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We were able to do some cooking with, and run our sous vide benchmark on, the Tribest Sousvant SV-101 provided to us by the company. Below we will summarize our findings, but you can get more details in the Tribest Sousvant SV-101 Detailed Review.
The Sousvant SV-101 is extremely easy to set up and use. The all-in-one design provides everything a user needs to start sous viding. No need to put together a bunch of pieces and/or do some DIY modifications in order to get going.
I also feel Tribest made some intelligent design decisions providing the unit with: ample capacity (3 gallons); plenty of power (1000W); temperature accuracy (0.1°F); and water circulation.
The greatest disadvantage to the Sousvant is its cost ($300). This makes it more expensive than even a "high end" immersion circulator sous vide setup. Also, keep in mind that, unlike other water ovens, the Sousvant SV-101 can only use water in the bath.
The Tribest Sousvant is also very loud. If it is near an area you usually hang out or work in, it can be very distracting.
We recommend the Tribest Sousvant as one of our "Recommended" sous vide machines because if you want to get into sous vide cooking and are looking for an extremely simple all-in-one type setup, the Sousvant water oven could be just the thing for you.
Though we didn't make it a "Top Pick" because if you are just looking for a standard sous vide machine then we think you'd be better off buying a Joule or Anova and spending the extra $200 to $300 on some good steaks!
If it sounds right for you, buy one today!
Have you used the Tribest Sousvant SV-101? Let us know what you thought of it!