Thank you everyone! It's good to know about the SVM 1500D HD PID controller and Testek.
In terms of hardware, I'm thinking of getting the following:
- digital scale
- thermometer (the one I have hasn't been great)
- pressure cooker
- sous vide appliance (I think my rice cooker wouldn't work properly with the PID controller)
- whipping siphon + nitrous oxide
- immersion blender
Louis-Frederic - thank you for the offer! I'm trying to find a way to private-message you but I haven't been able to do that.
In any case - do you have any specific recommendations for shopping online or in person for those items, or has amazon.ca been enough? (I've found it to be fairly limited with some other appliances in comparison to amazon.com before!) I might try to also check out Testek at some point, although maybe if other places don't have more competitive prices.
I'll let you know if there are ingredients that I can't find in case you've had to get them or to see if you happen to have any extra!