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Advice for first Sous Vide stick

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  • Jon Liebers
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    big thumbs up for Joule by ChefSteps, you will be very happy.

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  • Bkhuna
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    I started off with sous vide several year ago by reading the Serious Eats and Modernist Cuisine web sites. I can't see the utility of buying a book, although I do admit to using a tablet in the kitchen at times when I'm trying to follow a new recipe.

  • stratfordwill
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    Another +1 for the Anova, and for Troutman's comments. My experience has been the same. SV is awesome in it's own right for things like corn, fish, and eggs. But in combination with grilling and smoking, it's an invaluable enhancement to your toolkit. Be sure to check out serious eats sous vide section for recipes and ideas. (there's also really good pressure cooker stuff on serious eats, but alas, I think Troutman has probably already seen it and remains unconvinced)

  • BBQ_Steve-O
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    This test/comparison article from Serious Eats might help you decide: https://www.seriouseats.com/2018/12/...rculators.html

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  • treesmacker
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    Seems you already bought, but I just want to recommend this to anybody who wants one... I've been using mine regularly, in fact it is running now since Sunday evening, 48 hours into a 72 hour cook... it is accurate, quiet, corrosion resistant, and very sturdy. I'm not sure why it isn't mentioned much - Anova seems to be the go to, but seems expensive to me... https://www.amazon.com/Gramercy-Kitc...sr=1-1-catcorr

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  • new2smoking
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    Photos of 33 days Umai Dry aged Prime strip, trimmed, cut, labelled & vacuum bagged for freezer
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  • new2smoking
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    Like this use for the vacuum bagging: Costco prime strip, aged 34 days in Umai Dry bag, trimmed, cut and frozen yesterday. (photos on page 2 of this thread)
    Last edited by new2smoking; July 16th, 2019, 06:16 PM.

  • bollingknowles
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    I’ve been completely happy with my anova. Like others have mentioned, i don’t use the bells and whistles. Just plug it in, set it, and let it do its thing.

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  • Old Glory
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    I have the Joule and love using it. My neighbor has the Anova and he loves it as well.

    I don't think you can go wrong.

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  • jumbo7676
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    If you search Amazon for Prime Day FoodSaver you get a few options on sale.

  • grantgallagher
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    I have the instant pot one and its been a champ. Use it about 3 times a week for the last 8 months and its never freaked out. You dont need a vac sealer for sous vide but it helps a lot for preseasoning meals and freezing so you can pull it out the freezer and right into sous vide. Generally speaking you gotta add an extra hour if its frozen but usually that isnt a big pain.

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  • raven
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    Thank you for all your help and input! I decided to get the Anova. I think the major deciding factor was that we just don't know too much about the IP for longevity so the well established brand with a good reputation stood out. Now time to find a good but cheap vacuum sealer. The MCS continues!

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  • Michael Brinton
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    I'd go with the Anova too. The clip that holds it in place broke on mine. I emailed the company to buy a new clip but they sent one for free.

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  • Troutman
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    I've never been able to get the Wi-Fi to work, it doesn't ever want to recognize my networks. Be that as it may, I'm like you, what real good does it do? The only thing it might come in handy for is if you are running late getting home and you want to extend a timed cook.

  • Huskee
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    I agree

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