Lancaster-based Sous Vide Tools has introduced the Control Freak induction cooking system to the UK market.
Said to be the first unit of its kind that can accurately measure, set and hold 397 cooking temperatures from 30°-252°C, the Control Freak is designed to offer precise temperature control to half a degree and a power range of 100-1,800W.
The real-time sensing system uses a through-glass sensor to directly measure surface temperature whilst the Probe Control remote thermometer controls the temperature of both water and fat-based liquids.
The ‘Intensity’ function should give control over the heat-up speed to the set temperature and the ‘Create’ function stores frequently used custom temperature profiles for one-touch recall.
The Control Freak operates from a standard 13A socket and comes with a 2 year parts and labour warranty.
The induction unit can cook a wide range of sauces and is said to be useful for creating items that require very specific temperature control. For example, custard, which has to be heated to exactly 81°C in order to pasteurise the eggs, but not a degree more, to ensure that it doesn’t ‘split’.
The Control Freak has already made its mark in the USA with multi-Michelin starred chef Thomas Keller amongst its fans: “We have been using it daily in the commis’ kitchen at The French Laundry and it has performed flawlessly; better than any induction cooking system we have used to date,” he said.
“Smart features such as the easily navigable digital display, the precision of its dials, the ability to program recipe settings and maintain temperatures accurately for any length of time, make the Control Freak the new gold standard for induction cooking.”
Sous Vide Tools is the exclusive importer of the Control Freak in the UK, where it will be marketed under the brand of ‘Sage Commercial powered by PolyScience’.