Wancle Sous Vide Cooker

Last updated date: April 23, 2019

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9.2

Wancle Sous Vide Cooker

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We looked at the top Sous Vide Machines and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Sous Vide Machine you should buy.

Update as July 12, 2019:
Checkout The Best Sous Vide Machine for a detailed review of all the top sous vide machines.

Overall Take


In our analysis of 57 expert reviews, the Wancle Sous Vide Cooker placed 2nd when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Sous vide is a method of cooking that makes it super simple to achieve professional-quality results at home. The immersion circulator utilizes accurate time temperature control to deliver super-juicy, flavor-packed meals, every time. Professional chefs and restaurants started to rely on this immersion circulator since 10 years ago. The ability of sous vide cooking to accurately control the temperature of the water, and hence the food being cooked in it, it slowly cooks your protein from edge to edge, you can avoid both the drying out and overcooking of the meat; and Seafood. Retain all the juices that provide flavor, this is why when you order steaks at a restaurant they are so moist, juicy and tender. Food that is cooked sous vide is pasteurized and safe from foodborne contaminants caused by biological pathogens. Sous vide cooking avoids the need for you to time things just right. You can focus on another task, no more undercooked, chewy or burnt food. Sous vide cooker allow you have a bigger window of time to play with if you are multi­tasking in the kitchen. Conventional cooking is much less forgiving. Traditionally prepared food dries out and results in waste. Food cooked via cooking, loses none of its volume.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

9.5
5 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.6
613 user reviews

What experts liked

The Wancle sous vide machine’s display is pretty straight forward and easy to read. It shows you the current temperature and has a button to toggle the second, smaller display between your set time and your desired temperature.
- Sous Vide Guy
September 22, 2017 | Full review
Has a straightforward functions and a sturdy build.
- BestReviews
It has a maximum temperature of 211°F which was on the high side of all the models we looked at.
- Culinary Reviewer
It comes with a digital touchscreen control panel that has a precise 0.1 degrees Celsius with matching time in minutes. Its temperature controls range between 77-211.8 degrees Fahrenheit or 25 -99.9 degrees Celsius. This ensures precise, safe cooking.
- Pressure Cooker Portal
February 1, 2018 | Full review
Has a safety mechanism – if you tilt pot too much or drop the pot, the unit will shut off or beep.
- Sous Vide Hub

What experts didn't like

I tried to test the unit to see how the heating element worked, but shortly into my test the unit started beeping at me repeatedly, and the wheel status kept changing between blue and red. It seemed like it couldn’t decide if there was an error or not and was caught in a loop as a result.
- Sous Vide Guy
September 22, 2017 | Full review
Temperature is not always accurate.
- BestReviews
This model puts out 850 watts, putting it on the low end of the models we reviewed, so it will take longer to reach the desired temperature.
- Culinary Reviewer
The clamp might not fit thick edge containers (ie couldn’t use with a cooler) as the lever that secures it to the pan doesn’t open really wide. That limits you to thinner pots and polycarbonate containers.
- Sous Vide Hub

An Overview On Sous Vide Machines

When you run across the words “sous vide” in a cookbook, it might seem like a complex term that’s only used with elaborate French dishes. In reality, it’s a simple way to get a perfect cook on your favorite proteins, like steak, chicken and pork. Buying a sous vide machine can make this French tradition an everyday classic in your kitchen.

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Sous vide is a fancy term for placing your food in a vacuum-sealed bag, then cooking it in temperature-controlled water. (You can also use glass jars instead of bags, and eggs can be cooked in their shells.) There are a number of benefits to cooking your food sous vide. It offers more precise control over your cooking temperature, so it’s better for cooking tricky proteins, like fish. You’ll also notice a more even cook throughout meats like steak and pork loin.  

Using a vacuum-sealed bag prevents moisture and nutrient loss, so your meals come out tastier and healthier. Sous vide cooking also helps your proteins soak up more marinade and enhances your meat’s natural flavor, so you won’t have to use additional salt or oils.

The sous vide method used to be a fine dining-only approach, but the rise of affordable home sous-vide machines have taken this French technique from fine dining to easy weeknight dinners. The two types of at-home sous vide machines are water ovens and immersion circulators, but all of our top picks are immersion circulators.

Kristin Forte/Simplemost Media

Thermal immersion circulators are electrically powered devices that move and heat water at an accurate, stable temperature. They hook onto the side of your cooking pot, then they heat up the water and circulate it. Once your water has reached the right temperature, you can drop your bagged meal into the pot, sit back and let the immersion circulator do the work.

New handheld immersion circulators, like the Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker Nano, come with digital displays that make it easier than ever to keep that perfect temperature.

 

Digital displays aren’t the only technology that’s making sous vide the next big thing. Models like the ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide are Bluetooth-enabled, so you can control them remotely. This sous vide also has an accompanying app for iPhone or Android, with a special visual doneness feature. It shows you exactly how your food will turn out before you even turn on your stove.

Immersion circulators are also great for anyone with a small kitchen who wants the sous vide experience. The Sansaire Sous Vide Immersion Circulator is about the size of a champagne bottle, and the ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide fits easily into your cutlery drawer.

Sous vide circulators come in different wattages. More watts help your water heat more quickly, and if you need to add cold food during cooking, it will help the water’s temperature rebound faster. The Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker Nano uses 750 watts of cooking power (about the strength of a small or medium microwave). The Sansaire Sous Vide Immersion Circulator heats up liquids with an impressive 1,100 watts (which is a similar amount of power to a large microwave).

If you don’t know how to get started with your sous vide machine, several of our top picks come with recipe books. The ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide has more than 100 cooking guides in its app, and both Anova models come with more than 1,000 recipes for every skill level.

Once you’re ready to dive into sous vide cooking, take a look at our Tips & Advice to figure out which sous vide machine is right for you.

The Sous Vide Machine Buying Guide

  • How often do you plan on using your sous vide machine? If you want a few steaks for occasional dinner parties, a budget pick like the Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker Nano will work just fine. For regular sous vide experiences, you may want to pony up for an investment model, like the ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide.
  • How much power do you want from your immersion cooker? Higher-wattage cookers, like the 1,100-watt ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide, will help you cook faster by heating up your water more quickly. However, it’s easier to trip a circuit breaker if your kitchen is old or not wired for that much juice. The 750-watt Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker Nano might take a bit longer to get going, but it won’t leave you poking around your fuse box with a flashlight.
  • What types of containers will you use for your sous vide cooking? The immersion circulator has to clamp onto the side of your pot, so you’ll want to measure the pot’s thickness and make sure your sous vide machine has a large enough clamp for a firm grip on the side. The Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker can be shifted up or down on your pot to adjust the height, and you can adjust the screw in the back for a tighter fit. The Sansaire Sous Vide Immersion Circulator’s clamp is large and hooks up in seconds, but it’s not as adjustable.
  • New moms can benefit from sous vide cookers, too. The Sansaire Sous Vide Immersion Circulator can heat milk or formula to a perfect 98.6 degrees every time.
  • Sous vide machines don’t get very dirty, but they’ll need a quick cleaning if you start noticing mineral buildup from water. To rinse the buildup away, just dilute equal parts water and vinegar in a small pot and place your cooker inside. Set the cooker’s temperature to about 140 degrees Fahrenheit, and let your cooker heat the liquid. Then remove the cooker once it’s reached the right temperature. The cooker’s display can be cleaned with a damp microfiber cloth.