* These are more affordable alternatives to the Joules Sous Vide
* Great starter sets for professional chefs and casual cooks alike
* Cook your meat to tender perfection with the immersion technique
You may have heard of the Joules Sous Vide from your foodie friends – after all, the best-selling gadget is a handy tool that you synchronize with an app to ensure your food is perfectly cooked, immersion-style. Sous Vide style cooking has been employed by chefs around the world for decades, but is only now making its way into homes, and it involves bagging and sealing your meat, then cooking it in boiling water.
Chefs praise it for its even cooking and for being both mess — and stress — free. The Joules Sous Vide was one of the most in-demand products last year, and it continues to sell well today.
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Using the Joules tool, you can employ technology and water for even cooking, leaving your meat flavorful and tender. But, is it worth $200? Thankfully, you no longer need to find out, as SPY has found three tools that work just as well for a fraction of the cost.
1. Gourmia GSV130 Digital Sous Vide Machine Pod Precision Cooker
Clip this precision cooker easily into any 3.5 gallon pot, and watch as it uses its active control thermostat to coordinate precise temperature settings for accurate cooking. Its digital display and user friendly dial make it easy to program.
2. Gramercy Kitchen Co Sous Vide Immersion Circulator Cooker
In less than ten minutes, season and bag your meat, then throw it into a water bath, and watch as this sous vide immersion circulator quickly and efficiently heats the water. It also comes with a downloadable time and temperature guide, to ensure accuracy. A great value at under $100, this Gramercy Kitchen sous vide has almost all 5-star reviews online.
3. Kitchen Gizmo Simplified Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
Attach it to any pot with its strong-grip clip, and create restaurant quality dishes in the sous vide style. It can heat water temperatures up to 194 degrees Fahrenheit, and has a handy storage sleeve. This carries a 4.5 star rating from almost 400 reviews.