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Sous Vide cookers....

Amazon has the Sous Vide Supreme for right at $400. Do any of you have experience with this unit?

If it sucks, what else do you recommend?
LBGE April 2011 • SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013
Location: Jasper, Georgia

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,165
    I don't have it, but C-T does and he likes it.  I have the PolyScience Sous Vide professional, and it has the advantage of water circulation and small size - you attach to a pot or cooler, comes with a storage case.  Important for us, since we have a small kitchen with an abundance of tools.

    That said, my model is expensive.  There's a cheaper Polyscience that works just as well for $400.  You can find it here: link
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 3,773
    edited October 2013
    ...  There's a cheaper Polyscience that works just as well for $400.  You can find it here: link
    nice find, but 25% more $ for canuckistan  :D
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  • DeckhandDeckhand Posts: 318
    Have one.  Like it.  Handy for tough cuts of meat like tri-tip or chuck roast that you can finish on the Egg.  Sous Vide allows you to cook a piece until tender yet have it remain med-rare if you like it that way.  Steaks and tri tip will need a quick sear to get a nice brown finish.  
  • This is the one that I plan on purchasing in the near future. http://www.sousvides.com/index.html

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  • There are a lot of DIY Sousvide options in the web, that you can do for less than $100. It all depends on how much time you want to spend, and how handy you are to safely wire an electric water heater and don't get yourself fried...
  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 975
    I have one and like it a lot.  I'm on the backer list for the new Sansaire unit that should ship mid November $199). I wanted a second unit so I can do two different temps.  Do a lot of steaks at medium rare and medium well at the same dinner parties.  I sear at 550 - 600 for 45 to 60 seconds per side - perfection.

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Rudderville, TN

  • LitLit Posts: 2,640
    I like my sous vide supreme its great for boneless chicken breasts and skirt/flank steaks. My favorite sous vide dish is actually scrambled eggs. I have never had eggs even close to as good as they come out of the sous vide. I do not prefer quick cook red meats like steak or tri tips in the sous vide. I still use the sous vide for these cooks but I set it at 108 like you would a hot tub and leave them about an hour then cook to preference. I would probably pick up a mini or small egg if you don't have a 2nd egg already over getting a sous vide.
  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 975
    I do steaks sous vide for dinner parties because you never know when people are going to be late or if early drinking impacts the dinner start time.

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Rudderville, TN

  • i do have one and i like it but for the money i would definitely go with the Poly sience unit that Nola recommends. Much more flexible.the SVS is limited by the size of the unit itself. The polyscience is not.

  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 509
    Thanks for all of the info... I had not been made aware of the Anova or the Sansaire units that are both priced at the $200 mark. Both are also portable, much like the Poly Science PRO.

    After looking at the reviews for the Anova, it makes a slight humming sound that I would rather avoid... The Sansaire looks great, but it isn't in production yet. Their website says they should start shipping around mid November.

    Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...
    LBGE April 2011 • SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013
    Location: Jasper, Georgia
  • JohnMcJohnMc Posts: 75
    Costco mailer received today has the SousVide Supreme Demi for $319.99 delivered. Says it's $50 off. You might want to check their website.
  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 509
    I just placed my pre-order for the Sansaire model. $208 with shipping. It is supposed to be completely silent and can control 6 gallons of water easily which would make it comparable to the Polyscience at half the price.

    Supposed to ship out around mid-November... Can't wait!
    LBGE April 2011 • SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013
    Location: Jasper, Georgia
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