May 21, 2020

Introducing Your New Kitchen Favourite: The Sous-Vide

The Sous-Vide is one of those cooking instruments that have been a source of great wonder and mystery for both chefs and home cooks alike. For too long, it may have seemed like something that was too fancy for your kitchen at home or too intimidating – but we’re here to help quell any fears you may have and help you take your cooking to a whole new level with our sous-vide.

What does Sous-Vide even mean?
“Sous-Vide” actually means “Under-Vaccuum” in French! It refers to a technique of cooking that uses unmatched precision in temperature to deliver consistent, high-quality results. This technique of cooking to achieve the right level of “doneness” has been used in high-end restaurants for a while now. However, it’s actually much easier than you think to achieve those same levels of preparedness at home!

How do I use it?

1. Attach your thinkkitchen Precision Sous-Vide Vacuum Cooker to a 5L to 15 L saucepan. Add water between the “minimum” and “maximum” levels. 

2. Put your food in a sealable bag (preferably vacuum-sealed) and clip it to the side of the pot.

3. Finish by searing, grilling, or broiling your food to add your final touches.

 

Why should I use it?

Taste is the obvious reason. Your food is cooking in its own juices which allow for a tender, moist finish but which also works to enhance the flavour of other types of food.

Consistency is a keyword here! Because you’re now using a sous-vide to ensure your food cooks at a precise temperature, you will have precise and exact results every time! You don’t need to worry about heat distribution or fluctuating temperatures as you have total control right from the beginning.

It’s stress-free! Unlike traditional ways of cooking something like a steak or salmon, you are not constantly watching the pan. The precision cooking of sous vide brings food to your desired temperature and locks it in, so you never have to worry about over or undercooking something.

We hope that this guide is helpful in addressing some of your questions about this genius tool. It’s a lot less confusing than it may seem at first and we highly recommend trying it next time you’re cooking to impress!

Enjoy!

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