Slaiya Sous Vide Precision Cooker
The Slaiya Sous Vide was one of the smaller budget minded models we looked at, while it has some good points it also had some quality concerns.
- Value Priced
- Good Flow Rate
- Lower Quality
- Less elegant design
Slaiya Sous Vide Product Review and Features
When we were reviewing sous vide machines we tried look at a few models from the lower price range, and the Slaiya Sous Vide Precision Cooker fits into that category. There were some things we really liked, and some things that concerned us.
This model came it at just under 16″ tall making slightly shorter than most. The design of this model combines the handle and digital readout into one unit making it the widest model we reviewed. The placement of the cord seemed more awkward than most of the other models. The stainless steel tube was under 3″ in width which is pretty typical.
The construction of the unit didn’t feel cheap, but it didn’t fell as solid as Anova Sous Vide. We didn’t have any issues as far as quality, but some other people did, and there were a few too many to ignore. Also there doesn’t seem to be much support available online for this model. There is a 1 year warranty, but good luck trying to contact someone.
The mounting clamp on this model completely detaches from the unit allowing you to fully adjust the height up or down. This is absolutely our favorite design for sous vide clamps giving you the most flexibility.
This model puts out 850 watts of power putting on the low end of all the models we reviewed. It can heat the water to a maximum of 211°F which was at the very top range for all of the models that we reviewed. It has a minimum water height of 2.5″ and a maximum of 6″ which is a fairly good range, meaning you don’t have to be overly concerned about evaporation. It can heat up to 4 gallons of water, which is a bit on the small side. It has a flow rate of 2.1 GPM which is higher than most models. The noise level when the pump was running was about average.
One of the design features that sets this model apart is the temperature and controls sticking out from the side and an integrated handle. We prefered the taller slimmer units they just seemed a lot less awkward and a lot more elegant. This model does have an angled face making it much easier to read the temparature. The temperature is set with a scroll wheel located on the side of the display. There is no Bluetooth or WiFi connectivity with this model, which is one of the reasons it’s a lot cheaper than other models.
The biggest thing going for this model is it’s value pricing, at the time of testing it was one of two models available for $80. The other model in that price range was the Gourmia GSV130 and if we had to choose between the two, we would definitely go with the Gourmia. The Gourmia didn’t have any lingering questions about quality and there was a lot more support.
- Value Pricing
- High GPM Flow Rate
- 850 Watts
- Large water level operating range
Slaiya Sous Vide Comparison Chart
|MODEL||Gourmia GSV130 Sous Vide||Slaiya Sous Vide|
|Controls on Unit||YES||YES|
|Max Water Capacity||5 Gal.||4 Gal.|
|Water Flow||1.5 GPM||2.1 GPM|
|Min. Water Depth||2.75″||2.5″|
|Max. Water Depth||6″||6″|
|Temp. Stability||0.1 °F||0.1 °F|
|Noise Level||59 DB||55 DB|
|Size||14.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inches||16.5 x 9.1 x 5.4 inches|
|Weight||2.3 pounds||5 pounds|
|Warranty.||1 Year||1 Year|
|Check Prices||Check Prices|
Reviewed Item: Slaiya Sous Vide