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10 Great Reasons to get a Sous Vide Water Bath

Sous vide … You’ve heard it mentioned on cooking shows and you suspect your favourite steak restaurant has been cooking sous vide behind those closed kitchen doors. Perhaps you are tempted to try this whole sous vide thing out for yourself. So, if you are on the fence and toying with the idea of buying a Sous Vide Supreme, here are just a few reasons why your home needs one.

1. Makes incredible, perfectly cooked food.

The SousVide Supreme Water Oven allows you to cook at a very precise temperature, making it virtually impossible to overcook or undercook your food. Conventional ovens or stove top cooking requires an amount of skill (or guesswork) that is totally eliminated with SousVide Supreme.

For a steak that is guaranteed medium-rare, simply set the device to 134°F/ 56.5°C. As the temperature is so precise, the meat will be cooked the same all the way through.

So, no more dry edges or rare centres. Another great advantage is, if your guests are late, you can leave the steak in the water bath for hours – it will stay the exact same temperature and will still be medium rare. Do you need any more reasons than that to get one?

2. Simple and consistent.

We all have bad days in the kitchen- food gets burned and tempers get frayed. As the SousVide Supreme has a very precise temperature gauge, it’s really very hard to mess up.

If you aren’t a very good cook – not a problem! Sous vide is as simple to use as a microwave. You put your packaged food in, set the timer and once the bell rings, your food is ready to eat.

3. Makes healthier and more nutritious food.

Cooking food in a vacuum sealer bag means that all the natural juices and vitamins are retained. They aren’t boiled off or steamed away like in conventional cooking. Food cooked in the SousVide Supreme retains its colour and form.

You don’t need added butters and oils to moisten dry meat or vegetables anymore. Everything cooked with the SousVide Supreme is perfectly delicious on its own.

Natural flavours are enhanced with this type of cooking. Dry gritty meats and limp discoloured vegetables can become a thing of the past.

4. A lean, green machine.

This device will use very little electricity compared to most of your kitchen appliances. Once heated to temperature it uses about the same amount of electricity as a 60W bulb.

It’s also very well insulated which means your kitchen won’t feel like a furnace when you’re cooking on a hot summer’s day.

5. Save you money.

The SousVide Supreme makes flank steak taste like filet mignon. By cooking meat in a closed vacuum pouch; it creates a humid environment that essentially braises the meat.

It can turn cheap cuts of meat into a five-star meal. This means a huge saving on your butcher’s bill.

6. Mean fewer dirty dishes.

Sometimes life is just too busy, and you don’t have the time or energy to wash pots and pans. With the SousVide Supreme, you can make a perfectly cooked chicken breast, which is moist and tender, and have very little washing up to do afterwards.

You could sear it for a few seconds in the pan, or you could eat it straight away in a warm chicken salad, meaning all you need to clean is your salad bowl.

7. Helps meal planning.

If you are cooking something like salmon steaks or lamb chops, why not cook six extra for use another time. Then all you need do is quick chill and freeze them. This way, you can pluck that ready cooked meat (fish, chops, steak, roasts, or poultry) from the freezer whenever you need it.

8. Makes gourmet cooking easy. 

Some recipes, like home-made custard, crème brulee, or béarnaise sauce are just too finicky and time consuming to make at home. They are hard to get right and there is nothing worse than making custard that is a curdled mess.

However with the Sous Vide Supreme, it’s effortless to make these types of recipes. You can make flawless custards, impressive butter sauces and home-made ice-cream bases without breaking a sweat.

9. Impress your guests and make entertaining a breeze. 

Sometimes it’s hard not to get caught up in a conversation, and suddenly dinner is ruined. With the SousVide Supreme you can have dinner cooked and ready to go before your guests even arrive. Plus it will stay perfectly cooked, so you can enjoy the evening.

When guests taste your sous vide cooked food, they are going to be impressed. In fact, you might find that all talk around the dinner table will revolve around the SousVide Supreme. You can be pretty sure that by the end of the night, they will all want one too.

One commenter wrote to us and said, ‘I never get tired of hearing my guests say it is the best meal they’ve ever eaten!’

10. Unleash your creative genius. 

It’s so versatile, the possibilities are endless! With this device, you can make infused spirits, such as Limoncello. You can temper chocolate like a pro, and make all your food taste like it came straight from a fine dining restaurant.

The SousVide Supreme will make you feel like a culinary professional in your own home.