Sous vide cooking requires you to submerge food pouches into a water bath over a long period of time at low heat. In this style of cooking, keeping your food pouches is essential for even cooking of your ingredients. Some people invest in vacuum sealers to ensure that their food pouches contain absolutely no air. Others rely on what is called the water disbursement method.
The advent of the sous vide rack has really come about because it can be tricky to keep your food pouches apart of your water bath. Whether you use a saucepan, pot or larger polycarbonate container, it is important that water flows freely through your water bath. A sous vide rack assists with this.
How a sous vide rack works
Sous viding anything including steaks or chops means you need to put them in bags, seal the tops and submerge them in your water bath. By slipping your food pouches into the slots of a rack you ensure that your food pouches stay apart.
The sous vide rack also ensures they stay upright and when using zip lock bags there is no chance of the zips leaking, because the rack keeps the zip part above the water. It also allows you to cook more food at one time, since the water can circulate around and between the bags.
Related article: LIPAVI sous vide stainless steel rack
It’s generally a bad idea to let your food pouches float around freely in your sous vide water bath because:
- Floating to the water surface means you will get uneven cooking
- Bags can get stuck in your sous vide immersion circulator intake
EVERIE Weighted Sous Vide Rack Divider | 7 Stainless Steel Dividers
This model made by EVERIE promises no more wobbly dividers and a “vertical mount of the dividers stop any horizontal vibration”. This model has a 18/8 stainless steel base and dividers and a holder clip which is made of BPA free nylon.
This EVERIE sous vide rack is compatible with Everie 12 Qt sous vide containers and all pots or containers bigger.
Frequently Asked Questions about this EVERIE weighted sous vide rack divider
What size container can I use with the EVERIE sous vide rack?
Containers, pots and saucepans vary in size. But generally speaking you should be able to use this rack with any container that is 12 quarts and up (although we have seen that some sous viders have used it with an 8 quart container). It is likely to be too small to use with 6 quarter water baths.
Be sure to measure your pot on the inside before purchasing to make sure that it will fit in your specific pot, water container, saucepan, igloo or sink
Does this fit the Cambro 12 quarter with corner Everie lid for Anova?
Yes it does.
Does this fit the 12 quart Everie stainless steel sous vide pot?
Yes it does.
What are the dimensions of the EVERIE sous vide rack?
How much does this sous vide rack weigh?
The total product weighs 22 oz, the 2 weights weigh 5.3 oz each.
You can adjust the size so that the racks squeeze hold the bag. However some people also have metal clips for small cooks to stop their sous vide racks from floating.
Pros of the EVERIE weighted sous vide rack divider
- Fits EVERIE bases perfectly (PROVIDE LINK). It can also be used when you have an EVERIE lid on your pot
- It does not interfere with the temp flux of the circulator
- The dividers are fully adjustable
- Fits nicely in two thirds of the Everie sous vide cooking container for Anova
- Width is easily adjustable by moving the inner plastic racks which mount securely
Cons of the EVERIE weighted sous vide rack divider
- The metal end pieces of the rack are a little wobbly and can fall out
- The precision of manufacturing is not great such that each divider has a different degree of stickiness to the base. Some people have reported that some dividers are loose, some are tight and some are very tight
- The rack divider includes a plastic base, 2 stainless racks and a number of plastic racks. Everything works well however some sous viders have commented that they feel quality and durability is lacking
- All but two of the partitions are plastic
- The rack does not come with instructions and is a little fiddly to figure out how to work initially
- For larger vegetables (e.g. artichokes) the metal weights still aren’t enough to keep food pouches/bags submerged (even in vacuum sealed bags.) So for bigger vegetables you may require something else to weigh it down
- There’s no handle so be careful when pulling it out of hot water
- It does not come with a rod across the top. Some sous viders use a knife to keep their food pouches from floating to the top of their water bath.
Should I get the weighted sous vide rack version or non weighted version?
Hints and tips from sous viders who have experience with the EVERIE weighted sous vide rack divider
Review Conclusion – EVERIE weighted sous vide rack divider
In general, we like the idea of sous vide racks. They are a useful (but not essential) device to up your sous vide cooking convenience. But there are a couple of things to pay particular attention to with this particular brand and model.
The first is that it is not made with just stainless steel, The design incorporates plastic as well and if you are already feeling a little guilty about using plastic bags as your food pouches, then this may be a show stopper for you.
Secondly, it doesn’t sound as though the quality of the product has been completely nailed just yet. Of course if your item arrives broken, you should always seek a replacement. But it is a little concerning that some sous viders are suggesting that the pieces of the rack itself sometimes don’t click seamlessly and robustly into place.
Sous Vide Products mentioned in this post
EVERIE weighted sous vide rack divider
Anova sous vide immersion circulator 900 watts