Best Sous Vides (Review) In 2020

  • Last Update: October 26, 2020
5/5

Breville Joule Sous Vide

  • 1100 watts
  • Wifi and Bluetooth ready
  • 11 inches tall 1.3 pounds
  • Works with Siri, Alexa
5/5

Anova Precision Sous Vide Cooker Pro

  • 1200 Watts
  • Anova App allows control & monitor
  • Bluetooth and WiFi Ready
  • Adjustable & Detachable clamp
5/5

Instant Pot SSV800 Accu Slim Sous Vide Immersion Circulator

  • 800 watts
  • Works quietly
  • Easy to use and clean
  • Active pump system

Sous Vide sounds posh, it sounds fancy, and it sounds French (it is). It almost certainly sounds complicated. However, the process is incredibly easy to master and the perfect accompaniment to any chef’s repertoire. Whether you’re a complete novice requiring a more in-depth understanding of Sous Vide, or you’re just looking for an upgrade on your current machine, we’ve found the seven best sous vides on the market.

The Best Sous Vide

1

Breville Joule Sous Vide

Breville Joule Sous Vide looks more like a music speaker than a Sous Vide machine. The modern appearance could have you thinking you’ve just ordered a virtual assistant, which you’d be forgiven for believing, especially because of the smart technology the ChefSteps Joule employs. You can actually control the product with your voice through Amazon’s Alexa. Who said Artificial Intelligence was about to take over… It’s also incredibly sleek and lightweight; perfect for those space-deprived chefs. Love this product?

PROS

  • Small and lightweight, so can be stored away easily
  • Get the temperature you require – quickly
  • The app is a haven of recipes, tips and tricks, and product support. Like having a sous chef in app form

CONS

  • As with all apps and Bluetooth, connectivity can be an issue, which is frustrating
  • Apart from the app, there seems to be a lack of customer service and guidance
  • If you’re afraid of technology, stay away

Key Features:

  • 1100 watts
  • Wifi and Bluetooth ready
  • 11 inches tall 1.3 pounds
  • Works with Siri


Specification:

  • Brand: Breville
  • Model: CS10001
  • Weight: 1.28 pounds

2

Anova Precision Sous Vide Cooker Pro

The precision cooker pros at Anova made this model that heated our water bath in record time and maintained the set temperature within 0.1 degrees. Another perk of the Pro is its detachable clamp, which can secure to any depth of pot. The large touchscreen control panel is extremely intuitive, and the device is also WiFi enabled for compatibility with the Anova app. While the manual is thorough with cute little instructional photos, the app also includes presets that can act as your cooking guide and recipe inspiration. Though the timer is extremely quiet and can be hard to hear, it won’t stop circulating until you tell it to, so your food should stay safely at the appropriate temperature once the cook time is complete.

PROS

  • Can heat large volumes of water
  • Extremely well made from aluminum, teflon, & stainless steel
  • Strong powerful brushless motor
  • Excellent touchscreen

CONS

  • Smartphone app not compatible from the beginning
  • Expensive

Key Features:

  • Stainless steel and Teflon-coated aluminum IPX7 water and splash resistant
  • Adjustable & Detachable clamp
  • Bluetooth and WiFi Ready
  • The Anova App allows you the ability to control and monitor your cook
  • 1200 Watts


Specification:

  • Brand: Anova Culinary
  • Model: AN600-US00
  • Weight: 5.8 pounds

3

Instant Pot SSV800 Accu Slim Sous Vide Immersion Circulator

If you’re after something sleek, portable, and frankly, beautiful, this is the Sous Vide machine for you. We think we might even have a small crush. The Instant Pot SSV800 (we don’t think the name quite reflects its elegance) emulates a gear stick and has the performance of a car to match. With touch screen controls and a quiet motor, the Accu Slim is really a pleasure to have in your kitchen. It’s reasonably priced and, although it doesn’t come with the trendy technology of others, it’s still a contender on the market.

PROS

  • Lightweight and very easy on the eyes
  • Cost doesn’t reflect the quality and modern feel of the product
  • Doesn’t take up much storage space

CONS

  • Temperatures not always accurate
  • Not as powerful as others on the market
  • Possibly not the most efficient as it is recommended you keep on eye on the cooking process, in case of errors

Key Features:

  • 13 inches
  • Works quietly
  • Easy to use and clean
  • Active pump system


Specification:

  • Brand: Instant Pot
  • Model: Accu SSV800
  • Weight: 1.65 pounds

4

Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker Nano

Certainly not the most powerful precision cooker on the market, the Anova Nano is definitely the best all-rounder for ease of use, creating the best results, and incorporating some top technology. Setup is straightforward and comes directly through your smartphone, literally putting the power in your hand. It’s like going contactless, but for cooking. Precision laziness, if you will. If accuracy is your bag (or perhaps not your bag), then the Anova can take control for you, cooking with 0.1 degrees precision every time. Recipe ideas are also just a click away through the app, meaning you definitely get your money’s worth out of this product because you never run out of options.

PROS

  • To create tender meat, this is the perfect tool
  • Completely ups your meat game through a range of dishes
  • Find a recipe you like on the app, chuck the meat in, and get on with your day

CONS

  • Not the highest wattage of the machines listed, so can take time to heat up
  • Can be some difficulty in connecting the app to your smartphone
  • Some glitches with the app slow down the process of cooking

Key Features:

  • 12.8 inches
  • Bluetooth connectible
  • Temperature range: 32 degrees Fahrenheit – 197 degree Fahrenheit
  • Ready to use


Specification:

  • Brand: Anova Culinary
  • Model: AN400-US00
  • Weight: 3.04 pounds

5

Wancle SVC001 Sous Vide Cooker

Meet one of the heavies, the Wancle SVC001 Sous Vide Cooker weighs in at a whopping 7.1 pounds, but strangely, doesn’t come with the additional price tag. Once you’ve figured your way around the user manual and the device settings, you’ll be cooking up a storm in no time. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned chef, this machine provides restaurant, professional quality food, all through a single-hand operation. .

PROS

  • Cook huge batches of food, without the expense
  • Incredibly used user manual, which the company should email to you separately
  • Perfect for beginners who don’t like using technology

CONS

  • It’s ridiculously heavy
  • There seem to be some teething problems as the product can break after one use
  • Controls can be a little tricky to figure out initially

Key Features:

  • 850 watts
  • Temperature accurate to 0.1 degrees Celsius
  • Works quietly
  • Curved design to avoid misty displays


Specification:

  • Brand: Wancle
  • Model: SVC001
  • Weight: 7.01 pounds

6

Dash Chef Series Stainless Steel Sous Vide

Last, but by no means least, is the Dash Chef Series Stainless Steel machine. This seems to be an all-rounder, both from a functionality and price point. The product utilizes a LED display, with sensor touch, which can sometimes be a little temperamental, but takes the confusion out of app and Bluetooth technology. It is one of the heavier Sous Vide machines on this list but is simple in design. If you’re looking for a no-strings-attached, simple, easy relationship with your Sous Vide, then this kitchen gadget is a great choice to go for.

PROS

  • Produces great tasting, perfectly cooked food
  • Although on the higher end of the pricing scale, it does appear to be worth the money, especially with the size of the product
  • Great recipes included

CONS

  • Machine doesn’t hold temperate that it’s set to
  • Product sometimes arrives with scratches and marks on it
  • Because of its size, it does take up a lot of space

Key Features:

  • Sensor touch, LED display
  • Large capacity, with 8.5-quart space
  • Includes additional extras, such as sealer bags and recipes


Specification:

  • Brand: Dash
  • Model: Chef Series Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 7.7 pounds

7

Tribest Sousvant SV-101 Complete Sous Vide Circulator

Are you looking for a sous vide machine that is very easy to use? Many people who have aspirations of being a chef find traditional sous vide machines difficult to get to grips with. They come with WIFI connectivity and a whole host of gadgets and gizmos that take time to learn.This is not the case with the Tribest Sousvant SV-101 Complete Sous Vide Circulator. This model comes with a simple yet very effective design that makes things really easy. Users are sure to love the transparent and removable carafe, which allows them to monitor the cooking process easily.

This model maintains a very accurate water temperature and holds up to three gallons of water. Eggs can be cooked to three different levels, while a wide range of other dishes can also be prepared.But there’s a catch…

Users will quickly notice that the timer of this model does not turn off automatically. While the Tribest Sousvant SV-101 Complete Sous Vide Circulator sounds an alarm, it keeps on running. This means that a little extra supervision is required to make sure that the dish is perfectly cooked.

However, many people are likely to find that this is a small price to pay for the accuracy they receive. With a little planning, it is possible to simply set this model and let it do all the work. Just make sure that you return to the kitchen when the timer runs out.

PROS

  • Delivers accurate temperature control.
  • Boasts a simple yet attractive design.
  • Designed to be very easy to use.
  • Comes with a removable carafe.
  • Heats the water very quickly.

CONS

  • The pump is rather loud.
  • Does not come with many features.
  • The timer doesn’t shut off automatically.

Key Features:

  • Beautiful, sleek, all-in-one design
  • All-digital display is user-friendly and foolproof with precise temperature control
  • Built-in safety indicator warns user
  • Quiet and energy-efficient operation


Specification:

  • Brand: Tribest
  • Model: SV-101
  • Weight: 10.5 pounds

8

Chefman Immersion Circulator

Are you ready to take your cooking experience to the next level? Most people believe that gourmet cooking is reserved for the most talented chefs. However, the Chefman Immersion Circulator w/Wi-Fi Bluetooth & Digital Interface Touchscreen Display is here to change all that.This model comes with a large touchscreen display at the top to help users monitor the cooking process. It is also very easy to adjust the settings using this screen at any time. In addition to the water temperature, users will be able to monitor the remaining cooking time.Time to get connected…

However, there is no need to hover over this model or even stay in the kitchen. The Chefman Immersion Circulator w/Wi-Fi Bluetooth & Digital Interface Touchscreen Display comes complete with a special app. Once downloaded and installed onto a Smartphone, users can monitor their cooking even when performing other tasks.This helps chefs to be more productive than ever before. The built-in restaurant-quality PTC heating technology maintains a very even temperature. Users are also treated to a 360-degree water pump that delivers pure performance.Sure to satisfy…

Users are also provided with step-by-step cooking guides to take advantage of. Simply by following the steps, the perfect dishes can be created. Whether it be juicy steak, perfect pasta, or sautéed vegetables, the results are sure to satisfy.

PROS

  • Features a 360-degree immersion water pump.
  • Keeps food at a consistent temperature.
  • Boasts a large touchscreen display.
  • Comes with WIFI and Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Supplied with step-by-step recipes guides.

CONS

  • The volume level of the beep is rather low.
  • The app is a little buggy.

Key Features:

  • Hybrid materials – stainless-steel and ABS Plastic.
  • Both blue-tooth and wi-fi connectivity.
  • LCD display.
  • Scroll wheel for temperature selection.
  • Four stage in-app cooking guide.


Specification:

  • Brand: Chefman
  • Model: Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
  • Weight: 3.6 pounds

Sous Vide Buying Guide and FAQ

Time Taken To Heat The Water – Those of us that love to cook food in as little time as possible, an efficient cooking tool is important. The time a sous vide takes to heat up the water will be determined by the power the device holds, for faster times go hand-in-hand with products that have higher watts.

Temperature Range – The temperature range on your sous vide will determine what and how your meal can be cooked. The temperature will affect a lot of factors of the end product such as, tenderness, juiciness and texture. Therefore, investing in a product with a wide temperature range or a product that at least cooks food at the temperatures you prefer is key in getting satisfactory results.

Safety – Sous Vide’s are generally safe instruments to use in the kitchen. They are designed to be almost completely risk-free. However, different products will put into consideration other safety measures such as a rubber grip handle. When it comes to food safety, sous vides are also also pretty reliable devices; if you set it right, the food should be cooked at temperatures that will always be safe to eat.

Size – Size is another essential factor to consider when it comes to kitchen appliances. Keeping the kitchen clutter-free is paramount which is why many people prefer smaller-sized sous vides. They do the job can be easily stored after use. However, keep in mind that smaller sized units usually mean fewer power watts and therefore, a longer water heating time.

Noise Level – We love sous vides because they give us time to multi-task. We can be cooking and cleaning at the same time or cooking or watching a show. Nothing would put more of a damper on our ability to multi-task than a loud sous vide that demands attention, especially if there are so many quieter products in the market. A device that works silently will do the job just as fine.

Sous Vides

Types Of Sous Vides

Immersion Circulator – These make the bulk of the products on our list. An immersion circulator, as the name implies, is a device that can be immersed into the pot of water. It usually works with a display center and touchpad so that once it is immersed, you can adjust the timer and temperature. It heats up the water inside and maintains the temperatures as it should. This device is fairly straightforward and easy to use and is usually the more affordable option.

Water oven – A water oven is an all-in-one device. You simply have to pour in water and add your sealed bags of food and the water oven will take care of the rest. This type of sous vide is often preferred as it require no additional parts – not even a pot. This type of sous vide is often more expensive, but works with immense power and gets great results every time.

Sous Vides FAQ

Q: What is a Sous Vide and how does it work?

A: The sous vide is a device that aids the process of cooking by vacuum sealing food in a bag and cooking it to perfection. It can be bought either as an immersion device or a water oven. The device will take care of the entire cooking process making it perfect for hands-off cooking. It will heat water to the exact temperature needed for the food to cook – the water is then circulated for even and delicious results.

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