I'm about to take the plunge and buy an immersion rig. I've given it a lot of thought and decided it's down to either of Chef or Creative Polyscience units. I want a unit with a pump, a high degree of precision, and to basically be self-contained (not a controller and a rice cooker, for example). It seems like those two fit the bill and are (relatively) reasonably priced.
Based on the discounts, shipping, etc. it's essentially going to be a $217 difference between the two. I can't decide if the Chef series is worth it.
I'm not sure how often I'll use the rig, it could be 5 nights a week with some 24-48 hours cooking times, or maybe I won't use it that much. Anything is in the cards at this point.
I'm most concerned about the durability of the Creative.
Polyscience bills it as for "casual use", which I understand (in their definition of the term) to mean 2-3 times per week.
Does anyone have any experience, positive or negative, that might guide me here?
Thanks for any assistance.