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.