Meet Suvie: The All-In-One ‘Sous Vide Oven’

Suvie review

Meal delivery services are all the rage – get all the ingredients shipped right to your house, all that’s left is to cook! But there’s a problem with current offerings like Home Chef and Blue Apron (at least in my eyes). Their directions lead customers into overcooking their steaks.

What’s a Suvie?

Enter “Suvie”. Suvie is a new physical sous vide oven unlike any machine you’ve seen before and has already raised $500,000 with 15 days to go on their Kickstarter.

Suvie design

The Suvie machine actually has 4 different cooking zones, each specialized to cook a specific ingredient to perfection. There’s a sous vide protein zone, a vegetable steam cooking zone, a starch zone, and a sauces/garnish zone.

You load water into a side reservoir, and the Suvie machine will distribute it as needed, when needed. The really interesting thing is the Suvie is actually a refrigerator as well – you can load your dinner into the machine in the morning and program it to start cooking so it’s done right when you get home from work.

The only other sous vide machine on the market that currently has refrigeration fully built-in is Mellow, which is a smaller device with one cooking zone.

The Suvie is a “smart” device which can connect to your home WiFi. You can then connect to your device on your smartphone via the Suvie mobile app to check the status of your cook, as well as starting or canceling your cook. The Suvie can also keep your food warm until you get home in case you get delayed on your way home from work.

How it works

You Mentioned Meal Subscriptions?

That’s right, Suvie is not only about this physical oven, but also a meal subscription service that you can optionally enroll in.

Suvie’s meal service is a bit different from existing options, as it lets you completely customize your dishes however you like, which is interesting. They also offer chef recommendations for ideal combinations.

The subscription service is completely optional – you can buy and use your own ingredients if you wish. They estimate the initial prices per serving will be $10-12, which is more or less in line with existing food subscription services.

Suvie meal kit

Is the Suvie Worth It?

Here comes the $600 question – is the Suvie worth buying?

At the retail price of $600 (plus shipping and handling), the Suvie seems too expensive in my eyes. You could buy a new stainless steel kitchen oven for that price! The Suvie is such a niche concept, who knows how much you’ll really end up using it or if it seems like too much of a hassle. Also, granted it comes from a startup, what happens if they run out of funding?

This seems like too early of a product for me to invest in personally, but if you think this device would save you a ton of time (Suvie claims it can save you 6 hours per week) and you’re willing to trust that it will cook all ingredients well, then it may be worth your money.

Another thing to consider is the delivery date – currently scheduled for the earliest batch of devices to be delivered Dec 2018, but most of these spots are already sold out leaving you with an estimated delivery date of June 2019. I’ve experienced first-hand the delays that are likely to occur when a company makes their first attempt at manufacturing a complex electronic product, so I would be shocked if Suvie was able to stick to these delivery dates, but maybe they built in enough runway to make it likely. Either way, I’m hopeful for this product and hope its performance matches its price tag.

2 thoughts on “Meet Suvie: The All-In-One ‘Sous Vide Oven’

  • August 23, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    My husband bought a Suvie and in my experience it is not worth the money. Food is prepared similar to airline food. Steam is not ideal for cooking most things. He attempted to make flan and it stayed liquid after 5-6 hours of cooking. Suvie flan was a waste of food, electricity, and time. Flan in my Bosch oven takes 60 minutes and comes out cooked.

  • November 23, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    We bought the suvie during startup.

    Pros: Usage with their meals is fantastic! You scan a card and it locks in the timing for each portion of your meal so they all come out done at the same time. The ease and simplicity is priceless. It refrigerates the ingredients until you’re ready to cook, all the parts are dishwasher safe, and it’s controlled via the app. Very ideal for busy families.

    Cons: it’s not quiet at all but we could get past it since cooking is sometimes noisy. It’s NOT ideal for anything other than their meals because it takes soooooo much longer than using your own regular appliances, even something as simple as steaming vegetables. It’s large and requires buffer space as well. Sadly they stopped delivering meals to Hawaii about a month after we received our machine, making it useless to us, based on previously mentioned cons. We tried to return but they were unwilling to help.

    Overall, not recommended.


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