Sous vide technique of food preparation can result in restaurant-worthy meals, but having the right gear will significantly impact the final results. Take a look at our recommendations for top 10 sous vide accessories!
A reliable vacuum sealer is a must for anyone who’s serious about sous vide. It will speed up the preparation process and ensure your food is always perfectly prepared. This fully automatic, simple to use vacuum sealer is affordable yet has an impressive performance. It seals both solids and moist foods- the possibilities are vast for sous vide.
While you can sometimes use ziplock bags if you’re in a hurry, it’s not advisable. Not only that you can’t use them if the hot water bath is above 160 degrees Fahrenheit, but it also produces subpar results. These food grade, BPA-Free vacuum sealer bags are made from highest-quality 7-layer material that will keep your meals perfectly vacuumed throughout the sous vide process.
If you’re a lucky owner of Joule sous vide machine, the company’s Big Clamp should be a must in your sous vide accessories arsenal. This nifty add-on will allow you to truly exploit the impressive power Joule has by allowing you to attach the device to any large container you want. From coolers, Cambros, to farmhouse sinks–Big Clamp tackles it all!
#4 Rubbermaid Commercial Food Storage Container
The dishwasher-safe and durable container is made from commercial grade, break-resistant, polycarbonate material. It comes in sizes from 2 quarts to 22 quarts, so you’re sure to find one for yourself. It beats an old pot any day!
There’s a lid for every pot- the same goes for containers. For the containers we wholeheartedly recommend, you can get a lid in any size, large or small. They are sturdy but can be easily pierced with a sharp scalpel- ideal if you want to make a hole for your sous vide stick.
Sure, sous vide gives you perfectly cooked food, but without that golden sear on the top… it’s not the same. Unless you prefer going the skillet route, a searing torch is a perfect tool to own. This particular one is affordable and gives the perfect sear!
A sous vide rack will help you separate the bags in the container for more even results- which is very important if you have a sous vide hot water oven. In the case you have an immersion circulator, this gadget is not essential!
Sometimes, you simply can’t manage to get all of the air out of the bag, so they won’t stay submerged in the hot water bath. To make sure the bags don’t float out to the surface and ruin the results, use weighted magnets.
Your countertops will thank you if you use a trivet when sous vide cooking. The prolonged heat exposure from a hot water container could lead to serious damage in the long run. These colorful silicone mats protect your countertops and look great, too!
While you can always use kitchen tongs to take out hot sous vide bags out of the water, it’s not always the ideal option (slippery bags!). Gloves give you a better grip- these can withstand heat up to 425 degrees Fahrenheit so they’re safe to use with sous vide hot water baths.