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PolyScience Sous Vide Professional Classic

This item is highly recommended
  • Price: $1,050
  • Amazon Ranking: 4 stars from 2 reviews
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  • Connectivity: None
  • Temperature Range: NA to 200°F (95°C)
  • Heater Output: 1100 Watts
  • Has Circulator: Yes

The PolyScience Sous Vide Professional Classic is a commercial immersion circulator. PolyScience calls this, "The legendary machine that changed kitchens forever". This is because it is the immersion circulator that helped pioneer the realm of sous vide cooking. It was developed to meet the rigorous requirements of commercial food establishments. It can handle water baths up to 30 liters in size. The powerful 12 L/minute pump keeps the water circulating and the temperature consistent throughout the bath. The 1100 Watt heater maintains a water temperature stability of 0.1°F.

The circulator has an LCD display which shows either the target or actual temperature. It has three buttons that you can program with temperatures you use frequently. There is a switch on the back which allows you to select either a Low or High speed for the circulating pump.

As soon you pick this circulator up, you can tell from the "feel" that it was designed for the precision and reliability required in the commercial environment. All of the submerged parts are high-grade stainless steel to ensure lasting, trouble-free performance.

The PolyScience Classic unit has both ETL commercial and sanitation approvals, making it ideal for commercial applications.

PolyScience Sous Vide Professional Classic Articles and Reviews

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Basic PolyScience Sous Vide Professional Classic 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 PolyScience Sous Vide Professional Classic
Tube Diameter 4.5" x 5.25" (11.4 x13.3cm)
Height 12.25" (31.2cm)
Width 4.63" (11.7cm)
Weight 9.0 lbs (4.1kg)
Min Immersion Depth 3.5" (8.9cm)
Max Immersion Depth 7.0" (17.8cm)
Min/Max Spacing 3.5" (8.9cm)
Min Pot Depth 6.6" (16.8cm)
Has Timer No
Voltage 110-120 VAC
Type of Clamp Screw
Max Clamp Opening 1" (2.5cm)
Wetted Part Material Stainless Steel
Remaining Material Metal & Polycarbonate
Cord Length 60" (152cm)
Cleaning Removable Access Cover
Price $1,050
Made In USA

PolyScience Sous Vide Professional Classic 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 PolyScience Sous Vide Professional Classic
Lowest Temperature NA
Highest Temperature 200°F (95°C)
Temperature Variability 0.09°F / 0.05°C
Temperature Granularity 0.1°F or 0.1°C
Has Circulation Pump Yes
Pump Speed 12 L/min
Can Direct Pump Output No
Maximum Water Capacity 8 gallons (30L)
Heater Output 1100 Watts
Water Level Sensors Auto shut off
Amazon Rating 4
Amazon Review Count 2

PolyScience Sous Vide Professional Classic 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
PolyScience Sous Vide Professional Classic
Display Type Digital LCD
Buttons Power, Select/Set knob, Safety Set, P1-P3, Power Switch, Pump Speed
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
PolyScience Sous Vide Professional Classic
Room Temp Start Time 22:10
Hot Tap Start Time 05:20
Low Temperature 139.5°F
Low Temperature Maximum 139.5°F
Low Temperature Minimum 139.5°F
Low Temp Variation 0.0°F
Temp Rise Time 17:30
High Temperature 182.5°F
High Temperature Maximum 182.5°F
High Temperature Minimum 182.3°F
High Temp Variation 0.2°F
First Hour Power Use 0.50 kWh
Total Power Use 1.08 kWh
Sound Adjacent 65 dB
Sound 12" Away 58 dB

2012 Benchmark Test Results

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

Have you used the PolyScience Sous Vide Professional Classic? If so, let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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