The PolyScience Sous Vide Toolbox™ is the winner of the StarChefs.com International Chefs Congress Innovator Award.
The PolyScience Sous Vide Toolbox™ guides you to a successful and food-safe sous vide cooking experience. It helps you determine the optimal sous-vide cooking and re-heating time for a variety of foods. All data are plotted in graphs to show you the relationships between time, temperature, and pathogen reduction in your food. The Cooking Journal lists each event during the cooking process and explains if needed. Once the process is finished, you are notified via message and audible alarm.
Instead of providing a limited number of combinations of foods, sizes, shapes and temperatures as found in time/temperature tables, the Sous Vide Toolbox provides a much wider combination of options - with just a few taps on your screen.
The thermal conductivity (heat transfer) characteristics of protein are almost identical for every type of protein. So rather than measuring how long it takes to cook food at different thicknesses, we can use this value to calculate the time it takes at a given temperature and thickness for the item to reach core temperature and different levels of pasteurization.
This takes out the guesswork of determining the correct cooking time at a certain temperature. It also provides great guidance as to what level of pathogen reduction occurs at what time and whether your choice of temperature and time is considered safe.
- UI updates and performance improvements
Ratings and Reviews
A good start
Being a professional chef with a fairly good grasp on the production of sous vide techniques in a busy restaurant I can say that this app is more than efficient for home use but would really love to see a few more features.
Such as ...
Being able to record and save the data log would be beneficial to completing a HACCP plan.
And if Polysciene had a hypodermic probe that could connect through a 30 pin connector on an iPad you could see the actual temp in your protein in real time instead of predicting.
I think over time this app will evolve and be essential to professional sous vide cooking. imagine if you could record all your HACCP plan data through your iPad and not have the fus with the redundant NYCDOH paper work.
This app looks great, it has an easy interface and you would think the temperatures and times are very precise. But they aren't. The truth is that all the data in this app doesn't match any data offered by polyscience in their guides that come with the products or the ones on their website. If you are a beginner with these type of products and cooking you will probably be buying this app along with your polyscience immersion circulator, and I'm sure you will be very confused with almost every time and temperature you need to make your first recipes. This app is the exact copy of sousvide dash, they just put the polyscience logo and another developer in the description, maybe thats why all the data has nothing to do with the one offered by polyscience. In addition to all mentioned above the data in this app is not accurate when you compare with other temperature and time tables in several websites and books.
Don't buy this app, you will be very confused if you are a beginner and you would be loosing your money.
Doesn’t work in iOS 11! NIce, but don't buy both this and Sous Vide Dash
29 Oct 2017: Won’t run in iOS 11, so nobody should buy this at present.
I purchased both Polyscience Sous Vide Toolbox and Sous Vide Dash on the same day thinking they might be different. Anyone who thinks they're not functionally identical is misinformed. The ONLY differences are the colors and the selection of circulators. Polyscience Sous Vide Toolbox even refers to itself as "Sous Vide Dash" within the app. PSVT allows you to select from a wider range of Polyscience circulators than SVD and unlike SVD does not allow selection of other brands of equipment (though it does include "Generic Non-circulating" and "Generic Circulating").
This is a useful tool for estimating time-to-temperature for various thicknesses and shapes of food and for estimating reduction in 3 pathogens (E. Coli, Listeria sp., and Salmonella sp.) It's flexible and has fairly reasonable defaults, and includes a fairly wide range of specific foods so you can select lamb loin chops vs. rib chops instead of just going by shape and size.
My recommendation is to buy Polyscience Sous Vide Toolbox if you have a Polyscience circulator or like red, or buy Sous Vide Dash if you have a different brand of equipment or like yellow. One or the other is certainly worthwhile if you plan to cook anything sous vide.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.