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!