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The DSV

The DVS

Dorkfood Sous-Vide Temperature Controller (DSV)

Dorkfood Sous-Vide Temperature Controller (DSV)

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The DSV is a "plug and play" device that transforms many inexpensive appliances into sous-vide cookers. Most sous-vide devices cost hundreds of dollars and can take up valuable space in your kitchen, the DSV is the affordable and flexible alternative.


Sous-vide is a unique cooking method that is becoming increasingly popular with top chefs, and now there's an easy way to try it at home! Surprise yourself with the succulence and flavor that sous-vide has to offer. Experience foods that you've eaten your entire life as if it were the first time. Share something new and unique with your friends and family!


To sous-vide with the DSV, you must also have a suitable water-bath. Many household appliances can double as water-baths for use with the DSV, including slow cookers, rice cookers, and bucket heaters. Because the DSV works by switching a power outlet, suitable appliances must be capable of powering on without assistance when plugged in. Generally these devices are considered 'manual' and are less expensive than their 'digital' counterparts.


To determine if an appliance will work with the the DSV:

   1. Plug your appliance into an ordinary outlet and turn it on until it starts heating.
   2. Unplug it without pressing any switches or changing any settings.
   3. Plug it back in.

If the appliance continues heating after step 3 (without any additional user input), it will work with the DSV.

  • Precise temperature control that's truly "plug & play"
  • Transforms inexpensive appliances into sous vide water baths
  • Monitors temperature using integrated probe
  • Switches integrated device on and off to control whatever is plugged in
  • The safe, affordable way to try sous vide

Dorkfood Sous-Vide Temperature Controller (DSV)

Item No.
1844001
Price:
$99.00

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Here’s What You’ll Need to Start Cooking Sous Vide:

1. Vacuum sealer (optional, see why)
2. DSV Temperature Controller Water-bath (view guidelines)
• View the instructions.

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Is A Vacuum Sealer Required?

Nope! You don't need a vacuum sealer to get started but you may end up buying one after you fall in love with the sous vide method. Bagging prevents ingredients from losing moisture, texture, and flavor while in the water-bath (exceptions include eggs or cooking directly in a brine), but a vacuum isn’t strictly necessary. Ziploc® bags can work just fine for shorter cooking times (up to 4 hours) as long as you ensure that there are no large bubbles that could affect the cooking process. At some point, you may want to purchase a vacuum sealer- but you don’t need one to get started!

Some tips on how to sous vide without a vacuum sealer:

  • Use Ziploc® Brand Freezer Bags or plastic wrap (the French Culinary Institute offers some good tips in their Low Temperature Cooking and Sous-vide Primer).
  • Purchase foods that are sold in vacuum sealed packaging (very common at Trader Joe’s® and Costco®).
  • Ask the butcher or deli counter at your grocer, like Whole Foods® to vacuum seal the items you buy from them. It’s a little known fact that they usually can and will do so happily!

The DSV monitors temperature using a built-in probe and switches a power outlet on & off to maintain the target temperature set by the user. Common household appliances can be transformed into sous-vide water baths simply by plugging them into the DSV.
See Product Specifications.

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Guidelines

To sous vide with the DSV, you must also have a suitable water-bath. Many household appliances can double as water-baths for use with the DSV, including slow cookers, rice cookers, and bucket heaters. Because the DSV works by switching a power outlet, suitable appliances must be capable of powering on without assistance when plugged in. Generally these devices are considered ‘manual’ and are less expensive than their ‘digital’ counterparts.

“Plug Test” to determine if an appliance will work with the the DSV:

  1. Plug your appliance into an ordinary outlet and turn it on until it starts heating
  2. Unplug it without pressing any switches or changing any settings
  3. Plug it back in
  4. If the appliance continues heating after step 3, it will work with the DSV. If it requires user input for continued operation, it will not work.


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Specifications

Electrical Ratings

  • Input Voltage:  120 Volts AC
  • Output Voltage:  120 Volts AC
  • Output Load (max):  15 Amps

Temperature Control

  • Temperature set range: 32°F to 200°F
  • Temperature set increment:  1°F
  • Temperature stability (once settled):  ±0.25°F
  • Non-volatile memory retains temperature setting after device is unplugged

Environment

  • DSV enclosure ambient temperature (operating):  -20°F to 140°F
  • DSV enclosure ambient temperature (storage):  -20°F to 140°F
  • DSV enclosure ambient relative humidity:  0-95%, non-condensing

Dimensions

  • Enclosure dimensions:  2.7 in.* 6.52 in. * 2.48 in.
  • Power cable length:  2.5 ft.
  • Probe cable length:  8 ft.

Agency Approvals

  • UL Listed
  • CSA Certified
  • Complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules
  • Meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations