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SmokingUPnorth

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I’m Looking to get into my sous vide more (all I’ve done was one chicken breast when my buddy gave it to me) I did it in my sink and I’m looking for an actual container for it now. I’ve seen some that are $50+ anyone use a cheaper option or have any suggestions?
 

daveomak

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Use a cooking pot that you may have...
Use a small ice chest...
 

dirtsailor2003

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I modified a $20 cooler works great.

 

SmokingUPnorth

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Perfect. Thanks guys. I can use it to double as another meat cooler haha.
 

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I have the party stacker cooler (the smaller one) for $22 on Amazon, and cut a hole in the top. It works well, about 17" long inside but not super deep. My only regret is I should have bought the larger party stacker.
I use a stock pot for 1 off steaks and stuff.

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I’m Looking to get into my sous vide more (all I’ve done was one chicken breast when my buddy gave it to me) I did it in my sink and I’m looking for an actual container for it now. I’ve seen some that are $50+ anyone use a cheaper option or have any suggestions?
I use an old igloo cooler with the split lids for mine, I cut a round hole in one side and inserted the sous vide circulator in it. Works good, holds heat, and its portable. Hope this helps.
 

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Sounds like you have a lot of choices. I use a cambro. But I think the cooler mod is the best option. The only thing I like about the cambro is I can see the meat & make sure it stays under the water.
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I use all different types of things , most of the mentioned already . So I'll just add this if you're interested .
I use this rack for sheet pan storage to hold stuff under the water line . Got it at Lowe's in the kitchen acc. isle . All kinds of things in that isle that can be repurposed .
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bill ace 350

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Check out Walmart/Dollar stores.

Got the one in the picture for 3 bucks and some change, with lid. Food safe.
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SmokingUPnorth

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I actually thought about that but wasn’t sure how it would work. Thanks for the suggestions guys. Gonna use a soup pan for today then pick up a cheap cooler!
 

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There's no way my wife would eat anything coming out of any of the stick setups so I went with water oven style.

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I have the party stacker cooler (the smaller one) for $22 on Amazon, and cut a hole in the top. It works well, about 17" long inside but not super deep. My only regret is I should have bought the larger party stacker.
I use a stock pot for 1 off steaks and stuff.

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Lmao. If you click the link and scroll down a bit it shows " frequently bought together" and there's a picture of a sous vide unit beside it.
You guys are influencing Amazon again LOL
 

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+1 For the Coleman Party Stacker Cooler. I split the lid down the middle and drilled a hole for the SV. This allows me to take one side of the lid off to check my cook, and not have to remove the SV in the process.
 

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A Coleman Party Stacker is around $20 and insulated.
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This is my Rubbermaid container with a notched sous vide lid (not shown) and a neoprene insulation wrap.
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The Party Stacker is almost the perfect hot box for your barbecue, and it's small enough to put in the car when you to the market. All it takes is a hole saw and the lid can be used for a covered sous vide container.
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