The Un-Boxing: Immersion Circulator

Well Well this is a very exciting day in the life of my blog! Today I will be posting the un-boxing of my new Polyscience Discovery Immersion Circulator. I have been so excited about getting this, and I cannot wait to cook up some more fun recipes. One of the things that I will be trying is a recipe from Chef Steps. It is a nacho cheese that looks amazing. Who doesn’t like a good creamy cheese sauce over some chips!

Well Here it is! I think only my friends truly understand how excited this makes me. First off all let me start by saying a big thank you to David at Polyscience. Not only has he been a really interesting guy to talk to but he has also helped me get this great machine. I will be comparing this to the Sansaire because that is the only other machine I have ever had a chance to test out when I was able to borrow one.

So here it is right out of the box it was shipped to me in.

The Box

The Box

I was really impressed with how much this box actually weighted. The only other immersion circulator I have ever used was the Sainsaire but this box was a lot heavier. Which I was hoping meant that it was built a little better.

Right out of the Box

Right out of the Box

This is what was in the box. Super simple and not much to it. The stunning yellow polyscience discovery immersion circulator. Now I was aware that it was yellow, but this picture doesn’t do it justice. It is really a bright almost mustard yellow! In the box there was the circulator as well as a user guide, a quick start guide poster and a precise temperature cooking tools pamphlet.

Now I didn’t have anything to cook right away but I really, really wanted to get it in some water and see how fast it cranked up the water and how loud it was.

First Run in Water

First Run in Water

My first impressions of this unit are quite good. I was really impressed with how well built it is. The plastic used for the body feels really heavy duty, unlike the Sansaire, which seems thin and fragile. There is no clip like on the Sansaire, instead it is a clamp style which I like a lot better. The clip on the Sansaire again seems fragile in comparison. There is a nice easy to read display on the top which you can see. it displays the water temperature, your target temperature, and best of off it has a timer that goes from as little as 5 minutes all the way up to 99 hours. I was excited about the timer because it is nice to have that just in case your phone battery dies or something like that happens and looses track of it. That was one of the questions I always got asked about the Sansaire, and the answer is no, it does not have one.

Discovery Display

Discovery Display

So the next big things for me is how quickly would it heat up water and the noise level. So I started it off with just luke warm water which it showed was about 80 F. I set the target temp at 125 F just to see how long it would take. I fired it up and it was amazing how quick it started climbing. I would say that compared to the Sansaire the heating of water was just about the same. The biggest difference of the machines running is the noise level. Now I was impressed with the Sansaire and how quiet it was when I first used it, but after firing up the Discovery is soooo quiet. It was amazing how you could hear almost nothing. But it seems to move the water at a really good pace and maintain the temperature very consistently.

So overall my first impression of this machine is that Polyscience is the top company in precise cooking machines for a reason. They have a good thing going on and I am glad to be able to say that I now own my first, hopefully of many, Polyscience machine.

Let the playing with food begin!!!

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