clifton foodrange sous vide

Sous Vide

Sous vide literally translates from French as ‘under vacuum.’ It was developed in France in the early 1970s when George Pralus and a food scientist joined forces to devise the perfect method for producing foie gras. After numerous experiments the best method proved to be sealing the food in a pouch under vacuum before cooking it very slowly at a controlled temperature.

Sous-vide today uses a water bath to accurately cook the vacuum packed item at a precise temperature. This creates enhanced texture and taste and means that meats such as beef emerge tender enough to be cut with a fork. This process results in minimal shrinkage, with greater yield.  Wastage is reduced through accurate portion control at regen stage. This is why so many acclaimed chefs worldwide, including many with coveted Michelin stars rely on Clifton Food Range® water baths.

Direct or Indirect Cooking

Direct cooking is the term given to food items which are prepared for immediate consumption. Indirect is the term which is used for food which is cooked, chilled, stored in chilled conditions for subsequent regeneration.

Bigger capacity unstirred baths (FL28D and FL56D) are commonly used for mis en place or indirect cooking. For direct cooking (immediate consumption) chefs sometimes prefer the smaller capacities placed on each relevant section e.g. sauce, fish, pastry.

Immersed or Vacuum Packs

Sometimes food can be poached directly in a liquid and not vacuum packed. The food portion is placed directly into oil for example and is not vacuum packed. Vegetable oil can be flavoured with a vanilla pod, star anise or such like.

Some chefs poach items in the bath filled with a stock eg chicken, vegetable etc. The most common process however is to put the food item into a vacuum bag and cook resulting in mise en place or for direct service.

Unstirred Digital Baths
FL04D 4titre

FL08D 8litre
FL14D 14litre
FL28D 28litre
FL56D 56litre

The 4 litre unstirred digital Clifton water baths allow chefs to cook in a precise temperature controlled environment, to produce consistently perfect results. Ideal for sous vide and other low temperature cooking, these baths are an indispensable piece of equipment for all leading chefs worldwide.

This small ‘shoe box’ size bath is perfect for the travelling chef doing demonstrations and presentations.

Unstirred Digital Duobaths™

Each chamber operates independently – complete with stainless steel perforated shelf and flat lid

Immersion Circulators

Portable digital immersion circulators

Carry case for Clifton clip on immersion circulator



Sturdy carry case designed to fit the Clifton stirrer unit. Protection whilst in transit or stored away when not in use. Ideal for travelling chefs and demonstrators.

This case is an accessory and does not come complete with stirrer unit

Immersion Circulators

Portable digital immersion circulators

Clip on immersion circulator


Space saving clip on stirrer unit for chefs who travel and want portability or have limited space kitchens. Designed to clip onto a tank up to 56 litres. For consistent controlled cooking, Clifton stirrers allow chefs to cook in a precise temperature controlled environment, to produce consistently perfect results.