Of course, you will first invest in the best sous vide containers for holding a water bath, then insert an Instant Pot Accu Slim Cooker into the container with the water bath.
Sous vide cooking requires putting your steak in sealed bags and cooking it to the desired temperature.
This cooking technique yields the best result and doneness level if you know how to use a sous vide cooker. We have chosen it since it is easy to use and yields excellent sous vide cooking results.
Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to use this precision sous vide cooker, which brings us to the purpose of this article – teaching you how to use one of the best sous vide cookers.
Using an Instant Pot Accu Slim Sous Vide cooker is simpler than you might have thought. With the correct steps, you will do sous vide cooking and achieve the exact doneness level that meets your taste.
If you want to treat yourself or family members to a mouth-watering sous vide meal, read on to find how to use a sous vide immersion circulator.
Usage Directions for An Instant Pot Accu Slim
Place A Sous Vide Pot on A Kitchen Countertop
You want to place a sous vide pot on a countertop near a wall outlet. Many people might feel the need to place the sous vide pot on a stove, but that is unnecessary.
You could place the sous-vide pot on the kitchen countertop since it will not heat and ruin the countertop.
Large sous vide container will also serve the same purpose. As such, also consider sous vide containers if you can’t get a pot that is large enough.
Attach The Instant Pot Accu Slim Sous Vide Cooker to The Container
Your Accu slim sous vide immersion circulator has a removable clamp for attaching it to an instant pot sous vide or sous vide container. What’s more, this clamp is also adjustable.
Use it to attach the sous vide cooker to a sous vide container or Instant pot.
If you’re shopping for a sous vide container, ensure its lid has a cutout that fits around the immersion circulator’s sleeve perfectly.
Also, ensure the sleeve doesn’t touch the bottom of the sous vide container or Instant pot for sous vide cooking.
Add Water to The Sous Vide Container
Once you have attached the Instant Pot Accu Slim Sous Vide cooker to a sous vide container, pour water into the container to create a sous vide water bath.
But your immersion circulator has a low water level mark and high water level mark on the sleeve.
Make sure the water bath level is between these marks. Always keep the water bath level above the low water bath level mark but below the high water bath level mark for efficient performance.
A transparent sous vide cooker will allow you to monitor the water level with unblocked vision. As such, consider using a transparent sous vide container.
Plug The Immersion Circulator into A Wall Outlet
After plugging your sous vide machine into the wall outlet, you will set the target temperature. Your sous vide machine has digital buttons for controlling the time and temperature.
First, you will use the temperature control button to bring the water bath to the correct sous vide temperature.
Of course, the best sous vide temperature depends on the meal you want to prepare. As such, be sure to check through the sous vide recipes to know the correct sous vide temperature for your meal.
If you’re looking to cook a medium-rare steak, set the sous vide temperature to 133°F and set the cooking time to 2 hours. Let the sous vide machine raise the water bath temperature precisely to the set level.
Season Your Steak with Ingredients
The sous vide cooker will take some time to raise the water bath temperature to your set level.
While the machine is working to achieve this set temperature, you can season your thick steak cut with all the ingredients that bring out the flavors that thrill you the most.
You can season your steak cut with salt, garlic, and pepper before placing the steak in a sous vide-quality plastic bag. You will then use a vacuum sealer to get rid of the air surrounding the sous vide steak.
Only after sealing the plastic bag with the steak inside can you place the steak into the water bath. But this will be after the sous vide machine has achieved the target water bath temperature.
Add The Steak to The Sous Vide Water Bath
After the water bath temperature has risen to your chosen level, be sure to add the vacuum sealed plastic bag with the ingredients to the water bath.
Close the lid and let the immersion circulator cook the steak until the timer goes off.
Sear The Steak Cut in A Cast Iron Skillet
You can finish your steak cut by searing it in a cast iron skillet. This will brown the crust and make it crispy for a steak cooked to your preferred doneness level.
Browning the steak only takes a few minutes, and you will treat your guests to a tasteful steak for dinner!
A Pressure Cooker Pot – An Alternative to A Sous Vide Container
You could attach the sous vide cooker to a pressure cooker pot to cook your steak to a precise doneness level.
However, you might not cook your steak to a precise and consistent temperature if you use a pressure cooker without a sous vide machine.
Therefore, be sure to use an Instant Pot Accu Slim Sous Vide cooker for a tasty, medium-rare steak.
Be sure to check the cooking chart for the correct temperature setting that yields the doneness level you want.
How To Select Time and Temperature on An Instant Pot Accu Slim Sous Vide Cooker
Sous vide requires cooking your meal to a precise and consistent temperature for a given period. And that means you will set the time and temperature on the control panel.
The control panel of an Instant Pot Accu Slim Sous Vide cooker is simple, making it easy to use the sous vide machine. The controls are digital buttons with an LED display to show your chosen temperature and cooking time.
If you want to set the correct sous vide temperature, press the M one-touch button and use the + or – buttons to adjust the temperature setting.
Setting the sous vide cooking time is also easy as the Instant Pot Accu Slim Sous Vide cooker features a button with a clock symbol on the digital control panel.
You will press this clock button and adjust the cooking time using the same adjustment buttons you used to set the temperature.
Using an Instant Pot Accu Slim Sous Vide cooker is easy because the control panel is simple. An Instant Pot Accu Slim Sous Vide cooker is one of the best sous vide machines because it cooks with sufficient power.
It also yields excellent and restaurant-quality sous vide results. As such, it is one of the best cooking appliances to have in your kitchen.
But some users might not know how to use this sous vide machine. And this only makes them miss out on the best meals since sous vide cooking results in the doneness level like no other cooking method.
Fortunately, we have brushed over how to use your Instant Pot Accu Slim Sous Vide cooker for a mouth-watering meal.
Therefore, invest in an Instant Pot Accu Slim Sous Vide cooker and excite everyone with the restaurant-quality results of sous