24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Good for the money,
This review is from: EK1295 Giles & Posner Sous Vide, 5.7 Litre, 450 Watt (Kitchen & Home)
This machine is cheap, it is well and professionally made, like a proper kitchen appliance, but it is nowhere near as accurate as the Demi mentioned elsewhere, or indeed other sous vide machines. Mine is stable within its 1 degree but is reliably 2 degrees hotter than set, well, according to my thermometers. I just compensate for this when setting. I think it is a good beginner machine or for someone who doesn't want to spend too much.
As it has a removable non stick tub you can also use it as a slow cooker, albeit rather large. I measured my other 'real' slow cooker that I have now given away and it measures 97, 94, 88 Degrees C on High, Medium, and Low respectively, so one would just set this machine to that, its maximum being 99 C.
I have had complete success cooking meat in it, for instance a piece of topside/top rump of the sort often found for sale half price in the major supermarkets, the result was tender and perfectly done. I have done steaks in it with success. I recommend the Polyscience sous vide app for the iPhone/iPad for calculating times, although there are other methods and charts all over the internet. I am not sure the G&P would be accurate enough for some of the more abstruse concoctions, or eggs for instance. You need an accurate thermometer to go with it.