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    #51
    Merkinz wrote:
    It's a bit like a Big Green Egg, at first you think "you're charging how much for a big ceramic pot?!!!!" ... But then once you see one, have a go with one, and realise just how they are built it's a totally different story.
    Touche.

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    #52
    What do you reckon about this option?

    $330 USD inc shipping to NZ : http://freshmealssolutions.com/store...-Shipping.html

    Includes the heat controller able to control to +/- 0.1 degree, and a submersible heating element. Just need to provide your own pot.

    It also recommends an air pump (the US version comes with a 110v one but the international one doesn't) as instead of using a turbine to generate the watermovement, this one gently bubbles air through the heating grid.


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    #53
    Also here's the 'next model up' of the same :

    $399 USD : http://freshmealssolutions.com/store...-Shipping.html

    Big difference is it's designed to be mounted somewhere, and has an inbuilt air pump.


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    #54

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    #55
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    #56
    Yeah I've heard of a lot of people using the 'Sous Vide Magic' so it seems like a legit device. That last pic looks tech as!!!

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    #57
    I have and use an old original sous vide magic (that I picked up for $99 on trademe) with my slow cooker. The original was accurate to +/- 1 degree, and does pretty much anything I need!

    T'is good. Get one.

    Hell, shall we import a few and sell off on trademe?

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    #58
    Been talking with the guy who makes these - no 240v version as yet but he's planning to release one layer this year.

    http://www.dorkfood.com/

    http://www.amazon.com/DorkFood-DSV-T.../dp/B0088OTON4

    $99USD plus an old manual crockpot for a +-0.2C controlled Sous Vide sounds pretty good to me.

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    #59
    not sure what's happening with the old crockpot, why is it plugged in? surely if the DSV is heating the water you could use any old crockpot and not an electric slowcooker one?

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    #60
    If it's like the sous vide magic, the controller turns the plug on and off to maintain temperature - see how the plug is plugged into a dohicky on the wall, rather than the socket itself?

    OOOooo, interesting new tidbit. Breville now has the Sous Vide Supreme ($899 on special, with a vacuum sealer included) at Harvey Norman in Auckland.

    BUT, Sunbeam is opening the market WAY up with this, just launched in Australia. A $199 Slow Cooker/Sous vide. VERY excellent. http://www.sunbeam.com.au/products/kitchen/mu4000/

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    #61
    clip wrote:
    not sure what's happening with the old crockpot, why is it plugged in? surely if the DSV is heating the water you could use any old crockpot and not an electric slowcooker one?
    It's plugged in via...

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    #62
    Ohhhhh... I see it now.. LOL I feel like an idiot. I thought the wire going from the unit to the water was somehow heating the water. Of course it's a thermometer LOL

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    #63
    Anyone tried a Grants machine?

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    #64
    Ajkiwi wrote:
    BUT, Sunbeam is opening the market WAY up with this, just launched in Australia. A $199 Slow Cooker/Sous vide. VERY excellent. http://www.sunbeam.com.au/products/kitchen/mu4000/
    Oh man, that's amazing.

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    #65
    Sunbeam Duos in stock at Farmers, $269 BUT till Monday all Sunbeam is 40% off, so picked one up for $179, a steal, will post pics when we get home.

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    #66
    Fortris wrote:
    Sunbeam Duos in stock at Farmers, $269 BUT till Monday all Sunbeam is 40% off, so picked one up for $179, a steal, will post pics when we get home.
    Did you have to get a vacuum packer separately? Still a steal though.

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    #67
    Gordy wrote:
    Anyone tried a Grants machine?
    No but I've seen Heston Blumenthal use them so I assume they are good!

    Fortris wrote:
    Sunbeam Duos in stock at Farmers, $269 BUT till Monday all Sunbeam is 40% off, so picked one up for $179, a steal, will post pics when we get home.
    Nice! Interested to see how it runs. Keep us updated

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    #68
    Fortris wrote:
    Sunbeam Duos in stock at Farmers, $269 BUT till Monday all Sunbeam is 40% off, so picked one up for $179, a steal, will post pics when we get home.
    I saw it in Farmers and thought about it. The quality of the machine put me off though.

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    #69
    Ajkiwi wrote:
    Did you have to get a vacuum packer separately? Still a steal though.
    I'm a beginner so I'm going to flag the vacuum sealer and stick to twist-seal bags while I'm learning. Usual deal, I learn on something cheap and that helps me decide which 'proper' one I need to get.

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    #70
    Fortris wrote:
    I'm a beginner so I'm going to flag the vacuum sealer and stick to twist-seal bags while I'm learning. Usual deal, I learn on something cheap and that helps me decide which 'proper' one I need to get.
    Pro Tip: Don't bother with a vac sealer... I got one, never use it. Do 95% of my cooks in ziplock bags!

    ... oh and another tip: Buy the Glad ZipLock Bags cause they are made from the safe plastic... the cheap knockoff bag might make you sick.

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    #71
    Merkinz wrote:
    ... oh and another tip: Buy the Glad ZipLock Bags cause they are made from the safe plastic... the cheap knockoff bag might make you sick.
    This. Absolutely this.

    Put the meat in the ziplock bag, immerse the bag in a sink or bowl of water to force the air out (do NOT get water in the bag!), zip lock that sucker shut. Works for me for everything except the VERY long cooks.

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    #72
    Well, the food came out good, but the pouch ended up with about 1/2 cup of water in it, and I can't figure out how it got in. I very specifically didn't let a drop get in the top, taking the pack out and holding it any which way results in zero dribbles, and the water in the bath itself is spotless.

    Was using a large Glad snaplock bag.

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    #73
    Double bag next time? Stink.

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    #74
    the glad ziplock back for freezer is a lot tougher and durable than the regular kinds, you can also try lowering the ziplock bag carefully into a big pot of water and it will push out the air naturally

    edit: hah i have that exact 'old crock pot' in the photo with the low/high/warm setting and a sous vide supreme thing, steak usually came nice and juicy with ziplock bags

    there's a really nice pdf i go by somewhere showing all the food to what temp and how done they will be, ill try and dig that up

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    #75
    here we are, especially the last page
    https://theothercookingblog.files.wo...emp_charts.pdf