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  • Da' Moose
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    • Mar 2017
    • 38

    Chefman Sous vide

    So the wife just called from the local Kroger and said they have a "chefman RJ9-WiFi" sous vide cooker on sale, and I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with this brand or model?
  • MBMorgan
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    #2
    I've got no personal experience with Chefman ... but it sure looks like an Anova knockoff. Here it is on Amazon:

    https://www.amazon.com/Chefman-Sous-.../dp/B07B4D5PR2

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    • Potkettleblack
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      • Grill: Grilla Original / Weber Genesis EP-330 / OK Joe Bronco Drum
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        Disqus: Le Chef - (something something something) - it changes

      #3
      Not a few really bad reviews on Amazon. Likely another Chinese company that took tech from the various American companies that made the mistake of having Chinese factories make their gear.
      Last edited by Potkettleblack; January 7, 2019, 09:50 AM. Reason: spell check

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        #4
        I am with PKB. Plus, these things tend to have atrocious customer service. As is noted in a few of the reviews.

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        • Da' Moose
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          • Mar 2017
          • 38

          #5
          well, she bought it anyway so we'll give it a shot and let you know how it goes.

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          • Spinaker
            Spinaker commented
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            Hopefully it works out. They have many that seem to love it. Let us know what you think of the unit.

          • Potkettleblack
            Potkettleblack commented
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            A lot of positive reviews, as well. So, good luck.
        • Bighorn Dave
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          • Aug 2018
          • 243
          • Nampa, Idaho

          #6
          Originally posted by Da' Moose View Post
          well, she bought it anyway so we'll give it a shot and let you know how it goes.
          If the price was right not a bad way to get your feet wet so to speak. Hope it works out. I did a review search and those machines garnered mixed results as can be expected with pretty much any product these days.

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          • jtw
            jtw
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            • Sep 2018
            • 15
            • Farmington, MI

            #7
            I bought one (no wi-fi) for $49 last year from one of those deal-a-day sites. It works well, and fortunately I've had no need to deal with customer service. I figured that even if it worked at all for a while, it would be a decent way to figure out if even wanted to do sous vide at all. So far so good.

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            • Steve R.
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              • Jul 2016
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              • Elizabethtown, KY
              • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 26" kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Weber Smokey Mountain 22" w/ Guru adapter.

              #8
              I'm not saying this device is good or bad, but I found an app awhile back that is supposed to analyze the reviews to determine if they are legit.

              https://www.cnet.com/how-to/spot-fak...with-fakespot/

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              • Da' Moose
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                • Mar 2017
                • 38

                #9
                So I've used this twice since receiving it and it worked well both times.

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                • Huskee
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                  Happy ending!

                • klflowers
                  klflowers commented
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                  Great! We love our machine - Anova we got cheap during Amazon Xmas in July or something. We use it quite a bit now. The SVQ pastrami using a commercial corned beef was off the chain, as my younguns say.

                • Troutman
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                  So he got a happy ending? Huskee
              • Timbo54
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                • May 2018
                • 149
                • Roseville , Ca

                #10
                I bought a cheap Sous Vide device from Amazon a couple of years ago. Since it has been discontinued after many bad reviews ( Forsous brand ). Mine works great and allowed me to see if it was worth it....Yes it is, got a Sous vide pastrami going now.
                You might check the accuracy with a thermometer to see if its within range.
                Good luck, I think your going to love it.

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