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Postby Tyler » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:00 am

Sous-vide (/suːˈviːd/; French for ‘under vacuum’)[1] is a method of cooking in which food is sealed in a vacuum-sealed plastic pouch then placed in a water bath or in a temperature-controlled steam environment for longer than normal cooking times (usually 1 to 6 hours, up to 48 or more in some select cases) at an accurately regulated temperature much lower than normally used for cooking, typically around 55 to 60 °C (131 to 140 °F) for meat and higher for vegetables. The intent is to cook the item evenly, ensuring that the inside is properly cooked without overcooking the outside, and retain moisture.

Corey, is this the same one you have? Do you recommend it?
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Postby wags83 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:01 pm

If I'm going to take that long to cook something, I'm just going to put it in the crock pot.
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Postby Corey » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:41 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Sous-vide (/suːˈviːd/; French for ‘under vacuum’)[1] is a method of cooking in which food is sealed in a vacuum-sealed plastic pouch then placed in a water bath or in a temperature-controlled steam environment for longer than normal cooking times (usually 1 to 6 hours, up to 48 or more in some select cases) at an accurately regulated temperature much lower than normally used for cooking, typically around 55 to 60 °C (131 to 140 °F) for meat and higher for vegetables. The intent is to cook the item evenly, ensuring that the inside is properly cooked without overcooking the outside, and retain moisture.

Corey, is this the same one you have? Do you recommend it?
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I have the Wifi version of that
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Postby Corey » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:43 pm

wags83 wrote:Source of the post If I'm going to take that long to cook something, I'm just going to put it in the crock pot.

This isn't really the same thing. This allows you to cook things to the exact temperature you want with absolutely no chance to overcook it. If you want a 130º steak, you set the water to 130º and your steak will be at that temperature in an hour. You take it out of the bag, sear it in a cast iron or with a torch and it is perfection.
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Postby Erin » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:15 pm

Sous Vide is something I haven't heard used since food production class in college.

The gadget you have Corey sounds neat!
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Postby Tyler » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:37 pm

How many different types of eggs have you made?
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Postby Tyler » Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:38 am

Corey wrote:Source of the post I have the Wifi version of that

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Postby ejhartman91 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:45 pm

Bought the $70 one. Doesn't come until October but that's fine since I see us mostly using it during the winter anyway. I have a former co-worker/buddy that swears this thing cooks meats better than anything he's ever tried. We'll see I guess...
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Postby SleepyChimera » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:59 am

Seems like it would be useless for me. My fiancé and I both eat our steak blue to rare... which literally means it takes less than a few minutes to cook lmao
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Postby ejhartman91 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:25 pm

Update: About a month ago, I got an email from Anova about my Nano precision cooker pre-order. They originally planned to release the Nano this year, but due to undisclosed reasons they are delaying the release until 2018. They gave customers three options: 1. Cancel order/get full refund. 2. Keep order, wait for Nano in 2018. 3. Get an original bluetooth precision cooker (retails for around $120 right now vs. the $70 I paid to pre-order the Nano).
I went with the 3rd option. It was delivered this week. I have not yet used it but I plan to try it with some chicken breast first. Perhaps this weekend?
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Postby Tyler » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:09 pm

Seems like it worked out in your favor. Post pics of you using it.
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Postby ejhartman91 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:54 pm

Tyler wrote:Seems like it worked out in your favor. Post pics of you using it.
Here it is, preheating to 150°F to cook chicken breasts.Image

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Postby Tyler » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:56 pm

What's the point of pre-heating? Couldnt you just put the chicken in while it was warming up and it wouldn't hurt anything?

It's much larger than I would have guessed
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Postby ejhartman91 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:00 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post What's the point of pre-heating? Couldnt you just put the chicken in while it was warming up and it wouldn't hurt anything?

The directions from the app say to preheat the water first. I suppose the only problem that would arise from leaving the meat in the water while it preheats is over cooking it slightly?

Tyler wrote:Source of the post It's much larger than I would have guessed

It is pretty large. I'm contemplating buying one of those rubbermaid food grade storage containers that most sous viders use. Then I could cook more meat. The device I have is supposed to be able to feed up to 8 people. I've only ever cooked 2 pieces of meat at a time.
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Postby Corey » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:10 pm

ejhartman91 wrote:
Tyler wrote:Source of the post What's the point of pre-heating? Couldnt you just put the chicken in while it was warming up and it wouldn't hurt anything?

The directions from the app say to preheat the water first. I suppose the only problem that would arise from leaving the meat in the water while it preheats is over cooking it slightly?

Tyler wrote:Source of the post It's much larger than I would have guessed

It is pretty large. I'm contemplating buying one of those rubbermaid food grade storage containers that most sous viders use. Then I could cook more meat. The device I have is supposed to be able to feed up to 8 people. I've only ever cooked 2 pieces of meat at a time.
That is what I use (12 qt)

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