How to Start Sous Vide Cooking at Home: Everything You Need to Know

How to Start Sous Vide Cooking at Home: Everything You Need to Know

If you want to experience the authentic flavors and tender texture of food through sous vide, but don't know where to start, read the following quick guide to sous vide. It will help you effortlessly cook like a professional in your home kitchen.

  • Prepare the necessary equipment: immersion circulator, large container, vacuum sealer, sous vide bags, thermometer, clips or weights, and a timer.
  • Begin with basic seasoning for your ingredients.
  • Place the ingredients in a sous vide bag and vacuum seal it.
  • Preheat the water in the main pot.
  • Submerge the bagged ingredients, setting the correct water temperature and time according to the recipe.
  • Finish the dish: Once the sous vide process is complete, remove the ingredients from the bag, season as desired, and give them a final sear or grill based on the dish.

Would you like to learn more about the techniques of home sous vide cooking? Keep reading below as we provide you with detailed insights into the principles, applications, and specific recipes that will make sous vide cooking a breeze. 

The history of Sous Vide can be traced back to the 1970s when French chef Georges Pralus discovered it while exploring better ways to cook foie gras. The proliferation of Sous Vide in the culinary industry has also led to its adoption in more and more home kitchens, as people eagerly embrace this innovative cooking approach.

Advantages of Sous Vide

Sous Vide has gained widespread popularity and applications across various culinary domains since its inception. 

One notable area where Sous Vide shines is in meat and poultry cooking. Traditional cooking methods often struggle with maintaining meat tenderness and texture. 

However, Sous Vide's low-temperature, long-duration cooking method excels in producing tender and delicate meat textures while preserving their original flavors. 

This makes Sous Vide an excellent choice, especially for premium meats like beef, lamb, and chicken breast. 

In addition, Sous Vide demonstrates outstanding results when used for cooking vegetables. 

It helps preserve their natural colors, textures, and nutritional value, avoiding issues such as discoloration and flavor loss that can occur with traditional cooking methods. 

Which ingredients are suitable for Sous Vide

Similarly, Sous Vide is highly effective for cooking fish. It allows for precise control over the cooking temperature, resulting in perfectly cooked fish with moist and delicate textures.

 Furthermore, Sous Vide has found application in dessert and beverage production. It offers precise and consistent temperature control, making it ideal for processes like melting chocolate, making jams, and melting cheese, resulting in exceptional outcomes. 

Tools Required for Sous Vide Cooking

Ensure that you have the following essential equipment:

(Either Tool List A or Tool List B is sufficient)


Tool List A

  • an immersion circulator
  • a large-capacity container
  • a vacuum sealer
  • Sous Vide food bags
  • a thermometer
  • clamps or weights
  • a timer


Tool List B

  • TOKIT Omni Cook
  • vacuum sealer
  • food bags

With the TOKIT Omni Cook, you can begin your sous vide cooking journey more effortlessly, as you only need a vacuum sealer and food bags. 

The TOKIT Omni Cook perfectly combines the functions of an immersion circulator, a large-capacity container, a thermometer, clamps or weights, and a timer, all in one device. Its display screen allows for easy control of cooking temperature and time."

Getting Started with Sous Vide Cooking

Whether it's beef, cod fish, chicken breast, or vegetables, excellent results can be achieved through Sous Vide cooking with the TOKIT OmniCook. 

"We are delighted by the incredible response from our customers to our Sous Vide-cooked beef and chicken dishes. It's truly thrilling to have customers driving from all directions to indulge in our signature steaks."

Jack Thompson

Jack, a restaurant owner from New South Wales, Australia, and a passionate food lover who seeks to preserve the true essence of ingredients, became highly interested in the advantages of Sous Vide. He decided to introduce this unique cooking method to his own restaurant, where signature dishes like Sous-Vide Rib's Eye Steak and Sous-Vide Chicken Breast received widespread praise from customers.

Let's take Sous Vide chicken breast as an example to demonstrate how to engage in Sous Vide cooking. For kitchen novices, following his experience will allow for easy exploration of the delicious flavors that Sous Vide cooking can deliver.

Sous-Vide Chicken Breast

Prep time


Cook time





Main Course





  • Chicken breast: 2 pcs
  • Ground black pepper an appropriate amount
  • Lemon sea sal an appropriate amount
  • Olive oil: 20g
  • Vegetable saladan appropriate amount
  • Rosemary: 2 pcs
  • Thymes: 2 pcs



  • step 1: Remove fascia from 2 pieces of chicken breast meat .Sprinkle black pepper and lemon sea salt over both surfaces
  • step 2: Put the prepared chicken breast meat, 2 pcs of rosemary and 2 pcs of thyme in a sealed bag, and vacuum it
  • step 3: Add 800g clean water into the main pot
  • step 4: Preheat it at 6min/65℃/ REV 1
  • step 5: Put the sealed chicken breast meat and boil it at 90min/65℃/B-REV 0.5
  • step 6: Take out the boiled chicken meat and wipe off water from it
  • step 7: Preheat the frying pan and pour 20g olive oil on it
  • step 8: Fry the meat for 1min on each surface. Sprinkle black pepper and lemon sea salt
  • step 9: Serve the chicken breast meat with vegetable salad

Tips for Sous Vide Cooking

There are several common mistakes that can affect the quality and texture of the food. Understanding these errors and their corresponding solutions can help you improve your Sous Vide cooking.

Inaccurate cooking temperature: Precise temperature control is crucial for successful Sous Vide cooking. If the temperature is inaccurate, the food may become overcooked or undercooked. The Omni Cook comes with a precise temperature setting function, allowing you to easily adjust the cooking temperature using the control knob. The real-time monitoring on the display ensures accuracy.

Incomplete vacuum sealing: Properly placing the ingredients in a vacuum bag and sealing it is essential before Sous Vide cooking. If the vacuum sealing is incomplete, moisture may penetrate the bag and affect the quality of the food. Ensure thorough cleaning and drying of the ingredients and use high-quality vacuum bags and a reliable vacuum sealer to ensure a complete seal.

Improper time management: Proper timing is also crucial in Sous Vide cooking. Cooking for too long or too short can affect the texture and quality of the food. Control the cooking time based on the recommended time and temperature provided in the recipe or guide, and use the timing function of the Omni Cook to ensure precise timing control.

The Future Prospects of Sous Vide Technology

In the coming years , Sous Vide technology is expected to become even more mainstream, driven by the increasing demand for healthy eating and high-quality ingredients. 

Innovations like the TOKIT Omni Cook machine, equipped with precise temperature and time controls displayed on a clear screen, are making Sous Vide cooking more accessible to home cooks.

In the future, we can anticipate the integration of Sous Vide functionality into a wider range of household kitchen appliances, allowing everyday households to effortlessly enjoy the delightful flavors and convenience offered by this cooking method. 

As technology continues to advance, Sous Vide cooking is set to further enhance the culinary experiences of individuals and open up new possibilities in the kitchen.

TOKIT Omni Cook Sous Vide recipes

Embark on your Sous Vide culinary journey now

Enjoy the delightful flavors Sous Vide brings right in your home kitchen. It's much simpler than you think. Get your tools ready and let's get started. 

Tokit recipe website
Tokit recipe website step by step recipe

We also have a collection of Sous Vide recipes for you to explore on our recipe website (click here). From desserts to main courses, you'll discover a variety of cuisines from around the world. Our step-by-step instructions make it easy for even beginners to become "master chefs."

And the best part? Our recipe website is completely free

If there's a dish that has captured your imagination, please leave a comment below. Our recipe website is updated weekly, providing more choices for food enthusiasts like you. 

Frequently asked questions about Sous Vide

What does Sous Vide mean?

Sous Vide is a French term meaning 'under vacuum low-temperature cooking.' It is a cooking method that involves slowly cooking food at a low temperature after sealing it in a vacuum-sealed bag.

How does Sous Vide work?

Sous Vide involves placing food in a sealed bag and immersing it in a water bath at a controlled temperature for a prolonged period. The precise temperature control ensures even cooking and desired doneness.

Which ingredients are suitable for Sous Vide?

Sous Vide is suitable for a wide range of ingredients, including meats, fish, poultry, and vegetables. It is particularly well-suited for ingredients that benefit from precise temperature control and desired texture.

Is Sous Vide safe for food?

Sous Vide ensures food safety by maintaining precise temperatures and cooking times that effectively eliminate potential pathogens. Additionally, the vacuum-sealed bags reduce the risk of bacterial contamination and oxidation.