The holiday season is fast approaching, and many of us have avid home cooks on our gift-giving lists! The problem with avid home cooks is that it seems like they have everything! But have no worry, we are here to suggest several unique items that a discerning home cook will truly appreciate! All these items are used in Sizzle and Sear’s test kitchen.
Stocking Stuffers - Small Kitchen Gifts for the Chef who has Everything!
Small price tags but these tools will be greatly appreciated by an avid home cook.
Small Appliance Upgrades - Christmas Gift Suggestions
An avid home cook probably already have these tools, but who doesn’t appreciate an upgrade?
Explore Sous Vide - Christmas Gift Suggestions
Sous vide is French for “under vacuum”. It is a method of cooking that involves sealing food in a plastic bag and submerging the sealed food in a temperature controlled water bath. This method allows food to be evenly cooked to precise temperature targets.
In order to get started, you will need an immersion circulator that will both heat the water and circulate it, ensuring even temperature distribution.
To effectively sous vide, as much air as possible needs to be removed from the plastic bag. You can accomplish this with a vacuum sealer, or you can upgrade to a vacuum chamber.
Going Beyond Sous Vide - Christmas Gift Suggestions
Go one step beyond sous vide with a precision cooktop or combi oven! These are expensive tools but they are well worth it if you want to achieve precise results over and over again.
Why do we recommend the Anova Precision Oven as the best steam oven?
- As precise as you will get for a counter top oven, allowing you to sous vide without a bag!
- Actual temperature of oven chamber read out on user interface
- Very roomy cooking chamber with extra headroom for a large dutch oven
- Much more affordable than any other combi oven on the market