Are you a master chef or perfectionist when it comes to cooking? If so, then you probably know how disappointing it can be trying to battle fluctuating temperatures only to end up with under or over cooked food. Fortunately, you can say goodbye to all your cooking woes with the VacMaster SV1 Sous Vide Immersion Circulator. Sous vide is a cooking technique that involves submerging vacuum packaged food in a warm or hot water bath for a preset period at precisely controlled temperatures. The result is evenly cooked food that retains all its natural nutrients and flavor.
With the VacMaster SV1 Sous Vide Immersion Circulator, you can get consistent doneness from every dish you prepare. This kitchen appliance comes with many wonderful features. The following review will take a deeper look at what the SV1 Sous Vide Immersion Circulator from VacMaster has to offer. It will also share a few important pointers you should know about before making a purchase.
Intuitive Design and Control Panel
Controlling cooking temperatures has never been more precise and easy thanks to the intuitive digital control panel of this appliance. There is an LCD screen on the unit, which shows temperature readings and the pre-set cooking time. Touch sensitive buttons make it easy to adjust this immersion circulator to your desired settings. The design features maximum and minimum water level indicators to let you know how much water to add to your cooking container. All the controls have labels, which takes away the guesswork when it comes to operating this appliance.
Integrated Alarm for Easy Operation
You’ll never have to keep an eye on food as it cooks when using this sous vide machine. With the push of a button, you can set up everything and leave the food cooking as you attend to something else. Once you water reaches the desired temperature, an alarm beeps continuously indicating that it’s time to add your vacuum packaged food. Upon pressing the start button, the alarm stops beeping and the timer begins. The alarm beeps again upon completion of the cooking, or when it wants to indicate that the water level in the cooking container is running low.
Stainless Steel and Space Saving Construction
Unlike other immersion circulators that are made of plastic, the SV1 sous vide unit is made of stainless steel. Not only does this sturdy construction enhance durability and reduce rusting, it also makes cleaning easy. For a commercial grade immersion circulator, the SV1 is also quite compact and perfect for kitchens with limited space.
The circulation pump that powers this device ensures consistent temperatures throughout the heating cycle. As a result, the VacMaster SV1 achieves uniform doneness, superior flavor, and perfect texture every time. You can heat up approximately 7 to 8 gallons (30 liters) of water at a go, with temperatures ranging between 25 and 99 degrees Celsius. The pump runs silently, which is an added bonus for users who dislike noisy kitchen appliances.
This 1500-Watt Sous Vide machine measures 15.5 x 8 x 8 inches and weighs 5 pounds.
• User friendly digital control panel
• Durable, space saving and easy to clean construction
• Quiet operation
• Accurate temperature control
• Equipped with adjustable clump for secure attachment on cooking containers
• Ideal for both home and commercial use
• When the alarm goes off, it beeps continuously, which can be somewhat irritating. On the plus side, you can turn off the alarm by simply starting the timer.
VacMaster SV1 is a reliable cooking appliance for both professional chefs and cooking enthusiasts who are into sous vide cooking. The beauty about owning this kitchen appliance is that you don’t have to visit a fancy restaurant to enjoy sous vide loin, duck, or steak. Instead, just use this immersion circulator to prepare gourmet meals at home that have that perfect texture and taste. Although the price for this unit may be higher than what other brands are asking for, it’s well worth it when you consider the quality you’re getting.