Hamilton Beach Sous Vide and Slow Cooker Pulls Double Duty in the Kitchen – Frugal Novice

Hamilton Beach Sous Vide and Slow Cooker Pulls Double Duty in the Kitchen

We received the Hamilton Beach sous vide and slow cooker to facilitate our review, and Hamilton Beach is providing the prize for the giveaway. I was not compensated monetarily, and all opinions are honest and my own.

Brian and I are love to cook, and we love to watch cooking competitions. For several years now we’ve been intrigued by the concept of sous vide cooking, but it has seemed like something only professional chefs do.

Hamilton Beach changed all of that with their sous vide and slow cooker. It’s a two-for-one product, giving you the familiar slow cooker and allowing you to get adventurous with sous vide.

Since we’ve used a slow cooker many times, we decided to sous vide chicken with chimichurri sauce.

We placed each chicken breast in a baggie with a little of the chimichurri sauce, and then lowered each bag into the water-filled sous vide vessel. The water helped press all the air out from within the bags, and then we closed the bags up. You’ll notice in the photo below that a rack comes with the cooker – perfect for setting the food.

sousvide-chicken-cooked

We just set the desired temperature we wanted the chicken to reach, and then once the temperature was reached we set the timer and put the lid on – SO easy.

sousvide-closed

After the chicken finished cooking, we briefly seared each side of the chicken in a skillet and then plated it on rice with more chimichurri sauce drizzled over it.

chicken-skillet

sousvide-chicken

The chicken was so tender that we didn’t even need a knife to cut it, and it was full of flavor from the chimichurri sauce.

Here’s the recipe we used for the chimichurri sauce:

  • 1 cup fresh Italian parsley (packed full)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano (packed full)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

In keepin with the “easy” theme, just put all the ingredients in your food processor and pulse until everything is well-blended. It’s pretty fool-proof!

I loved how easy it was to use – it will definitely be a staple in our kitchen. I can’t wait to try it with steak, and Brian wants to try seafood.

Are you curious about trying sous vide cooking? You can get a Hamilton Beach sous vide and slow cooker here AND you can enter to win one below!

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  • shelly peterson October 13, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    I like the 2-in-1 functionality.

  • Julie Wood October 13, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    I like the Classic stainless steel exterior, and Programming controls with LED indicator lights! How cool!

  • Natalie October 13, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    My favorite feature is the flexible programming controls let you set your preferred cooking time and temperature.

  • Mita October 13, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    I like Programming controls with LED indicator lights.

  • Elena October 13, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    I like the 2-in-1 functionality

  • Steve Weber October 13, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    I like Programming controls with LED indicator lights.

  • carol clark October 13, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Sous vide water bath and a slow cooker awesome

  • Ephraim Lee October 14, 2016 at 3:53 am

    I’ve always wanted a sous vide because it shows up on so many of my favorite cooking shows! And it includes a slow cooker too! Amazing. This looks like an amazing machine.

  • loriag October 14, 2016 at 7:13 am

    I love that you can evenly cook food at a temperature you choose.

  • Tee Anderson October 14, 2016 at 10:01 am

    I love the 2 in 1 functionality

  • HS October 14, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    I love the programmable slow cooking mode .

  • Yesenia Salgado October 14, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Programming controls with LED indicator lights &
    flexible programming controls that let you set your preferred cooking time and temperature.

  • Brenda Haines October 14, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    The 2 in 1 functionality. I have never sous vide anything before, but I’m always excited to learn something new. :)

  • Margaret Smith October 14, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    My favorite feature is that Automatically shifts to warm when cooking time is up. This is perfect for when my husband, kids or I are running late. It’s so nice to come home to a hot dinner.

  • elizabeth p October 15, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Programming controls with LED indicator lights.

  • Rebecca Graham October 15, 2016 at 2:36 am

    I like the 5 year limited warranty.

  • Tina W October 15, 2016 at 4:19 am

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  • Rachel October 15, 2016 at 8:07 am

    My favorite feature is the 2 in 1 functionality.

  • Cynthia C October 15, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    I like that the meal will be ready when you are with no chance of overcooking.

  • Tracy Davis October 15, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    I like the 2-in-1 functionality

  • Aaron October 15, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    My favorite feature is the dual functionality.

  • Elle October 16, 2016 at 10:31 am

    I like the 2 in 1 functionality.

  • Joan Kubes October 16, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    I like that it has a 6 quart nonstick metal vessel so I can make big meals.

  • Katy October 17, 2016 at 3:49 am

    Besides the fact that it is both a slow cooker and sous vida cooker, I love that it’s programmable and keeps food warm after the cooking time is over.

  • Adrienne Gordon October 17, 2016 at 8:25 am

    even temperature cooking

  • Linda October 17, 2016 at 11:39 am

    I like the 2-in-1 functionality.

  • kelly tupick October 17, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    I like that it’s programmable and slow cooks the food evenly over time. I love this style of cooking.

  • Brittney House October 17, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    I love the 5 year warranty.

  • Tarah October 18, 2016 at 10:22 am

    I like that it has a glass lid for easy viewing

  • Tamra H October 20, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    The dual functionality is amazing, but I also love that you can set the time and temperature.

  • Patricia Crowley October 22, 2016 at 10:48 am

    I like the Sous vide rack included…..I’ve wanted to try that for a while now.

  • katherine October 22, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    I have never used a sous vide that would be fun

  • heather October 22, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    My favorite feature is the programmable slow cook.

  • Laura Bowe October 22, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    I really like that it comes with a rack for the sous vide items.

  • wendi October 22, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    i love the stainless steele outside and the fact the handles are bigger and won’t get hot the rack is awesome as ell

  • Thomas Murphy October 22, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    I like the Sous vide mode

  • Annette October 23, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    I like that it’s programmable and when done it automatically switches to warm.

  • Danielle Oyen October 23, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    I like that is has Flexible programming controls let you set your preferred cooking time and temperature.

  • Elizabeth J. October 24, 2016 at 12:01 am

    I love the programmable slow cooking mode.

  • Terry Stevens October 24, 2016 at 1:46 am

    I love the 2-in-1 functionality of this cooker.

  • Tabathia B October 26, 2016 at 10:48 am

    I like the sous vide which allows you to simulate grilling on your food

  • Christina A. October 26, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    I love the 2-in-1 functionality of it! This would be really handy in the kitchen!

  • Terra Heck October 27, 2016 at 2:56 am

    I really like that it automatically shifts to warm when cooking time is up. Thanks.
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  • nickie October 27, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    I like the 2-in-1 functionality

  • Kathy Scott October 29, 2016 at 11:44 am

    I like that it is programmable.

  • Dee Johnson November 1, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    I like the Programming controls with LED indicator lights feature.

  • Sarah Mayer November 2, 2016 at 11:56 am

    My favorite feature is the 2 in 1 functionality.

  • susan smoaks November 2, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    I like the handles for easy carrying and the stainless steel outside so it looks really nice. I would love this. it would get a lot of use in our house.

  • Janine Hwang November 2, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    I like that it’s two in one! Interested in learning about souls vide!

  • Jill Myrick November 2, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    I love that the Sous Vide is a multi use appliance and can be used as a Sous Vide or a slow cooker. I also love that it won’t over or under cook meat.

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