Vac-Star equipment uses the sous vide method of cooking food sealed in airtight vacuum packed bags in a water bath for a long period (72 hours is not unusual) at an accurately determined temperature much lower than normally used for cooking, eliminating any guesswork.
The Vac-Star® Mini-Vac is a light duty stainless steel machine, ideal for use in restaurants, gastro pubs, hotels, and delis or, as a secondary machine for larger establishments, for creating smaller portions.
USP: Its extraordinary design reduces the dimensions of the machine, therefore reducing the work surface space required and improving its handiness - as the world’s smallest chamber vacuum packer it can be used anywhere. It’s electronic control system makes it simple to use and what’s more it is extremely easy to clean.
Cost: £1,099.99 plus VAT
The Vac-Star 9-litre compact, counter worthy Water Bath is ideal for creating entirely new taste sensations for meat, poultry, fish, vegetables and desserts using the sous vide process. Certainly chefs will be amazed at the production of juicy tender chicken breasts and delicious ribs with the meat literally falling off the bone.
For more extensive use there are professional grade Vac-Star Water Baths in 9, 20, 43 and 58 litre capacity. In addition, the Vac-Star Sous Vide Twin Water Baths are designed for extensive use in the professional kitchen. Available in 9 or 20-litre capacities.
USP: Both the professional grade and the twin star baths are equipped with the latest microprocessor technology and PID temperature regulation equipment. Designed for extensive use in the professional kitchen, both stainless steel water baths deliver precise temperature control to 0.2oC and come complete with energy efficient engineering within a sleek all-in-one counter worthy design.
Cost: £400 plus VAT (Vac Star 9 Litre)
The FoodtekTM Sous Vide Thermal CirculatorPlatinum is a mountable thermal circulator that turns virtually any container up to 58 litres into a stirred water bath and guarantees a temperature stability of 0.03oC between 20oC to 100oC.
USP: With its 2 KW heating element this ingenious, high precision piece of kit is the most powerful of its kind on the market that includes a peace of mind 5 year warranty.
Cost: £570 plus VAT
The product is available direct from the website, www.sousvidetools.com.
The Vac-Star Mini-Vac products come with a five-year warranty.