Update: They now offer a completely white version, which looks pretty awesome. The white one sells for a discount because the bottom is not stainless steel, like the one you see in the title Image. Click the link to check the current price. Joule Review: The Apple of Sous Vide Simply the best of the […]
Update: The Anova Nano is out now. It’s a compact, less-powerful version than the Gen 2 model. Anova Review: Slick, Quiet, Affordable In continuing with my reviews of wifi-enabled sous vide immersion circulators, I bought and tested the Anova Precision Cooker. In short, this is clearly one of the best immersion circulators that I’ve tested […]
Introduction I received the Wasserstein cooker for free to review, and I will do my best to review it objectively. In this review of the the Wasserstein Sous Vide Precision Cooker, I’m going to cover the basics of how it works, my personal cooking experience (with future updates), and how it compares to similar immersion circulators. […]
One of the most important decisions that you have to make for sous vide cooking is which immersion circulator to get. Now, for the most part, any immersion circulator will perform the same role. This focuses on heating the water and circulating it through the container. As a result, you will get good food, regardless of the specific immersion circulator you choose.
However, there are many different models to choose from and there can be significant differences between them. This does mean that some options are going to be a better choice for your situation than others.
After reviewing 13 other immersion circulators, one more popped up on my radar recently…the Sous Smart SSV2700. I was pretty excited to review this one because it was really cheap – in the sixty dollar range when I bought it. Since then, the price has gone up. Bummer! But the good news is that it makes my decision to NOT recommend this device very easy.
Though it’s still cheap compared to some of the pricier immersion circulators I’ve reviewed over the past couple months, it’s currently no the cheapest. Considering it has a number of design flaws that make it difficult to use, it’s just not a great choice for most people. It does have some good reviews racking up on Amazon, as someone who’s tried many sous vide circulators, I don’t think this is the best one you can get for the price!
Gourmia sous vide devices have slightly different names, and are sold under different titles depending on where you by. Sometimes they are called immersion circulators, sometimes immersion pods, sometimes sous vide pods, and any combination of the words above.
Despite the varying descriptions, what they do is all the same. They are an immersion circulator for cooking sous vide. This means you can get the same professional quality sous vide cooking of expensive restaurants in your own home. You don’t even have to buy one of those $700 water ovens. All you need is a pot or heat safe container and some Ziploc bags to get started.
After testing 13 immersion circulators, and doing research on another two future releases, I’ve collected very single WiFi sous vide device and organized them here on this page for you. I’ll cover the basics of what makes each unit unique, plus the pros and cons of each. Three of the five I’ve purchased and done more extensive reviews on, which will be linked within the mini review on this page. My top recommendation should be obvious, but I do give tips on why you might want to pick something different than would be my preference. Some people say that connecting your kitchen appliances to WiFi is excessive and unnecessary. I disagree. When you have a 2 hour cook time, babysitting food is no fun.
Immersion circulators are meant to “set and forget”, but it’s nice to have a reminder of things like current temperature, time left, or total time passed since you reached your target cook time. WiFi sous vide immersion circulators are great for just checking in to see how things are going rather than worrying about your steak dinner while you’re at the gym or needing to get off the couch to check your chicken breast.
There’s not a lot of information online about the AdirChef brand or its products. In fact, as of the writing of this review, they seem to only make four things: a fruit press, two coffee makers, and this sous vide device. None of their products, with the exception of the immersion circulator, seem to be unique or interesting. I wonder if they started out as a sous vide company or how this unit was brought into production.
Maybe that stuff isn’t that interesting to you, but after testing 13 immersion circulators, I find it fascinating. Two other “one off” sous vide cookers that are worth reading about (but not buying) are from Travellor and Kitchen Masters. They weren’t that good – so those reviews will only be interesting if you are just curious to look at the different styles and features of immersion circulators out there. There’s a lot (I’ve reviewed them ALL now!)
As part of the extensive series of immersion circulators I bought in the past two months (13 to be exact), I bought the Kitchen Masters Immersion Sous Vide Immersion Circulator to review. In a nutshell, this device started out poorly, and ended poorly as well. Just speaking about performance, it was fine. It cooked my meals as expected. But there’s more to the experience of cooking sous vide!
Plus, there are some dirty details about what’s really behind this Kitchen Masters appliance. Keep reading to find out what that is! Or you can just take my word and look for a better immersion circulator.
In a frenzy last year, I bought every immersion circulator I could get my hands on. I wanted to review all of them so I could find the best. Unfortunately for me, but fortunately for you, the Travellor Immersion Cooker was one of the 13 devices that I bought. Though it was cheaper than most others, it was not really worth the price I paid, or the time I’m taking to write this review. Well, at least you get to read about my experience and learn from it, plus you can get a better immersion circulator for cooking sous vide.
Don’t get me wrong – the food turned out fine. It hasn’t broken yet, and I guess it’s what you would expect for being one of the cheapest devices on the market. But there are a number really great products on the market that just blow the travellor out of the water.