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  1. Old review but gave me some ideas what to cook with the Control Freak: https://www.wired.com/2016/04/review-breville-polyscience-control-freak/
  2. It's great for reheating but I think I need to read Modernist Cuisine to understand when I should be using the steam settings. There's some Control Freak recipes on the PolyScience website: http://www.recipes.polyscienceculinary.com/recipe-category/control-freak/ Lo and behold, my kitchen sockets can take Nema 5-20 plugs that the Canadian version of the Control Freak comes with.
  3. Ugh. I highly second this sentiment. I also own a Cuisinart CSO steam oven because of this forum.
  4. The Control Freak temperature chart puts 248-275F for pancakes. Your temperature and timing seem to come from this PolyScience video:
  5. Doing a bit of math: Heat_capacity_water * mass * change_temperature / power = time 4.18J/g/K * 2000g * 75K / 1800W = 350 seconds = 5.8 minutes This is assuming everything is 100 percent efficient. I'd say you're doing okay.