PolyScience introduces its new iPhone/iPad application at this year’s National Restaurant Show in Chicago (May 5-8).
Sous Vide Toolbox guides you to a successful and food-safe sous vide cooking experience. It helps to determine the optimal sous-vide cooking and re-heating time for a variety of proteins at different temperatures. It is available through the Apple App store for download. For a video demonstration click here.
“This application takes out the guesswork of determining the correct cooking time at a certain temperature.”
All data is plotted in graphs to show you the relationships between time, temperature and pathogen reduction in your food.
The Cooking Journal points out each event during the cooking process and explains details if needed. Once the process is finished a timer notifies you about it via message and audible alarm.
Why Sous Vide Toolbox?
Instead of providing a limited number of combinations of foods, sizes, shapes and temperatures as found in time/temperature tables, the Sous Vide Toolbox provides a much wider combination of options – with just a few taps on your screen.
Thermal conductivity (heat transfer) of protein is almost identical in each protein. Rather than measuring how long it takes to cook food at different thickness, it allows us to calculate the time it takes at a certain temperature and thickness to reach core temperature and different levels of pasteurization.
This takes out the guesswork of determining the correct cooking time at a certain temperature. It also provides great guidance as to what level of pathogen reduction occurs at what time and whether your choice of temperature and time is considered safe.
The application will be continuously developed and enriched with new features. An Android-based version is part of future development plans.
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