Bought the Chefman 1000 watt SV unit for $99 on Amazon with a gift card I got at work. Tracked it the whole way and saw it was arriving today so yesterday I went down to the best butcher in town, Long's Meat Market, and picked up 3 ribeyes from Knee Deep Cattle Company cut at 1.5" thick. I damn near fainted at the sticker shock but the $70 I can never tell my wife about was well spent. I've never tasted better beef in this area than Knee Deep breeds. Seasoned the steak with SPGO, vacuum sealed with a Food Saver with a couple sprigs of fresh thyme and basil against the side of each steak. SV set at 138° for 2 hours I put the steak in a little early, not sure if preheating is required but I waited until 132° Caramelized onions and sauteed crimini mushrooms while the steak was bathing and bacon frying, etc. The corn was smoked over hickory. Soaked in water for a half hour. Basted in butter 3 times during 1 hour of smoking at 250°. Butter baste was melted with crushed garlic, a little salt and chipoltle rub that looked good. The baked potato was done in the micro as I was hopping and popping on everything else. I did manage to fry up some real chopped bacon ends that had been smoked previously. $18.98 a lb, ouch Herb garden pays off Anticipation at maxxed levels Works exactly as advertised! Money!! Not sure if I could pick my brisket over this meal, I'm damn proud. Heavy sigh of satisfaction.