Are you looking for a gift for a dad with a passion for cooking? Many dads have a passion for eating tasty food so their gifts are usually no brainer, but how about dads who like to make fantastic meals themselves? Sous vide gadgets are a foolproof gift for someone who wants to prepare restaurant-worthy food, so it’s worth looking into getting the cooking savvy dad in your life an immersion circulator to get him started on the sous vide cooking journey.
Or, you might already have a dad in mind who’s crazy about sous vide- then, an upgrade to a newer sous vide cooker or one of the indispensable sous vide accessories could be the best Father’s Day gift ever. Regardless of which gifting situation you’re in, we’ve got you covered. From budget-friendly gifts to that ideal for people who can splurge on the dad in their life, to hose suitable for absolute beginners to seasoned pros- we’ve prepared 10 best sous vide gifts for this Father’s Day. Read on to choose the best one for your loved one!
If you want an affordable starter kit for an absolute beginner at sous vide, give SousVideArt a chance. Not only that this kit already has an immersion circulator to get you started, but it includes literally everything you might need to get to sous vide cooking. The set boasts a cookbook, 15 reusable vacuum bags, a hand vacuum pump and clips to seal the said bags, as well as clips that will keep the bags in place in the pot. To boot, it all costs under $100- you can’t beat that!
If you want to surprise a seasoned sous vide enthusiast with a gift related to their favorite hobby, it can be hard finding some gadget or accessory they don’t already own. But a cookbook is always a great idea! While everyone likes perfecting their own little hacks and recipes for cooking sous vide, a little bit of additional inspiration for the next meal never hurt anybody. This popular sous vide cookbook has recipes for varying skill levels and 140 of them at that- ideal for beginners and pros alike.
Some people like using dedicated sous vide containers for their culinary exploits, others stick to the basics and go with an old pot. This sturdy sous vide container has a volume of 12 Qt and will suit the requirements of most cooks, whether amateur or more experienced. To boot, this bundle kit also includes a handy silicone matching lid with a previously cut hole for the immersion circulator and a neoprene sleeve for trendy looks and improved insulation both. There’s just one “catch”: EVERIE Sous Vide Bundle Kit only works for Anova Nano sous vide cooker.
You know what they say- go big or go home! If budget is not an issue and you really want to splurge on the world’s most special dad, this award-winning, stainless steel beauty is the way to go. It really is the top of the line- in every aspect! The large capacity of this water oven (11.2 liters) makes it perfect for dads who like to host dinners to show off their skills- there’s plenty of room to sous vide steaks for the whole family.
Every pro will tell you: it’s all about the details. The same goes for the sous vide art of cooking. No matter how perfectly tender and juice a steak is, it’s simply not that gourmet meal if the meat doesn’t have a perfect golden sear. That where this nifty torch attachment comes in. It will ensure that the food has a perfect crust without overcooking it- and ruining the sous vide results.
The Anova Nano is one of the newer products this esteemed company has to offer- and it already has thousands of users singing its praise. This compact, modern, and powerful sous vide immersion circulator from Anova is a great gift for anyone looking to get started in sous vide or to replace an old, outdated immersion circulator. In other words, you simply can’t go wrong if you chose this gift for anyone!
If you already have a lucky Anova Immersion Circulator owner in your life, or want to complete the set when you’re giving one, this luxurious case is a fantastic choice. Usually, an immersion circulator sits in a drawer with other kitchen gadgets until it’s time to make some impressive meals, but this makes sure that everything is in one place- and that the place is rather stylish.
Who said that you can’t be sustainable and eco-friendly while you sous vide? Many people are worried about the vacuum bags that get discarded after being used for sous vide cooking, as it creates unnecessary trash and brings more plastic into the world- the last thing anybody wants. Well, this premium silicone bags are designed precisely for use in sous vide and they can be reused over and over again. They work perfectly and they are cost-effective, as well.
A tried and true tool of many sous vide enthusiast, the small and sleek Breville Joule (formally Chefsteps) is a gift anyone would be impressed with. It’s completely controlled via an app, so it’s particularly interesting to tech-savvy people who like modern and smart devices. Similarly, it also makes it great for beginners- as it’s quite simple to set up and operate!
So you have a stubborn, frugal dad in your life who loves sous vide but doesn’t want “frills” and doesn’t see why he should replace his old trusty pot with a quality container. Why not help dress the pot a bit and help the insulation in the process? This band and mat will help keep the water consistently warm, preserve energy and they look great to boot. Quite a feat for a sous vide accessory that costs under $20!
With sous vide, it’s all about the preparations: do everything right and you’ll have perfect results guaranteed. For the food to be cooked at an optimal temperature, the bags in which they are stored have to be airless. Some rely on regular ziplock bags and while it may work to an extent- it’s not as foolproof as vacuum-sealed bags. This handy vacuum sealer that comes with free pre-cut bags will up your pop’s sous vide game for sure! It can even seal liquids and it’s not a sous vide-only accessory: a vacuum sealer is a handy tool to have when you’re freezing food.
A great and a neat way to prevent sous vide bags from floating around in the water, this sous vide rack is affordable, practical, and very durable. The rack is made from high-quality 316L Marine Grade Stainless Steel that’s ideally suited for heavy-duty use underwater, and it won’t be prone to deterioration even if you’re a frequent user. The rack dividers allow you to use up space in your water bath container more efficiently, allowing you to prepare more food at the same time. Ideal for dads that love preparing dinner for their family!
This one nifty accessory can completely transform the way you do sous vide: it makes the process more cost-effective and eliminates the hassle that is the water evaporation during long cooks. The silicone lid traps heat inside the container and prevents evaporation, ensuring that the food is cooked thoroughly at an optimal temperature with minimal power consumption. While this lid is marketed for Anova Nano Cooker, the diameter of this particular immersion circulator matches many others on the market- just compare the dimensions with yours before purchasing.
Similar to a rack, sous vide weights also make sure that your vacuumed food stays in place, but for some- in a more convenient way. The weights are placed with the food and vacuumed together, so there’s no concern that they’ll work only with a specific type of container like it’s the case with racks. These sous vide weights have a stainless steel core and food-safe silicone shell, so you can safely use them in food preparation without worrying about toxins.
Designed for superior sous vide experience, this cooking container is made with the goal to improve the results you get with this cooking technique and eliminate the hassle that usually goes with improvised container solutions. Not only that the very shape of the container is ideal for sous vide as the curves allow better water circulation, but this container also boasts a silicon sealed lid, an integrated wire rack, and a raised base. It is made with Anova Precision sous vide cooker in mind but will fit most immersion circulators that have a matching diameter. This is a great budget-friendly gift that would impress any sous vide enthusiast, pros and newbies alike!