iVide Cooker by SousVideTools Professional Sous Vide Water Bath Thermal Circulator SousVideTools Amazon £42.98 was £140
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iVide Cooker by SousVideTools Professional Sous Vide Water Bath Thermal Circulator SousVideTools Amazon £42.98 was £140

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Found 30th Dec 2018
Bright touch screen working temperature display
App Controlled
Wi-Fi Enabled
Easy to use water proof controls for selecting desired temperature and time
Near silent running
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strewth thought it was a lightsaber?
urbanbushwacker10 m ago

strewth thought it was a lightsaber?


No lightsabers connect to wifi, unlike this according to the user reviews.Was tempted but looking at more reliable models without mobile app over complications.
A quick camelcamelcamel check shows this is a cracking deal.

very tempted but don’t want to have to buy a vacuum sealer and bags too

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Edited by: "squidge13" 30th Dec 2018
squidge1316 m ago

A quick camelcamelcamel check shows this is a cracking deal.very tempted …A quick camelcamelcamel check shows this is a cracking deal.very tempted but don’t want to have to buy a vacuum sealer and bags too[Image]


Don't bother with the vacuum sealer initially, use the freezer bags from IKEA, they work a treat. I ended up having to get a polycarbonate tub for mine as I don't have pots deep enough, they can get quite spendy. It's worth checking the minimum depth before you buy
richrab29 m ago

No lightsabers connect to wifi, unlike this according to the user …No lightsabers connect to wifi, unlike this according to the user reviews.Was tempted but looking at more reliable models without mobile app over complications.


Ive got the anova and its totally useable without the app, but it has come in handy on a few occasions
squidge1325 m ago

A quick camelcamelcamel check shows this is a cracking deal.very tempted …A quick camelcamelcamel check shows this is a cracking deal.very tempted but don’t want to have to buy a vacuum sealer and bags too[Image]


Look up the submersion technique and no need for a vac sealer
Sooooo tempted. Not sure we cook enough though.

Can I really buy this just to get a perfectly tender steak 5 or 6 times a year...
I was going to bite at £80 odd, this is a no brainer.
What do you need along with this to cook food?
So I like my steak and cooking in general as much as my tech geekiness, but I still don't get these. What are they? Sell this to me please
Thanks, OP - purchased! Been close to buying this or the Anova for a while, now. This tipped me over the edge.
18h pork shoulder on as I read this

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I do love a kitchen gadget, but this is one I actually use. Buy one!
Alllfff21 m ago

So I like my steak and cooking in general as much as my tech geekiness, …So I like my steak and cooking in general as much as my tech geekiness, but I still don't get these. What are they? Sell this to me please


At about 55 degrees (we'll stick to beef), meat starts to cook (the proteins/collagen break down). At about 65 degrees, meat starts to lose its moisture, get dry and unpleasant. If your meat gets up to a high temperature for too long, it gets dry. If it does not get up to a high enough temperature, it's raw. Time is also a factor - if you can get meat to 55 degrees for 12-24 hours, it becomes very, very tender, without being at all overcooked or losing moisture.

I currently do this in an oven (a very precise one) with a meat thermometer. This device will free up my oven, and add a level of precision.

Edit: Many will cook at a higher temperature than 55. I'm a bleu/rare fan.
Edited by: "Yossi" 31st Dec 2018
Bought, this guy sold it to me!
Thank you so much i have spent more money. Looked at these loads of times and watched lots of youtube vids so went for this as well. Hope its a good one havent done any research but seems to have a high watage and extras compared to a £100 one on amazon.
We've bought all of their stock... Back up to £132.
Seems to be £131+ now, only Amazon selling it.
squidge133 h, 10 m ago

Sooooo tempted. Not sure we cook enough though. Can I really buy this just …Sooooo tempted. Not sure we cook enough though. Can I really buy this just to get a perfectly tender steak 5 or 6 times a year...


Meat, fish, vegetables... There's other more esoteric recipes/ techniques once you start googling sous vide but I just stick to the basics for now.
Steak, 54C, beef joint 57V. Chicken 66C. Potatoes and carrots 89C. I forget what I set pork at.
I had no success with boiled eggs, but I bought a 6 egg boiler for £6/7 so it's not a problem.
You should try the joule app for temps and timings i use it all the time,especially good for frozen stuff.

play.google.com/sto…_GB
£59.99 plus delivery now
Back down to £59 if anyone still tempted
Managed to get one, thanks OP
About to start baby weaning so this will be great for homemade purées and also handy to get dinner on early and forget about it 😄
almost ordered but didnt....now Ive got a case of the hotukregrets
mgk1 h, 25 m ago

almost ordered but didnt....now Ive got a case of the hotukregrets


I don’t want to make it worse, but I just ate the pork with some bbq sauce and it was super good.
andymg20005 h, 53 m ago

I don’t want to make it worse, but I just ate the pork with some bbq sauce …I don’t want to make it worse, but I just ate the pork with some bbq sauce and it was super good.


Hey it's my identical twin!
mgk15 h, 8 m ago

almost ordered but didnt....now Ive got a case of the hotukregrets


Same. It's amazing how you want something once the price has gone back up
Anyone know of where to get a cheap water bath and lid for these? Amazon and the like want more for a polycarbonate bath than the stick itself!!
Cheers
rupert-hd5 h, 54 m ago

Anyone know of where to get a cheap water bath and lid for these? Amazon …Anyone know of where to get a cheap water bath and lid for these? Amazon and the like want more for a polycarbonate bath than the stick itself!!Cheers



I’ve been using this but lost the lid so have had to use clingfilm which is a little annoying:

amazon.co.uk/dp/B000TM6NEQ

I’ve ordered the one below as it seems to be the same size and has a flat lid. I intend to cut a hole in the top to put the wand through.

amazon.co.uk/dp/B000TAY0UW

This is a good height for the Anova sous vide, but you need to check this is ok for the one on this deal.
Edited by: "andymg2000" 1st Jan
andymg20002 h, 34 m ago

I’ve been using this but lost the lid so have had to use clingfilm which i …I’ve been using this but lost the lid so have had to use clingfilm which is a little annoying:amazon.co.uk/dp/B000TM6NEQI’ve ordered the one below as it seems to be the same size and has a flat lid. I intend to cut a hole in the top to put the wand through.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000TAY0UWThis is a good height for the Anova sous vide, but you need to check this is ok for the one on this deal.


You are a star, thank you, couldn’t see the wood for the trees!! I was searching sous vide container, and they were coming in around £45 for a plastic tub!! This is much more like it
andymg20002 h, 48 m ago

I’ve been using this but lost the lid so have had to use clingfilm which i …I’ve been using this but lost the lid so have had to use clingfilm which is a little annoying:amazon.co.uk/dp/B000TM6NEQI’ve ordered the one below as it seems to be the same size and has a flat lid. I intend to cut a hole in the top to put the wand through.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000TAY0UWThis is a good height for the Anova sous vide, but you need to check this is ok for the one on this deal.

amazon.co.uk/Tra…rch

Going with this I think
rupert-hd11 m ago

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Transparent-Plastic-Kitchen-Storage-Container/dp/B01FPIDQW0/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1546371139&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=20+litre+food+storage+box&dpPl=1&dpID=51EM686irCL&ref=plSrchGoing with this I think



Personally I avoided the hard plastic type as more prone to cracking when cutting the hole. The flexible lids on the ones I sent will be more forgiving. You want the hole to be reasonably fitting to avoid too much steam escaping.

Also, the one you’ve linked to looks quite tall. If the wand won’t reach the bottom then you will have to fill more water to reach the minimum level needed, increasing the preheat time. This might be fine if you are doing big quantities of food, but for me 10 litres is more than enough for most of what I’ll do.

From what I’ve read, the most commonly used size is around 11 litre, but some people do have multiple size containers so they can handle bigger cooks. So you have some perspective on the picture I posted above, this is in the first container I linked to and it’s a 2kg pork joint. You can see here there was quite a bit of room to spare.
andymg20001 h, 36 m ago

Personally I avoided the hard plastic type as more prone to cracking when …Personally I avoided the hard plastic type as more prone to cracking when cutting the hole. The flexible lids on the ones I sent will be more forgiving. You want the hole to be reasonably fitting to avoid too much steam escaping. Also, the one you’ve linked to looks quite tall. If the wand won’t reach the bottom then you will have to fill more water to reach the minimum level needed, increasing the preheat time. This might be fine if you are doing big quantities of food, but for me 10 litres is more than enough for most of what I’ll do.From what I’ve read, the most commonly used size is around 11 litre, but some people do have multiple size containers so they can handle bigger cooks. So you have some perspective on the picture I posted above, this is in the first container I linked to and it’s a 2kg pork joint. You can see here there was quite a bit of room to spare.


Thank you for taking the time to post, all points I hadn’t thought about as it’s all new to me, makes sense what you say, and yes will only be doing meals for 2 so won’t need a big vat.
andymg20001 h, 43 m ago

Personally I avoided the hard plastic type as more prone to cracking when …Personally I avoided the hard plastic type as more prone to cracking when cutting the hole. The flexible lids on the ones I sent will be more forgiving. You want the hole to be reasonably fitting to avoid too much steam escaping. Also, the one you’ve linked to looks quite tall. If the wand won’t reach the bottom then you will have to fill more water to reach the minimum level needed, increasing the preheat time. This might be fine if you are doing big quantities of food, but for me 10 litres is more than enough for most of what I’ll do.From what I’ve read, the most commonly used size is around 11 litre, but some people do have multiple size containers so they can handle bigger cooks. So you have some perspective on the picture I posted above, this is in the first container I linked to and it’s a 2kg pork joint. You can see here there was quite a bit of room to spare.


Just ordered the second one you posted with the flat lid, arriving on Friday
Was going to ask you what Vacuum machine you using, but I think it’s a FoodSaver I can see in your picture? Any thoughts what’s the best around the £50 mark, I’m thinking the Andrew James professional....
rupert-hd17 m ago

Just ordered the second one you posted with the flat lid, arriving on …Just ordered the second one you posted with the flat lid, arriving on Friday Was going to ask you what Vacuum machine you using, but I think it’s a FoodSaver I can see in your picture? Any thoughts what’s the best around the £50 mark, I’m thinking the Andrew James professional....


I didn't order on the end (wish I had) I researched vacuum machines and lots of guides suggest you can get away without one and just use zip lock bags.

They do say however that vegetables are much better with a vacuum sealed bag, meat and fish it doesn't seem to matter.
squidge139 m ago

I didn't order on the end (wish I had) I researched vacuum machines and …I didn't order on the end (wish I had) I researched vacuum machines and lots of guides suggest you can get away without one and just use zip lock bags. They do say however that vegetables are much better with a vacuum sealed bag, meat and fish it doesn't seem to matter.


I’m taking shared parental leave for 3 months next month so I will be in charge of cooking 😬 hoping to do some batch cooking so a vacuum machine will be handy especially for making and freezing purées for the baby.
Thanks for the information though as it’s another great way to not have to splash another load of cash on something that’s potentially not needed.
rupert-hd34 m ago

Just ordered the second one you posted with the flat lid, arriving on …Just ordered the second one you posted with the flat lid, arriving on Friday Was going to ask you what Vacuum machine you using, but I think it’s a FoodSaver I can see in your picture? Any thoughts what’s the best around the £50 mark, I’m thinking the Andrew James professional....


I just had a quick look at the Andrew James one. A bit concerned at one of the reviews that said it didn't work with other bags than those that came with it. The review might be talking rubbish but worth checking a bit more.

This one doesn't look too bad:
amazon.co.uk/gp/…Z83

A few people saying it didn't seal after a while, but one said this was due to storing it closed which damaged the air seal (I think they mean with the pressure clips engaged), so maybe most of the poor reviews are the same problem.

I couldn't decide either when it came to picking the sealer. I opted to look at more expensive models thinking they were likely to be better built, which might be completely stupid, but who knows. I was just a bit put off by some of the reviews of the cheaper options. That said, I picked my Foodsaver V2860 up for £70 off gumtree with three big rolls of bags included. Might be worth having a look as these seem to pop up quite a lot (also on ebay).
rupert-hd10 m ago

I’m taking shared parental leave for 3 months next month so I will be in c …I’m taking shared parental leave for 3 months next month so I will be in charge of cooking 😬 hoping to do some batch cooking so a vacuum machine will be handy especially for making and freezing purées for the baby.Thanks for the information though as it’s another great way to not have to splash another load of cash on something that’s potentially not needed.


Ah the joy of baby weening. I lost days of my life steaming, blitzing and adding tofu to a range of fruit and veg.

All very worthwhile though of course.
andymg20006 m ago

I just had a quick look at the Andrew James one. A bit concerned at one of …I just had a quick look at the Andrew James one. A bit concerned at one of the reviews that said it didn't work with other bags than those that came with it. The review might be talking rubbish but worth checking a bit more.This one doesn't look too bad:https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06XR5RZ83A few people saying it didn't seal after a while, but one said this was due to storing it closed which damaged the air seal (I think they mean with the pressure clips engaged), so maybe most of the poor reviews are the same problem.I couldn't decide either when it came to picking the sealer. I opted to look at more expensive models thinking they were likely to be better built, which might be completely stupid, but who knows. I was just a bit put off by some of the reviews of the cheaper options. That said, I picked my Foodsaver V2860 up for £70 off gumtree with three big rolls of bags included. Might be worth having a look as these seem to pop up quite a lot (also on ebay).


Well spotted, no good if it only uses proprietary bags, gumtree and eBay are great ideas as well, will keep my eyes peeled.
The one you linked to on Amazon looks good, I have a kettle by the same company and fair play it’s well made and gets a load of use with baby bottles.
Again thanks for taking the time to post
squidge134 m ago

Ah the joy of baby weening. I lost days of my life steaming, blitzing and …Ah the joy of baby weening. I lost days of my life steaming, blitzing and adding tofu to a range of fruit and veg. All very worthwhile though of course.


I reckon pie and chips will do the little Munchkin, but the wife has other ideas
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