Rotary evaporators are making their way out of laboratories and into commercial kitchens, according to a firm that has just begun stocking the German Heidolph Instruments brand in the UK.
Portsmouth-based Cream Supplies, which provides tools and ingredients for chefs, says the offering ranges from basic, low volume models to highly sophisticated versions.
A wide range of accessories and complementary equipment, including the necessary chiller units, are also available.
Rotary evaporators operate at a very low atmospheric pressure, thereby inducing exceptionally low boiling points and ensuring that foods retain their original flavour and aroma.
The company says that a rotary evaporator has a variety of uses, from capturing smooth coffee aromas to distilling black pepper and cabbage.