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Sous Vide is as good as they say!
on May 30, 2018
LOL -Laughing out loud at the whining about the poorly written manual.
BLUF: Nice unit, great results, but I only used it 2X so far
Okay, on to the review: Well packaged. The IMPORTANT thing to note about this unit is that the rim of the pot you are using should be at least 8" high, since you clip the device on the side and it hangs down 8" into the pot. You don't want it resting flat on the bottom of the pot. Or you could jury rig something to raise it up.
Operation: 2 buttons: POWER and SET, and one wheel. After turning it on, you hit the SET button. Something starts to blink on the display. Guess what the wheel does? It moves that number up and down. Then you hit the SET button again to move to the next number. Too complicated, according to some reviewers.
Only 2 settings are needed: Temperature and Work Time. Temperature is what you set it at AND IT WILL RUN WITHIN 2 DEGREES OF THE SET TEMP. Work time is how long you want it to run. (The 3rd setting, which I don't use, is "Set Time", and this is how long it will wait before turning on and starting to heat the water. I leave it at 0:00 ). Then you hit the power button and it starts.
Depending on the amount of water you have, this little thing may take some time to get to cooking temperature. You can use hot water or heat with the stove until you get close to the desired set temp to reduce the 'warm up' time.
You just let it chug along until it is time to take it out! The results are spectacular. I put a ribeye steak in an open ziploc and clipped it to the side of the pot so it wouldn't float and block the input port on the cooker. 2 hours later, fantastic results.
Finally, a hidden gem in the Recipes section in the back of the manual. Under 'Sous vide steak', Step 5 on page 13...hee hee hee