immersion circulator

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Definition of 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

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The immersion circulator heats water to the perfect temperature, and that, in turn heats your food evenly with zero risk of over-cooking. Samantha Gordon, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can find right now," 30 Jan. 2018 Today sous vide cooking is ubiquitous in fine-dining restaurants in the U.S., and PolyScience is the leading supplier of immersion circulators to restaurant kitchens. Kate Schmidt, Chicago Reader, "Archive Dive / Food & Drink / Technology How Mordecai chef-owner Matthias Merges helped transform modern fine dining," 17 May 2018 Right now, the Anova immersion circulator, which usually costs $200, with WiFi is on sale for under $150. Samantha Gordon, USA TODAY, "These are the 4 best deals you'll find on Amazon right now," 3 Jan. 2018 America’s home cooks are renowned for their serial affairs with kitchen appliances, from the immersion circulator to the Instapot. Janet Fletcher, San Francisco Chronicle, "Why not wood-fire all your meals?," 17 Jan. 2018

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1979, in the meaning defined above

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