For the Home:
For those looking to cook sous vide for the first time, we would recommend a sous vide water bath such as the Primo 10, a 10 litre sous vide water bath built by hand in the UK, which comes complete with rack, based tray, lid, 60 recipe cookbook and a 2 year warranty.
For those with limited space, Grant Creative Cuisine do offer an alternative. The Uno Sous Vide Controller is extremely compact and can be connected to any existing analogue rice or slow cooker that you may already have in your home, converting it into an accurate sous vide water bath.
For the Professional:
For the professional chef, this depends entirely on the nature of the business. If space is not an issue and the kitchen in question cooks set quantities, then a set of tabletop sous vide water baths such as the Pasto range would be perfect.
If chefs are limited by space, then a set of sous vide water baths that are built into the countertop or a set of immersion circulators are more suitable. This allows better flexibility in the kitchen. Grant Creative Cuisine offer the solution through the Vortice.
A third alternative for a small commercial kitchen (i.e. a Cafe or coffee shop) looking to introduce sous vide for the first time would be to invest in a small sous vide water bath and then scale up the as the requirements of the business increase. A perfect product in this instance would be the Primo 10.