Cookaholics Bulletin Board

Cookaholics Bulletin Board

Shop, cook, eat, drink, post, repeat.
 
It is currently Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:20 pm

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 207 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 21  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Sous Vide...ah me...
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:11 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:37 pm
Posts: 3404
Location: Telluride, CO
We are now cooking about half our menu at the restaurant sous vide. I'm in lust.

And, it doesn't make it any easier that WS is selling the Polyscience circulator for $800. It's exactly the same circulator we use at work (we have three of them), and the quality of the product is totally amazing.

My big drawback in all of this is the vacuum process. I've got an ancient FoodSaver which I know cannot tolerate liquid well. I'd binge for the circulator if I thought I could buy a decent (value priced) vacuum sealer which could handle liquid. The one we bought at the restaurant cost $$$, and, it's footprint is huge.

Thoughts?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sous Vide...ah me...
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:08 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:45 pm
Posts: 1523
Location: Ottawa, ON
Nope. It is a tough problem; I too am stuck in foodsaver hell. I really want a chamber vacuum, but the cheapest seems to be about $675 if your lucky. They say buy used, but around here the only one in recent times was $12,000 ....

One sort of solution that I use is to put the liquids in frozen ... i.e. not liquid.

Quite a few people seem to have success using the submerged zip-lock method, which appears to get 'enough' air out.

But I'm still eyeing those chamber vacuums .... clearly one could probably be made for $300 or $400 in sufficient quantity if a market could be found.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sous Vide...ah me...
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:58 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:03 am
Posts: 5093
Location: Portland, OR
Amy, Paul,

I take it the problem is liquid inside the vac-pac, rather than liquid outside it?

_________________
The Fuzzy Chef
Serious Chef iz Serious!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sous Vide...ah me...
PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:15 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:37 pm
Posts: 3404
Location: Telluride, CO
@Josh, that's exactly the problem. You cannot get a good seal from a Foodsaver with liquid in the bag. @Paul...freezing is an interesting idea!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sous Vide...ah me...
PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:46 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:10 pm
Posts: 1058
Location: PA
Amy:

Ruhlman is giving away a Polyscience cirulator to someone who posts a comment in his blog post...

Other than to say I have some success with the manual seal button with moist meats I can't give you much help with sealing Foodsaver bags.

Pete


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sous Vide...ah me...
PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:46 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:37 pm
Posts: 3404
Location: Telluride, CO
Kathy's Pete wrote:
Amy:

Ruhlman is giving away a Polyscience cirulator to someone who posts a comment in his blog post...

Other than to say I have some success with the manual seal button with moist meats I can't give you much help with sealing Foodsaver bags.

Pete


Thanks Pete! I've gone the old-fashioned route though...the Polyscience circulator is officially the "only thing I want" on my Christmas list. And, I've asked Santa to deliver it early because we are driving to Chicago for Christmas (this just planned because of family-related reasons), and that means I'll be doing all of the cooking for lots and lots of people. Sous vide prime rib (or something along those lines) sounds just about right for Christmas dinner.

The rest of you should enter!

Amy


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sous Vide...ah me...
PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:57 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:37 pm
Posts: 3404
Location: Telluride, CO
Santa is so sweet...my unit arrives on Wednesday!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sous Vide...ah me...
PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:41 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:18 pm
Posts: 1244
Congrats, Amy! I entered the contest, so wish me luck!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sous Vide...ah me...
PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:34 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:37 pm
Posts: 3404
Location: Telluride, CO
Bon chance Darcie!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sous Vide...ah me...
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:06 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:48 am
Posts: 818
Location: Near Ithaca, NY
Well, there's this one for $450.....

http://www.cooking.com/products/shprodde.asp?SKU=281867

_________________
A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch. - James Beard


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 207 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 21  Next

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum