Friday, November 5, 2010

Slow Cooker Sous Vide Hack

Cooking for Engineers has pretty straightforward instructions on how to turn a cheap slow cooker into a sous vide machine... though it looks to cost over $100 for the requisite parts... so not as cheap as a beer cooler, but significantly less than a Sous Vide Supreme and a bit more precise than said beer cooler. Personally, I have mixed feelings about sous vide...  the OCD part of me is very attracted to the idea of being able to cook things to a perfect and exact level of doneness, but I also feel like it would take a lot of the fun out of cooking for me. But maybe not.