If you’ve ever seen a cooking competition show, you’ve likely heard the term sous vide, followed by seeing contestants putting food in vacuum-sealed bags. But there’s a bit more to the process than that.
Sous vide cooking allows you to cook food in a water bath at very steady temperatures, helping create your ideal meal. The food is vacuum-sealed in a bag or jar with seasonings and aromatics that infuse every bite with flavor, so it loses none as it cooks. The result is perfectly-cooked steaks, fresher-tasting vegetables and silky custard desserts.
If we’ve piqued your interest in this cooking technique, keep reading to find out more about the different types of sous vide cookers, how to cook sous vide and what foods it’s best for. We’ve also included tips from the Good Housekeeping Kitchen Appliance Lab’s Senior Testing