Sansaire Sous Vide Machine
The Sansaire Sous Vide Machine uses the newest craze of water bath cooking at home using exact temperatures to cook foods like steaks, chops and fish.
Ease of Use/Performance: 5/5
How much I enjoy 5/5
I have the second in my sous vide cooking reviews with another handy way to cook that has been a standard in high end restaurants. Sous Vide cooking is taking food in a plastic bag and slowly bringing it up to the temperature you need.
This water bath cooking keeps food at the right temperature so that you can keep it there for easy final prepping just before serving. A restaurant can keep dozens of steaks, chops and other foods at a medium rare state and simply toss it on a grill or pan for that final sear just before serving.
This is how a restaurant can have food out to diners quickly without having to wait for their food to fully cook after ordering. Sous Vide is cooking at a specific temperature like 122 for medium rare with that perfect sear finalized in a pan.
I have gotten pretty good at salmon steaks and my family is really enjoying the fresh fish we have been getting from our local store using the sous vide method. I have also tried a few new things using this second machine like pulled pork and vegetables.
A popular vegetable lately in stores is seasoned or sauced vegetables cooked in a microwave and ready to serve in minutes. Take these bags and simply toss in a Ziploc bag to dunk in with your meat for a half hour and you have a full meal in the same pot.
Green Giant and Birdseye have come up with a wide variety of vegetables and vegetables with beans or rice that make a great side dish for your main meats. The convenience of being able to cook both in the same pot and only having to wash up one pan that you use to sear you meat makes for an easy to clean up meal.
The pulled pork is another that has quickly become a favorite in my home and will continue to be a welcome addition to our growing favorites. Take a pork roast or chicken and sous vide at 140 degrees for a couple days and you will have tender pull apart meat.
Yes, I did say a couple of days, you need to ensure the pot has water because after 12 hours some of it will evaporate but you get tender fall apart meat that is perfect for barbeque sandwiches. A quick sear and some rub before cooking and some sauce right before serving gives you an excellent dinner or lunch that was easy to make as well as delicious.
The Sansaire Sous Vide Machine has a bottom heating element with a hole on the side for water circulation and the top dial adjustment for easy control. The power cord comes out and uses a common removable wall cord for easy storage but the top buttons make this setup very easy to use.
The blue light up display shows either the current temperature or the temperature your trying to cook at with the simple press of the top temperature button to switch between them. The Sansaire Sous Vide Machine has a safety reset switch to prevent you from burning out the element so you don’t have to worry if you do use it and the water gets too low.
The Sous Vide Machine works well without any problems but the clip that you use to position the appliance on the side of your pot only has two positions. Unlike the previous sous vide appliance that has an adjustable clamp this one is a simple spring loaded clip but was not a deal breaker for me at all.
I much prefer the simple use of the clip over having to tighten down the clamp on the other sous vide cooker that worked well but took just a few seconds more to set up. Between the two machines that only real difference I saw was in cost with the Sansaire actually being about $20 more.
The Sansaire Sous Vide Machine worked well and I really enjoyed using it with a new but simple way to cook foods like steaks, chops and fish easily. Cook like a chef with the Sansaire Sous Vide machine which costs about $200 and is available at Amazon or directly from the Sansaire website.
Simple and easy to cook foods
Keeps foods at the perfect temp for hours
No exact timing required
Creates chef quality steaks, chops and fish
Takes longer to cook