How to Cook Sous-Vide

Sous-vide isn’t just for professional chefs — at least, not anymore. From tools and recipes to tutorials and tips, here’s what you need to get started.

THE BASICS

Honing Your Sous Vide Skills

Enhancing your sous vide cooking skills means investing in proper equipment and improving your technique. Learn how to sous vide like a pro with tips and tricks designed for those looking to level up in the kitchen.

EQUIPMENT

Essentials for an Intermediate Sous Vide Setup

As you become more comfortable with sous vide cooking, you’ll want to invest in more effective equipment. The tools on this page will come in handy as you step up your skills in the kitchen and take on more ambitious recipes.

PREP

Rule No. 1 of successful sous vide cooking: Make sure ingredients are no warmer than refrigerator temperature when adding them to the sous vide pouch. Use a digital thermometer to ensure ingredients are 43°F (6°C) or colder; any warmer means that the water in the food will boil, which can ruin the finished texture.

Prep
Packaging

PACKAGING

When upgrading your vacuum sealer, look for one with dual motors for better, stronger seals and custom sealing modes for dry goods, liquids, fragile items, and jars.

SOUS VIDE

As you graduate to the next level of circulators, stick with a space-saving option but aim for more precise temperature maintenance. Ideally, you’ll be able to control the temperature to within 0.18 of a degree.

SOUS-VIDE

FINISH

A 10-inch Teflon™ pan is ideal for searing. It’s suitable for all cooking surfaces and offers excellent heat distribution. The metal handle means it can even go in the oven for finishing.

Finish

SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT

ALL EQUIPMENT

Oliso Pro VS95A Vacuum Sealer

Price Varies

This vacuum sealer offers custom sealing modes for dry goods, liquids, fragile items, and jars. Ideal for an intermediate sous vide user, its bags are resealable and dishwasher safe.

Oliso SmartHub Sous Vide & Induction Combo

$499.99

A truly smart sous vide machine that packs a lot of power into one square foot.

RECIPE

TRY A RECIPE

ALL RECIPES
Braised Sous Vide Beef Cheeks

Braised Sous Vide Beef Cheeks

Intermediate Intermediate

Serve this succulent sous vide beef cheeks recipe and its velvety sauce to someone you love. Trust us, they’ll return the sentiment.

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Arctic Char Brandade

Arctic Char Brandade

Intermediate Intermediate

Sous vide Arctic char, meet breadcrumbs—and a deep fryer.

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Whole Sous Vide Turkey with Gravy

Whole Sous Vide Turkey with Gravy

Intermediate Intermediate

Prepare your Thanksgiving turkey using sous vide and you’ll never eat a dry bird again.

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Sous vide isn’t just for professional chefs—at least, not anymore. From tools and recipes to tutorials and tips, here’s what you need to get started.

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