You can cook sous vide in a pot on any surface—no need to use precious stovetop space. Remember, however, that when you are cooking with Joule, the water in your pot will get hot enough to heat your food—so treat your work surface accordingly. Because countertops vary widely, we suggest you protect your work surface by placing a trivet underneath the pot every time you cook and using whatever further precautions you would when exposing your counter to a dish, pot, or pan you just removed from the oven or stove. While we suggest taking this precaution every time you cook, it’s especially important to protect work surfaces when you are cooking for a long time or at higher temperatures.
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- Do I need to protect my countertop/work surface while cooking with Joule?
- How many pieces of meat or fish can I cook at once? And how do I know if my bag or bath is too crowded?
- Do I need to get a special kind of pot or pan to cook with Joule?
- What is sous vide, why should I want to cook sous vide, and what foods can I cook sous vide?
- Is sous vide safe?
- Do I need a vacuum sealer to cook sous vide?
- What kind of bags do you recommend?
- Do I have to use plastic to cook sous vide?