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Choosing my Sous Vide hardware

Good news everybody! I get to buy real Sous Vide hardware for Christmas as our family gift. After many delicious beer cooler steaks I have won everyone over.

Now I have to make a choice -- Polyscience Immersion Circulator or the Sous Vide Supreme. My kitchen isn't huge and counterspace is a premium. So if I go SVS I'll have to put it away and pull it out and that doesn't appeal to me. With the Circulator I can easily put that on the slide out drawer and the empty tub I can easily stash way up high. The vast majority of the time I'll be cooking for 2 adults and 2 kids, a lot of the time (once a week) I'll be cooking for 4 adults and 2 kids. But a few times a year I may be cooking for large parties. I'm having a hard time figuring out, for example, how many steaks you can cook in an SVS. Can you do a whole (chopped) turkey in an SVS?

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