Sous Vide Wand at Aldi from 19 October - £49.99
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Sous Vide Wand at Aldi from 19 October - £49.99

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Edited by:"Newbold"Found 13th Oct
Turn any Cooking Pot into a Sous Vide Cooker! Sous Vide Wands for only £49.99 from Thursday, 19th October.

With the usual 3 year warranty.

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Jetset19814 m ago

If that's the extent of your knowledge, best off moving along and sticking …If that's the extent of your knowledge, best off moving along and sticking to what you know

Yep that is the extent of my knowledge so I had another look, and yep a water heater.

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Darzen17 m ago

Just had a look on YouTube and it just seems to be an expensive water …Just had a look on YouTube and it just seems to be an expensive water heater.

If that's the extent of your knowledge, best off moving along and sticking to what you know
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Also available online from tomorrow.

Good price depending on the quality. Personally I think the extra £24 for the tried and trusted market leader Anova is worth it.
hotukdeals.com/dea…595

I recently purchased the Anova version after a post on here. I've only used it for steaks so far but have to say I'm very impressed with the results, better than any restaurant steaks and you can get one hell of a piece of meat for £20!

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Or there's a Lakeland version for £99.99 - lakeland.co.uk/315…and


One advantage of that one is the astoundingly good reputation they have for sorting out any problems within the 3 year warranty period - John Lewis style (before John Lewis went sh1t).

Newbold20 m ago

Or there's a Lakeland version for £99.99 - …Or there's a Lakeland version for £99.99 - http://www.lakeland.co.uk/31573/Lakeland-Sous-Vide-WandOne advantage of that one is the astoundingly good reputation they have for sorting out any problems within the 3 year warranty period - John Lewis style (before John Lewis went sh1t).


Just had to Claim on a JL warranty, Could not fault them personally. Asked me to dispose of faulty item and they refunded my card same day and .

Just had a look on YouTube and it just seems to be an expensive water heater.

Darzen17 m ago

Just had a look on YouTube and it just seems to be an expensive water …Just had a look on YouTube and it just seems to be an expensive water heater.

If that's the extent of your knowledge, best off moving along and sticking to what you know

Interested in this. Shame it doesn't have WiFi like the Anovo one so you can start it remotely, but the Anovo has reports of poor customer service under warranty. Nice that this device has the usual three year Aldi warranty.

Jetset19814 m ago

If that's the extent of your knowledge, best off moving along and sticking …If that's the extent of your knowledge, best off moving along and sticking to what you know

Yep that is the extent of my knowledge so I had another look, and yep a water heater.

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I don't believe it!
Edited by: "pet2000" 13th Oct

Jetset198123 m ago

If that's the extent of your knowledge, best off moving along and sticking …If that's the extent of your knowledge, best off moving along and sticking to what you know


That's exactly what it is - a water heater! No magic about it - it heats water...

So - if that's the extent of your knowledge I would keep such comments to yourself!
Edited by: "paolo" 13th Oct

Jetset19812 h, 55 m ago

Good price depending on the quality. Personally I think the extra £24 for …Good price depending on the quality. Personally I think the extra £24 for the tried and trusted market leader Anova is worth it. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/1st-gen-anova-precision-cooker-amazing-price-at-74-for-the-wifi-model-was-189-anova-culinary-2789595

This is out of stock

Darzen3 h, 19 m ago

Yep that is the extent of my knowledge so I had another look, and yep a …Yep that is the extent of my knowledge so I had another look, and yep a water heater.[Image]


You said it's an expensive water heater. Show me something that will do the same for less.

OllieSt6 h, 51 m ago

The 3 best things for me areBurgers @ 60c for min 60 mins. They are …The 3 best things for me areBurgers @ 60c for min 60 mins. They are unbelievably nice.Soft boiled eggs in shell at 64cSmoked haddock and poached eggI've never had too much success with cheap cuts of meat cooked for a long time.


Do you fry off the burger afterwards, or just eat as is?

I use the anova one and think it's a great device. The preciseness of temperature is great. Poached eggs in their shell is cool, it just makes me chuckle to crack the egg and out drops a perfectly poached one. Meats are excellent too, you pat dry and sear afterwards. My favourite is skirt steak cooked for about 8 hours. It's pretty versatile, I use it for mash potato, creme brulé, making pickled things and allsorts too.

tek-monkey2 h, 10 m ago

Do you fry off the burger afterwards, or just eat as is?


Sear afterwards in cast iron pan then pan goes under grill to melt blue cheese. Brioche bun lightly toasted with pickled gherkin, fried onion and salad, Colemans mustard, tomato sauce. Without blowing my own trumpet I can't buy a burger in any establishment that tastes better, and I can't cook.

Just wait a few weeks and Aldi will possibly be selling them off for half price. It's not the sort of thing they will sell many of.

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Madchester11 m ago

Just wait a few weeks and Aldi will possibly be selling them off for half …Just wait a few weeks and Aldi will possibly be selling them off for half price. It's not the sort of thing they will sell many of.


I think you may be proved very wrong indeed there.

Darzen12 h, 49 m ago

Just had a look on YouTube and it just seems to be an expensive water …Just had a look on YouTube and it just seems to be an expensive water heater.



You could say the same about a cooker or a kettle! The clever bit about these though is that they have to keep the temperature stable within a tight band, and that it probably where the cheaper ones struggle. They also circulate the water to avoid cold / hot spots.

To make it work to its best though, you ideally need a vacuum bag sealer which can be quite expensive.

Thoughtful10 m ago

You could say the same about a cooker or a kettle! The clever bit about …You could say the same about a cooker or a kettle! The clever bit about these though is that they have to keep the temperature stable within a tight band, and that it probably where the cheaper ones struggle. They also circulate the water to avoid cold / hot spots.To make it work to its best though, you ideally need a vacuum bag sealer which can be quite expensive.


Vacuum sealers are going to be in lidl next week I have the silvercrest one and use every month for last 2 years. Awesome price and excellent kitchen appliance.

I paid £40 for one a few weeks back, got a voucher off an amazon discount site. Only used it once so far but was impressed, albeit a very slow way to cook. I also have a rather old silvercress vacuum sealer too, which gets a lot of use but is possibly starting to fail. I may invest in another.

trickyp48 m ago

Vacuum sealers are going to be in lidl next week I have the silvercrest …Vacuum sealers are going to be in lidl next week I have the silvercrest one and use every month for last 2 years. Awesome price and excellent kitchen appliance.

Cool! What roll do you use with these? Does it come with any usually?

If you don't want anything so fancy or expensive you can also use a slow cooker/rice cooker/veg steamer as a water bath in a similar way (ideally one with heat settings on), it is obviously a bit crude and not as accurate as this gadget but works very well with a little practice and tbh is probably almost as good. You could use a dishwasher too - seal it as normal and then put in a sandwich box etc..
The bonus being you probably already own one of those things.
If I were to get one I'd shell out for the wifi one.
Edited by: "G0OSE" 14th Oct

toiletseatlicker1 h, 34 m ago

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vacuum-Sealer-rolls-SousVideTools-2-Rolls/dp/B008ZZWRWG/ref=sr_1_12?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1507975650&sr=1-12&keywords=vac+pack+storage+bags



toiletseatlicker1 h, 34 m ago

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vacuum-Sealer-rolls-SousVideTools-2-Rolls/dp/B008ZZWRWG/ref=sr_1_12?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1507975650&sr=1-12&keywords=vac+pack+storage+bags


Sous vide cooking is all about controlled temperature in a water bath, nothing more nothing less. There's a science to it which is it's appeal to me. I'm an awful cook but anything to do with stats is different story.

Have a look here


I have a water bath version with a lid, this doesn't need water circulation because there are no cold spots formed, nor is there any evaporation.

If you believe all the guff there is a difference between 58c and 60c cooking and some people choose to cook right on the limit of what is considered safe to eat cooking temps, I choose not to.

In any case the cost involved is all about the ability to keep the temperature constant. The item needs to be vacuum sealed (water displacement method on bag seal is entirely possible though) so that the whole product is surrounded by water at a given temp. A dishwasher will not work.

I'm sure it's possible to DIY one at the right price, but I bought mine because I wanted hassle free cooking, not a DIY project. The long times involved in cooking should be understood. It's possible to cook veg at 75c then, reduce temp to 60c , add meat and place cooked veg in with it, the veg won't cook further or deteriorate whilst the meat is cooking at 60c.

When food is cooked sous vide, if you then quickly cool cooked food in ice bath, the food can then be placed straight in fridge and used days later. I can supply times required for re-heating, but the food tastes the same, if not better using this method.

I've got some steaks already vacuum-packed on that plastic board sort of packaging, about the size of A5 paper. I wonder if you could sous vide them directly in that wrapping?

I've used my Peco Boiler to do Sous Vide, personally didn't see what the fuss was. I think quality of your steak (or whatever meat your cooking) is more important.

If this can boil water you could use it to brew beer from grains as holding the grains at a temperature of 65 to 70° is an important part of brewing.

DIY'ing also wouldn't be that hard but don't think it would save much on this price.

terriclarkfan9 m ago

I've got some steaks already vacuum-packed on that plastic board sort of …I've got some steaks already vacuum-packed on that plastic board sort of packaging, about the size of A5 paper. I wonder if you could sous vide them directly in that wrapping?



No harm in trying unless someone else thinks different. Lidl sells a vacuum Sealer and bags every few month for £25 or so. That's what I use and it's more than adequate.

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GlentoranMark3 h, 44 m ago

No harm in trying unless someone else thinks different. Lidl sells a …No harm in trying unless someone else thinks different. Lidl sells a vacuum Sealer and bags every few month for £25 or so. That's what I use and it's more than adequate.


Do these work with sous vide bags containing meat and other non-dry foods? Our Lidl vacuum sealer (lidl-service.com/sta…pdf) specifically warns against using bags containing liquids - which rules it out for most purposes:


IMPORTANT ► Do NOT vacuum bags in which there are liquids. They will permeate into the appliance and damage it.

Newbold57 m ago

Do these work with sous vide bags containing meat and other non-dry foods? …Do these work with sous vide bags containing meat and other non-dry foods? Our Lidl vacuum sealer (http://www.lidl-service.com/static/44982341/86682_EN_PL_SL_CS_SK.pdf) specifically warns against using bags containing liquids - which rules it out for most purposes:IMPORTANT ► Do NOT vacuum bags in which there are liquids. They will permeate into the appliance and damage it.



I use mine with wet marinades etc. all the time, but my vacuum sealer has a little well that captures the first bit of moisture anyway.

Newbold1 h, 20 m ago

Do these work with sous vide bags containing meat and other non-dry foods? …Do these work with sous vide bags containing meat and other non-dry foods? Our Lidl vacuum sealer (http://www.lidl-service.com/static/44982341/86682_EN_PL_SL_CS_SK.pdf) specifically warns against using bags containing liquids - which rules it out for most purposes:IMPORTANT ► Do NOT vacuum bags in which there are liquids. They will permeate into the appliance and damage it.



Aren't there liquids in every bag? I don't Sous Vide anymore but I batch make Sushi and freeze it (even though you can't refreeze previously frozen foods), I ain't got food poisoning yet.

Be a rebel and try it.

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GlentoranMark33 m ago

Aren't there liquids in every bag? I don't Sous Vide anymore but I batch …Aren't there liquids in every bag? I don't Sous Vide anymore but I batch make Sushi and freeze it (even though you can't refreeze previously frozen foods), I ain't got food poisoning yet.Be a rebel and try it.


Nothing remotely to do with the food. All about wrecking the vacuum sealer!

Jetset198114th Oct

Cool! What roll do you use with these? Does it come with any usually?


It comes with limited rolls of vacuum bags but they sell the different size rolls at the same time. There are details in the manual to order online.

So you got to buy a vacuum sealer and bags as well as this ? seems pretty expensive when you add it all up .
Edited by: "waterloo" 15th Oct

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waterloo14 m ago

So you got to buy a vacuum sealer and bags as well as this ? seems pretty …So you got to buy a vacuum sealer and bags as well as this ? seems pretty expensive when you add it all up .


It is - but the payback's in the standard of food you can produce with it, and the versatility. Absolutely incredible for meats - even cheap cuts.

waterloo18 m ago

So you got to buy a vacuum sealer and bags as well as this ? seems pretty …So you got to buy a vacuum sealer and bags as well as this ? seems pretty expensive when you add it all up .

You can use the water displacement method and a zip loc bag so don't necessarily need a vac straight away. I've coped without one for 18 months. Loads on YouTube and internet search and is dead easy.

Just got an email from Lidl - the vacuum sealer is back this Thursday. Same day at the Aldi sous vide cooker!


lidl.co.uk/en/…ers

The replacement roll says suitable for sous vide but the roll packaged with the unit does not recommend and has a max temp of 60°c. Are they different or am I best off sticking to the Amazon ones?
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