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Re: Heston Blumenthal 'Down Under' - and sous-vide cooking in the TMX!
« Reply #75 on: May 12, 2013, 12:04:34 pm »
More helpful hints, thank you.
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Re: Heston Blumenthal 'Down Under' - and sous-vide cooking in the TMX!
« Reply #76 on: May 12, 2013, 03:06:59 pm »
Once you plug the slow cooker in to the sous vide controller,  you decide on the temperature via the controller so don't have to change anything on the slow cooker.

For example, I plug slow cooker in to sous vide controller. Fill slow cooker with warm water ( speeds up the time), set sous vide controller to temp I want and it then controls slow cooker (via a thermometer plugged in to slow cooker) . Simple to do for any slow cooker. The only difference between this and a commercial sous vide is that they often have a water circulator which moves water around to avoid hot and cold spots in the container. Not an issue for a domestic slow cooker setup, we have been quite happy with the setup we have.

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Re: Heston Blumenthal 'Down Under' - and sous-vide cooking in the TMX!
« Reply #77 on: May 12, 2013, 03:12:53 pm »
Not sure if my post made sense. The sous vide controller enables me to set my slow cooker to (for example)  62 degrees exactly for as long as I like. DH did a fantastic shoulder of pork for 36 hours last week, so tasty and tender. Once it is in the sous vide it requires no supervision so easy to do in advance

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Re: Heston Blumenthal 'Down Under' - and sous-vide cooking in the TMX!
« Reply #78 on: May 12, 2013, 09:27:30 pm »
That sounds really interesting Bonsai, although I've never heard of one?

In the Sous Vide Supreme (Demi), there's no moving part within the actual water bath circulating the water, so I can imagine that works perfectly well.

I like it when you get gadgets to convert existing gadgets into new ones - innovative!! :)

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Re: Heston Blumenthal 'Down Under' - and sous-vide cooking in the TMX!
« Reply #79 on: May 13, 2013, 12:42:15 am »
I have a digital slow cooker so no good. What happens with the rack that is required for the sous vide in the slow cooker?

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Re: Heston Blumenthal 'Down Under' - and sous-vide cooking in the TMX!
« Reply #80 on: May 13, 2013, 02:02:49 am »
You could probably use anything that lifts the food allowing the water to circulate around.  I took the rack that came with the machine last night out of the sunbeam and put in a narrow cooling wire so that I could the length of the machine.  I bought a butterfly lamb leg from Coles and cooked it for 12 hours overnight.  I browned it for a couple of minutes on my griddle plate this morning and we have really tender lamb for sandwiches today (my son had it for breakfast....gotta love teenagers).  I did a couple of eggs for breakfast this morning and currently have it doing beef to use in a curry tonight.
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Re: Heston Blumenthal 'Down Under' - and sous-vide cooking in the TMX!
« Reply #81 on: May 13, 2013, 02:07:33 am »
Thanks Stacelee, glad the lamb was so tender  :)

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Re: Heston Blumenthal 'Down Under' - and sous-vide cooking in the TMX!
« Reply #82 on: May 13, 2013, 12:48:50 pm »
Thanks Bonsai. Where did you purchase the sous vide controller?  :)

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Re: Heston Blumenthal 'Down Under' - and sous-vide cooking in the TMX!
« Reply #83 on: May 13, 2013, 02:43:07 pm »
DH purchased it online from an Australian company sous vide at home. Their website is now under construction, which is strange, but you can email them. The instruction booklet for the device is still online http://www.sousvideathome.com.au/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/SousVideAtHomeInstructionBooklet.pdf

And I think it is quite easy to make a DIY one if you have an electronics person in the house (keeping in mind safety).

We've found it works really well with our slow cooker and avoided the need to purchase another appliance.

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Re: Heston Blumenthal 'Down Under' - and sous-vide cooking in the TMX!
« Reply #84 on: May 14, 2013, 03:20:11 am »
Thanks Bonsai. Would be much better than having to buy another appliance and store it.

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Re: Heston Blumenthal 'Down Under' - and sous-vide cooking in the TMX!
« Reply #85 on: May 14, 2013, 12:47:03 pm »
That's what we thought, and when we got the controller the onlymsousmvide on the market was really expensive, and it isn't something we use all the time. It does make incredibly tender meat with no effort.

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Re: Heston Blumenthal 'Down Under' - and sous-vide cooking in the TMX!
« Reply #86 on: May 26, 2013, 10:24:30 am »
Cooked the steaks 56 degrees for 2 hours and they were like rubber tasted disgusting soooo disappointed

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Re: Heston Blumenthal 'Down Under' - and sous-vide cooking in the TMX!
« Reply #87 on: May 26, 2013, 10:40:12 am »
Oh no how awful & dissappointing Yvette.

Nthing like a good ausse bbq :)
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Re: Heston Blumenthal 'Down Under' - and sous-vide cooking in the TMX!
« Reply #88 on: May 26, 2013, 10:51:57 am »
Yes Hally thinking about taking it back hopefully I can get my money back

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Re: Heston Blumenthal 'Down Under' - and sous-vide cooking in the TMX!
« Reply #89 on: May 26, 2013, 10:59:10 am »
Good idea, good luck :)
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