Sous vide (pronounced “soo veed”) is a French cooking technique that involves vacuum sealing your food in a bag and cooking it in a water bath that is heated to a precise temperature. It means “under vacuum” in French. This cooking technique has been used by professional chefs and high-end restaurants for years, to achieve the perfect desired level of doneness. Now thanks to affordable and easy-to-use sous vide machines, this cooking technique is now open to home cooks like you and me! Looking for the best sous vide machine in Singapore to prepare restaurant-quality food for your loved ones? In this Best of Home series, we introduce the 5 Best Sous Vide Machines in Singapore to save you precious time spent on researching,
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How do you use the sous vide machine then? The method is simple, simply marinate your food in a vacuum (or ziplock) bag, drop it in a container or metal pot with the sous vide machine attached, and leave it to cook it in the water bath for the set amount of time at the right temperature (you can easily google this). Once its done, finish it by searing it on a pan to give it a crispy, golden brown layer. This method is perfect for steaks, chicken, fish, and even vegetables.
This article was last updated on 19 May 2020.
5 Best Sous Vide Machines in Singapore
Achieve perfect results every time with the Anova Precision Cooker, which circulates water at exactly the right temperature to cook your food just right. The Anova app provides thousands of recipes to browse and check on your food anywhere with the help of your smartphone. There are no limits to what you can cook: chicken, vegetables, even fish and pork are all compatible with the Anova cooker.
Touted as the best sous vide circulator on Wirecutter, and the best for high tech cooking on Business Insider, the Anova Precision Cooker is definitely a must-have to take your culinary skills to the next level. Adjust your cooking through the app with WiFi, even on the way home from work or at the gym. It is also compatible with other cooking utensils, so you just need to attach it to your pot and with your food in a sealed bag, and use the manual controls or the app.
Why buy this:
- Circulates water at exactly the right temperature for restaurant-quality food
- Adjust, stop or start through the Anova app
- Cook anything from chicken, fish to vegetables perfectly
The Pro version of the Anova Precision Cooker, this sous vide machine is equipped with a boosted 1200W of power, a flow rate of 12L per minute, and the ability to heat up to 100 litres of water. Able to run for a minimum of 10,000 hours straight, the Precision Cooker Pro is best suitable for the heavy demands of a restaurant kitchen.
Why buy this:
- Perfectly suited for heavy demands of a restaurant kitchen
- Flow of 12L of water per minute, heat up to 100 litres of water
- Can run for a minimum of 10,000 hours straight
Breville released their Joule sous vide machine as a compact competitor on the market. They have an extra edge with their Visual Doneness™, which shows how your delicious tasty food will look under different temperatures. Similar to the Anova Nano Cooker, it is designed to fit easily within a kitchen drawer.
The Joule machine has been featured on Business Insider with high-tech features, size, and the brand’s superb customer service. Unlike other brands, this sous vide machine is clipless and instead has a handy magnet on the bottom of the machine to attach it to pots. Crafted from stainless steel and no less than 1100W of power, the Joule sous vide is both efficient and stylish. With Bluetooth Smart 4.0 wireless technology or WiFi, you can use your phone to cook from a trip to the shop or visiting family.
Why buy this:
- 1100W power
- Heat over 40L of water
- Visual Doneness™
- Magnetic bottom to attach to pots
This model of the Anova Precision Cooker is a nano version, making it one of the best compact sous vide machines in Singapore. It is about 2 inches smaller than the original Avona sous vide machine, but still powerful enough to produce a table of food for 4 people. Store the Nano Precision Cooker in your kitchen drawer for easy access. This nifty little tool is made of durable long-lasting plastic making it very easy to clean.
Set the time and temperature with the app or the manual controls up to 99 hours in advance, and no additional equipment is needed. The sous vide machine is also BlueTooth enabled, and you can hook it up to the handy Anova app, where you can browse recipes and set the time and temperature easily from your phone.
Why buy this:
- Best compact sous vide machine
- Manually or digitally controlled
Biolomix provides the cheapest sous vide machine in Singapore, so if you’re looking for plenty of bang for your buck, this is the sous vide machine for you. At 1500W, water is heated very quickly so reaches the desired temperature faster. The circulator is also an improved design, allowing you to use it with more water and therefore cook a bigger portion of food.
There are safety features built into the sous vide machine, such as shutting off when water is either below the minimum mark or exceeds the maximum mark. The LCD display is easily readable, and with a built-in thermostat, you have full control over your delicious, hearty meal.
Why buy this:
- Affordable model compared to its peers
- 1500W power
- Quiet yet effective
- Built-in thermostat
Where to buy a sous vide machine in Singapore?
You used to only be able to buy sous vide machines in Singapore from stores, but now you can purchase them online for the ultimate convenience and even enjoy discounted prices! Shopee is my go-to store for home appliances. It is also a great place to compare prices.
I hope that our best sous vide machines in Singapore guide has helped you to buy a suitable sous vide machine in Singapore for your cooking needs. Please share this with your family and friends if you have found it useful. Also, do check out our other buying guides below!
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