What sous vide system in the 3 gallon range have you had success with. I am weighing the Anova circulator and the Sous Vide Supreme water oven. I have had no experience with this equipment and would appreciate some advice. My main focus would be sizeable chunks of tougher cuts of meat. Thanks
light use sous vide system
If you don't need huge capacity the Sous Vide Supreme is awesome. I have two at home, the larger one and a Demi. Mine has been chugging along for years now and works great. It holds temps to a very tight window and the thermostat is accurate. A few times I've set the temp and checked it with two different Thermopens- all three agreed to the tenth of a degree.
It can handle a lot of use! I've had mine for maybe close to four years? Got it right when they hit the US market. At any rate I have something in it three to seven days a week and I routinely do three day cooks. There are times it's left on and at temp continually for more than a week. I dunno how long it will last but mine has made it at least three times longer than the warranty is good for.
I'll also note that it's very energy efficient. They say it uses about the power of a 60 watt bulb. I dunno, don't have it hooked up to a meter. But it doesn't impact my electric bill enough to notice. The unit is very well insulated. It holds temp for a good while after being turned off.