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#31 tikidoc

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:43 PM

Very nice, grabbed my copy a moment ago. How about adding some vegetables? I sous vide potatoes and turnips at least as often as I sous vide meat.


Agreed. I have not made much use of my sous vide setup for veggies, I'd like to learn how, and having some info in the app would be very helpful.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:48 PM

Very nice, grabbed my copy a moment ago. How about adding some vegetables? I sous vide potatoes and turnips at least as often as I sous vide meat.


Great idea. 3.0 was more about functionality, but 3.1 will be a mix of functionality and more foods, veggies included.
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 09:03 AM

Really enjoying 3.0.... when doing cook-chill, is there a way to turn off the audible alarm but not start the chill timer? Sometimes my ice bath isn't ready when the timer goes off (or I'm in the middle of doing somethign else and don't have the time at that moment to do the transfer) but I don't want to hear the timer beeping the whole time.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 03:34 PM

Really enjoying 3.0.... when doing cook-chill, is there a way to turn off the audible alarm but not start the chill timer? Sometimes my ice bath isn't ready when the timer goes off (or I'm in the middle of doing somethign else and don't have the time at that moment to do the transfer) but I don't want to hear the timer beeping the whole time.


Thanks for the feedback. Great idea on the timer. I'll incorporate a pause button in a future version to allow you to stop the beeping after cooking without starting the ice timer. It will be either 3.1.1 or 3.2 since 3.1 is already done and submitted to Apple for review.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:03 PM

Thanks. I found out today that if I shut the screen down, the alarm turns off also, then when the screen turns back on, the alarm comes back - so that's a temporary solution. But a pause button is a good idea...

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:42 PM

SVD 3.1 is out now. The main new feature is bookmarks, like this one, which are a way of saving and sharing settings. You can email or tweet them or embed them in web pages. On an iOS device they include a button to launch the app with the bookmarked settings.

For more details, click here.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:27 PM

I'm liking V3....another request.
Why not make the logs in the cooking journal green as they are "achieved" so we can tell at a glance what the step that just occurred was and what step is next....

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:36 PM

SVD 3.1 is out now. The main new feature is bookmarks, like this one, which are a way of saving and sharing settings. You can email or tweet them or embed them in web pages. On an iOS device they include a button to launch the app with the bookmarked settings.

For more details, click here.


SVD keeps getting better. I finally got around to posting my review for it in the app store recently. Keep up the great work.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:32 AM

what about the possibility of producing a probe thermometer attached to a 30-pin connector to plug into the iPhone/ipad? Pretty sure that, coupled with this app, would rule them all and be in every kitchen.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:58 AM

The iGrill (http://www.igrillinc.com/) is a BT thermometer compatible with the iPhone but when I asked them, they said they had no plans on coming out with an API so 3rd parties could build on top of it which is unfortunate.
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:43 AM

Sous Vide Dash just keeps getting better and better, and it is absolutely invaluable.

Just to keep Vengroff's creative juices flowing, however, here is my short list of "wouldn't it be nice ifs":

1. Allow the use of chilled vodka as an ice bath, down to say -30C, which I can reach with my AntiGriddle.

2. Compute times for frozen foods (everyone wants that one, and I understand how difficult it is).

3. Add additional shapes, or clarify what the terms mean. E.g., hamburger should use the "medallion" shape, sausage is a cylinder. But what about a spatchcocked Cornish Game hen?

4. Add additional foods, e.g., beef liver, lobster tails, brisket, chuck steak, with recommended times and temperatures for tenderness, as well as basic temperature/pasteurization. (This may start a food fight of preferences and recommendations, but I think that people pretty well have agreed on 24 hours for chuck, up to 72 hours for brisket and ribs, etc. Or let the users modify them according to their own taste.)

5. Add lots of veggies -- asparagus, broccoli, corn on the cob, rhubarb, turnips, potatoes -- just to keep me from having to look up the recommended times/temperatures.

6. Support some kind of an interface to a label-maker, to prevent "Unidentified Freezer Objects". I'm presently using a PolyScience MV-35XP chamber vacuum, which has a printer that I can customize the "Ingredients" with brief cooking instructions, as well as a pack date and an expiration date, but it's rather a pain to set up -- you have to scroll through the alphabet, letter by letter, as there isn't a keyboard.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:26 PM

I too really find the Sous Vide Dash useful. I would also like to see times for frozen foods. Perhaps once you get used to cooking sous vide you get a handle on how long something needs to be re-heated but for me, at this time, it remains a guessing game. The other night I took a previously sous vide cooked boneless braising rib out of the freezer and tossed it into a 134F water bath for a couple of hours then seared it. It worked out well, but I really had no idea what I was doing and I didn't know, really, if it would be done when I took it out (it was). All in all, though, a great app, especially considering the price. Well done.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:55 AM

Thanks everyone for that he positive feedback. We just released 3.1.1 with a couple of small user requested features, namely elapsed time counter and mute button for silencing the timer while the ice bath is prepared.

There is going to be some much bigger news soon. Stay tuned.

P.S. if you like the app please review it in iTunes.
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 10:10 AM

Thanks everyone for that he positive feedback. We just released 3.1.1 with a couple of small user requested features, namely elapsed time counter and mute button for silencing the timer while the ice bath is prepared.

There is going to be some much bigger news soon. Stay tuned.

P.S. if you like the app please review it in iTunes.


Any update on an Android version? I just got a tablet and this looks like a good tool to have around.
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 10:18 AM


Thanks everyone for that he positive feedback. We just released 3.1.1 with a couple of small user requested features, namely elapsed time counter and mute button for silencing the timer while the ice bath is prepared.

There is going to be some much bigger news soon. Stay tuned.

P.S. if you like the app please review it in iTunes.


Any update on an Android version? I just got a tablet and this looks like a good tool to have around.

We are working towards it. But no firm date yet. Say tuned for more news.
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:18 AM

what about the possibility of producing a probe thermometer attached to a 30-pin connector to plug into the iPhone/ipad? Pretty sure that, coupled with this app, would rule them all and be in every kitchen.

Stay tuned...
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 06:48 PM


what about the possibility of producing a probe thermometer attached to a 30-pin connector to plug into the iPhone/ipad? Pretty sure that, coupled with this app, would rule them all and be in every kitchen.

Stay tuned...



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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:24 AM

Hi All,

I am pleased to report that We have licensed the technology behind SousVide Dash to PolyScience. They have just released an app called PolyScience Sous Vide Toolbox based on this technology.

SousVide Dash will continue to exist alongside the new app, and will continue to be updated and supported.
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:36 AM

Congrats!

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:36 AM

hey,
thats great news,
one question: will there be more sous vide devices in one of the next updates? its an overgrowing market and i would love to have the sous vide chef included, i am sure others also would love to have a certain device supported.
thanks in advance and thank you very much for lots of great meals thanks to sous vide dash!!!!

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:36 PM

Hi Vengroff. Any news on an Android version?

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 01:40 PM

I'm a bit late to the party, and just recently discovered this gem of an app. I see from the above that I am not the first to post this, - but will there be support for frozen food (and/or is the app still being supported/updated?)



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Posted 24 November 2013 - 05:30 PM

Hi Vengroff. Any news on an Android version?

Still no Android version?


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:47 AM

Hi All,

I am pleased to report that We have licensed the technology behind SousVide Dash to PolyScience. They have just released an app called PolyScience Sous Vide Toolbox based on this technology.

SousVide Dash will continue to exist alongside the new app, and will continue to be updated and supported.

 

 

If the UK App store is anything to go by, it looks like this isn't the case unfortunately - the last update was in May 2012.

 

Also the Polyscience Sous Vide Toolbox hasn't been updated since August 2012.

 

Shame as I thought this would be a good accompaniment to my new circulator, but I'm always reluctant to buy something that isn't being regularly updated, even just for iOS compatibility / look & feel.



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 05:23 PM

It is still a great app, though. The best SV app, actually.

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:30 PM

What "Food Shape" would you recommend for pork belly? Chop? Seems to be the closest approximation. And measure the thickness of the belly. Right? I calculate 2:34 for my 60MM thick belly to reach doneness at the core @77C. But I will probably go longer to better convert more gel.

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 02:04 PM

The time to reach temp for pork belly is practically irrelevant since it needs much more time to get tender than it needs to come to temp/pasteurize.



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:00 PM

Well, too lazy to wait any longer for the Android version, so got the iOS version instead. GREAT app, thank you for all that great work.

Though has the developer abandoned this project? Would be great to have some times for veggies, etc.. And settings for the new machines such as the Anova.


Edited by Tjex, 09 March 2014 - 07:53 PM.


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:09 PM

As a confirmed Android user I haven't seen SV Dash other than the odd screenshot, but my impression was it showed time to cook and/or pasteurise at a given temperature for different foods. Why does the type of equipment (eg Anova) matter?


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:15 PM

Sous Vide Dash has a setting in it where you can specify the type of device you are using: according to the app's documentation, it affects how the app calculates how efficiently heat is transferred due to water circulation rate. In my experience the "generic circulator" setting works fine for the Anova, and probably for the whole generation of related circulators (Sansaire, etc.).


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