SideKIC Sous Vide Review: Initial Thoughts
|SideKIC Immersion Circulator
Earlier this week, I received a SideKIC sous vide controller. This 170$ entry into the sous vide consumer market looks like it is going to offer a lot of value. The SideKIC is an immersion circulator. This means that there is a heating element that can be put into a bowl or pot and it will simultaneously heat and then circulate (pump) the water. Many people consider water circulation critical to maintaining temperature stability.
|The (sorta) Unbox
Unlike most immersion circulators, the SideKIC separates out the heating unit from the controller. All of the controls of the device are done through a color UI, somewhat resembling an iPod. There is a scroll wheel (ok, its a dial) used to navigate through the menus. The dial also acts as a button, and pressing it allows you to make a selection. As I said, it's like a Sous Vide iPod.
|Controller/iPhone Comparison Size
The SideKIC is also pretty tiny, which is great if you have a small kitchen. It can easily fit inside of just about any pot you were going to use to cook with, so in theory, you can buy one and have it not take up any additional space in your kitchen.
Continue to the second part of my SideKIC Review.
Product: SideKIC Immersion Circulator
Manufacturer: ICA Kitchen, LLC
Available at Amazon.com