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Sous Vide machines and accessories

Sous Vide bags with vegetables inside

Let’s face it, finding something that actually works these days can be a real hassle. It seems like every time a new product hits the market, a bunch of knockoffs follow suit. And who wants to waste their hard-earned cash on something that doesn’t live up to its hype? Certainly not me!

In fact sometimes these knockoffs put you off purchasing a proper tool. I find that super frustrating. That’s why I’m like to share my personal experience with you, not just what she said.

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Firstly, let me tell you about the TM6. This kitchen gadget is a total game-changer! Not only does it have an impressive Sous Vide function, but it’s also incredibly accurate with its temperatures and can handle everything else with ease. But before I got my hands on the TM6, I had to go through a couple of duds.

The first machine I tried (which I won’t name and shame) was a slow cooker that claimed to have Sous Vide capabilities. I didn’t have high expectations, given its price and the fact that it was primarily a slow cooker. And boy, was I right! It was nowhere near accurate enough for proper Sous Vide cooking. I tried a few more and there was no luck.

Then came the Anova Sous Vide, and let me tell you, it’s a winner! My husband even loves using it, which is saying something! I got it for him as a birthday present, and it’s been a hit ever since. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Isn’t it great when you can buy kitchen gadgets and can also say Happy Birthday? ๐Ÿ˜‚

Sous Vide bags with different kinds of protien, chicken beef and salmon.

But here’s the thing: even if you have the best Sous Vide machine in the world, if you’re not using the right bags, you’re still not going to get the results you want. So, make sure you’re using bags that are specifically designed for Sous Vide cooking. Some plastics just can’t handle the heat, and you don’t want your bag to break or burst while cooking.

That’s why I highly recommend these Laica bags. They’re perfect for low-temperature cooking, and they can handle up to 70ยฐC for up to 6 hours! But be careful with other bags that claim to work for Sous Vide cooking; you never know what you’re going to get. We’ve had bags that say they’re suitable, but they end up perishing or softening, which can be a real disaster. So, double-seal your bags and make sure they’re up to the task.

Believe me, investing in the right Sous Vide machine and bags is worth it in the long run. Your taste buds (and your wallet) will thank you!

Laica Bags

Sous Vide bags.
  • BPA-free
  • Refrigerator safe
  • Freezer safe
  • Suitable for cooking in water from 80-100ยฐC
  • Suitable for low-temperature cooking up to 70ยฐC for up to 6 hours
  • Suitable for use with other brands of vacuum machines if compatible with the width

We always double-seal our bags now.  This is also a bit of a fail-safe for us because, as I said, we’ve had seals break.  This Laica machine automatically double seals sounds like a good idea to me. When mine dies, I’ll be swapping it for one of these.

Sous Vide Vacuum sealer.

There are also bags that are made of silicone that state they’re good for Sous Vide.  I can’t help you with those; I don’t have them.  I think they’re a really good idea for reducing the plastic we throw away, but I’m not sure if the seals would work that well.  You’d have to give them a go yourself, but hey, if you do, please let me know what you think.  ๐Ÿ˜‰

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