The Secret of Breville|PolyScience HydroPro (plus)

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WTF HydroPro (Plus): Sous Vide Reimagined

The brand new Breville/PolyScience HydroPro and HydroPro Plus immersion circulators are a gamechanger. Whether you’re a sous vide beginner or immersion enthusiast, this advancement in sous vide technology makes low temp cooking easier, more reliable, and user friendly than ever. Scott and Janie will review all the features that makes the HydroPro units different from all the other sous vide machines on the market, compare the major differences between the base and Pro models, and share our version of green eggs and ham… on this week’s WTF.

Product Links:
Breville|PolyScience HydroPro
Breville|PolyScience HydroPro Plus

Recipe Link:
Adulting Green Eggs and Ham

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  • Loved your presentation on this product. The cleaning process looks Incredibly easy. I was sort of afraid to purchase one because I am Inexperienced with its use. You convinced me this would be appropriate for home use in my kitchen.

  • Sweet – pricey but sweet.

  • Breville also sells the Joule immersion circulator. WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity as well as a really spectacular app for $200. If you really need the temperature probe, there are several out there – I use a ThermoWorks Smoke with a waterproof probe ($118). These look like nice but the price point is very high.

    • Depends on what you’re using it for. A Joule is perfect for the home cook who sous vides sometimes. The HydroPro is a huge step up and can be used constantly and in a professional kitchen setting.

  • Super presentation.
    These is a masterpiss tool

  • I’m impressed by how thoughtfully designed the units are. Thank you for an excellent introduction.

  • First, Thank you for doing these videos each week. I love that you guys are not perfect. Just honest and real.
    Breville bought Chefsteps and Joule a couple years ago. I can see design elements that go back to the Joule. I sure hope Breville keeps Chefsteps around. Between Chefsteps and you guys we don’t have many innovative folks out there. Thank you for what you do.

  • Sounds cool – but can we get some more details on how the water flow differs from the Joule unit (under the Breville’s ChefSteps label)?

    I love this has a touch screen and doesn’t require wifi and that alone is a feature worth having for me.

    • The HydroPro uses induction technology to heat the water. There is no propeller. It heats much faster than any unit designed for home use.

  • wow! what a great product! i recently did short rib at 185 and my immersion circulator struggled to get the water to temp (took nearly an hour, so I’m super excited to see a solution that solves that- it’ll be a nice add with our control freak !

  • William Tuite
    February 3, 2021 4:23 pm

    What a great new update from Polyscience/Breville. They keep on making great new kitchen equipment and then make them all better. Thanks Kitchen Alchemy for bringing this to my attention

    All the best

    Bill Tuite

  • Fantastic! The internet can be inconsistent where I live and I’ve wondered when someone would come out with one that works without it.

  • Keith Nakakura
    February 6, 2021 9:38 am

    Awesome advancements! We do a ton of sous vide and will definitely need this for HAACP planning!

  • I am a huge fan of Breville products and do quite a bit of cooking with the sous vide method. Currently I have a Joule and it works very well. Kicking it up a notch with the Breville Hydro Pro is appealing to me.

  • Mason Anderson
    February 15, 2021 3:59 pm

    Who won? Just found this video and I want upgrade from Joule to Hydropro Plus.

  • I own 2 of these units. They both stop heating after a while. I have read a few comments about the same issue ppl had.

    • If your units are under warranty please reach out to Breville/Polyscience for tech support.

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