- Jul 10, 2007
I'm interested, any info relating would be great, even if you followed a tut online. Damn sous vide machine will cost me R3500 with import fees, pricey for something I'm still a bit unsure of. At the moment I'm testing my slow cooker with a particular amount of water, on low setting I can get 56 degrees. I'm going to give it a go today.
I built one about a year agodid it work ?
other option is to make one
Cost me roughly R500 in parts (all from BangGood, an online store in China)
- EliTech E-1000 (nicer looking STC-1000)
- small fountain water pump
- heating element (but don't buy this one ... it's overpowered and will cause temp overshoot, rather go with maybe a 200W model)
If you know how to wire a 3-pin plug, you'll find it easy enough to assemble.
I used it twice so far (yes, I know ... I'm an embarrassment!) and both times I had fair results, only because I was using the wrong meat, the wrong temp and the wrong cooking time. So it's only my own fault. I have full confidence that it will work fine if you don't make the mistakes I did.
I'm gonna take another swing at it when I'm on holiday next week and try to cook some steaks... but this time I'm not gonna be a cheapskate and I'm gonna buy a decent cut of meat