All You Need To Know About Sous Vide Machine!

Food plays a very significant role in life. Without food, one can’t even imagine their existence. And if food is properly cooked then it adds flavour to life. Technological inventions have made life easier for human beings. Technology has made a great impact in each and every field right from agriculture to transportation, automobile to manufacturing. Introduction of Sous Vide machine in the field of food has revolutionized the catering world.

Sous-vide is a French word, meaning ‘ under-vacuum’. It is also known as Low-Temperature Long Time cooking. In this sous-vide machine, food is placed inside a glass jar or a plastic bag then dipped in hot water for a longer period of time at an accurate temperature. The temperature for cooking the packed food is normally low as compared to normal cooking temperature. The reason behind reduced temperature and cooking food for a longer period of time is to cook the food properly and internally without getting over-cooked externally due to excess heat. Unlike the traditional method of cooking, a person doesn’t have to stand in front of the food until it is cooked suitably and to check if the outer surface of the food gets overcooked. The person can set the temperature and can indulge in some other activity, rest everything will be handled by the immersion circulator.

Features of Sous-Vide:-

There are so many features of sous vide that which makes it popular in the world of food. Some of its features are mentioned and explained below:-

  1. Packed cooking:- In sous-vide machine, firstly food is placed inside a container or plastic bag and then that container is put inside the water bath. This packed cooking helps to maintain the aroma of the food which usually gets lost in cooking food openly. And aroma adds a special flavour to the dish. It also retains the food juice.
  2. Low-temperature:- The temperature set for cooking is usually low than the normal temperature. This is to prevent overcooking of food. Low temperature helps the food to get cooked properly and evenly. In the traditional method of cooking, sometimes due to excess heat, food is overcooked externally and remains raw internally. To avoid this, the temperature is often set low as compared to the normal temperature. 
  3. Rancidity:- The plastic covering on the food does not allow oxygen to pass on. This helps in cooking the food and storing it for a longer period of time. This feature prevents food from external bacterial attacks and makes it free from rancidity. This is best for a restaurant or food packaging service.
  4. Immersion rod:- This helps in circulating the packed food inside the water bath to ensure the uniform temperature within the container. This helps in preventing over-cooking.

Factors influencing Sous-Vide machine:-

In this heavy market competition, it is very tough to figure out what one should buy which would remain for a longer period of time. There are so many things the buyer should keep in mind before purchasing a Sous-vide machine. The factors influencing the purchase of sous vide machine are mentioned below:-

  1. Water Capacity:- Water is the main element in cooking food using a sous vide machine. So, the buyer should keep in mind the water container capacity while purchasing. If the cooking amount is less then the consumer should purchase a small container and if the cooking amount is more, especially for restaurants, the container should be big.
  2. Heating/Temperature:- If the person’s requirement is small then he should go for a small machine otherwise a big one. The temperature decides the cooking time.
  3. Design: Adjustable, water-resistant, and heat-resistant body, bright LCD with controls are the most eye-catching features of a sous vide machine. The machine designed in this way is generally good.
  4. Controlling:- A manual control system is usually present in the model but one can also go for a blue tooth or wifi controlling system.
  5. Speed:- One doesn’t have to wait for long for heating up of temperature. They just have to choose a strong heating element which can quickly heat a large volume of water and keep the water warm as per the cooking requirement. 
  6. Price:- It is generally costly as it is highly technical and it’s price keep on increasing as per the requirement from the side of the consumer increase.
  7. Multiple containers:- A good machine can adjust any vessel or container. It does not demand any particular surface volume.

There are many more factors which affect the purchasing rate of this machine-like temperature stability, accuracy, built-in timer, etc. All these features make this machine very popular. You can find out the list of ultimate sous vide machines that you can buy.

Hence, it is clear that the Sous-vide technique has made significant changes in the field of food and catering. The benefits of the Sous-vide machine proves that it is a great scientific invention so far. The buyer should keep in mind the above-mentioned factors while purchasing the machine. The set-it-forget-it feature is the best. It means one can set the temperature and leave the food for a particular period of time. This results in properly cooked food with good aroma. Aroma does not get lost any where and packed cooking helps to store food for a longer period of time without any fear of rancidity.

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7 Steps towards Simpler Living

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Life now-a-days is a really hectic one. For us humans, life is all about money. We work and work more so that we can get enough money, enough money to fulfill all our wishes. We want money to make ourselves happy. We are never satisfied with a definite amount of money; we want more and more. We have a notion that it is money which makes our life full of happiness and pleasure.

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But, the truth is that money can never make our life good. It can never give us the happiness and pleasure we need. We become so busy in our work and responsibilities that we forget the real meaning of life. It has been truly said that “You may stand first in the rat race, but still you will be a rat after the race”. The simple meaning of the line is that you may waste all your time thinking that money will bring you the happiness you need, but at the end of the day, all you are doing is wasting some precious moments of your life.

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So, sit back for a moment and try to think how complex your daily life is. I bet you will realize soon that all you are doing is working and not getting happiness. Now, can you give a week to your life to make it a bit simple? Would not you want to know how simple and delightful life can be? It feels great. Want to know how? Let us start making our life simpler. Follow these 9 steps for a week or two and try to understand how simple and joyous life can be –

First comes realization and will power

The first and foremost step is to make up your mind and heart about what you are going to do. You have to make yourself realize that you are going to lead a simple life now. The biggest hindrance in this will be your will power. If you are not strong enough, then you will never be able to do so. First make up your mind and then get rid of the thoughts you get every day while you get up. Then start.

Thinking alone comes next

This step may be a bit difficult for you. You have to take time from your busy schedule. You are leading a simpler life now, right? Take out some time and sit alone somewhere where you will not be disturbed. Then start thinking what all are you missing in your life. Think about those reasons which make you happy, or sad, which make you laugh or cry, which things bring you joy and which bring sorrow. Go back to your childhood days and try to remember all what you liked and disliked. And them try to do all those stuffs again.

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Bring back your values

Yes, it is true that with the increasing load of work in your life, you are forgetting all your values and prior responsibilities. The only thing or responsibility that you remember is money. So try to think and determine how complex and uneasy your life is. You will find the answers. You will come to know about the responsibilities you have missed. Spending time with your family, taking care of your parents and children, going on a vacation etc. are among those. And then do all those you missed.

Now let us come to some basic things that you need to do –

Stay away from all connectivity

One of the biggest problems that take us away from a simpler lifestyle is the connectivity, which includes cell phones, laptops and internet. These were just basic amenities at first, but became a disease later. Now we cannot imagine our lives without these things. You must have encountered people who have their phones in their hands even while walking on the road. These things have taken us far away from our pleasures, those pleasures that we get by being with our family. So, keep these electronic garbage away and spend time with those people who can make you real happy.

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Try living on a budget

Yes, having a planned budget is going to help you a lot in leading a simpler life. When we start incoming money, we try to fulfill our basic requirements first. But as more money comes, we dream of bigger things, some of which are beyond our reach at the moment. And when dreams of achieving things beyond our reach come, we work in full force to achieve them, and we spend more. Coming to a simple conclusion, when we get money, we overspend, and at last need more money. This makes our life busy and we forget every other stuff.

So having a planned budget of the things needed and those not needed will save our time. If we do not spend more, we will not think of incoming more, and hence will save time.

Remove negativity from your life

The biggest thing that makes us complex is the negativity we have in us. When we are out to do some new work, the first question that comes in our mind is, “Will I be able to do this”, or “Will this work make me any profit?” etc. All these WH-questions are the reasons of negativity in our life. My question is, why are you even thinking that you cannot do the thing which you have eagerly accepted? When you are going to accomplish a work, you must be confident that no one or nothing can stop you from doing it. Have confidence and believe in yourself. Remove these negativities from your mind. You will soon see that you are grinding less and saving more time, thus having a simpler and hassle-free life.

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Minimize works but do everything

The phrase simply means that do only those works which are necessary. We always have the energy to do more. So why not save that energy to do something with your family? Make a list of the works that are really necessary, and exclude those which do not mean anything. And when the list is ready, work accordingly, and never add anything to the list afterwards. Believe me, life will be a lot easier and simpler when minimized!

Try following these 7 steps for a week or two and then see the results for yourself. After doing all these things for a week or two, sit back and compare your life before and your life in these two weeks. You will feel the difference for sure.…

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