Sous Vide Cooking

Chef Touch System – The all in one sous vide cooking at home solution from KitchenAid

by on Aug.16, 2010, under Equipments & Accessories

Today I saw an interesting piece of sous vide cooking equipment called Chef Touch System from KitchenAid. This concept gather a vacuum chamber sealer (a must in terms of vacuum that gives you the possibility to add liquids such as oil or a marinade in you pouch without destroying the machine) a shock freezer (very usefull and safe device if you want to keep meats in the freezer after you cooked it at low temperature) and a steam oven.

The concept of this all in one sous vide equipment gives an idea of what could look our kitchen in a close futur. The only weak point of this beautiful item is the steam oven. Why not replacing it with a PID controlled steared water bath?

Any idea of the price of the Chef Touch System and availability?

Information added October 23rd :

Thanks to N.Lavirotte, we now know the ChefTouch System is available since September in Europe. Official retail price are as follow :

-Vacuum chamber : 2,950 € incl. VAT
- Shock Freezer : 5,000 € incl. VAT
- Oven : steam ( 1,550 €) combi (1,850 € ) incl. VAT
- Kitchen high cabinet : 2,700 € incl. VAT

Total = 12,500 € (combi oven) incl. VAT (approx. 17,500 USD)

JF

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1 Comment for this entry

  • Frank Hsu

    Just to show that sous vide is getting into mainstream worldwide and major appliance companies like KitchenAid is getting into the act. The steam oven is just like the expensive combi-ovens used by many professional kitchens. Cooking sous vide food items with steam is not as efficient and accurate as Water Oven (i.e., PID controlled water bath) and you can not use Douglas Baldwin/Nathan’s SV tables as guide.
    The blast chiller/freezer and chamber vacuum machines are really interesting and very well-engineered.
    I would buy them without the sous vide steam oven.
    KitchenAid is targeting the up market and I won’t be surprised if the whole system is costing more than $10,000USD.

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