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Dusty
01-16-2012, 05:20 PM
For pro chefs out there who have access to a sous-vide machine, if you need to soak a stone in under a minute, try vacuum sealing it in a bag with water. I've tried this with a Rika 5k and a Beston 500 and both worked a treat, even the very thirsty Beston! Its also fun to watch all of the air get punched out of the Beston in a couple of seconds.

I thought of this idea whilst using the sous-vide machine to compress fruit - watching the air rush out of my apple and the sugar syrup rush in.

I know its not hard to soak a stone, but I often find myself with just a few minutes to spare for a quick touch up between services.:D

heirkb
01-16-2012, 05:49 PM
Next thing you know, people will be sous-vide-ing their knives with stones in the bag. They come out tomato-test sharp!

DeepCSweede
01-16-2012, 06:01 PM
Yeah - Or sous-vide-ing a new cutting board in mineral oil to get the oil infused quickly.......?

TB_London
01-16-2012, 06:04 PM
Yeah - Or sous-vide-ing a new cutting board in mineral oil to get the oil infused quickly.......?

Or stabilising wood for handles.....

labor of love
01-16-2012, 06:07 PM
Besters are seriously thirsty stones. I've found if I use real light pressure the stones will stay wet longer. That and I just started presoaking them for over an hour.

ThEoRy
01-16-2012, 06:12 PM
You don't even need a bag you can use a half hotel pan with the stone and water in it then wrap the whole thing tightly with heavy duty plastic wrap. That way you don't waste a bag either.

SpikeC
01-16-2012, 06:28 PM
Or stabilising wood for handles.....

BTDT

Dusty
01-16-2012, 07:15 PM
You don't even need a bag you can use a half hotel pan with the stone and water in it then wrap the whole thing tightly with heavy duty plastic wrap. That way you don't waste a bag either.

That would also work.

I just had another thought, sous-vide stones would also be good way of transporting permasoakers

Eamon Burke
01-16-2012, 08:04 PM
I'd love to see this! That sounds really cool.

454Casull
01-18-2012, 02:54 AM
A sous vide machine does not pull vacuum. A vacuum pump (in a bag sealer, or a chamber) does.

tkern
01-18-2012, 03:12 AM
Definitely going to try this. Rounding off the edges would probably be a good idea.

karloevaristo
01-18-2012, 09:23 AM
nice... and I agree that you don't have to put it in a vacuum bag if it's a chamber type vacuum machine... just put it in a pan with water and you're all good...

Awesome idea! :)