Build Your Own Electronically-Controlled Sous-Vide Cooker

Build Your Own Electronically-Controlled Sous-Vide Cooker

Kristen Lubbe
May 25, 2010

Sous-vide cooking is relatively new to those who aren't glued to Iron Chef or Top Chef. Chefs have been using this way of cooking for years and it's just now starting to catch onto the masses. Even if you think it's a little strange, you should still give it a try &mdash we bet you'll like it!

Lifehacker reader Jeff built his own Electronically-Controlled Sous-Vide Cooker and shared the know how with well, the internet. We thought it was a pretty easy tutorial and wanted to share with you!

You'll need: a microcontroller, temperature sensor, mosfet, heating element, temperature knob, LCD display and a cooler (plus household items such as a drill, screw driver, etc). The steps are easy to follow and before you know it you'll have your own sous-vide cooker!

Of course you can always go to the store and purchase a brand new, premade cooker &mdash but what's the fun in that? They will also cost you an arm and a leg, the average price for a sous-vide cooker is about $500.

You can find the complete instructions at Lifehacker

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