Berkel Sales & Service Announces Expansion Into Sous Vide Cooking Equipment

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Sous Vide Cooking Equipment and Repair Now Available From Berkel Sales & Service

Houston-based Berkel Sales & Service has announced the arrival of a new product line-up that promotes the Sous Vide method of cooking. In addition to selling Sous Vide equipment, Berkel Sales & Service also repairs the equipment's circulators within in their local geographic area.

Although in existence since the 18th century, Sous Vide did not become a reasonably widespread method of cooking and preservation until the mid-20th century. Named after the French phrase for "under vacuum," Sous Vide—also spelled as sous-vide—involves sealing food in air-tight plastic bags, placing them in a water bath or temperature-controlled steam environment, and cooking the food for a much longer period and at a much lower temperature than what is regularly used for cooking. The Sous Vide cooking period is usually 1+ hour up to three days; and the regulated temperature ranges from 55 to 65 degrees Celsius, or 131 to 149 degrees Fahrenheit.

Berkel Sales & Service now provides over 40 Sous Vide products in stock. Chief among them is the instrument used to circulate, heat, and keep the temperature of the water stable and accurate. Called a thermal immersion circulator, this electrically powered device can be purchased for as low as $300 with the Polyscience DSC-5AC1B Discovery, which can heat up to 20 liters of water. Polycarbonate tanks for Sous Vide cooking are also available; they go for as low as $33 with the 10-liter FTP10. Other Sous Vide-related equipment at Berkel include temperature probes, culinary smoking guns, travel cases, and canister holders.

With Berkel Sales & Service circulators, customers can be assured that their food items will be cooked evenly: retaining moisture, and properly cooking the inside without overdoing it with the outside. For residents of the Houston metro area, Berkel offers to repair circulators that stop functioning properly.

About Berkel Sales & Service, Inc.:
Now operated by Demetri P. Dale, Berkel Sales & Service, Inc. has specialized in providing and servicing food equipment, since 1974. Products available at Berkel include food processors and slicers, juicers, portion and retail scales, patty machines, and meat grinders. Berkel Sales & Service also provides replacement parts in the event of a malfunction, and budget-oriented customers can purchase from the company's line-up of used equipment. Berkel Sales & Service is headquartered at 1923 Antoine Drive, Houston, Texas 77055. Customers can place an order or request for more information by calling 713-688-9518 or 1-800-392-5435, or sending an email to info(at)berkelss(dot)com. The website address of Berkel Sales & Services is http://www.berkelss.com.

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