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Circulator unit from Williams-Sonoma


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#1 MSRadell

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:04 PM

I was just looking at their website and may have a new device for SV that looks pretty good. http://www.williams-...alty-electrics according to the website it's a Polyscience device

They have 20% off this weekend plus free shipping so it makes it a pretty good deal. Has anybody seen/used one?

Edited by MSRadell, 07 December 2012 - 03:07 PM.

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#2 IndyRob

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:51 PM

Here's a review...http://www.foodrepub...sional-creative. To me, it seems like one of the more elegant designs for the home, but I'd balk at the price. It appears to be available elsewhere but without a price break. Perhaps that will come in time.

#3 MSRadell

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:01 PM

Thanks for the information. The review says basically what I thought it would, it works well but it's expensive for home use.
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#4 radtek

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:36 PM

I'm really enjoying my SideKIC. It was less than $200 and holds within a tenth of a degree verified by my Thermapen.

#5 mgaretz

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:12 AM

According to the W-S site, the offer doesn't apply to Polyscience products.

#6 EnriqueB

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:19 AM

I wrote to PolyScience asking about what do they refer to when saying "only for casual/home use", and they answered that the unit should not be in use more than 2 or 3 days per week. A heavy constraint, so, in my opinion, the price is not justified.

#7 rotuts

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:10 AM

what gives? it need to 'rest' for a few days a week?

#8 EnriqueB

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:10 AM

Go figure...

#9 Lord_Pall

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:36 AM

I'm interested in this unit, but I really want to know what they mean when they say 2-3 times a week. Is it just to keep this from cannibalizing the professional series? Or did they seriously skimp on something?

#10 mgaretz

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:42 AM

I'm guessing the pump is not as heavy duty. Doesn't mean that it won't run 24/7 but it won't last as long. The recommendation to only run it a few times a week means it will not fail as soon, and W-S has a lifetime replacement policy. So they are probably hoping when it fails you won't be bringing it back since it will be many years down the road instead of sooner if you used it more often. All conjecture.