How you cook the food at home? Do you want to cook it in other ways? Do you want to cook easier and more delicious?
With the best immersion circulators, you will become a professional chef easily. If you never use it before, don’t worry because it comes with over a thousand recipes for you to cook different food in every meal.
In some models, it comes with the delay start function so you can have delicious food once you come home at night.
If you want to know more about the different specifications, I recommend you to read How To Choose The Best Immersion Circulators to get more ideas first.
Out of the options below, my #1 choice is Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker because it features Bluetooth Anova app, adjustable clamp, removable stainless steel skirt, and 1000+ recipes.
Table Of Content
- Breville Joule Sous Vide, 1100 Watts, White Body – [THE MOST EXPENSIVE]
- Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker – [TOP PICK]
- Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker Nano – [EDITOR CHOICE]
- Wancle Thermal Immersion Circulator, with Recipe E-Cookbook – [EDITOR CHOICE]
- PARTU Sous Vide, Food-Grade Stainless Steel Sous Vide Cooker – [BUDGET PRODUCT]
- Gourmia GSV115 – Immersion Compact Sous Vide Pod with LED Display
- Instant Pot Accu Slim Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
- Anova Culinary AN500-US00 Anova Precision Cooker
- Yedi Total Package Sous Vide Cooker
- RODONI Ultra Slim Sous Vide Machine
- KitchenBoss 1100 Watt IPX7 Waterproof Sous Vide Cooker
- My Sous Vide My-101 Immersion Cooker
- Gramercy Kitchen Company Sous Vide Immersion Circulator Cooker
- Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker Pro (WiFi)
- Secura Sous Vide Cooker 1,000-Watt Immersion Circulator
- How To Choose The Best Immersion Circulators
Best Immersion Circulators
Breville Joule Sous Vide, 1100 Watts, White Body
If you are an experienced user, I think you have realized the weight of this unit is much smallest and lightest than other models in the market. The size is almost half compared to other models. It lets you fit in your drawer easily.
It can work with your phone by the APP and connect by wifi or Bluetooth. If possible, I suggest you use wifi to control the unit every time because the Bluetooth signal is easily blocked or interfered with if you walk a little bit far from the unit.
The APP comes with more than 100 cooking guides for you. If you never use it before, you don’t need to worry about that. Just follow the guides and you will cook easily.
It features a stainless steel cap and base that is durable and corrosion resistance. You don’t have to worry about the base will rust in one day because stainless steel is anti-rust.
The 1100-watt high power heats the water faster. You can use it with the water level range from 1.5 inches (38mm) to 8 inches (203mm). The range is compatible with most of the pots and containers on the market.
With the precise heating technology, it can control the temperature with 0.2°F / 0.1°C precisely.
Note. It only works with a 120-volt outlet so don’t use it out of North America. If the voltage is different, it will damage the unit.
Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker
This model can be operated by Bluetooth or manually. For me, I like to operate it by my hand because the Bluetooth signal is easy to interfere with. Actually, you don’t need to change the cooking settings much time. Just set it in the beginning and wait.
If you want to escape from the kitchen, you can choose to download the Anova app and operate it by Bluetooth. It can let you monitor your food and adjust the device. It also comes with the notifications when your food is done.
Note. The device can’t be connected through wifi.
It features an adjustable clamp so it can stand on the pot vertically no matter the pot is large or small. Try to imagine, if your pot is a little bit large, the device will fall to the water easily without the clamp.
The operation is very simple. Just attach your device to your pot. Add the water and put the food in a SEALED BAG or GLASS JAR. Don’t put the food DIRECTLY to the water.
It comes with 1000+ recipes without any charge. You just need to do it step-by-step. It allows you to become a professional chef even you don’t have any experience in using the device.
When you fill the water in the pot, the water level should not exceed the fill line in the device. Otherwise, it will damage your device.
The removable stainless steel skirt and dish are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker Nano
The whole device is black. Obviously, black means plastic. If I can choose, I will choose the part to immerse in the water must be stainless steel. I personally don’t like plastic.
In the front, you will see the small “MAX” and “MIN” on the device. When you fill water to your pot, the water level should between them. Otherwise, the device may not function properly.
Behind the device, it has an adjustable clamp that lets you attach it to your pot. But, if your pot is too small, it may not attach properly. If you are afraid your device will fall, always use the pot that can be attached.
You can operate the device by the Anova App through Bluetooth or the Nano controls manually. In each cooking, you just need to set the time and temperature. You can see the cooking information on the big clear screen at any time.
The temperature ranges from 32 degrees F to 197 degrees F. It’s enough to cook any kind of food for you.
If you are a beginner or never use it before, don’t worry because it comes with over 1000 recipes for you. All recipes are created by award-winning chefs. Importantly, it’s free of charge. Just follows simple directions and cook.
The device is compact so you can put it in your kitchen drawer. Your table can always stay uncluttered.
Wancle Thermal Immersion Circulator, with Recipe E-Cookbook
When you see the product image, do you feel the device is quite big? Yes, it’s relatively big and heavy that’s almost 4 pounds.
This model can’t be operated by App through Bluetooth or wifi. You have to adjust the time or temperature in the control interface directly.
Honest, I like this design because you don’t need time to learn how to connect your phone to the device and how to use the app. It’s over-complicated for me. Do you want to spend time to learn?
Importantly, without the app, this price is much CHEAPER.
You can adjust the temperature that ranges from 77°F-211.8°F. It’s accurate to 0.1. The cooking time up to 99h59mins. I think the temperature range and the time is enough for you to cook whatever you want.
Right below the screen, it’s the clamp that can attach to the pot. But the clamp is controlled by the big handle on the top that can prevent your hand from touching the hot pot accidentally. It also allows you to move it everywhere.
It comes with a stainless steel heating tube that will never rust and corrosion-resistant. That is my favorite feature because I really don’t like plastic.
The heating speed is also fast. It can heat up to 140 degrees F in only 15 minutes. In other models, it may take 30 minutes or longer.
Because of the size, I think you have to prepare a larger drawer for it.
PARTU Sous Vide, Food-Grade Stainless Steel Sous Vide Cooker
It’s a budget product so it doesn’t come with any high tech element in the device so it has no app. You can’t connect it with Bluetooth or wifi.
For me, I don’t like high tech thing because it needs time to learn. I want to keep it as simple as possible. Press the button in the control panel is much faster than learning how to connect it and how to use the app, right?
The temperature and time adjustment is very simple. There is a control knob on the side. Just turn it to increase or decrease. Then press the button on the screen. There are only 2 controls on the device.
Remember to do it after adding ENOUGH water to the pot. The water level should be between the max and min line.
The temperature ranges from 77.0℉-211.8℉ and the time controls up to 99h 59 minutes. It’s enough to cook different types of food.
It comes with a removable adjustable clamp for you to attach the device to your pot or bowl. It helps the device stable and won’t fall accidentally.
The metal sleeve is removable so you can remove it for easy cleaning at any time. It has the “lock” and “unlock” symbol on the device body so you can always know how to remove the sleeve.
On top of the device, it has a big handle so you can take it comfortable and convenient.
Gourmia GSV115 – Immersion Compact Sous Vide Pod with LED Display
This model is also one of the CHEAPEST models on the market. Of course, it doesn’t have app control.
It comes with an easy-to-use LED panel. With the touch sensors, you can adjust the temperature and time effortless every time. You just need to slightly touch the panel.
The bright LED panel and the white lettering allows you to see the cooking information all the time. You can see it clearly even you’re far from the kitchen.
The temperature can heat up to 194°F. Therefore, don’t touch the pot and water during operation. If you want to take it away, grab the head of the device.
The cooking time is up to 72 hours that is slightly less than other models on the market. Some of the other models can up to 99h59mins.
On the back, it’s an adjustable clamp that lets you lock the device securely on your pot so you can free your hand completely.
The heating tube is made of stainless steel that is elegant and durable than plastic. If you want to use it for a long time, I suggest choose the stainless steel heating tube.
If you look carefully, you will see “MAX” and “MIN” in the heating tube. The water level of the pot must be always between those 2 words.
Never wash the whole device in the water directly. Only the heating tube part is waterproof. The head can be wiped by a damp cloth only.
Instant Pot Accu Slim Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
It’s a simple and sleek immersion circulator that doesn’t have the app control. The only way to adjust the temperature and time is on the control panel.
The LED control panel features a touch screen digital control that lets you select and adjust easily. Just touch the + or – to adjust the temperature and time. Then touch the start in the end.
The temperature and time will be shown in bright white lettering so you can see it clearly and easily at any time even you walk far from the kitchen. If the environment is dark, it will be very clear.
It comes with a small adjustable clamp on the back. You can hold it securely on the pot or bowl. Before each use, remember to check it. Otherwise, it will fall on your table.
The heating tube is made of stainless steel so it will never rust and easy to clean. The MAX and MIN always remind you of the correct water level without the guesswork.
The stainless steel skirt is removable so you can clean it at any time. The handle is coating with a rubber that is anti-slip that lets you grab it firmly.
The cooking time ranges from 1 minute to 72 hours. I think no food needs to be cooked in such a long time. And the temperature ranges from 68°F to 203°F in increments of 1° that lets you control the temperature precisely.
Anova Culinary AN500-US00 Anova Precision Cooker
According to my research, it’s the 2019 latest model. Comparatively, the size is smaller than the 2014 model so it’s easier to fit into your kitchen drawer.
In this model, you can use the Anova App to control the device remotely. If you don’t like to stay in the kitchen long, it can work best for you.
Inside the app, you can access a thousand of free recipes. Therefore, don’t worry about how to cook because you just need to follow the steps one-by-one. Then you will become a professional chef suddenly in a short time.
Moreover, you can monitor your food when you are watching TV or doing other chores at home. If you don’t want to learn how to use, you can control it directly on the control panel in the device.
The adjustable clamp and the stainless steel skirt are removable for easy cleaning. Normally, it will not be dirty. But I suggest cleaning it regularly to keep it as hygienic as possible.
The “MAX” and “MIN” are black color on the skirt so everyone can see it easily. Make sure the water level is always between 2 words. Too low or too high will make the device can not work properly.
On the bottom, it has a plastic that can prevent the stainless steel skirt from scratch your pot. If your pot coated with a non-stick layer, it can save your pot.
Yedi Total Package Sous Vide Cooker
In this model, it comes with the accessory kit that includes 1 hand pump, 20 reusable FDA certified & BPA free vacuum-sealed bags, 4 sous vide container clips, and 2 sous vide vacuum bag sealing clips.
With the accessories, you can cook your favorite once you unbox it. You also will find the recipe book and user manual. If you never use it before, you can also become a professional chef at once. The only thing you need to do is to just follow the recipe step by step.
In the long term, the 20 reusable vacuum sealed bag saves you money. It’s also environmentally friendly than using normally sealed bags. I think you won’t like to keep buying the bags in the store.
Similarly, it comes with an LED operating panel on the top. You can adjust the temperature ranges from 77-203 degrees Fahrenheit and the time from 1 – 99Hours 59Minutes.
The built-in large clamp lets you secure the device on the pots. Its design can prevent your hand from touching the hot surface effectively.
The stainless steel skit and the stainless steel tube is durable, anti-rust, and corrosion-resistant. You can remove the skirt at any time for easy cleaning.
In the skirt, you can see the MAX and MIX that always remind you of the correct water level on the pot. If it’s too full, the device can not work properly, If it’s too less, don’t worry, it comes with the dry burning protection system to protect your device.
RODONI Ultra Slim Sous Vide Machine
When you see the product image, do you think of one question? The device is fully white, will the paint peel off in one day? Although the food is cooked inside the sealed bag, I think you won’t like to see any paint peel off in your pot, right?
Compare to most of the models on the market, this model is quite small and sleek. It should fit into most of the kitchen drawers. I think small is always better than big.
Although it’s small, you can still adjust the temperature from 32°F-203°F and the time from 1 min to 99h 59mins.
The digital display is quite small that can only show temperature or time at one time. It comes with a blue light lettering but the number is not big so it may be hard to see.
It doesn’t have app control. If you want to monitor the progress, you have to go to the kitchen yourself.
In my research, I find the rating of this device is quite high. The main reasons are price and size. It’s not very expensive and the size is almost half the size of other models.
Actually, other than the device, it doesn’t come with any accessories. You have to prepare the sealed bag earlier so you can cook at once.
The stainless steel sleeve is not removable. If it gets dirty, I think it will be difficult to clean.
KitchenBoss 1100 Watt IPX7 Waterproof Sous Vide Cooker
Do you like the polygonal LED screen? It’s quite special, right?
Almost all the models come with the round LED screen, do you feel bored? If I can choose, I will choose something special that makes me feel more interesting.
Actually, it also has a round LED screen model. If you like, you can choose it.
This model is IPX7 waterproof certified. You can wash it directly in the water for easy cleaning. I like the waterproof item because I can clean at any time. It’s better than just wipe it by a damp cloth.
It features a removable stainless steel protective cover so you can remove it to clean if need. In the cover, you will see the OPEN and CLOSED that show you the direction to remove it.
Normally, it only comes with MAX and MIN. I think most of you know the meaning. Just tell you the proper water level.
The bracket is sturdy and reliable. When you see it, I think you will have the same feeling. It’s big and easy to use. It’s also removable. If it’s dirty, just wash it in the sink.
The most special feature on the control panel is you can switch the temperature to C or F at any time. This the FIRST time I see this function.
The temperature ranges from 104℉ to 194℉ and the timer can be set up to 99 hours 59 minutes.
My Sous Vide My-101 Immersion Cooker
It comes with a white handle. Normally, it’s black. If you are waiting for the handle that is not black, this one may fulfill your color preferences. Moreover, this is one of the CHEAPEST models on the market.
The second special design is the control panel that’s designed can be seen in the front. Try to imagine, it will be easier to see when you are far from the device, right?
Comparatively, if you want to see the temperature, most of the models need to be seen from the top that’s not convenient because you can’t see it when you are far from the device.
The lettering is combined with the dots that are different than other models too.
The removable skirt is made of 316 grade stainless steel. Do you know the difference between 316 and 304? I can tell you certainly the quality of 316 is better than 304. 316 is also the highest quality stainless steel in the world.
On the top, it’s a scroll wheel so you can adjust the temperature from 77°F to 203°F and time up to 99 hours easily. I personally like the scroll wheel more than the digital touch button. It’s easier to use.
Only the stainless steel skirt is dishwasher safe. Don’t wash the device in the water directly because it’s not waterproof. You can clean it with a damp towel only.
Gramercy Kitchen Company Sous Vide Immersion Circulator Cooker
As you see, the LED touch screen is very big. It’s bigger than the handle and the stainless steel skirt. Overall, this model is bigger than other models on the market.
The big LED screen also lets you monitor your food at a glance. You can see the information clearly even you walk far from the kitchen.
In the control panel, it shows you the temperature and the time in green color. Honestly, it’s quite special because it’s white in other models. If you feel bored of reading the white lettering, green may make you fresh.
In front of the device, you will see the green light. Actually, it’s a scroll wheel that lets you adjust the temperature up to 212 F and the time.
I think one function you may feel interesting. In this model, it comes with a delay start time. It lets you set the time in the morning before going to work. When you come home, dinner is ready for you.
This is the FIRST model I see comes with this function on the market.
Of course, it also comes with an adjustable clamp that is compatible with any pot. Every time you use, remember to secure it firmly on the pot. If it falls, the water level may exceed the MAX line and cause the device to malfunction.
The flocked storage sleeve is included so you can store your device neatly.
Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker Pro (WiFi)
In this model, it comes with the big LED touch screen again. I like the big screen. I can always monitor progress easily. With the inclined design, you can read the information even you walk far from your pot.
If you can’t see it, it’s no problem because you can connect your phone to the Anova App by WIFI. I like WIFI more than Bluetooth because the connectivity of WIFI is much better than Bluetooth.
If the WIFI signal is strong enough, you can monitor your food anywhere in your home so you can do other chores during cooking the time.
This model is IPX-7 rated that means your device can dunk into the water. After that, you still can use it to cook without any problem.
Do you like waterproof? I like it so much because I can clean it in the water directly. It’s easy to keep hygienic.
How to use is just similar to other models. Just secure it to your pot and adjust the temperature and the time.
In the app, you can find over a thousand recipes for free so everyone can become a professional chef in a short time. All the recipes are created by award-winning chefs.
Therefore, you don’t need to worry about anything even you never use it before.
When you use it, just make sure the water level is between the MAX line and the MIN line.
Secura Sous Vide Cooker 1,000-Watt Immersion Circulator
In this model, the LED touch screen is also big. There is one more special thing. When the device is running, the blue light of the button will light up. It lets you easier to press and see.
You can press the + button to adjust the temperature up to 203 degrees F and the timer up to 99hr59min. If need, just long-press the button to increase faster.
After you have done all the settings, the circulation pump will start at the same time that can circulate the water so the heat can be distributed evenly around the pot. It makes your cooking perfect all the time.
In this model, it also features IPX7 waterproof. With this feature, you don’t need to worry about your device immerse in the water accidentally anymore. You can even wash it under water directly.
On the bottom, it comes with a water pump cap. It can prevent your device from scratching your pot. If your pot is made of stainless steel, it will be no problem. But, what if you cook your food in the pot with non-stick coating, it may be damaged.
The stainless steel skirt and the water pump cap are removable. You can turn it clockwise to remove it and wash it in the sink for easy cleaning.
It doesn’t have App control. Adjust it on the touch screen is the only way.
How To Choose The Best Immersion Circulators
Sometimes, size is very important. Some models are small enough to be stored in the kitchen drawer. Some can not.
The size of the smallest model is also half the biggest model. Although the size is different, the function will not have a big difference.
If it can connect to your phone, the price will be much higher. You can control the device and monitor the food on the phone so you don’t need to always stay in the kitchen.
Without this feature, the price will be LOWER much. If you don’t like to learn something new, I think the manual type will be more suitable for you.
Removable Stainless Steel Skirt
Not all the models come with this feature. With this feature, you can remove it to wash in the water directly.
If you like hygienic, you will like this.
It has 2 ways to adjust temperature and time.
- Touch the screen directly.
- Use the scroll wheel.
Normally, it will only come with either one. You can choose the type you like.
Temperature Range/Time Range
The range varies from model to model. You have to read it carefully to choose the range suitable for your cooking method.
If you don’t know, don’t worry because it will come with the recipes. If you will only follow the recipes to cook, you can ignore the range actually.
Delay Start Function
This function may be great for some people. You can prepare the food and set the timer in the morning. At night, when you come home, the food is ready for you.
With this feature, you can wash the device in the water directly. If you think wash in the water is better than a wipe with a damp cloth, pay attention to this feature.
As I see, all the models come with an adjustable clamp. If the model you choose doesn’t have, just choose the other models.
Big LED Touch Screen
It lets you read the lettering easily. I think it’s better than the normal screen size.
Inclined/Front LED Touch Screen
With this feature, you can monitor the device even you walk far from the device.
Try to image, how can you see if the screen is on the top?
Some models come with a reusable sealed bags. You don’t need to buy it your own. If you like it, pay attention to this.
As you see, the structure of the immersion circulators is almost the same. Therefore, you just need to choose it according to the price, size, and function.
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I hope my post is helpful for everyone to make the best decision. If you have any questions, opinions, or comments, please leave them below. I’d love to hear that.