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Review: Tuxton Home 9,8Qt Sous Vide Pot

Tuxton Home THBCZ3-SS9-G Chef Series Sous Vide Pot Specialty Stockpot, 9.8 Quart, Stainless Steel

$108.99
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Features

  • 9.8QT Tri-Ply stainless steel stockpot includes measurement lines for easy measuring
  • Silicone-rimmed tempered glass lid with removable stainless steel stopper and 2.4" silicone Sous Vide adapter helps limit water evaporation
  • Premium fine-grain polished stainless steel surfaces are easy to cook with, easy to clean
  • Welded fixtures are smoothly and solidly attached to each vessel. Easy-to-clean and crevice-free, they are guaranteed to last a lifetime
  • Compatible with induction, electric, gas, halogen, and ceramic stoves and with most sous vide immersion cooker brands including: Chefman, Strata Home, Anova, Joule, Chefman, Strata Home, InstantPot, and more! Sous vide cooker unit not included.
Title
9.4 Total Score
Review of Tuxton Home's 9.8Qt Sous Vide Pot/ Water Bath

There are two major components when cooking sous vide; the circulator and the water bath. Many may not realize how important a good and proper water bath is, but Tuxton Home has! Today I am reviewing the Sous Vide 9.8qt water bath sous vide pot sold on Amazon. To start, I have been using this container for the last 6 month, and for just about every food item I cook. To blatantly put it, I love this pot and it is simply 100% a great product; Totally deserving the recognition it receives. If you're looking for a great water bath this is definitely an item to strongly consider. With the ability to hold just over 2 gallons, you will be able to cook a plethora of foods. However anything larger than a pork loin, well you may struggle at cooking in this pot. Never the less, I am the type of person who does not cook many large items. So I can really use the heck out of this pot.

The construction of this pot is made from stainless steel. This is including the stainless steel handles as well. For an added bonus in my eyes, they are welded on. Rather than bolted or riveted on. You won't need to expect them to wear off after years of use. The base of the pot measures about 14 inches in diameter and the whole unit weighs 9.5 pounds. The interior contoured edge is built to disperse the heat meaning your contents will get hotter quicker. Moving upwards from the base of the pot you will notice the finish is quite beautiful, so I wanted to note that for you all! The rim at the top of the pot is flared, this should ideally mean you can pour out the contents a bit more cleanly; a drip-free kitchen accessory. The inside of the pot is finished the same as the outside and again looks very pretty. The interior of this stockpot also has an easy measuring guide in quarts and liters. What makes this pot special, however, is the lid. The lid is a tempered glass lid meaning you can look into the pot and see just how well your food looks. But its more than a window, this lid provides the perfect access to fit most circulators such as the Anova precision cooker. Have a joule? That's ok, Tuxton Home sells a fairly cheap adapter to allow you to slide the joule in (photos below).

Did you notice I called this pot a stock pot, not just a water bath? That is right ladies and gentleman, this is a multi-use item. Not only can you cook with sous vide in this pot, but whatever else you could want as well. This pot is induction, oven, and dishwasher safe too.

Concerned about the large hole in the lid when not circulating water? Well, Tuxton complements this with a stainless steel plug which fits snugly into the hole capping it shut. This little feature built into the lid is why I really like to use this as my water bath among my other options. I must say, although it is not going to keep 100% of the evaporation at bay, it will significantly reduce the time it takes for the water bath to lower from evaporation. Your long cooks won't have any problem, literally set it and forget it. Plus, because of the way this lid is designed, expect the contents of the pot to get hotter quicker.

Tuxton rated it to heat from 80°F to 160°F in 24 minutes. This, however, will vary significantly based on the circulator you opt to cook with. The Tuxton Home stainless steel stock pot is wonderful, I love it and have had no major problems with it. However, I did notice that the stainless plug that is included when you are not cooking with it in sous vide can sometimes get a bit hot. Be aware if you are going to handle it after cooking; It may very well have gotten too hot and you could get burned.

Overall, I am very pleased to own one of these cooking utensils in my kitchen. It has multiple uses, however, I only use mine for sous vide purposes. It is shipped and sold with a custom wire rack for food organization, but also conforms around the space your circulator needs unlike the standard ones sold on Amazon. To sum up my review, I must say that the Tuxton Home sous vide pot is a wonderful 2-gallon water bath option, that if you can afford it, you should get one! The custom cutout for circulators is a wonderful feature to have and more companies should adopt this as a standard. Thankfully, this pot does not need to be a sous vide only product, so feel free to make soups, sauces, or anything in it as well.

Affordability:
8
Design:
10
Water Capacity:
9.5
Ease-Of-Use:
10
Features:
9.5
PROS
  • Easy heat dispersion
  • +2 gallon capacity
  • Custom sous vide tempered glass lid design
  • Compatible with most circulators
  • Joule compatible
  • Interior measurement lines
  • Multi-use pot for cooking
  • Induction and oven safe
  • Dishwasher safe
CONS
  • Moderately Pricy
  • Steel plug can get hot, beware of burns
  • Joule compatible insert sold separately
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Our Review Breakdown

Overall Review Score: 9.4

The Tuxton home scored a 9.4 out of 10 in my review for it as the ultimate sous vide water bath container.  This is for a multitude of reasons, however, I broke it down into five categories.  They consist of Affordability, Design, Water Capacity, Ease-Of-Use, Features.  If however, you want the short answer, I whole-heartedly think that anyone semi-serious about cooking foods in a sous vide setup should make this purchase today.  Need more information?  Read below to get my breakdown on the review.

Affordability: 8

So for affordability, I felt like an 8 out of 10 is being fair.  For example, a normal 2-gallon stock pot could cost about $15.00 USD and up.  Now obviously I am aware that this stock pot is more than a normal pot.  It is built specifically to be used with a circulator, and the ability to cook other foods as well is just a benefit, or perhaps even just a byproduct of creating a great product.  Considering the ability to purchase any stock pot for a decent price under the base price for this pot.  I am considering this purchase that you’re paying mostly for the sleek construction and custom design of the lid.  This is what sets the product apart from the rest.  The separation this product has because of the lid, its ability to fit most circulators and the companies prowess to build adapters for other circulators lets me rest easy at spending a bit over $50.00.  However, for those on a budget, I would say maybe wait to make this purchase.  That is up to you however, as if you were to opt into buying this product you won’t be disappointed and will get plenty of use in it.

Design: 10

Design as a factor in my review scored a great 10 out of 10.  The reasoning boils down to the structure of the pot (pun intended).  With the contoured interior edges, this pot is easy to clean.  The lip is designed to also make pouring easier from this pot and reduce any spillage or dripping.  The finish on the stainless steel is quite pretty, and the handles were excellently crafted with a more reflective finish than the pot itself.

Looking at the tempered glass lid which is what sets this product aside from any other, we should note the design having a hole perfectly made to house the anova circulator and similar devices.  Sadly the whole is not universal, but depending on the circulator you wish to use there are adapters.  If the design of a product is a very important factor in making a purchase, this product is going to be a great option!

Ease-Of-Use: 10

Ease-of-use was another factor in how I graded my review.  I scored it 10 out of 10 because quite simply pots are not hard to use.  The cleaning process is quite easy, as this is dishwasher safe.  For the actual use of the sous vide pot, it’s quite easy.  You fill it just like any other water bath container, then place your circulator inside.  The product does what its suppose to do, and so it is quite deserving in this sector.

Features: 9.5

Features scored a 9.5 out of 10 which is very good but I don’t feel it’s deserving of the full .5 additional points.  The reason being is that it is not compatible out of the box with all circulators.  Although this would be a ft. of engineering if it were possible, I’m sure it would pose quite a few challenges in development.  I do think it would be nice however if Tuxton opted to include the custom couplings in the box.  Instead of being a second purchase you need to make if you would like to use a joule with the lid for instance.

The Tuxton sous vide pot still scored very well here though.  This is because not only can you cook sous vide like a normal pot without the lid, the lid adds just a bit of extra use and that alone makes it my go-to water bath.  For physical features included on the pot, you have the comfortable to grasp handles.  The contoured base and rim.  The ability to use this pot via conduction heating platforms, or just on your stove-top, plus the lid of course.

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