Sous Vide Immersion Circulators
Sous Vide cooking has been around for quite some time, but it was difficult to do correctly and involved making your own cooker, or buying an expensive commercial unit. Now, thanks to modern technology, a precision cooker can be purchased for the home that even has a Wi-Fi connection so you can get updates on your Smartphone. Not only that but with this type of cooking you can eliminate any bad chemicals or oils from your recipes and only have the healthiest steaks, chicken, and seafood. You can even cook for a large party with just one of the Sous Vide immersion circulators since they can handle a large tub of water with ease.
Once You Own The Immersion Circulator The Size Of The Pot Is Variable
The way these appliances work is by heating the water with an electric element and then circulating the water with a small propeller. There's a built-in thermostat, timer and some are even Wi-Fi enabled as well. When cooking with this method you'll want to have a clear idea of what temperature you want your meal to achieve and for how long.
It's really pretty simple, and you don't have to spend all day flipping your meat on the grill, worried that you aren't cooking it enough, too much, or burnt on the outside and raw in the middle. With Sous Vide cooking the food comes out perfectly heated all the way through, and can even be left in the cooker for several extra hours without overcooking.
These cookers are so versatile that you could even use a large ice chest full of water and cook enough food for a large group. Plus, since each steak or piece of chicken is in its own sealed bag, you could cook each one with different spices, marinade, or other flavors right inside the bag. Each one will be perfectly cooked, tender and moist, like in the most expensive restaurant in town.
If Total Convenience Is What You Like, The Wi-Fi Is It
There are several of these Sous Vide immersion circulators that are equipped with the Wi-Fi so you can control them with your smart phone. When you're out and about, you can start your cooking whenever you want by using your phone. Then, when the cooking is done, you're alerted on your phone as well. You can check the temperature, time elapsed, and time to finish all using your phone.
The most important feature of the Sous Vide cooker as far as convenience is concerned is that you can't overcook the meal. If it's finished cooking, it can stay in the water bath for hours and not be affected by the longer cooking time. Then when you get home your meal awaits you in total perfection.
When Choosing A Sous Vide Immersion Cooker Here Are Some Points To Consider
In reading the customer reviews it sounds as if having the digital readout of the temperature and elapsed time in a larger readout was an advantage that many customers liked. Other clients pointed to the clamp that holds cooker on the edge of the pot or container and wished it was stronger and more substantial.
There are some circulators that have a higher wattage output. Where this comes in handy is with the startup time when the pot is first filled with cold water. However, many customers were just as happy to use hot tap water anyway and avoid a 30 to 60-minute wait for the water to get hot. The higher watt machine will have an easier time heating a large tub of water if you choose to have a Sous Vide party, but by using an insulated cooler you shouldn't have a problem with the lower watt unit.
If you're into having the absolute best food ever, and the easiest to cook at the same time, then Sous Vide is the way to go. You'll find that you cook several extra steaks or pieces of chicken every time you use it and then have them for lunch or keep them on hand for when you want something healthy from the microwave.