Jump to content

Welcome to the eG Forums!

These forums are a service of the Society for Culinary Arts & Letters, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to advancement of the culinary arts. Anyone can read the forums, however if you would like to participate in active discussions please join the society.


New Sainsaire $199 Sous Vide circulator on Kickstarter


  • Please log in to reply
72 replies to this topic

#61 scubadoo97

  • participating member
  • 2,571 posts
  • Location:Dunedin, Florida

Posted 20 February 2014 - 09:45 PM

I`ve asked several makers, food safety is always claimed as the reason for not restarting: you may not be aware how long the power interruption lasted, and depending on tne temperature drop safety may be compromised.
I do not like it neither. I want that the power outage is shown somehow in the unit (by lighting a led or something) and then be me who decides whether to throw away the food or not.
And that's why I always use my SVS Demi for long cooking times, and reserve my SWID and eiPot for other dishes.

Good reason to use a back up power supply just in case

#62 EnriqueB

  • participating member
  • 346 posts
  • Location:Madrid, Spain

Posted 21 February 2014 - 12:37 AM


I have not tested this but the Nomiku manual says that it will resume after a power outage, remember the set point and display an icon on the screen to alert you know of the interruption.



Good to know, thanks.

#63 joancassell

  • participating member
  • 107 posts
  • Location:Midwest

Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:23 AM

Am I the only person who has difficulty removing the clip and closing the hatch after opening it for cleaning? I tried with my new Sansaire and was unable to do it; An engineer friend spent an hour trying to put back the hatch.  The posted video was no help at all, it made it look easy, which it surely was not.  This problem was never mentioned in the videos that made me support Sansaire on Kickstarter.  Had I known how difficult this was, I would never have signed up for it. Wish I could return it.  (I wonder if Anova has a similar unmentioned problem.)  I'm upset and disappointed.

#64 cdh

  • eGullet Society staff emeritus
  • 2,368 posts
  • Location:Philadelphia area

Posted 02 March 2014 - 09:59 AM

Mine works fine.  And I'm quite happy with it so far.  No issues with the back panel at all.


And what have you been doing with it that requires cleaning it?  A week of heating water, unless you have a well that doubles as a mineral spring, isn't going to gunk up your coils with minerals.


If you really hate yours, you have options: 1) complain to them and get another one if the back panel problem is really a mfg defect; 2) ebay it and make it somebody else's problem if you don't feel like keeping it.

Edited by cdh, 02 March 2014 - 10:03 AM.

Christopher D. Holst aka "cdh"

Learn to brew beer with my eGCI course

Chris Holst, Attorney-at-Lunch

#65 joancassell

  • participating member
  • 107 posts
  • Location:Midwest

Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:34 PM

I didn't need to clean it, I just wanted to see how to clean it, and discovered to my surprise and distress that re-assembling it was (for me) near impossible.  I don't know if this was a manufacturing defect, but it surely is a design defect, and one that was never hinted at in those tempting Kickstarter videos.  I didn't really mind waiting five months for it, but I do mind about this.

#66 horseflesh

  • participating member
  • 51 posts

Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:44 PM

Maybe yours is defective. Mine went on easily enough. 

#67 Volition

  • participating member
  • 43 posts

Posted 02 March 2014 - 02:00 PM

I had the same problem with clipping back on the rear assembly. It took me a while. Then I worked it out.

I have the unit at home but from memory there was on both sides a place to first put in the assembly near some screws I think. I'll have a look when I get home and post a photo. Once you have the unit sitting properly it will slide in place easily.

Have a closer look and I'll post something for future reference.

Btw, loving my sansaire. With my polyscience pro. Having a bath for veg and protein
Or 72 hour cook and for dinners it is great. Having 2 baths is fantastic. Now all I can think about is how much I need a third. Perhaps for custards and desserts. I mean really how many water baths is too many.

Did I get it right? If the sansaire loses power it will not continue when the power comes back on?

#68 joancassell

  • participating member
  • 107 posts
  • Location:Midwest

Posted 02 March 2014 - 03:12 PM

I would love further instructions.  The video on Kickstarter on how to do this was no help at all.

#69 weedy

  • participating member
  • 288 posts

Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:51 PM

  (I wonder if Anova has a similar unmentioned problem.)  I'm upset and disappointed.

It does not, in that regard... it comes apart and goes back together quite easily.

i rinse it and dry it (taken apart) after each use)

#70 Volition

  • participating member
  • 43 posts

Posted 04 March 2014 - 03:36 AM

Right e o then. I've got two photos here to help.

The cover that comes of has two clips a plastic one and a metal one.

Hover the cover over the back perpendicular to machine. The metal clip will drop into the recess between the grill and metal clip recess (in the photo with the screw.)

Then the cover slides back up the unit do up the sliding lock. And voila,

Once you get it it's fine and you'll be able to do it from that point on without a trouble.

If the clips won't fit you need to look at adjusting perhaps. I don't know. But that could be your problem. Hope that helps.


Attached Images

  • ImageUploadedByTapatalkHD1393929080.957524.jpg
  • ImageUploadedByTapatalkHD1393929093.898260.jpg

#71 Doug Hallett

Doug Hallett
  • new member
  • 1 posts

Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:54 PM

The main problem with the back is that we think we know what it should look like after it is assembled, but I was wrong.  The bottom of the back plate is NOT flush with the bottom of the front, and the circular metal disc at the bottom should sit at an angle, it is not perfectly horizontal.  I have a picture that should show what I mean.  The combination of the non horizontal metal disk, and the spaces created (between your pot and your Sansaire) by the non-flush bottom pieces is part of the design, to increase water flow.  I hope this helps.



#72 joancassell

  • participating member
  • 107 posts
  • Location:Midwest

Posted 09 March 2014 - 03:10 PM

Thank you both for the photos.  That did it!  I can now re-attach the back. 

  • Doug Hallett likes this

#73 pbear

  • participating member
  • 549 posts
  • Location:San Francisco

Posted 04 April 2014 - 12:13 AM

This is a bit strange.  Although sold out on their own website, the Sansaire is now being offered at Sur la Table.  Saw it today, at least half a dozen units on the table and who knows how many in the stock room.

Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Modernist