The Best Sous Vide Machines in 2017

“Sous Vide” is a French word. A literal translation is “Under Vacuum.”
The first thing to do is to pack food in a vacuum sealing bag. Then, immerse in hot water at a consistent temperature for a specified period (typically lower temperature for a more extended period than cooking with fire). This cooking technique has existed for decades, but not for home use because machines were expensive and giant. Now that many Sous Vide machines introduced for home cooking in the last couple of years, Sous Vide became well-known and implemented for home cooking. Here are some popular Sous Vide machines in 2017.

The Best Immersion Circulators

There are mainly two types of Sous Vide machines: immersion circulators and sous vide ovens. Immersion circulators can work with any containers that already exist in your house. You can store them in a kitchen drawer when not in use. They are suitable for those who don’t want another appliance to take space on kitchen counter. Here are three best Sous Vide immersion circulators in 2017.

ChefSteps Joule

It’s nearly half size of competitors. However, ChefSteps Joule’s benefits are not only design. There are many remarkable features. This small gadget needs only 1.5-inch deep water. While it can work fine in a small pot, a manufacturer claims that it can be used in up to 10 gallons of a water container. Read a full review.

Anova WiFi Precision Cooker

It’s probably the most well-known brand for Sous Vide machines. It works with a mobile app to set a timer, schedule, notification, etc. It also works as a standalone device without the app. With a display of temperature and timer on the top, a dial to set temperature on the side. It’s easy to use, and reliable. The latest version uses WiFi to connect to your smartphone. You can even operate the machine away from home. Read a full review.

Gourmia GSV-130

A price of Gourmia GSV-130 is a half or less than competitors. It doesn’t have Wifi or Bluetooth to connect to your smartphone. It only works by pressing buttons on the device. A large digital display on the top is more sophisticated and showing more information than Anova’s.┬áIt doesn’t have outstanding features. But it’s very easy to use, and the price is very appealing. Read a full review.

ProductChefsStep JoulesAnova WiFiGourmia GSV-130
Dimension1.85" x 1.85" x 11"2.75" x 2.75" x 14.75"4" x 5" x 14.5"
Weight1.28 lbs2.5 lbs2.3 lbs
Power1100 watts900 watts1200 watts
Max water valume10 gallons5 gallons3.5 gallons
Min/Max water depth 1.5" / 8"2.5" / 6.25"2.75" / 6"
Max temperature208 degree F210 degree F203 degree F
Wireless TechnologyBluetooth + WiFiBluetooth + WiFin/a
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The Best Sous Vide Ovens

Here are some popular Sous Vide Ovens in 2017. They are all-in-one machines for Sous Vide cooking. They consist of a water bath, heater, thermometer, timers, etc. Since they have a water bath, the size of the machine is large. While immersion circulators are called Kitchen Gadgets, Sous Vide Ovens are considered as small appliances.

Tribest Sousvant

All electric parts are in a bottom base, and a water bath (=carafe) is mounted on the base. The carafe can be removed from the base so you can take it to the sink to fill it up, empty, or wash easily. The carafe are clear all around. Unlike other sous vide ovens, you can perfectly see the progress of cooking without opening the lid. A compact and beautiful design allows the machine take your kitchen space positively. Read a full review.

SousVide Supreme / Supreme Demi

SousVide Supreme and Demi are energy-efficient all-in-one Sous Vide ovens. Well-designed pouch rack can be used in three different ways. A capacity of Supreme is 3 gallons, and Demi is 2.3 gallons. A good insulation makes the machines energy-efficient. The heating system doesn’t need a motor to circulate water, so it’s very quiet operation. You can truly set and forget the machines and do whatever you like until timer goes off. Read a full review.

Gourmia GSV-550 / GSV-900

As immersion circulators, Gourmia has Sous Vide ovens at reasonable prices. Gourmia GSV-550 and GSV-900 are 9qt and 10qt capacity all-in-one Sous Vide ovens. A stainless steel rack comes with both models. They can’t beat SousVide Supreme/Demi in quality and feature, but the prices are much less. Read a full review.

ProductTribest SousVantSousVide SupremeSousVide Supreme DemiGourmia GSV-900Gourmia GSV-550
D x W x H
14.5" x 8" x 15.5"11.4" x 14.2 x 11.410.96" x 12.99" x 11.310" x 15" x 8.75"10.75" x 16" x 8.25"
Weight10 lbs13 lbs9.8 lbs8.3 lbs9 lbs
Power1000 watts850 watts550 watts800 watts525 watts
Water Bath Volume3 gallons3 gallons2.3 gallons2.5 gallons2.25 gallons
Max Temperature194 degrees F210 degrees F210 degrees F212 degrees F194 degrees F
Price $399.00*$429.00*$329.00*$129.99*$74.99*
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