immersion circulator


: an electrical appliance used for sous vide cooking that is immersed in a container of water and that circulates and heats the water to a precise, consistently maintained temperature
Known as an immersion circulator, it is a six-inch metal box with a digital temperature readout and a shiny coil that thrusts deep into the stockpot, simultaneously heating and circulating the water with a powerful little pump.Jeffrey Steingarten

Examples of immersion circulator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And when there is a conventional piece of cooking equipment involved, such as an immersion circulator to cook sous-vide, the container it’s placed in might be the bathroom sink, a trash can or the tank of a toilet. Aaron Hutcherson, Washington Post, 12 Oct. 2023 An immersion circulator for sous vide cooking. Audrey Bruno, SELF, 17 Aug. 2022 The Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker Nano is an ultra-compact immersion circulator that doesn’t skimp on performance. Adria Greenhauff, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Feb. 2023 Sous vide cooking sounds fancy, but even a novice can master it with the help of an immersion circulator. Kylee McGuigan, Popular Mechanics, 22 Nov. 2022 The method involves vacuum sealing ingredients in a bag, then placing them in a water bath with the immersion circulator, which keeps everything at a precise temperature until the food is perfectly cooked. Audrey Bruno, SELF, 17 Aug. 2022 Now, anyone can get a decent immersion circulator shipped overnight to their doorstep for around $100. Jennifer McClellan, USA TODAY, 26 Apr. 2022 The magic is thanks to a water balloon, an immersion circulator, a drill and a syringe — which kind of sounds like the world’s weirdest game of Clue, but hey: science! Adam Lukach,, 4 Mar. 2022 Fill a medium basin with water, place your immersion circulator inside with the bag of coconut and rum, and set the temperature to 135 degrees. Cole Wilson, Popular Mechanics, 24 Apr. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of immersion circulator was in 1979

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“Immersion circulator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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