I have been interested in the sous vide method of cooking for years but until recently, the equipment has been way out of reach financially. As technology evolved, however, new immersion circulators have flooded the market. I first heard of the Sansaire Sous Vide Immersion Circulator when watching reviews done by Adam Savage’s Youtube Channel Tested. I was mesmerized and stayed up all night watching videos and reading recipes. The very next day, I went to Sur La Table, and picked up the Sansaire for $199.
Food Cooked with the Sansaire Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
The Sansaire Sous Vide Immersion Circulator Review
|Weight||4 lbs / 1.8 kg|
|Dimensions||4 x 4 x 15 in / 10 x 10 x 38 cm|
|Temp. Range||32°F – 212°F / 0°C – 100°C|
|Temp. Stability||± 0.1 degree at 140°F / 60°C|
|Circulation||3 gal / 11 L per minute|
|Bath Size||6 gal / 23 L|
|Safety||Overheat / low water level protection|
Take it out of the box, plug it in, and it is good to go. This is not a complicated piece of equipment that requires any assembly.
The body of the Sansaire is plastic and feels a little fragile. After almost a year, however, it is still in great shape. The spring-loaded metal clip reminds me of something they’d use to hold my hair back at the salon. It adjusts to fit any cooking container up to 2 inches wide and travels nearly the entire length of the machine, allowing you to clip it onto basically any size pot.
The Sansaire has a rotating dial near the top of the unit which is easy to use to adjust the temperature. It is super sensitive, but if you pay attention, it isn’t hard to get the circulator to your chosen temperature. Three buttons allows you to show the target temperature on the display temporarily, turn the circulator on and off and switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit readings on the display. The large readout displays the current temperature of the circulator in large, legible numbers. It is sleek, simple and easy to use.
Speed & Accuracy
When heating four gallons of water from 73 degrees to 150 degrees, it took approximately twenty minutes. My husband and I often use a thermometer to test the water coming out of our tap and getting it as close to the target temperature as possible, then fill from there.
Once the Sansaire reaches its final holding temperature, it was accurate within 2/10ths of a degree near the circulator and at various points throughout the bath, up to 4 gallons of water, it manages without a problem at all.
In Conclusion: 6 Months Later
The Sansaire Sous Vide Immersion Circulator changed my life. I know that sounds over dramatic and slightly crazy. Being able to set the water bath and walk away has freed up so much of my day. I often will package my groceries, put them in the freezer, then drop them frozen in the water bath and walk away! I even use it to proof my bread. The gentle hum is a main stay at my house and it reignited within me my love of cooking. I can’t recommend this product enough.
Sansaire Sous Vide Immersion Circulator 110v, Black189.00
- 5.8 gallon heating capacity
- Intuitive digital interface
- Clip stretches up to fit large containers
- No onboard timer
- Difficult to reassemble after cleaning
- Plastic body feels cheap