This is a review for the Nomiku Classic Sous Vide. I’ve been testing out this machine for the past 2 months, with over 13 different recipes and 53 hours of sous vide time. I also own the Anova Sous Vide and have owned the Sous Vide Supreme. Here’s my review of the Anova sous vide and a recipe for Asian Pork Belly Sous Vide and our review of the Sous Vide Supreme.
What is Sous Vide?
Nomiku Sous Vide Review
Packaging means something. Most people think detail in packaging is wasted money – but I think it means: care and pride in product and, more importantly, ability to store my appliance well and keep it clean, safe and scratch-free. Nomiku’s box is heavy and sturdy, which means it will last me many years of taking in/out of my cabinets, opening/closing lid.
Love this detail: everything has its place in the box, no styrofoam Tetris! The plastic that’s used in the inner packaging will withstand the lifespan of the Nomiku. Friends, packaging is important!
I’m used to the Anova Sous Vide all-in-one unit – meaning no power transformer brick. Nomiku takes the heft out of the unit by having the power convert in the block. Good or bad? Well, it makes the Nomiku lighter, but now I have 2 snakes and a block to wrangle and find a place for.
There’s a clear demarkation of the Max and Min levels for water. So easy to spot instead of squinting for a faint line (I’m getting old, in need of glasses.)
Side by side vs. Anova:
Nomiku has a plastic twirly knob that adjusts temperature up/down. Anova has a bright neon wheel that you can thumb up and down. They both operate similarily, there’s really nothing to compare other than tactile preference.
Accuracy in temperature: same. I used a Thermoworks thermometer to test the temperatures of both units throughout the cooking. They were both +/- 2.5 degrees at the most. But neither machine was more accurate than the other.
The Nomiku Classic sells for $199 (as of this writing), and their newer model, which is wifi connected and with an updated design is also the same price. I only tested the Classic model, but I’m assuming the updated model has similar, if not improved specs.
The Anova Sous Vide sells for $178 (currently) and its wifi big sister sells for just slightly more.
I’m loving Nomiku’s sous vide cooking app and community, Eat Tender. I’ve gotten nearly all of my sous vide recipes from the community, as well as from Chef Steps (highly recommended). By the way, Chef Steps also has a sous vide machine – I haven’t tested that unit yet.
I’m always a big fan of Kickstarter projects that DELIVER and deliver again. As a backer of over 100 crowd funded projects between Kickstarter and Indiegogo and one loser crowd funding company, I’ve seen more than my share of investments go down the drain. While I didn’t personally invest in Nomiku, I’ve had several friends who have. I’m happy they’ve followed through with their original campaign goal and have continued to grow their company with integrity. Highly recommend Nomiku.
Recipe for Miso Salmon Sous Vide
Nomiku Sous Vide Giveaway
Nomiku provided us with a unit for an honest review and one for a giveaway.
I just have to say that I’m having a great time with your blog. I have always wanted to be able to cook quality Asian foods; especially ones that I like. I was so impressed with the Sous Vide? Not even sure I spelled it correctly but I didn’t even know there was such a gadget. How cool is this? Can’t wait to get one, maybe for Xmas this year?
Also, as a dog lover, I love the pic of you and your pooch in the pool. I have a Pekingese but we had a black lab when my kids were little and we loved him so much. Your babe looks like he has a mischievous side!
I don’t even know how I found your site but I was so excited when I did then I started running into these giveaways and sent you that email about “who are you”? Thanks Jaden for all of the hard work you put into the information that you share here with all of us and for the awesome gifts. Take care.
Great site! Looking forward to trying out sous vide cooking!
The closest I get to cooking like this is with my crock pot.
I always appreciate a honest review, the plus side and the minus and so many sites just shy away from that, I guess they are afraid if they say anything neg the sponsor will no longer like them!!
I see these used often on cooking shows. I really enjoyed your video, now I want one. I really need to give this a try.
You really think the Nomiku is better than the Anova?
I like both, they both perform equally well. If I had to choose only one to keep, I’d keep the Anova.
Sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing.
I had no idea that high-end restaurants use this technique. Great idea. Great prize.
What a unique cooking idea. Would love to try it. My husband has Alzheimer’s and cooking food that he will eat has become a real challenge.
Jaden, really love your reviews and love the giveaways! Can you tell me the hours? I mean when is a day per your site’s clock? I can’t find it anywhere, and I don’t want to enter twice one day and not the next and disqualify myself. I know you’ve had trouble with the robotic entries – I hate those guys who spoil it for the rest of us, but I live in L.A. and many contest days reset at 9pm my time. Thanks for the info and all you do!
Sounds like a needed device!
I love backing kick starter campaigns especially ones that are food and kitchen gadget related!! This is one I would have loved to gotten in on. I’ll have to add a sous vide to my wishlist.
I find it very difficult getting my steak cooked just as I like it, rare but cooked.
Maybe this appliance is the answer.
Hi Paul – you’ll love having a sous vide!
Thanks for doing this, Jaden! Really enjoyed reading this 😀
So what is its purpose? Is it a thermometer? I can’t find anything that says what this does.
Michele – great point! LOL I forgot to explain what sous vide even is! I’ll embed a video in the post: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuG7zrU-Uw0