Interested in purchasing the Sous Vide Supreme? I don’t blame you. It’s rated to as one of the best sous vide machines for a reason. But is it right for you? That’s what I’ll help you decide.
Our Sous Vide Supreme review covers the features, many pros, some cons, and offers a conclusion on whether this is the right machine for you.
Let’s dig in.
Sous Vide Supreme Features
The Sous Vide Supreme can hold 11.2 liters of water and can accommodate up to 20 pouches of food weighing up to 115 grams. It is constructed of a stainless steel shell with a brushed finish. The interior is stainless steel and so is the lid.
It has a self contained water bath and is compact measuring 11.4 inches by 14.2 inches by 11.4 inches. At only 13 pounds it is pretty lightweight and can be quite easily transported around. The water bath measures 9.9 inches by 12.6 inches by 6.8 inches.
Operating without a water pump, the Sous Vide Supreme is silent in operation and everything is controlled by sophisticated electronics. It has very good temperature control and will maintain water temperature to within ±1°F.
The Sous Vide Supreme has a PID (proportional integral derivative) controller which ensures that the stability of the water temperature is maintained accurately. It doesn’t matter if you are cooking for minutes or days you can be confident that the temperature of the water will be stable.
Water evaporation is managed well by the stainless steel lid, and this also helps to conserve energy. The lid also has an insulating blanket to minimize heat loss.
You can also use the lid as a tray to carry around your food pouches which is handy. There is also a protective rack which prevents the food pouches touching and keeps them away from the grill at the bottom of the suvee cooker.
Everything is controlled via a panel on the front of the Sous Vide Supreme. There is a clear LED display and push buttons to set the temperature and the cooking time. The temperature is adjustable in 0.5°C increments and has a setting range of 30°C to 99°C and the cooking time can be set from 1 minute to 99 hours.
Once you have set up the Sous Vide Supreme you can walk away and forget about it. Immediately after the cooking time has elapsed an audible alarm will notify you. There is never any need for you to check the machine for water levels or anything else.
To cook your food, gourmet style, you just need to prepare it and season it and place it in food grade bags that are vacuum sealed. The Supreme Water Oven does not come with a sous vide vacuum sealer but this is available from the manufacturer at an additional cost.
Your food will be cooked perfectly with all of the nutrients and flavors sealed in. The heated water is efficiently transferred to all areas of the food pouch at the same time and this ensures that the food is cooked evenly.
Safety is very important to the manufacturers and your Supreme Water Oven comes with double wall insulation. The exterior is cool to the touch when the sous vide equipment is operating and the water oven has been tested and certified to UL standards for home use.
The Supreme Water Oven has been very well designed and has a very sturdy stainless steel base. Ease of operation, cooking efficiency and user safety have all been considered and built into this sous vide machine.
It is about the same size as a bread maker and should not take up too much room in your kitchen. It has conveniently placed side handles which are recessed to make transporting the machine and emptying the water bath very easy.
If you are looking for true set and forget sous vide cooking (and who isn’t?) then the Sous Vide Supreme will not disappoint you. All you have to do is seal your food in the vacuum bags and place them in the machine, set the temperature and duration for cooking and you are good to go.
Because it has amazing temperature stability and there is little water evaporation, you do not have to watch your machine even if you are cooking for days at a time.
With sous vide cooking, the maintenance of the correct water temperature is very important. The Sous Vide Supreme excels here and you can be extremely confident that your gourmet cooking will turn out perfectly, no matter how long it takes.
Your food will be evenly cooked and all of the flavors and nutrients will be locked in to improve the taste. It is a very healthy way to cook. You would pay a small fortune for this kind of food quality in a restaurant, and now you can have it at home with the touch of a button.
When cooking at high temperatures, safety is paramount and the Sous Vide Supreme has been fully safety tested and is certified for home use to UL standards. This machine will protect you from burning yourself with its double wall insulation exterior.
It is also energy efficient. When your Sous Vide Supreme has reached its required cooking temperature it will use a lot less power to maintain this temperature. The double insulation is a key factor in this.
Your Sous Vide Supreme can cook meats, poultry, seafood, eggs and even yogurt and desserts. You can also create delights with infused liquors or syrups. You will never run out of cooking ideas with this versatile unit.
A number of users stated that it took too much time for the water to reach the temperature that had been set. Because high temperatures are normally used, and the water container can hold a lot of water, it is going to take a bit of time for any machine to heat the water.
A small number of users commented that when they tried to cook large items, such as joints of meat, the Sous Vide Supreme would keep reheating the water and cycling to get to the correct temperature. We did not experience this problem.
This was not a problem for us, but some users did report that they found using the timer and the other buttons on the control panel difficult. The buttons need to be pushed firmly, but once you get used to it this is not considered to be a major problem.
The Sous Vide Supreme SVS10LS was one of the first commercial sous vide machines that could be used at home, and it has a well deserved reputation for reliability and producing excellent gourmet cooking results.
It is reasonably priced and costs less than other models that do not offer much more. You can truly set and forget this sous vide cooker and get on with your life, while it cooks delicious meals for you. Get it today, you will not regret it.
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