Eating In? Check Out These Superb Sous Vide Tools
Believe it or not, it is possible to cook a restaurant-quality meal at home. All you need is a superb sous vide tool, which can be used to cook meat, seafood, vegetables, eggs, and more — all to perfection. What is sous vide, you ask? Sous vide is French for “under vacuum.” The term refers to vacuum-sealing food in a plastic bag, from which air is then extracted. The food ingredients in the bag are then cooked to a precise temperature in a water bath, using the heating element and propeller of a sous vide device. The results? Voila! Ingredients with maximum tenderness and moisture retention. Here are five of the top sous vide tools.
1. Kitchen Gizmo Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
The Kitchen Gizmo Sous Vide Immersion Circulator is a good bet if you’re looking for quiet and reliable operation. Features include an ergonomic rubberized grip, easy-scroll selection wheel, touch-screen control panel, detachable stainless steel sleeve, and LED indicator lights. Available in gray or blue, the Kitchen Gizmo comes with a free recipe book.
2. Gourmia 11-in-1 MultiCooker + Sous Vide
Endless mouthwatering cooking options are yours with the Gourmia 11-in-1 MultiCooker + Sous Vide. In addition to various display features, this cooker features a manual mode for up to 425 degrees and 12 hours. Available in three colors, the Gourmia is designed with durable stainless steel housing, easy lift handles, a tempered glass lid, and smart LCD display. Another reason to get your hands on it: no washing it out in the kitchen sink — this has a dishwasher-safe die cast aluminum insert.
3. Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker
Featuring a sleek design and impressive features, the Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision easily connects to an app and can be controlled remotely from up to 30 feet away with smart devices. The cooker’s timer and temperature control ensures that food is cooked perfectly, and it also provides you with cooking notifications so you know when your food is ready. The detachable stainless steel skirt discs are dishwasher safe. Magnifique!
4. ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide
This small, sleek tool heats water faster than other immersion circulators or precision cookers. Easily controlled with an app, the ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide also works with Alexa and is both Wi-Fi- and Bluetooth-ready. Its exclusive Visual Doneness feature lets you see how the food will turn out before you start cooking.
5. Wancle Sous Vide Cooker
You have to hand it to the makers of the Wancle Sous Vide Cooker: Its portable, curved design allows for ultraquiet and easy one-hand operation. In addition to offering accurate temperature control and consistent temperature heating, the stainless steel sleeve is easy to clean. Recipe book included.