I put a little announcement on the French part of Molecularcuisine.org forum to know if someone could sell for a good price an old immersion circulator.
I received a very friendly answer from a University professor, a cooking freak, who is ok to borrow me a Julabo EC during summer holidays. He confirmed this immersion circulator was used to cultivate algae stuff. He said the appliance is safe.
I feel very lucky and thankful to this person that I unfortunately can’t name as he told me to be very discreet (he is not really allowed to borrow me this immersion circulator).
See you in some weeks with my new toy!
Addendum June 2012 : unfortunately this site doesn’t exist anymore. Therefore I have decided to create my own page that includes tests and reviews of the main sous vide tools of the market.
I was happy to discover some days ago that someone already made the laborious work consisting in comparing immersion circulator prices on the net. Thanks to Molecularcuisine.org who dated this work March 20, 2009.
This comparison is available on a Wiki platform provided by Molecularcuisine.org so that you are free to amend it anytime.
The results of this work shows that the two cheapest immersion circulators available on the net are:
- Fisher Scientific Polystat 36: USD 886 excl. sending costs and VAT (Fisher.com)
- Julabo ED: EUR 852 excl. sending cost and VAT (Laboland.com)
No need to indicate these 2 immersion circulators are the most basics available on the market sold without timer and grid protection.