Oliso Smart Hub Sous Vide Water Oven Review

Oliso Smart Hub Sous Vide Oven

The Oliso Smart Hub is more than just a sous vide water oven, it is actually a compact three piece cooking system that fits into one square foot of counter space, to maximize your cooking potential, even in a small cooking place.

Sous vide (pronounced soo-veed), which translates to under pressure, is a French cooking method developed in the 1970’s, where food is first sealed in a vacuum sealed bag, then cooked slowly in a precise temperature controlled water bath of approximately 140 degrees Fahrenheit for several hours.

Many professional chefs claim this is a full proof cooking method that a novice home cook up to a professional chef can master, which produces a perfectly cooked meal every time.

Regardless if you cook the food for 5 hours or 15 hours, due to the precise temperature control of sous vide, you can’t over cook the food.

 

The Oliso Smart Hub Sous Vide Water Oven includes:

 

  • sous vide oven
  • water oven insert
  • 1500 W induction burner
  • grilling surface

 

This sous vide machine was designed with small kitchens in mind, that lack large counter space to fit several large bulky kitchen appliances.

With the Oliso induction burner that produces up to 1500 W, there is no heat generated until another induction ready pot with a magnetic induction bottom, such as the Oliso Smart Top, or induction cookware is placed on the induction burner.

Then you can cook food in a full size 8″-12″ skillet with the same radiant heat as a full size cook top range.

A regular pot or skillet that is not induction ready cannot be used on the Oliso SmartHub burner.

 

The Oliso Smart Hub is a Complete Closed Cooking System

 

The key to sous vide cooking is precise temperature control.  The Oliso sous vide water oven maintains the water temperature you set, whether it is for 2 hours or 24 hours.

The cooking system factors in internal and external issues to maintain the precise water temperature, to cook your food perfectly, and prevents over cooking no matter the length of time the food is in the water bath.

The video shows just how the Oliso Smart Hub works.

 

The cooking heat comes from the induction burner, that is  plugged into any standard 120 Volt outlet.  When the cooking pot is placed on the induction burner, the magnetic coils come together and the heating process begins.

 oliso smart hub

Cooking ends as soon as the pot is removed from the burner.  The Oliso induction burner is safe to touch at this point, and even a curious child can’t get burned when they touch the induction burner when not heating.

Induction cooking is popular in Europe, and is becoming poplar in US homes that are striving for energy efficiency.

 

What Can You Cook in the Oliso Smart Hub Sous Vide Oven?

 

The options for sous vide cooking in the Oliso SmartHub are only limited by your imagination.

You can cook:

 

  • Sous Vide 
  • Make Home-made Healthy Yogurt
  • Slow Cooking
  • Crate Infusions
  •  Make delicious Soups, stocks or broths
  • Brew Home-made Beer
  • Poaching

 

Oliso Oven Lid Keeps Heat In to Help Maintain Heat

 

The Oliso Sous Vide Oven comes with a tempered glass and silicone edged lid, that keeps water from evaporating when cooking sous vide to lock heat and flavor into your food as it cooks every time.
Image result for smart hub lid

 

 

One Smart Hub Cooking System, So Many Options

 

oliso smart hub top

 

 

Oliso Smart Hub Induction Burner, the key to the cooking system.

 

 

This sous vide oven from Oliso relies on a powerful 1500 induction burner that can plug into any 120 V power outlet, and instantly give you the capabilities of a kitchen range.

What makes the Oliso induction burner revolutionary is the gold plated contact module.   This allows various SmartTops™ to dock with the SmartHub™ so that the two recognize each other and communicate seamlessly all without the need for batteries or recharging.

 

oliso induction burner

 

The powerful yet energy efficient induction hub produces up to a whopping 1500 W to quickly get a pan up to searing temperature, which allows you to put a perfect sear on your food.  It can also maintain temperature with just 2W, for maximum energy efficiency.

 

 

oliso induction burner

 

 

 

Benefits of Oliso Sous Vide Oven

 

  • Designed for small home kitchens,apartments, cabins or mobile homes.
  • Prepare your meal in the morning, and eat a delicious hot meal in the evening.
  • Takes up just one square foot of counter space.
  • Prepare, turn on, set temperature and time, then walk away.
  • Food cooks slowly for several hours.
  • Can’t over cook or ruin your meal.
  • Great for men or women who don’t like to cook, or don’t know how to cook.
  • Food will stay hot for several hours even after cooking, and won’t over cook.
  • Cooks broth, stock or soup, yogurt and more.

 

 

 

 

How Oliso Sous Vide Oven Compares to Other Cooking Methods.

 

 

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You Will Need a Vacuum Sealer

 

To use the Oliso sous vide water oven, you will need a vacuum sealer.  We were a bit disappointed that Oliso does not include the vacuum sealer as part of a bundle option on their website, as some of their competitors do.

 

Oliso does offer a SmartHub and Vacuum Sealer Bundle on Amazon.com for just $100 more.  This is a $50 savings compared to buying the SmartHub and Oliso Vacuum Sealer separately.

Click here to purchase the Smart Hub and Vacuum Sealer Bundle on Amazon.com

 

Oliso sous vide oven

 

The Oliso vacuum sealer kit sells for $149.99 and includes the following:
Oliso Vacuum Sealer

 

  • (1) Oliso® PRO™ VS95A
  • (1) Flexi Tube
  • (1) Zip Disc
  • (1) Wine+Olive Oil Freshkeeper
  • (3) Quart Frisper Bags
  • (2) Gallon Frisper Bags

 

Oliso Vacuum Sealer Kit

 

You can use any vacuum sealer with this product.  We generally do not recommend spending less than $50 for a good high quality vacuum sealer that will perfectly seal the bag, and make sure so no can ever enter the bag until opened.

See the large selection of vacuum sealers at Amazon.com.

 

 

Warranty

 

The Oliso Smart Hub comes with a standard 1 year warranty.

You can however,  purchase a limited 5 year warranty for $99.99.

SmartHub Limited 5-Year Warranty

 

 

 

Testimonials from Real Users

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    • “We can infuse and circulate right in the bath with broth or fat and the clean-up as super simple.”

 

    • I ran the sous vide for 36 hours and it didn’t skip a beat.

 

    • No counter space? No problem.  Oliso does sous vide and induction cooking in 1 square foot.

 

 

Where to Buy the Oliso Smart Hub Sous Vide Oven and Cooking System?

 

 

You can buy the Oliso Smart Hub Sous Vide Oven, Oliso Vacuum Sealer Kit and other Oliso products directly from Oliso, and enjoy free shipping of your product.

Oliso Sous Vide Oven

 

You can buy the Smart Hub Sous Vide Oven Bundle (SmartHub and Oliso Vacuum Sealer Kit) from Amazon.com.

Buy sous vide oven at Amazon.com
Oliso Smart Hub

 

Ken Weiss

Ken Weiss is a blogger and stay at home dad.He is the founder of the-cookingpot.com, a cooking blog for stay at home dads, that offers cookware reviews, easy recipes and tips on how to make money with a blog.

2 Comments »

  1. De winter May 27, 2017 at 3:07 AM - Reply

    In belgium we use a tension off 220v.the hub use in documentation 120v.

  2. Denise February 17, 2017 at 8:27 PM - Reply

    Does the water serves as reservoir on it? It’s a best gift this Mother’s day :)

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