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    Cool trick.

    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.

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    Next thing you know, people will be sous-vide-ing their knives with stones in the bag. They come out tomato-test sharp!

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    Yeah - Or sous-vide-ing a new cutting board in mineral oil to get the oil infused quickly.......?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepCSweede View Post
    Yeah - Or sous-vide-ing a new cutting board in mineral oil to get the oil infused quickly.......?
    Or stabilising wood for handles.....

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    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.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TB_London View Post
    Or stabilising wood for handles.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThEoRy View Post
    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

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    I'd love to see this! That sounds really cool.

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    A sous vide machine does not pull vacuum. A vacuum pump (in a bag sealer, or a chamber) does.

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