Niles, IL (PRWEB) October 17, 2012
PolyScience, the company that pioneered and popularized sous vide cooking in the world's best kitchens was awarded with the 2012 StarChefs.com Innovator Award for its new iPhone/iPad application at the International Chefs Congress in New York City.
Each year, this award recognizes a company offering a product that is innovative in its mission or design, and instrumental in helping chefs or culinary professionals succeed in their endeavors.
The Sous Vide Toolbox app helps chefs to determine the optimal sous vide cooking and re-heating time for a variety of proteins at different temperatures. The application takes out the guesswork of determining the correct cooking time at a certain temperature.
“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”, says Christoph Milz, marketing manager at PolyScience.
For proteins that chefs cook, thermal conductivity (heat transfer) is almost identical in each type. Sous Vide Toolbox processes the exact parameters given and computes the time it takes a certain temperature, shape and thickness to reach core temperature or different levels of pasteurization.
All data is plotted in graphs to show you the relationships between time, temperature and pathogen reduction in your food. Another feature, 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.
The Sous Vide Toolbox app is the result of a collaboration between PolyScience and the developer Darren Vengroff. Both parties continue to collaborate in the development of new and helpful features to the Sous Vide Toolbox app. It is available in the iTunes store for $4.99.
PolyScience is a leading manufacturer of innovative culinary technology, including the Sous Vide Professional™ – Precise Temperature Cooking Systems™, The Smoking Gun™, and The Anti-Griddle™. Visit the company’s website at http://www.cuisinetechnology.com