Product reviewed: Tuxton Chef Series Sous Vide Pot
Let’s hear it for the messy home cooks out there! You are not alone, I promise. I am the queen of making my kitchen look like a tornado whipped through it in just a few minutes. It is the small sacrifice I pay in order to make tasty food.
That said, I’m always looking for tips and tricks to make my kitchen look a little less like tornado season and a little more like only a small storm hit it. One solution, albeit somewhat obvious, is transitioning from uncovered pot cooking to stockpot cooking. It’s a wonder what a difference a lid can make to minimize messiness (or at least keep the mess contained).
The Tuxton Chef Series Sous Vide Stockpot is versatile: Use it for an elevated sous vide cooking experience or keep it simple as a traditional stockpot. While standard sous vide immersion cookers may turn off due to water evaporation over a long period of time, this stockpot comes with a lid to trap the water and prevent evaporation. However, the stockpot is sold by itself and does not include the actual sous vide immersion cooker.
If you don’t own a sous vide immersion cooker, that’s OK. The stockpot is a great choice for anyone looking to make a less messy meal. There is a hole and plug in the glass lid that you can remove to insert the sous vide immersion cooker. If you’re not cooking sous vide-style, the hole comes in handy when you want to let some steam out of the pot in a concentrated manner, rather than fully removing the lid, or if you want to add something else to the stockpot without creating a mess.
I made soup in the stockpot. Once the broth came to a boil, I added a bit of milk by pulling the plug out of the hole and pouring it into the pot, rather than fully removing the lid. While there was splatter on the inside of the lid, it eliminated the mess that would have ended up on my stovetop had I removed the lid completely.
This stockpot is great for the messy home chef in all of us, offering sous vide-style meals and a splatter-free soup or chili on a chilly night.