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fusionchef Pearl

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  • Price: $1,160
  • Amazon Ranking: 2.9 stars from 4 reviews
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  • Connectivity: None
  • Temperature Range: 68°F (20°C) to 203°F (95°C)
  • Heater Output: 1200 Watts
  • Has Circulator: Yes

The fusionchef Pearl is a commercial grade sous vide circulator. Julabo, the manufacturer of the Pearl, is one of the global leaders in precision temperature control equipment, similar to PolyScience. They have used this experience and expertise to create a premium line of kitchen durable immersion circulators. The circulators are German designed with an exacting level of precision and durability necessary in today's culinary business.

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On the face of the circulator there is a small tag which reads, "Crafted in Germany" - that says it all! When you pick this thing up, all 11 pounds (5kg), it feels like a tank. It is clear this sous vide circulator has been designed for the rigors of a restaurant or caterer kitchen. Although some of the performance parameters are quite similar to circulators designed for the home cook, there are others that clearly set this apart for commercial use.

The Pearl has 1200 W of heating power and a powerful pump moving 14 L/minute of water. This allows the Pearl to be used in water baths up to 15.32 gallons (58L).

The fusionchef Pearl is the entry level circulator in the fusionchef line. However, it's performance is essentially identical to its big brother, the fusionchef Diamond. It just doesn't have as many "bells and whistles" as the Diamond.

fusionchef Pearl Articles and Reviews

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Basic fusionchef Pearl Specifications

For the basic specifications of a sous vide machine we look at several things. Not only the dimensions, such as the height and weight, but also the min and max immersion depth, as well as the material it is made out of. All values are supplied by the manufacturer.

Basic Specifications
Parameters fusionchef Pearl
Tube Diameter 4.5" x 4.38" (11.4 x 11.1cm)
Height 13" (33.0cm)
Width 5.24" (13.3cm)
Weight 10.6 lbs (4800g)
Min Immersion Depth 3.1" (7.9cm)
Max Immersion Depth 5.1"(12.9cm)
Min/Max Spacing 2.0" (5.1cm)
Min Pot Depth 6.5" (16.5cm)
Has Timer Yes
Voltage 120 & 220 VAC
Type of Clamp Screw
Max Clamp Opening 1.2" (3.0cm)
Wetted Part Material Stainless Steel
Remaining Material Stainless Steel
Cord Length 69" (175cm)
Cleaning Skirt can be removed
Price $1,160
Made In Germany

fusionchef Pearl Performance Specifications

The performance of sous vide machines is probably the most important consideration. It includes the heating power, temperature variability, pump speed, and the circulation method. All values are supplied by the manufacturer.

Performance Specifications
Parameters fusionchef Pearl
Lowest Temperature 68°F (20°C)
Highest Temperature 203°F (95°C)
Temperature Variability 0.05°F / 0.03°C
Temperature Granularity 0.1°F or 0.1°C
Has Circulation Pump Yes
Pump Speed 14 L/min
Can Direct Pump Output No
Maximum Water Capacity 15.32 gallons (58L)
Heater Output 1200 Watts
Water Level Sensors Auto shut off
Amazon Rating 2.9
Amazon Review Count 4

fusionchef Pearl User Interface

The sous vide interface has two main components: 1) are there on-device controls such as buttons or wheels? And 2) is there WiFi and/or Bluetooth connectivity?

User Interface
fusionchef Pearl
Display Type LED
Buttons OK, Timer, Up, Down, On/Off
Other Inputs None
Connectivity None
Smartphone Control NA
Info And Recipes None

2015-2016 Benchmark Test Results

We run all sous vide machines we can through our benchmark tests. For a full explanation of the tests, please see our article Sous Vide Benchmark Tests.

Benchmark Results
fusionchef Pearl
Room Temp Start Time 20:40
Hot Tap Start Time 06:20
Low Temperature 140.0°F
Low Temperature Maximum 140.0°F
Low Temperature Minimum 140.0°F
Low Temp Variation 0.0°F
Temp Rise Time 16:20
High Temperature 182.5°F
High Temperature Maximum 182.7°F
High Temperature Minimum 182.5°F
High Temp Variation 0.2°F
First Hour Power Use 0.49 kWh
Total Power Use 1.06 kWh
Sound Adjacent 62 dB
Sound 12" Away 55 dB

2012 Benchmark Test Results

This machine was either not available in 2012 or we did not test it.

Have you used the fusionchef Pearl? If so, let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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