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PolyScience Sous Vide Professional Chef

  • Price: $800
  • Amazon Ranking: 4 stars from 49 reviews
  • Buy on Amazon: Sous Vide Professional Chef
  • Connectivity: None
  • Temperature Range: NA to 200°F (95°C)
  • Heater Output: 1100 Watts
  • Has Circulator: Yes

The PolyScience Sous Vide Professional Chef immersion circulator 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 a large, back-lit LCD display which shows the target and actual temperatures, and can be viewed from a distance. For a commercial immersion circulator, the Professional Chef has a relatively compact design, which makes for easy storage. It also comes with a protective travel and storage case, this is handy if you need to take your circulator with you, which is excellent for personal chefs or caterers.

The PolyScience Chef unit has both ETL commercial and sanitation approvals, making it ideal for commercial applications. It has high-grade stainless steel heating coil and pump ensure lasting, trouble-free performance.

Also, included is a "Sous Vide & Precise Temperature Cooking-Technique & Recipes" book and a temperature reference table.

PolyScience Sous Vide Professional Chef Articles and Reviews

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Basic PolyScience Sous Vide Professional Chef 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 Chef
Tube Diameter 3.75" x 3.5" (9.5x8.9cm)
Height 14.125" (35.9cm)
Width 3.875" (9.84cm)
Weight 9.1 lbs (4.1kg)
Min Immersion Depth 3.15" (8cm)
Max Immersion Depth 6.6" (16.8cm)
Min/Max Spacing 3.45" (8.8cm)
Min Pot Depth 6.6" (16.8cm)
Has Timer No
Voltage 110-120 VAC
Type of Clamp Screw
Max Clamp Opening 1.25" (3.2cm)
Wetted Part Material SS and Polycarbonate
Remaining Material Polycarbonate
Cord Length 60" (152cm)
Cleaning Removable Access Cover
Price $800
Made In USA

PolyScience Sous Vide Professional Chef 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 Chef
Lowest Temperature NA
Highest Temperature 200°F (95°C)
Temperature Variability 0.1°F / 0.07°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 49

PolyScience Sous Vide Professional Chef 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 Chef
Display Type Large Back-Lit LCD
Buttons Power, Up, Down, Menu
Other Inputs None
Connectivity None
Smartphone Control NA
Info And Recipes Info and 10 Recipes

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 Chef
Room Temp Start Time 27:00
Hot Tap Start Time 10:50
Low Temperature 140.5°F
Low Temperature Maximum 140.5°F
Low Temperature Minimum 140.4°F
Low Temp Variation 0.1°F
Temp Rise Time 22:50
High Temperature 183.4°F
High Temperature Maximum 183.4°F
High Temperature Minimum 183.4°F
High Temp Variation 0.0°F
First Hour Power Use 0.49 kWh
Total Power Use 1.08 kWh
Sound Adjacent 65 dB
Sound 12" Away 59 dB

2012 Benchmark Test Results

In 2012 we ran the most popular sous vide circulators through a set of benchmark tests as they heated from room temperature to 131°F (55°C).

Benchmark Readings PolyScience Sous Vide Professional Chef
Time to Heat To 131°F / 55°C 25
Time to Stablize at 131°F / 55°C 3
Overshot at 131°F / 55°C 0.3
Undershot at 131°F / 55°C 0
Energy Used to Heat To 131°F / 55°C 0.46 kWh
Average Watts While Heating To 131°F / 55°C 960 Watts
Kilo Watts per Hour at 131°F / 55°C 0.12 kWh
Average Watts While Cooking at 131°F / 55°C 175 Watts
131°f / 55°C Heating Notes  

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

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