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PolyScience gadgets

Robert Lauriston Dec 14, 2006 06:58 PM

Has anyone tried a PolyScience 7306C Thermal Circulator? Expensive ($950) toy but it sure sounds like fun.

http://www.chow.com/stories/10145

http://www.cuisinetechnology.com/thermal-circulators.html

They've also got an "anti-griddle" with a surface temperature of minus 30 degrees F.

http://www.chow.com/stories/10167

  1. pikawicca Dec 15, 2006 12:39 AM

    I think this whole sous-vide thing is a fleeting fad. It's way too fiddly for most cooks, and has no basis in any authentic cuisine. It's guys playing with toys.

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    1. re: pikawicca
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      rtmonty Dec 15, 2006 01:00 AM

      EXACTLY!! End of story.

      1. re: pikawicca
        ChowFun_derek Dec 15, 2006 06:15 PM

        That's probably the same response you would give the early caveman when he decided to use this 'new fangled' thing.......FIRE!!!

        "What's that strange pan?"..."...'...I call it a wok"!!!...a rotisserie, a deep fryer, a pressure cooker...a microwave....etc..etc...

        Statement on the 'new cookery'...

        link:

        http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_new...

        1. re: pikawicca
          vyieort Jan 8, 2010 12:42 PM

          Three years later and the "fleeting fad" is growing, immensely. It's a technique, not a gimmick. Hopefully that's being realized these days by those who doubted its early adopters.

        2. Chuckles the Clone Dec 14, 2006 08:35 PM

          Wow, with that level of temperature control you could probably get a
          pretty decent PCR process running in your kitchen. Nothing like a little
          between-meals cloning, I guess.

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