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    Strata Home by Monoprice Sous Vide Immersion Cooker 800W
    Product # 21594
    $69.99
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    Model 21594
    Thermal Power 800 watts
    Minimum Temperature +41°F (+5°C)
    Maximum Temperature +212°F (100°C)
    Temperature Stability ±1%
     
    Minimum Water Depth 4.25" (11 cm)
    Minimum Bath Size 2.6 gallons (10 liters)
    Maximum Bath Size 4.0 gallons (15 liters)
    Pump Volume 2.25 gallons/minute (8.5 liters/minute)
    Input Power 110 ~ 120 VAC, 60 Hz
     


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    Is clamp height adjustable?
    A shopper on Nov 1, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: There's a ring attached to the clamp, the circulator is placed inside the ring. So, yes, the clamp's height is adjustable relative to the circulator.
    I love my Anova Precision sous vide machine; this new Monoprice-branded unit looks like it was made by Anova (?), so good for Monoprice!
    A shopper on Apr 25, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Greetings! This unit would be a Monoprice product and not be made by Anova. Should you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to us at tech@monoprice.com and our knowledgeable Technical Support staff would be more than happy to assist. Thank you.
    How to I confirm the temperature set point. It has a calibration adjustment what do I uses as the standard? I am thinking boiling water. So should I boil water and put the unit in then let it tell me the temperature and in the calibration adjust that to 212?
    A shopper on Jan 8, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: I confirmed my unit using an infrared thermometer and the unit was spot on.
    What happens with the time reaches zero? Does the unit turn off? Does it just beep until someone notices it and continue to run? Does it beep for some amount of time then turn off?
    Steve F on May 3, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. When the time reaches zero it will mean that the cooking has completed. It will beep and will need to be turned off. The great thing about sous vide cooking is that you can never over cook your food even if you exceed the cook time.
    What container matches well with this unit..preferably with a cutout lid to prevent evaporation?
    Barry P on Aug 4, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: A good size stock pot that would allow water circulation around the bag containing the food to be cooked and I just put a cutting board over the exposed area off of the size of the device and that abated the evaporation over a couple of hours. Typically, you're cooking at 125-150 F so the water isn't boiling off.
    What timer functions does this have? Could it be put in an ice water bath and told to turn on in a few hours to have food ready after work?
    A shopper on Apr 25, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: According to the user manual, it only has a cooking timer. It appears that you would have to turn it on manually or use a separate outlet timer to turn it on unattended.
    Im getting a repetitive beeping sound when i run the unit. The water level is between min and max. Please advise. I tried running it without food in it and got the same beeping sound. I tried unplugging it and plugging back in. This is on my first use. Whats going on?
    Ven K on Apr 9, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Seems like your unit is dead or more likely you need to set the temp and time, easiest way is power it on press the temp button, adj the knob till your display shows the value you want, then wait for about 5 seconds till your value take effect, the display will stop blinking. if you push any button before the value takes effect you mess up the programming and end up in an endless loop. after the temp value is set push the time button, adj the knob for your hours unit, wait till it takes effect, then push the time button again to set the mins unit, again adj the knob for your value, wait for it to take effect. after that press the play button and it starts working.
    How many hours does the timer go??
    A shopper on May 4, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: 99 hours and 59 minutes. If you were planning on a 100 hour Sous Vide session, this one is not for you. 8*)
    Does this device have a safety shutoff mechanism should the water accidentally evaporate?
    Steve F on May 2, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Yes, this unit will have a safety shutoff if the water falls below the minimum water line.
    Does the pot come with the circulator?
    A shopper on Jun 4, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: No! I use a cooler. The insulation helps the cooker work more efficiently. I have 2 coolers. One small one for small meals and a larger one with a hole cut in the lid for maultiple racks of ribs, etc.
    Is this unit WiFi or Bluetooth?
    A shopper on Nov 26, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: It's neither, it's manually adjusted. You use the turn wheel on the front of the unit to manually set the temp and time.
    Does the temp scale in Fahrenheit as well as Centigrade? I can only get mine to read out in C.
    Derek D on Aug 4, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Push and hold the temperature button for 3 seconds and it toggles.
    Never done any Sous Vide cooking. Does this require you to use a vacuum sealer as well or can you use something like a zip-lock double seal bag?
    Greg D on Jun 14, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: After careful investigation, I decided that Zip Loc brand plastic bags were not toxic and would work just fine. Putting my inner Nervous Nelly aside, we have been using them for years. I even put marinade in the bag, something that's not recommended for vacuum sealer sous-videing.

    My wife sous-vides thick boneless pork chops, then grills them briefly with some seasoning on them. They are spectacular!

    I do boneless pork shoulder at 165 deg F for 20 hours for the most delectable pull-apart, shreddable pork for street tacos, enchiladas, etc.

    This Strata Cooker is the BOMB! I love it, even though I find the control system hard to remember from one time to another.
    Do you need to reach the designated temperature before you put the bag in?
    Amy W on Oct 22, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: My tip is to start with hot water from the tap (~130 F) if you are cooking meat and the then the unit takes only a couple of minutes to adjust temperature that is typically at least 125 F.
    Is there a recipe book for this this type of cooking?
    A shopper on Oct 21, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: No it doesn't. but there are so many of them online. just google search them. Also, use Anova app, it has all kinds of recipe.
    Does the unit automatically turn off once the timer runs out, or do you need to turn it off manually?
    A shopper on Dec 6, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I believe it'll keep beeping once the timer is done, but you have to turn it off manually to stop the beeping and stop the cooking. Hope this helps
    What is the circumference of the unit?
    Joshua T on Feb 2, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: About 2-3/8"
    I own this unit an love it but I am having a hard time reaching temps over 175. I am thinking my 26 qt container is to big or I am losing to much heat. Is anyone else having trouble getting this unit to higher temps?
    craig v on Jun 6, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: It's not often that I use this for temperatures over 175F. All meats/eggs are fully cooked at lower temperatures (120F-160F). However, sometimes I will cook certain vegetables that require 175F-183F temperature range. I use a 6-gallon pot in most cases since I'm feeding a family of 5. I will usually supplement the Sous vide with the stovetop burner just to get to the temperature quicker and then turn off the burner and let the sous vide maintain the temperature. My 800W cooker (same as yours) maintains this temperature no worries. When I first submerge all the veggies, there may be a drop of a few degrees, but within 10 minutes it's back where it needs to be. Two thumbs up.
    Does anyone know how to change the direction of the water? I don't understand the directions. Thanks!
    A shopper on Apr 27, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: You can unscrew the bottom plastic cap, turn 180 degree and screw it back on. Now water will come out at the other side.
    I cannot figure out how to take it apart to clean it. is there a video?
    Chris M on Nov 22, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The plastic end cap turns and pulls off (see the instructions for changing the direction of the water flow) and the outer metal cylinder has a similar attachment. Turn it and pull it off.
    How fine are the temperature adjustments? (1 degree or less?)
    Keoni A on Sep 11, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The readout is in .5 degrees. Though the adjustment tends to be more. That is it's hard to dial in exactly 134.5 for example. I usually settle for plus or minus .5 degrees.

    It works very well.
    I am curious if the shaft is the exact same size. I've cut out holes in my cambro lids and was wondering if these would fit them the same?
    A shopper on May 4, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. The measurements will be 14.57x3.98x3.46 cm.
    Does anyone know if this will fit in a storage cases made for Anova circulators? The box is wearing out.
    Douglas A on May 21, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: I received an answer stating the Strata Home fits perfectly in this case. I will know for sure in "2 days" (<-- HINT) :)
    "For Sous Vide Immersion Circulator Cooker Portable Case by Khanka"
    4.8 / 5.0
    126 Reviews
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    Great Sous Vide Cooker
    I will start off by saying that I don't have an Anova, nor have I tried one, so I cannot give a direct comparison.

    I was in the market for a Sous Vide, for $150 for the Anova was too pricey for me, and I wasn't all that excited about the "smart" features (I had heard from others that it's more of a novelty used a few times, but not a necessity).

    Enter the Monoprice Sous Vide. At $70, seemed like a steal. And with the fact that worst case, I'd lose return shipping, I figured I'd be a guinea pig. I ordered it first day it was available.. I also ordered a 2-5/8" hole saw and a cooler, and built a bath (https://anovaculinary.com/sous-vide-cooler-guide/) and also cut the lid in half (that way I can look in the bath without disturbing the cooker).

    So far I've cooked 3 steaks and a salmon filet. The first steak I cooked at 130 for 1 hour, seared with a torch, and it came out amazing. I put salt, pepper, and some thyme on the steak and vacuum sealed it. I had two independent thermometers in the water bath, and while at cooking temperature the sous vide thermostat was reading about 1.5 degrees high. I read in the instructions you can calibrate it, so I may do that after some more testing.

    Salmon I did with just salt and pepper and used water displacement to close a ziplock bag (didn't have my vacuum sealer with me), cooked at 124 for 30 min and seared in a pan, also came out amazing. It's amazing that it tastes like there's added oil or butter, when there wasn't any.

    I did two steaks together at 133 for 1.5 hours with the same dressing as the first one vacuum sealed. Seared with a torch, also came out great.

    Overall I think it's a great value. It's easy to set temp and timer and start, easy to adjust with the scroll wheel.

    I haven't tried anything delicate yet, so time will tell on that (such as eggs). But for steaks and salmon, it did amazing. Best decision ever
    May 18, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Cook in a vacuum.
    I used this item for the first time and found it to be a great way to cook without overcooking an item. It holds the temperature at the preselected finish temperature for as long as you need. The result just needs to have the outside seared to be perfect. Be sure to get a container with a lid that has a cutout for the unit to minimize the evaporation loss of the water. A rack to hold the vacuum sealed food is another handy accessory. The temp remained within 1* of the set temp all the time I used it.
    May 8, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Sous Vide for less
    I had been interested in trying sous vide cooking for awhile, but couldn't justify the ~$200 cost for other machines for what might be a niche item for me.

    I saw this and decided at the price I could afford to take the chance. I am glad I did. The first thing I tried were some marinated chicken breasts. They were the most tender juicy I have made. Super simple and fantastic results.

    If you are on the fence, go ahead and take the plunge.

    p.s. Give the Strata food sealer a try too. I got one as part of a combo with this.
    May 6, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Great bang for the buck!
    We've wanted to try the Sous Vide thing for a while, but the expensive units were a bit of a leap of faith, so we never bothered. This one didn't break the budget, and turned out to be all we need.

    Yeah, you can find ones with more power or additional features, but we haven't had any issues with ours (*) and meats have been amazingly tender and perfectly cooked. We migth get another one for our vacation home!

    (*) The setting instructions are not very intuitive, so you have to read the directions and follow them exactly, but if you do then it works fine.

    We also got the Monoprice vacuum sealer, which also works well. Our only complaint there was that Monoprice doesn't sell replacement bags, but Costco had our back there. 8*)
    June 30, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    works as advertised, great price.
    I've used this four or five times since purchase. The circulator works great, the temp stays within a degree of the target, it's quiet, it heats water reasonably quickly, and my food has come out great.

    The interface is a little bit confusing; it would benefit from labels, a cancel button, and a spinner that can go faster. But that's a minor quibble, and quickly gotten over after a couple of uses.
    May 18, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Looks like and works exactly like Avena
    Other than being able to control it with an app on your phone, as far as I can tell, the Monoprice cooker works exactly like and looks exactly like the Anova which costs double the price or more. The construction is solid as a rock, the clamp is metal and the control is smooth.

    My only caveat was my machine appeared slightly scuffed on the dial as if it was used. But for the price, I'm still happy.
    May 18, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Very good sous vide cooker.
    The Sous Vide cooker works great. The support bracket fits most pots and is easy to use. The unit does not make a great deal of noise when in use. Easy to set temperature and operate. Would recommend this product for sous vide cooking.
    May 22, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    This is a great Sous Vide Cooker!
    Just as the title says, this is a precision cooker.

    I cooked some steaks at a certain temperature, and repeatedly checked the water using a professional Thermoworks Mark 4 precision Thermometer.

    The water temperate was exactly the temperature that I had selected on the Sous Vide cooker.

    (Of course the steaks were sealed in plastic bags, then immersed in the water. After the appropriate cooking time, I removed the steaks then grilled them to create the desirable crust.)

    This is a great way to cook, and this device is perfect.

    Others may have Bluetooth or WiFi, but this is unnecessary.

    It is very easy to set the desired cooking temperature, and it maintains this temperature so no wireless monitoring is needed.

    The 800 Watt heating element is enough to keep the water bath at the proper temperature.

    This is a very well built device, and it is also easy to clean.
    September 16, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Pretty Good for the Price
    This is my 3rd sous vide device. I own 2 other Anova sous vides.
    I would consider Anova as the Gold Standard for consumer sous vide devices.
    This one is almost exactly like the Anova in dimensions and build. In fact the clip that holds the sous vide to the tank is interchangeable with the Anova.
    I have used the Monoprice sous vide for about a month now, using it several times a week. It works very well. If you think that you'd miss the Blu-tooth or Wifi, you'd be wrong. I have found that the Blu-tooth is almost useless in all sous vides, because it disconnects at too short of distance (which is the reason I bought the Wifi Anova).
    For an entry level sous vide, this one is a great price and will work well for you.
    The only issue that I have had with this one is that it fluctuates in temperature +/- 1 degree every 10 mins or so. I found that this is true at low and high temperatures. While this doesn't matter at high temps, at low temps it can (129 degrees is rare, 131 degrees is med rare for steaks). I will probably only use this one for veggies (185 degrees) for future cooks.
    October 4, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Good deal
    Works perfectly so far, great value. Turns chuck east into filet mignon.
    May 22, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago

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