NutriChef Ultra-Quiet Sous Vide Cooker – Great device. Delivered exactly right

Did filet steaks for my first effort at 129 degrees. Partly frozen so let it run 2 hrs. Used juices in mushroom gravy. Finished on my monster gas grill at 700 degrees for ~2 min per side.

Love this, made a prime rib roast and it turned out perfect. I prefer that this is set from the unit and not threw a bluetooth device because i don’t need to keep track of it just pull it out when timer goes off. I would see no reason to spend the extra $ for the high dollar units unless you just like fancy things.

I just got it the other day and decided to make a steak and asparagus with it. My kids even said they like both of them. The steak was very tender and juicy and the asparagus was perfectly cooked. Clean up is easy to because the container is simply full of hot water and the food is in bags that you throw away. I can tell i’m going to get a lot of use out of this. Here are the specifications for the NutriChef Ultra-Quiet Sous Vide Cooker:

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  • RESTAURANT QUALITY RESULT: This Supreme Sous-Vide Thermal Immersion Circulator Cooker by NutriChef brings professional quality cooking to your home. Whether its fish, pork, poultry, steak or vegetables this product will surely provide instant restaurant-quality results
  • EXACT COOKING: No more obsessively checking inside the kitchen oven or chaining yourself to the stove. Just raise the time and temperature to the exact level you prefer and never worry about overcooking. Cooks food evenly from edge to edge and retains all the juices and flavor
  • ADJUSTABLE TIME AND TEMPERATURE: This machine features an adjustable temperature to ℉ / ℃ with a maximum temp. setting of 203 ℉ or 95 ℃ and an adjustable timer setting that can be set to a maximum of 60 hours
  • FASTER COOKING TIME: With NutriChef 1200 Watt Sous-Vide you can achieve 203 ℉ in only 15 minutes compared to other normal sous vide that can achieve 140 ℉ in 30 minutes
  • EASY TO USE: The product is equipped with Simple Button Controls and Digital LCD display for easy operation. Simply clip the sous vide cooker to any deep cooking container or pot, add water, insert ingredients in a vacuum sealed plastic bags and press start

Only issue is it is off by a degree or two. I use this mainly for maintaining my color film chemical temptratures and it works well.

I like it so much i bought another so i can cook two things at the same time.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Amazing device. We have used this 2 times so
  • Works like a charm!

Took a bit to figure out the settings, but the steaks that were made were absolutely amazing.

Both times it worked great at maintaining the set temperatures and delivering what i expect from a sous vide device. I recommended this to others.

Nice product,easy to use after you go to the nutrichef site and watch it being used. Makes most meats better, chicken,steak and fish.

I received my sous vide in a couple of days. I’m very well pleased with deal chaser and give him 5 stars. The sous vide immersion cooker is fantastic . the steaks i prepared over the weekend were as good, if not better, than any steak i’ve ordered at a steak house. I highly recommend this product and deal chaser .

My only complaint was the i did not receive the color i ordered – i ordered white – got stainless – but i have to say – i’m a convert – i don’t know that i would do fish like salmon in this – but you will never again have a nasty, dried out boneless chicken breast and the pork done in the sous vide was awesome.

Easy to use, great for prepping full meals for camping that are quick and easy to reheat.

I’d never cooked with one of these before, but it works well.

Keeps temperature where it should be. First time it made the perfect steak, best we ever had. Salmon came out perfect as well as pork. Only comment is you have to remember how long to press what button to turn unit on, button to push after programing and which one to push after the water reaches the set temperature. Maybe it’s just me with my short term memory issues.

We have used this 2 times so far. Once doing some chicken with salt, pepper, and thyme. It turned out amazingly juicy and the taste was perfect. 5 hours in the sous vide i then seared the chicked in a 500f cast iron skillet and the chicken just melted in our mouths. We then got some cheap cuts of beef. Came out to be about 2 dollars per steak and even they turned out juicy and cooked perfect. Once again after the sous vide i gave it a crust in the cast iron skillet and they were just perfect. This device is awesome and works amazingly wellupdate 2/11/17cooked 4 top cut sirloin steaks with great results. The steaks were marbleized and they came out perfect. We cooked them at 135 for 4 hours. I then seared them on my weber charcoal grill. This device keeps amazing me.

I purchased this particular unit after researching the various brands. The main selling point for me was the 1200 watts of heating power. Meanwhile others are as low as 800 watts. That extra heating power provides two key benefits. First off, it reduces the initial time needed to bring the water up to the set temperature. Secondly, it helps to quickly bring the temperature back up, after adding food to the water. As for my experience with the product, it has been great. I’ve been using it regularly for the past three months, with no issues or complaints. It works beautifully, and heats quickly. Just as you’d expect from the extra power.

Love it have tried eggs and salmon so far. Wish there was a cookbook that came with it but have found you tube helpful. Easy clear face push button control dial quick to change temp etc.

Lower cost than alternatives. Does the job it’s suppose to. Relatively easy to use if you read the instructions and/or watch tutorial videos. It took me a while to figure out how to switch from c to f readings (the permanent default is celsius – you have to switch it every time you use f degrees). The built-in timer is in hours:minutes – that was confusing initially, until i got use to it. So far so good for cooking steak and chicken breasts.

This is my first try at sous vide cooking so i didn’t want to spend a lot on the tool. I was lucky to get this one at a great price and as far as i can tell, it works just as well as the more expensive tools. I’m looking forward to experimenting with different ingredients – but i don’t think i would have bought a sous vide appliance if it was more expensive – this is a great way to start.

I received this in the mail yesterday and mechanically this is a sound kitchen appliance. The instruction manual related how to use it well enough and i used it today to cook a beef roast(rump) i have to say this was a great roast. I had put this in a food saver bag and vacuumed sealed it well over a month ago with no seasoning or herbs and after it thawed i dropped it into the water for 7 hours. This was very tender and medium rare. My first attempt i have to give this top scores. I am only rating this 4 stars because there is no cook book or even a time temp chart included. Edited to add i have now cooked some small cod fillets and well as a beef chuck roast. The chuck was a run of the mill flat pot roast but cooked sous vide for 20 hours at 134f it was tender juicy medium rare to rare. It was almost as good as prime rib roast. Still it would be great if this came with a cook book or charts with time and temp.

I used this for the first time on a tri tip cut and then seared on the grill. I found the nutrichef easy to use and to program for a newbie. I’m already planning my next meal with the nutrichef.

I have been anxious to enter into the world of sous vide cooking for a few years now. When i first stumbled on it the equipment was very expensive. Literally equipment straight from a chemistry lab; along with the prices. If you break down the components that the sous vide chefs say we need one realizes that we do not need t spend thousands we can get away with a few hundred dollars and maybe. To cook sous vide style they tell you that you need a vacuum sealed food product cooked in a water bath regulated to an exact temperature for a significant amount of time. I was reading the sous vide section in ‘modernist cuisine. ‘ they mentioned that if you have your food you wish to cook in a zip lock bag and slowly submerse the bag in a bowl of water; this allows the water in the bowl to force the air out of the bag then zip it up and you now have the poor mans vacuum seal. Now all i need is a unit to cook the food. As i mentioned i have been looking for awhile now, kickstarter and others have had some interesting things pop up now and then but all of these products were around $200. A little high but better than the thousands when we first started. Then i ran across this product- the nutrichef sous vide at half the price of the other low end sous vide units. The first few initial reviews were favorable.

Cuisinart TOB-100BW Compact Digital Toaster Oven Broiler, Perfect oven for us!!

I’ve been using my new cuisinart for about a month and have come across no problems. This little toaster oven replaced both my old black and decker toaster oven and my toaster. The old b&d oven was bulky and did not have a timer so had to be watched carefully. It also had a (probably) safety feature that turned the oven off every time the door was opened. I found that to be a nuisance since i had to turn it back on each time i checked whatever was cooking. This new little cuisinart allows me to check without turning off the heat and also i really like having the timer so i usually don’t even have to open the door until the food is ready. As to the other comments about condensation on the door when toasting, it does sometimes do that. I ignore it as it causes no problems and it doesn’t bother me. I like the easy to clean pull-out tray. It takes much less space than the two old appliances it replaced.

I ordered this toaster oven as a replacement. The description on the size was not at all what the actual inside measurements of the oven were. The outside dimensions were not even what was described. There was nothing at all wrong with the oven except size and it was obvious the moment i unpacked it. It was returned and i received a refund. I had no problems with the company or product other than the small size.

I got it for $60 when it was on sale in amazon. For $60, i can give it 4 stars. Next time, i will probably get non-digital version. Two heating rods on top, and two on bottom. Bad: for the exterior size, the interior size is not efficient. It can only have one tray (instead of two trays – one on top and another on bottom). The auto-pop-out tray and auto-shut-down door have too strong spring that the banging sound is too laud. The beep sound is somewhat annoying. Too many options – toast/bagel/left over/baking/broil/etc/etc. It takes ~ 1 min till it goes sleep mode (blue flashing buttons are annoying).

Key specs for Cuisinart TOB-100BW Compact Digital Toaster Oven Broiler, Black Wrinkle:

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  • Brushed stainless steel housing is compact and counter-friendly at a 0.35 cubic-foot capacity
  • 7 functions in 1: Toast, Bagel, Sandwich, Bake, Broil, Leftover and Keep Warm
  • Always Even Toast Shade Control offers consistent results slice after slice
  • Easy-clean nonstick interior includes convenient hands free auto-slide out rack, removable crumb tray
  • Includes baking tray, broiling rack and recipe book; limited 3-year warranty

Comments from buyers

“Comprehensive review: Cuisinart TOB100 toaster oven
, Very Good Compact Digital Toaster
, It’s a smart toaster

Just received this yesterday. I wanted a toaster oven that would fit into my microwave oven that is installed above my stove. This oven fits inside so i don’t need counter space for it. It is simple and easy to use (i just looked at the pictured ‘get started’ sheet). I do place it on the counter while in use for safety.

This is the third try, but we’ve finally found the toaster oven we love. It’s small enough to fit on our short counter, but is deep enough to fit the pans we use in it length-wise. We love that it is digital and the buttons can easily be read.

Will do anything a full size oven will do. Completely digital, compact to the point it does not crowd the kitchen counter. We have had ‘toaster’ ovens since they first came out and used one every day. This oven even has a ‘keep warm’ feature. Once set up, each piece of toast is cook to the same degree of doneness. It broils, it bakes and makes pancakes.

I wanted digital due to the specific minute timing that i need for my pet’s food. So, i was limited to options. I have used cuisinart in the past where i had a better quality and more expensive unit. It worked great but it’s looks were not great. This unit is good but obviously not as good as my past unit that cost $175 which i bought several years ago. Working this unit is tricky when you want to customize some of the settings. It took me several attempts before i learned how to do it. I am really good with machines but, this one challenged me. I got it now and i am generally pleased with it.

At first this looks like your average ordinary toaster oven but as you keep trying you cook things you will find you have a gem. I baked a bundt cake last night. Besides it does all the other functions of a toaster oven very well. Very nice product & purchase. One year late, and this thing caught afire in my home. Thank god i did not go back to sleep.

A much-welcome addition to our kitchen. Crumb tray is easy enough to remove and the broiler rack & drip pan have been pretty useful at times. I suppose there is some uber-toaster out there that does all kinds of stuff i can’t even imagine a toaster doing, and so be it: but, for my family’s humble toasting needs, this thing does just fine.

I’ve had this toaster oven for a couple of weeks now and use it daily. It replaced a $30 toastmaster i’ve had for ages. 5′ high, 10′ deep and 14′ wide. That’s smaller than my old toaster and gives me more counter space. Easily removable crumb pan – i love that feature. Where it reads ‘cuisinart’ at the bottom, it pulls right out (see photo) from the outside. I pull it out after each use to clear off any debris, so nothing gets baked on. Automatic rack slide out – when you open the door, the rack slides out a couple of inches. Ease of use – it’s very intuitive and simple.

My wife just purchased the cuisinart tob-100 compact digital toaster using her account, as another black and decker toaster died. We’ve had three black and decker toasters in a row over the last 15 years or so because they have been a great value, however each successive unit has failed more rapidly. We decided to spend a bit more money for the stainless steel look and the cusinart brand (hoping for lasting quality). We found that we did not want a huge toaster and noticed that this one is similar in size as before. We made our buying decision when we learned that the tob-100 was also digital and the price was right at $100. Since this is an early review (looks like the first), we decided to give the tob-100 4-stars, however it could earn 5-stars later when we update our review and have more experience with the product. What you see in the pictures is what you’re going to get. The tob-100 looks roomy and the unit and accessories look beautiful. There were no unexpected or unpleasant surprises when it arrived at home.

It arrived in time, packaged very well. It has been working well since it arrived almost 2 months ago. I replaced a larger toaster oven with this because i wanted a smaller footprint on my counter. I use the bakemode most often for open faced sandwiches or frozen entrees. The one thing i do not especially like is the baking pan provided. I’m not sure what it is, definitely not steel. It is a very dull aluminum that absorbs and hold stains. I’ll look for a suitable pan to replace it.

The unit is beautiful but it takes some learning to figure out the right darkness settings. For example, on 2, it makes very dark toast but requires a 5 to get equally dark on a bagel. As an oven, for cooking or reheating, it works exactly as it should.

It seems to be hard to find toaster ovens with good usability and reliability. I wanted a digital display that would have a preheating indicator and this one fit the bill. It’s met all of my expectations. Food comes out great, and it does come with a baking pan as described. The display is backlit and easy to read. One possible annoyance is that entering time and temperature is a little awkward, but you get used to it. What’s not apparent from the instructions is that when the preheated indicator sounds, the entered time starts counting down immediately. To work around this i just leave it at the default 30 minute timer when preheating, and set the time after putting the food in. While the control panel could be improved, the toaster oven works great and that’s what counts.

Overall i really like this device. I use it for toasting sandwiches and bagels, but also for baking meats and small pizzas. The dial that controls selection is a little hard to use because it can be tricky to see what is selected. I’d almost rather just have temperature and time, rather than a list of: toast, bagel, sandwich, leftovers.

Several years ago we bought a similar cuisinart for our own use. This one was for a family member. Here’s what we found:• exterior metal surface (top) is not a shiny chrome finish; it will dull and be harder to keep clean• metal tray (for baking) is small and flimsy, but its rack is more substantial• settings are easy to read and select• unit heats quickly and efficiently• capacity is small in relation to the bulk of the unitwe bought this unit based on experience with our own cuisinart toaster oven. Frankly, it appears that the finish and capacity of the one we bought five years ago is superior. Had we realized these changes were substantial, we probably would have looked at other brands. It’s not that this is a ‘bad’ toaster oven, it’s simply that it didn’t live up to our expectations. It makes me wonder if cuisinart sold the right to its name to another party in order to produce these toaster ovens.

It has very bright blue leds on the front. After you finish cooking something and return to the main screen, the blue leds blink repeatedly. But it drives me crazy that i can’t turn off the lights or put the unit to sleep. After 2 minutes, the unit goes to sleep. If you touch a dial or push a button, it wakes back up and blicks for another two minutes, regardless of whether you cook something or not. It cooks my food well, it’s a good size, it look nice. I would probably give it 4 stars if the damn lights didn’t blink. ***update***it should also be noted that the unit defaults to 30 min when baking. 10 minutes is all you need for sandwiches and wraps. So if you plan to cook for shorter times like me, you must turn the dial 3 or 4 times to change it to 10 min.

I was looking to replace an old toaster oven but didn’t want one that was too large (counter hogging). This one fit the bill and even though it was expensive it works really well. I had never had a digital toaster oven so i had to kind of figure it out but it works great. It does tend to make the toast pretty dark so be careful on the settings. We use it for toasting and reheating so i can’t say how it does on baking. I use my regular oven for baking anyway. I love that the crumb tray is easy to remove and clean so i tend to clean it more often than the old style, which had a hinged crumb tray. The door does steam up with use but we leave it cracked just a little after using it and the steam quickly evaporates from the glass.

I’ve only had this oven for a few days, but would like to share my experience so far. My primary use is to toast bread and bagels, and to bake frozen foods. We’re empty nesters, so i didn’t need anything real big, and did not need convection. I also wanted something that i didn’t need to put glasses on to set. The controls needed to be easy to read and understand. This unit accomplishes these requirements very well. This is a small toaster oven. If you need bigger, you should obviously look elsewhere. It will toast 4 slices of bread or 2 bagels sliced in half though. The display is nice and bright, and easy to read.

Please watch the video as well as reading this review. It contains perhaps the most important thing you should know when choosing a toaster oven. The model tob100 is one of a series of ovens from cuisinart that share very similar design and construction, with the control panel being the primary difference. Some of the models are either fully or partially electronic, while some of the other ovens use mechanical knobs. There is likely no significant difference in how well one design will toast or cook compared to the other and the choice of which type of controls comes down to personal preference. For me, after trying the units with mechanical knobs (which ordinarily i would prefer as being generally more dependable) there was one feature that swayed me away from buying that style – the fact that with the mechanical knobs cuisinart makes the customer select the shade of toast each and every time they use it as a function of the timer dial, and on some models the unit can’t even be left in the toast position for next time but has to be turned to ‘off’ each time. So at least two settings have to be selected each time one chooses to toast a slice of bread. The tob100 will remember your last setting so the simple act of making toast can be to press just one button. All of the cuisinart toaster ovens in this series are moderately well made of an attractive grade of stainless steel (one of the models has a black painted body with a stainless front). They all have a mechanism that will pull the shelf out slightly when the door is opened and all have a large glass door.

Very interesting design and takes a bit to get used to. Not just your normal push and plunge. Lots of options for cooking and toasting and we’re still playing with it. But the ability to change 3 variables (cooking method, time, temp/darkness) is helpful in getting the right result. Only negative thing we’ve found that for bagels, even at the lowest setting, still turns them too dark (for our liking). I can’t imagine what the higher settings would do. But at the lowest they’re ok. The bell that goes off to let you know the food is done works well and gets your attention. Has a small, compact design which fits our counter space nicely. We don’t use a regular toaster, and have been searching for a while for a new toaster oven, and this one finally seems to do the job.

We have been pleased with this toaster oven as it heats quickly and cooks efficiently and as well. The only real negative that i have to report is that the little cooking tray that you put food on to bake or warm, has no ‘lip’ or handle to grab on to, and it makes it very very hard to get it out of the oven over the ridge of the sliding rack that it is sitting on. Our other toaster ovens had a piece of the baking sheet that protruded enough to get the oven mitt latched on to it, but this one means you have to reach into the oven to try to maneuver it out and over the rack. Maybe not a big deal but it is a bit inconvenient. Otherwise everything else seems to be working just fine for our uses. I have baked the freezer to oven pre made cookies in this, heated up sandwiches, pizza and other pastry and warmed up some lasagna, etc. And it has worked well for all of those things. I also have used it for toasting but bought it mostly for the oven and a way to heat up and crisp up leftovers without having to wait for the big oven to preheat. I give it 4 star instead of five due to the lack of the handle on the tray/baking sheet and how difficult it is to get it out without getting your hand into the oven itself.

This is a very nice small unit. The only problemi have had is turning it on and off if i changemy mind with the set up to cook. Otherthan ‘the learning curve’, it is a great little unit. Their customer service isgreat. I have a knife set that they helped mewith immediately. It does not take as long to heat up like myother brand toaster oven which was huge.

I read all the reviews on this toaster oven and wasn’t sure if it was what i wanted. But i have had it for six weeks and am very happy with it. I have toasted bread, cooked frozen bagels, melted cheese on toast, baked biscuits and spring rolls, and tonight our first sweet potato. This is my first digital toaster oven and it took me a while to get used to that, but now i love it. The only ‘con’ i see is that the rack does not slide in and out easily. I do see some condensation on the door but it doesn’t drip on the counter as some reviews mentioned. It would be nice if the oven temp could be set in less than 25 degree increments, but that’s not a big deal. I did not find the beeps indicating ‘at temp’ or ‘done’ to bother me at all. They are no more than you hear on a microwave. So i was a little apprehensive when i bought it, but it has exceeded my expectations.

ZWILLING J : Knives are sharper

We’ve had great luck with j. No problem sharpening my non-serrated knives with this.

I have been using an old chicago cutlery steel for years. And for years i have known it didn’t do much for an edge. That changed instantly when i finally splurged for this henckels steel. Wow, this really does the job.A little work on the diamond stone to get the proper angle and this new steel keeps it razor sharp.

I’ve have had this steel for a few years, and it is an awesome deal for the dollar.

I bought it additionally to a brand new knife set and i am glad i did. Good brand, i recommend their products, they’re worth every penny.

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  • Outstanding! What took me so long??
  • Great sharpening steel!

ZWILLING J.A. Henckels 32555-260 Knife Sharpening Steel 10″ Black

What more can i say and henkel stands behind their products. I purchased a set of henkel everstar (never need sharpening ) knives that in the 1990’s were top of the line and very expensive. I contacted henkel in 2008 expecting to get the run around or “where is your receipt from 13 years ago. To my surprise the us rep’s manager wrote me back to pick you a new set, send me the dull blades and they would replace it all. I purchased this sharpening blade and when they sent me the replacement knives that did nee sharpening, they sent a sharpening blade also at no charge. Now this is a reputable company.

You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t. Trust me it is the good jam.

I selected this honing steel because i own a knife by them and am extremely impressed. A good steel will maintain your knives and reduce the amount of times you actually have to sharpen them.

The handle is very comfortable. It puts a nice edge on all my knives.

Handle is easy to hold and long enough for most knives. Gordon ramsay also uses this bad boy, so if it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for me.

So much more usable than the 8-10 inch alternatives.

I bought this steel along with a henckels chef’s knife as part of my good starter cutlery when i moved to a new apartment. I still have that steel, and use it on a regular basis. There is a little rust around the base of the handguard, and the the hanging ring has darkened over the years. The steel surface is excellent and shows no wear. I must admit that i was surprised to see that the tool has not changed in all this time, but then, it needs no improvement.

I purchased this 12″ steel to replace the substandard 9″ steel that came with my henckels professional s knives. I’ve owned the knives for a good decade and was regularly honing them with the original 9″ steel. I knew it was substandard and continued to use it but finally got sick of the 9″ steel’s small size, weak performance, and perpetually loose handle (they’re poorly made). Though i have good technique and have kept my blades very healthy with the old steel, this is truly a professional tool that has brought my knives from merely “sharp” to “factory new” quality. A few swings before each use and these are sharper than the old steel could manage and like a whole new set of knives. Though i use my knives every day, i hone them carefully and can’t see that i will ever need a professional sharpening. If you’re trying to decide what steel to buy – just get this one. It’s built like a tank and i imagine that it will last as long as my knives. Dull knives are dangerous knives.

I have used henckels for many years.

So honestly, i have a different knife sharpener that i prefer but my hubby and son love this thing. And if they like it, they will use it. That means i always have a sharp knife in the drawer so i love it too.

Finally a sharpener that you can actually feel biting into the best steel blade knives. I have been thru several brands of these sharpeners, all ended up in the trash. You get what you pay for, and this one is worth the price.

This is my first honing steel, and i am very happy with it. It is nice and hefty and feels high quality. I noticed an immediate difference using this on some of my knives. I am glad i bought one that will last, because i am never going back to not using a steel on my knives before each use.

Good for poking guests from inside a cabinet.

This is the best henckels steel i have ever owned. Hones quickly and easily and well.

This steal is built for punishment. Its extremely solid in construction and heavy.

This is a great honing steel for upper end knives. We just purchased six zwilling-henckel pro series knives and this honing rod does an excellent job of keeping a good edge on them. I read somewhere that it has a rockwell hardness of 66. It gets used frequently and looks as though it will last.

This is as advertised and is a very functional steel.

Last one lasted almost 30 years.