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Re: Heston Blumenthal 'Down Under' - and sous-vide cooking in the TMX!
« Reply #45 on: May 09, 2013, 11:29:19 pm »
Thanks Andrea, will give the veggies another go.
I will do chicken breast again as it was so good, on the weekend, I think DH would really enjoy it. I've found a few marinade recipes online.
Glad I've found something else to do in the TMX. Only thing is it is limited in the quantity of food able to be cooked, you couldn't do it for a dinner party. That's where a proper machine would be good and to get steak right. For now I am happy with chicken breasts.  :D

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Re: Heston Blumenthal 'Down Under' - and sous-vide cooking in the TMX!
« Reply #46 on: May 10, 2013, 12:28:11 am »
So with the sous vide cooking machine you couldn't do meat and veggies together?

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« Reply #47 on: May 10, 2013, 12:47:16 am »
Might have to try now you have had success. :)
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Re: Heston Blumenthal 'Down Under' - and sous-vide cooking in the TMX!
« Reply #48 on: May 10, 2013, 12:51:53 am »
Yvette, I've only been researching the machines for 2 days and in the Sunbeam one they put them in together.
What I'm going to try next time is putting the veggies in for an hour on 80 and then letting the water cool down to 60 and adding the chicken. Will see how that turns out?

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« Reply #49 on: May 10, 2013, 01:05:08 am »
Ok sounds good Mich, I have watched the breville videos and might try and find some sunbeam ones. Am very tempted  :)

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Re: Heston Blumenthal 'Down Under' - and sous-vide cooking in the TMX!
« Reply #50 on: May 10, 2013, 01:38:01 am »
Just checked out the sunbeam one it is only 5.5 litre the breville is 11 litre

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« Reply #51 on: May 10, 2013, 06:09:27 am »
I looked at the Sunbeam one today Yvette (Limited stores of The Good Guys have them in stock for $199). It is only small and is a slow cooker as well (we all have 1 or 2 or 3 of those).

I still think you could fit a fair few steaks or chicken fillets in it as well as veggies. It depends how many you cater for when entertaining. That's the where the TMX falls down, although there is enough space for dinner for 2.

Let me know what you decide - I'm trying hard to resist temptation  :-\

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Re: Heston Blumenthal 'Down Under' - and sous-vide cooking in the TMX!
« Reply #52 on: May 10, 2013, 06:35:52 am »
Thanks Mich I might do a bit more research the Sunbeam is a good price not interested in it being a slow cooker as I have a fairly new one. I would like to be able to cook about 7 steaks if we had people over we only need three atm. I might have a look at the Sunbeam next time I am near Good Guys as see how big it is.

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Re: Heston Blumenthal 'Down Under' - and sous-vide cooking in the TMX!
« Reply #53 on: May 10, 2013, 06:50:47 am »
It would fit 7 steaks Yvette lying flat and not in the rack. The rack is a bit poxy and doesn't fill the cavity space. I'm not interested in it as a slow cooker either, I have two but you never know, when we have Christmas in July I borrow my mums. Kitchenware Direct have The Breville for $799.00 with a vacuum sealer and grill thrown in. The Demi that Andrea and others on this thread have commented on is $599 and they seem happy with theirs. The $199 price tag attracted me.  :D

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Re: Heston Blumenthal 'Down Under' - and sous-vide cooking in the TMX!
« Reply #54 on: May 10, 2013, 07:06:34 am »
I am just wondering too if the quality of the product would be the same for $199, I wonder whether the rack is dodgy in the Breville?

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Re: Heston Blumenthal 'Down Under' - and sous-vide cooking in the TMX!
« Reply #55 on: May 10, 2013, 07:25:38 am »
Basically all it has to do is hold the temperature. The rack is not the best - only because it is small but at that price I might give it a go.

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Re: Heston Blumenthal 'Down Under' - and sous-vide cooking in the TMX!
« Reply #56 on: May 10, 2013, 07:32:41 am »
Mmmm.... tempting and it is Mothers Day on Sunday  :) Unless they have already bought something...yer right  :)

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Re: Heston Blumenthal 'Down Under' - and sous-vide cooking in the TMX!
« Reply #57 on: May 10, 2013, 08:33:39 am »
I am really becoming intrigued with this method of cooking. I love reading about it and can't wait to try it, but I probably won't use the tmx. Will use another thermal cooker.
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Yvette buy it wrap it and give it to yourself ;D

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Re: Heston Blumenthal 'Down Under' - and sous-vide cooking in the TMX!
« Reply #59 on: May 10, 2013, 10:52:30 am »
Maybe I will Suzanne :)