immersion circulator


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

Examples of immersion circulator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Your Home Bar Needs a Smoke Gun, an Immersion Circulator, and...Milk?," 24 Apr. 2020 The immersion circulators have fallen from over $1,000 in the early days to under $200 for a top-quality model called Joule, made by ChefSteps. Dallas News, "Sous vide school: 3 top Dallas chefs teach us how to cook chicken, steak and even octopus," 20 Aug. 2019 ChefSteps Joule sous vide immersion circulator for $125.30 (normally $179). Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "Dealmaster: All the best Amazon Prime Day 2019 tech deals we can find," 15 July 2019 Nearly every bit of a fresh artichoke can be transformed into a delicious and memorable dish, and that doesn’t require an immersion circulator, Instant Pot or any other bit of gadgetry. Paul Stephen,, "Artichokes + anchovies: a match made in heaven. Really.," 22 Aug. 2019 Bring the water up to 145 F using an immersion circulator. Dallas News, "Sous vide school: 3 top Dallas chefs teach us how to cook chicken, steak and even octopus," 20 Aug. 2019 Instant Pot Sous Vide Circulator for $55 ($25 off): No this one isn't actually an Instant Pot, but rather a sous vide immersion circulator that can turn just about any pot of water into a state-of-the-art precision-boiling-machine. Wired Staff, WIRED, "The 47 Best Amazon Prime Day Tech Deals," 15 July 2019 Sous-vide wands (also called sous-vide machines and thermal immersion circulators) work by heating pots of water to a precise temperature, then circulating that water around the pot, keeping the temperature constant. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "For No-Sweat Summer Cooking, Do It Sous Vide," 5 July 2019 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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“Immersion circulator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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