I have the ANOVA insulated pot which is great! But what are your favorite ways to keep floaters from happening?
Plenty of ideas
I personally alternate 3 ideas, the racks (putting them up side down works too), the knife/spoon in the bag, and the knife/spoon clamped at the bottom of the bag,
if you are not the DIY type of person some products too
Thanks! I think I am going to try a vacuum sealer
Some foods, vegies mainly, are just going to float due to their makeup. Carrots and celery are notorious. Even with a vacuum sealer and a sous vide rack to hold them upright, celery still gives me grief. I’ve been known to thread a chopstick through the top of my rack to stop packets bobbing above the water line. Fortunately I don’t cook veg very often, though it is really handy to have a pack of cooked celery on hand for making stocks/sauces because it browns up so much more quickly than when it’s raw.
I use ikea pot lid stands “ VARIERA” they are really cheap £5 in the UK (~$7 US), stainless steel and expand to various widths and sizes.
If I am cooking something that is going to float, then I put it upside down in the cooking container… sometimes use one on top of the other to create a cage.
Super versatile, cheap and well built for the job.
An absolute bargain and highly recommended.
Great idea, love those ikea hacks!
It often happens that some products just float out, and it terribly infuriates. Basically, it’s all about the weight of certain products. I mainly eat vegetables, fruits, and proteins because of my diet. I have to diet and watch my weight. For this, I even bought a super modern smart scale from https://www.vont.com/product/smart-scale-bathroom-scale-weight-scale/. I try my best, and such nuances motivate me not to give up. Almost all the vegetables that I have to cook come up, and I just put some smaller pan on top, and it works. I do not want to spend money on special devices for this.