A favorite technique of restaurant chefs, sous vide cooking is becoming popular in home kitchens as well. And no wonder - foods emerge with amazing flavor, texture and juiciness. The method calls for cooking food slowly in a low-temperature water bath inside vacuum-sealed bags. This professional thermal circulator offers precise temperature control and a pump that continuously circulates water to ensure even cooking. Easy to use-simply set the thermal circulator, place the vacuum-sealed food in the water bath and leave it to cook. Inside the airtight bags, foods cook in their own natural juices, guaranteeing tender, flavorful results every time. Great for make-ahead meals, vacuum-sealed pouches can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer until you're ready to use them. Sous vide cooking locks in food's natural flavors, nutrients and moisture. A favorite of professional chefs everywhere, this unit runs day and night in many top restaurant kitchens. Setting it apart from standard sous vide machines, it features a powerful pump that actively circulates heated water throughout the pot to ensure uniform cooking temperatures. Pump speed regulation allows this machine to circulate up to 8 gallons of water at a time. The unit clamps securely to the side of any stockpot or large container. Cooking temperatures adjust from 59deg.F to 212deg.F with the push of a button - and can be set to 1/10th of a degree. Large LCD screen displays actual and desired temperatures (in Fahrenheit or Celsius), so you can monitor progress at a glance. Made in USA. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive.