Incredible SVM and Roaster Combo

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Frank told me that the SVM has worked with others using a roaster and I might not need to purchase the heater bubbler solution or another container. Well I tested out the system I had for the last week and I am very very pleased. Using the SVM and Oster 22 Quart roaster, silent air pump, some silicone tubing and 4" airstone I have been able to keep my SV Temperatures within .1 of the setting for virtually everything I have done from 125F - 165F (I am not doing vegs so I do not need 183 ) all week. In order to help out the system, I heat water up in the MW and add it to the roaster and after it has reached a temp close to where I want it, I set the SVM controller and it has indeed worked like magic and given me gourmet quality proteins.
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FrankHsu889, Company Admin

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Your preheating of bath water using microwave is a great idea!
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Actually I modified this even further and am heating the water in my 18 qt stockpot and induction cooktop. Thus I can fill the entire roaster with almost spot on temp water in the time it takes to empty the stockpot into the roaster. Since I am making a Chuck roast today and it will be going for about 36 hrs, I covered the roaster with some towels and the SVM has hardly ever been deviating off of what it is set for.
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What settings do you use on the controller?
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Peakperformance Ken

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For chuck roast and 2 day cooking, I used 127F and when it is done I seared it with my culinary torch.
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This sounds so promising to me! I want to use my SVM 1500D with a Nesco 18QT roaster as a cheese vat (for making mozzarella and similar cheeses).

The cheese vat operation for the roaster is something I've wanted to try for quite awhile and being able to keep a stable temperature is vital in the process of making cheese.

I will use the system for sous vide cooking as well, which I am already doing with a 8L Kyowa slow cooker. Deep fried egg yolks anyone?

Since I am in the Philippines, it takes awhile for some of the items not available here to be shipped from the States, such as the Nesco roaster.
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FrankHsu889, Company Admin

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You can use a commercial rice cooker instead of the Troaster.
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I do plan to get a larger rice cooker. The turkey roaster has been used over at CheeseForum.org successfully so I kind of focused on it, partially due to the being able to use it to hold a turkey at serving temperature during the holidays, or even cook a turkey while the kitchen's oven is being used for other things.

But the rice cooker is both available and affordable now. So a very good choice. I will start a separate thread about using a rice cooker for a cheese vat when I get some actual experience. But the roaster approach is very good and gives you a lot of worthwhile options.