Kitchen Gizmo Simplified Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
For those who want to try sous vide cooking but find the price tag for a nice immersion cooker just a bit too high — for example, the $169 Anova 900-watt, which we briefly mentioned here — the Kitchen Gizmo sous vide machine is a not-as-fancy-but-still-reliable alternative that’s also easier on the wallet at $100 (blue version only as of June 12th, 2017).
This thing is super low-maintenance to use: Use the squeeze-clip to attach it to the side of a pot (or a nice polycarbonate container), turn it on, then use that nice sturdy dial to the left of the LED display to input your desired temperature and timer (which there’s a button to toggle between). There’s no wireless connection to speak of — meaning you can’t operate it from your phone or anything — but hey, who says everything needs to be connected?
If you need more validation about the Kitchen Gizmo’s quality, The Sweethome recently selected it as their budget pick:
For the budget price, you give up any sort of wireless connection; you control everything on the unit itself. The Kitchen Gizmo didn’t issue an alarm when it reached its set temperature, which is a downside, but we loved how quiet it was: Measuring directly at the unit, we got a reading of only 39.3 dB in a 36.3 dB kitchen. It was practically silent a foot away. This is the quietest immersion circulator we’ve tested, giving competitors that cost twice as much something to strive for.
Get the Kitchen Gizmo for $100 on Amazon.