900 W of heating power and a pump which allows use of a water bath with capacities up to 5 gallons (20L). It is billed as the "Market Safest Product" since its components are dust and water resistant passing numerous European general safety and submersible safety requirements.

It has both a digital touch-visibility display as well as a WiFi connection to a smartphone app. The display is quite large and very easy to read. It has enough buttons so that it's intuitive to use, you don't need to read the manual!

Vesta Imersa Elite Articles and Reviews

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Basic Vesta Imersa Elite 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 Vesta Imersa Elite
Tube Diameter 3.9" x 1.85" (9.9cm x 4.7cm)
Height 7.9" (20cm)
Width 4.1" (10.4cm)
Weight 2.87 lbs (1.3kg)
Min Immersion Depth 2.85" (7.2cm)
Max Immersion Depth 4.75" (12.1cm)
Min/Max Spacing 1.85" (4.7cm)
Min Pot Depth 4.25" (10.8cm)
Has Timer Yes
Voltage 110-120 VAC
Type of Clamp Flip design
Max Clamp Opening 2.75" (7.0cm)
Wetted Part Material SS Skirt
Remaining Material Polycarbonate
Cord Length 41" (104cm)
Cleaning Skirt can be removed
Price $169
Made In China

Vesta Imersa Elite 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 Vesta Imersa Elite
Lowest Temperature 41°F (5°C)
Highest Temperature 203°F (95°C)
Temperature Variability 0.2°F (0.1°C)
Temperature Granularity 0.1°F or 0.1°C
Has Circulation Pump Yes
Pump Speed 4.5 L/minute
Can Direct Pump Output No
Maximum Water Capacity 5.3 gallons (20L)
Heater Output 900 Watts
Water Level Sensors Auto shut off
Amazon Rating 3.5
Amazon Review Count 2

Vesta Imersa Elite 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
Vesta Imersa Elite
Display Type LED Touch Screen
Buttons Power, Start/Stop, Temp/Time, C/F, +, -
Other Inputs None
Connectivity WiFi
Smartphone Control iOS and Android
Info And Recipes In app

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
Vesta Imersa Elite
Room Temp Start Time 32:00
Hot Tap Start Time 11:00
Low Temperature 141.6°F
Low Temperature Maximum 141.6°F
Low Temperature Minimum 141.4°F
Low Temp Variation 0.2°F
Temp Rise Time 25:10
High Temperature 184.5°F
High Temperature Maximum 184.8°F
High Temperature Minimum 184.5°F
High Temp Variation 0.3°F
First Hour Power Use 0.43 kWh
Total Power Use 0.82 kWh
Sound Adjacent 56.00 dB
Sound 12" Away 50.00 dB

2012 Benchmark Test Results

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

Have you used the Vesta Imersa Elite? If so, let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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