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What if you could get perfectly-cooked steaks, briskets and fish without the hassle of grills, frying pans or ovens? For shoppers willing to get creative in the kitchen, a sous vide may be the tool you never knew you needed.
What is sous vide?
Sous vide is a low and slow cooking method in which food is placed in a vacuum-sealed bag and slowly cooked in temperature-controlled water. Literally translated, the French phrase means "under vacuum."
With a sous vide machine, water never boils or fluctuates in temperature, which creates a hyper-controlled cooking environment. While sous vide is a favourite for tenderizing tough proteins, the cooking method goes beyond the butcher shop. At-home chefs can experiment with vegetables, eggs and even Hollandaise sauce with their sous vide.
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The sous vide attaches to your pot or container with an adjustable clamp so users can set it and forget it. It has a 360-degree water circulation system and a temperature range of 25-99℃ (77-203℉). A fuss-free tool for busy chefs, the unit automatically shuts off when its timer and temperature reach their set value.
What people are saying
The Fityou sous vide has earned an average rating of 4.5 stars from Amazon shoppers, who give it top marks for value, accuracy and flavour.
According to one shopper, the sous vide is "easy to use" and "whisper quiet." They say it creates the "perfect doneness and tenderness" for pork tenderloins, briskets, salmon, and steaks.
"It works flawlessly," says another. It's "super easy to use" and overall, a "really great buy," they write.
The sous vide is a "workhorse;" for everything from steaks to briskets, it deserves an "enthusiastic five stars," writes a third reviewer.
Despite hundreds of five-star ratings, some users note the sous vide "cuts off" temperature and power when the timer is done, so if you want a unit that will hold its temperature after cooking is completed, then "this is not your tool."
With hundreds of reviews singing its praises, many Amazon shoppers give the Fityou sous vide an "enthusiastic five stars." The unit is on sale until midnight, so the countdown is on to score one on sale. However, some shoppers note the sous vide's automatic shut-off may not be for everyone, something to keep in mind when placing your order.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.