Simple Sous Vide

With a sous vide machine in the kitchen, whipping up restaurant-style dishes is easy. Though the French method may sound overly complicated, getting delicious sous vide results is totally doable for any home cook thanks to the immersion circulator from Kitchen Gizmo. The slim design is low maintenance but highly performing. There are no bells and whistles, just pared-down functionality that we found intuitive to use. Just set the timer and temperature, and the circulator takes it from there. It keeps the heat consistent, so food cooks evenly. This is especially great for cooking meat, because it keeps things perfectly pink and juicy inside without overcooking the surface. There’s a recipe book for inspiration, or you can wing it, like we did—and we still ended up with delicious steaks (just sear the outside before serving). This streamlined tool keeps things simple, so you get tasty and impressive results.

Kitchen Gizmo

Sous Vide Immersion Circulator

Simple Sous Vide

With a sous vide machine in the kitchen, whipping up restaurant-style dishes is easy. Though the French method may sound overly complicated, getting delicious sous vide results is totally doable for any home cook thanks to the immersion circulator from Kitchen Gizmo. The slim design is low maintenance but highly performing. There are no bells and whistles, just pared-down functionality that we found intuitive to use. Just set the timer and temperature, and the circulator takes it from there. It keeps the heat consistent, so food cooks evenly. This is especially great for cooking meat, because it keeps things perfectly pink and juicy inside without overcooking the surface. There’s a recipe book for inspiration, or you can wing it, like we did—and we still ended up with delicious steaks (just sear the outside before serving). This streamlined tool keeps things simple, so you get tasty and impressive results.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Josh
    Josh

    Hello, everyone! We're all happy to introduce Kitchen Gizmo's Sous Vide to The Grommet. I'll be here today to answer any questions you have!

  • Denise
    Denise
    3/2/2017 10:23 AM

    I've always wanted to try this, finally an affordable option. Thanks Josh!

  • Josh
    Josh – Special Guest
    3/2/2017 10:53 AM

    Thank you! @Denise. Even though it is affordable we made sure not to scrimp on quality.

  • Kris
    Kris
    3/2/2017 11:04 AM

    I don't like the idea of cooking in plastic bags, is there another way to achieve the great results?

  • Brenda
    Brenda
    3/2/2017 11:15 AM

    @Kris You can cook in glass jars and the Grommet has a reusable bag on here somewhere that you can use too.

  • Josh
    Josh – Special Guest
    3/2/2017 11:18 AM

    Thanks for the question @Kris. There is a method of cooking in a canning jar but it will not work with most recipes and is not recommended.

    I just want to mention that if you only use Sous vide bags or even any good quality plastic bags you do not have anything to worry about.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/2/2017 11:20 AM

    Loving the suggestion, Brenda. It's true we do, Kris. Here it is.

  • Josh
    Josh – Special Guest
    3/2/2017 11:34 AM

    @Mike I was unaware of those. That is a great product!

  • Brenda
    Brenda
    3/2/2017 11:15 AM

    Wow! That is a great price. I have a Sous Vide and I can't imagine a kitchen without one now. Steaks, pulled pork and the flexibility and precision are all reasons to get one. I am so excited you brought this to the Grommet!

  • Josh
    Josh – Special Guest
    3/2/2017 11:19 AM

    Thank you @Brenda I appreciate the positive excitement.

  • Sharron
    Sharron
    3/2/2017 11:21 AM

    We don't eat much meat. Is this good for fish or chicken? Are there other foods recommended to prepare this way?

  • Josh
    Josh – Special Guest
    3/2/2017 11:23 AM

    Great question @Sharron, thank you. Yes, you can use this for poultry, seafood, and even vegetables and desserts. The versatility of the Sous Vide circulator is one of its main advantages.

  • Josh
    Josh – Special Guest
    3/2/2017 11:26 AM

    I forgot to mention it is a great tool to get that perfect egg. You can fine-tune the temperature and time to get the exact amount of doneness that you like.

  • saul
    saul
    3/2/2017 11:46 AM

    Can you cook multiple steaks or just one at a time?

  • Josh
    Josh – Special Guest
    3/2/2017 11:56 AM

    Thank you for the question @saul. You can cook multiple steaks. If they do not properly fit into a single bag, then you can also divide them into separate bags.

  • Leonard
    Leonard
    3/2/2017 11:49 AM

    Do you have to use special immersion bags?

  • Josh
    Josh – Special Guest
    3/2/2017 11:55 AM

    Sorry @leonard, we do not have the bags included.

  • Karen
    Karen
    3/2/2017 11:50 AM

    @Josh do the Sous Vide plastic bags come with the purchase or is it a separate order?

  • Josh
    Josh – Special Guest
    3/2/2017 11:54 AM

    Sorry @Karen, we do not have the bags included.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/2/2017 12:14 PM
  • Leonard
    Leonard
    3/2/2017 11:51 AM

    What kind of bag do you recommend?

  • Josh
    Josh – Special Guest
    3/2/2017 12:17 PM

    @Leonard We do not restrict to any specific brand. Just make sure that it is food grade good quality plastic.

  • Michael
    Michael
    3/2/2017 12:22 PM

    Does the pot have to be a certain size, a certain quantity of water ?

    could you sear the steak before hand, refrigerate then sous vide it ?

    is it a special bag and where would you get them ?

  • Josh
    Josh – Special Guest
    3/2/2017 12:36 PM

    Thank you @Michael for the questions.

    1. Does not have to be a specific size. As long as the water reaches between the min and max levels, it will be fine. Also, make sure that the water covers the food.

    2. I would recommend to first sous vide it and then to sear, but you can definitely pre-sear.

    3. Any freezer bag with a zip lock will work.

  • Renee
    Renee
    3/2/2017 12:47 PM

    Is this the same version that is available on amazon?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/2/2017 12:49 PM

    Possibly, Renee, but ours is better...

  • Thomas
    Thomas
    3/2/2017 12:51 PM

    How long does it take to cook the steak you used in the demo.

    Tom

  • Claire
    Claire
    3/2/2017 1:11 PM

    How do you keep the plastic bag with the food in it submerged? I can see how it would float to the top of the pan leaving the water mostly beneath the plastic bag. That concerns me since I don't know how to keep the food submerged in order to cook properly. Thanks! Claire P.

  • Josh
    Josh – Special Guest
    3/2/2017 1:59 PM

    Good question @Claire. There are multiple tools and hacks on how to keep the bags submerged. If the bag is completely airtight then it won't float. However sometimes a small air bubble can make it rise to the top, some people put a knife in the bag together with the food or food grade weights.

  • judith
    judith
    3/2/2017 1:21 PM

    I order wild salmon from Vital Choice and it comes frozen in airtight plastic. Can I simply cook the frozen bag using your produce?

  • Josh
    Josh – Special Guest
    3/2/2017 2:02 PM

    @judith Sure, just make sure to set the timer for half the time longer. So, let's say you were supposed to cook it for 40 minutes then set the timer for 60 (40/2=20, 40+20=60).

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Kitchen Gizmo

Sous Vide Immersion Circulator

Simple Sous Vide

With a sous vide machine in the kitchen, whipping up restaurant-style dishes is easy. Though the French method may sound overly complicated, getting delicious sous vide results is totally doable for any home cook thanks to the immersion circulator from Kitchen Gizmo.

The slim design is low maintenance but highly performing.
There are no bells and whistles, just pared-down functionality that we found intuitive to use.

Just set the timer and temperature, and the circulator takes it from there. It keeps the heat consistent, so food cooks evenly. This is especially great for cooking meat, because it keeps things perfectly pink and juicy inside without overcooking the surface.

There’s a recipe book for inspiration, or you can wing it, like we did—and we still ended up with delicious steaks (just sear the outside before serving). This streamlined tool keeps things simple, so you get tasty and impressive results.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Josh
    Josh

    Hello, everyone! We're all happy to introduce Kitchen Gizmo's Sous Vide to The Grommet. I'll be here today to answer any questions you have!

  • Denise
    Denise
    3/2/2017 10:23 AM

    I've always wanted to try this, finally an affordable option. Thanks Josh!

  • Josh
    Josh – Special Guest
    3/2/2017 10:53 AM

    Thank you! @Denise. Even though it is affordable we made sure not to scrimp on quality.

  • Kris
    Kris
    3/2/2017 11:04 AM

    I don't like the idea of cooking in plastic bags, is there another way to achieve the great results?

  • Brenda
    Brenda
    3/2/2017 11:15 AM

    @Kris You can cook in glass jars and the Grommet has a reusable bag on here somewhere that you can use too.

  • Josh
    Josh – Special Guest
    3/2/2017 11:18 AM

    Thanks for the question @Kris. There is a method of cooking in a canning jar but it will not work with most recipes and is not recommended.

    I just want to mention that if you only use Sous vide bags or even any good quality plastic bags you do not have anything to worry about.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/2/2017 11:20 AM

    Loving the suggestion, Brenda. It's true we do, Kris. Here it is.

  • Josh
    Josh – Special Guest
    3/2/2017 11:34 AM

    @Mike I was unaware of those. That is a great product!

  • Brenda
    Brenda
    3/2/2017 11:15 AM

    Wow! That is a great price. I have a Sous Vide and I can't imagine a kitchen without one now. Steaks, pulled pork and the flexibility and precision are all reasons to get one. I am so excited you brought this to the Grommet!

  • Josh
    Josh – Special Guest
    3/2/2017 11:19 AM

    Thank you @Brenda I appreciate the positive excitement.

  • Sharron
    Sharron
    3/2/2017 11:21 AM

    We don't eat much meat. Is this good for fish or chicken? Are there other foods recommended to prepare this way?

  • Josh
    Josh – Special Guest
    3/2/2017 11:23 AM

    Great question @Sharron, thank you. Yes, you can use this for poultry, seafood, and even vegetables and desserts. The versatility of the Sous Vide circulator is one of its main advantages.

  • Josh
    Josh – Special Guest
    3/2/2017 11:26 AM

    I forgot to mention it is a great tool to get that perfect egg. You can fine-tune the temperature and time to get the exact amount of doneness that you like.

  • saul
    saul
    3/2/2017 11:46 AM

    Can you cook multiple steaks or just one at a time?

  • Josh
    Josh – Special Guest
    3/2/2017 11:56 AM

    Thank you for the question @saul. You can cook multiple steaks. If they do not properly fit into a single bag, then you can also divide them into separate bags.

  • Leonard
    Leonard
    3/2/2017 11:49 AM

    Do you have to use special immersion bags?

  • Josh
    Josh – Special Guest
    3/2/2017 11:55 AM

    Sorry @leonard, we do not have the bags included.

  • Karen
    Karen
    3/2/2017 11:50 AM

    @Josh do the Sous Vide plastic bags come with the purchase or is it a separate order?

  • Josh
    Josh – Special Guest
    3/2/2017 11:54 AM

    Sorry @Karen, we do not have the bags included.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/2/2017 12:14 PM
  • Leonard
    Leonard
    3/2/2017 11:51 AM

    What kind of bag do you recommend?

  • Josh
    Josh – Special Guest
    3/2/2017 12:17 PM

    @Leonard We do not restrict to any specific brand. Just make sure that it is food grade good quality plastic.

  • Michael
    Michael
    3/2/2017 12:22 PM

    Does the pot have to be a certain size, a certain quantity of water ?

    could you sear the steak before hand, refrigerate then sous vide it ?

    is it a special bag and where would you get them ?

  • Josh
    Josh – Special Guest
    3/2/2017 12:36 PM

    Thank you @Michael for the questions.

    1. Does not have to be a specific size. As long as the water reaches between the min and max levels, it will be fine. Also, make sure that the water covers the food.

    2. I would recommend to first sous vide it and then to sear, but you can definitely pre-sear.

    3. Any freezer bag with a zip lock will work.

  • Renee
    Renee
    3/2/2017 12:47 PM

    Is this the same version that is available on amazon?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/2/2017 12:49 PM

    Possibly, Renee, but ours is better...

  • Thomas
    Thomas
    3/2/2017 12:51 PM

    How long does it take to cook the steak you used in the demo.

    Tom

  • Claire
    Claire
    3/2/2017 1:11 PM

    How do you keep the plastic bag with the food in it submerged? I can see how it would float to the top of the pan leaving the water mostly beneath the plastic bag. That concerns me since I don't know how to keep the food submerged in order to cook properly. Thanks! Claire P.

  • Josh
    Josh – Special Guest
    3/2/2017 1:59 PM

    Good question @Claire. There are multiple tools and hacks on how to keep the bags submerged. If the bag is completely airtight then it won't float. However sometimes a small air bubble can make it rise to the top, some people put a knife in the bag together with the food or food grade weights.

  • judith
    judith
    3/2/2017 1:21 PM

    I order wild salmon from Vital Choice and it comes frozen in airtight plastic. Can I simply cook the frozen bag using your produce?

  • Josh
    Josh – Special Guest
    3/2/2017 2:02 PM

    @judith Sure, just make sure to set the timer for half the time longer. So, let's say you were supposed to cook it for 40 minutes then set the timer for 60 (40/2=20, 40+20=60).

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.