Food Smoking Woodchips

Food smoking woodchip suitability Chart

Sous Vide Australia offers food smoking woodchips in ten great flavours:
  • Hickory – This traditional American food smoke wood gives the aroma of Christmas hams and bacon. Also ideal for smoking scotch whisky and bourbon cocktails.

  • Mesquite – A traditional American food smoking wood that adds a robust smoke flavour to fish, meat and vegetables. Its subtle aromatics smoke give beef, venison and wild game that authentic Texan BBQ smokey flavour.

  • Cherrywood – Adds a wonderful romance to a special meal, their subtle aromatics give unique fruity smoke flavour. Cherrywood is ideal for smoking pork, lamb, beef, poultry and vegetables giving them a delicious fruity aroma.

  • Applewood – This fruit wood gives pleasant light smokiness to meats leaving a discernible fruity aroma and taste. Applewood is our most popular food smoking wood for the smoking gun and a good all rounder for the home cook.

  • Maple – Provides a gentle sweet smokey flavour to meat and vegetable dishes. When used with the smoking gun, maple is a particularly delicious compliment to chicken or ham.

  • Alder – Adds a delicate scent and rich depth of smoke flavour to fish, shellfish, poultry, pork, beef, lamb, game, sausages and vegetables. When used with the Breville|Polyscience Smoking Gun Pro, Alder is a great all round food smoke that enhances the natural flavours of meat, seafood and vegetables.
  • Pecan – Adds a sweet smokey scent and nutty richness to fish, shellfish, poultry, pork, beef and lamb. When used with the Breville|Polyscience Smoking Gun Pro, pecan smoke enhances the natural flavours of meat and seafood.

  • Australian hardwood messmate – Australian hardwood food smoke is the smell of traditional Australian country bacon. Butchers Australia-wide use messmate – known as “Australian oak” – as their food smoking wood of choice for chicken, bacon and Christmas hams. Fish smoking is where Australian hardwood really comes into its own.

  • European beech – From the forests of Germany, this high quality food smoking wood gives a luscious smoke flavour to chicken, poultry and pork. Ideal for white meats, European beech has a refined scent and delicate campfire aromas.

  • Redgum – Provides a classic Australian barbecue smokey flavour when used with the Breville|Polyscience Smoking Gun Pro. A true Australian flavour, redgum will go great with red meats, such as beef, lamb or pork.

All of our food smoking wood chips are naturally air dried with no additives.

Available in 50g or 1kg pouches. Product of Australia.

Breville|Polyscience Smoking Gun Pro

The Smoking Gun® Pro produces cold smoke, which allows it to be used for any kind of food or liquid. As a flexible hand-held device, it is easy to use for infusion or finishing with a variety of smoky flavors and aromas. Your selection of combustibles including various wood chips, teas, herbs, spices, hay, and even dried flowers is limited only by your imagination. The all-new Smoking Gun Pro features a large robust housing designed specifically to withstand commercial use.


  • Stainless steel removable burn chamber
  • Easy loading
  • Integrated stand
  • Removable fan
  • Removable smoking barrel
  • Variable speed
  • Includes wood chip sample
  • Smoke screen sample
  • Dishwasher-safe components
  • Tool-less disassembly
  • Approved for commercial use

Smoke Screens


Smoke Screens are the replacement filters for the Polyscience Smoking Gun and the Breville Smoking Gun.

The Polyscence and Breville smoking guns have a pipe screen the protects the fan blades from becoming jammed by small pieces of wood chip. These filters need regular cleaning and replacing if they become damaged, clogged or lost. If your filters have become blocked from ash or your smoking gun runs but does not blow smoke, it is time to replace the filter. Filter replacement should be carried out every 30 uses.

Good care, maintenance and cleaning of your smoking gun will result in years of satisfactory use.

  • Made from food-grade stainless steel
  • Comes in packets of 10 screens


Chef’s Tasting Spoons

The spoons are available in three sizes 150mm, 180mm, 210mm and have a streamline handle with a deep, rounded bowl on both ends. All Clifton tasting spoons are made from high quality stainless steel.

The 150mm and 180mm spoons will fit neatly into the sleeve pocket of the chef’s jacket giving the chef the comfort and convenience of having a spoon to hand when tasting.

Control Freak™ Induction Cooktop

Built to the specifications of many chefs; the Control Freak induction cooktop is the first commercial-grade cooker that precisely holds any cooking temperature from 25°C/77°F to 250°C/482°F with unparalleled precision. Precise temperature setting means you can replicate sublime dishes to exact standards night after night with the Control Freak™ induction cooktop.

The Control Freak™ induction cooktop checks temperatures 20 times per second which allows for instantaneous adjustments that ensure precise temperature holding and the quickest recovery to set temperature throughout cooking.

A through the glass sensor tip contains multiple sensors and directly touches the pan to measure temperature 20 times a second, with electronic feedback and PID technology to deliver unparalleled precision and stability.

Features of the Control Freak™ induction Cooktop

  • Heat intensity control
  • Dual fan cooling system
  • Durable stainless steel housing
  • High-heat resistant induction cooktop ceramic glass
  • Tritan™ Polymer LCD display
  • Color TFT screen
  • USB port allows for software updates
  • Easy clean housing
  • Control knobs are dishwasher safe

Control Freak induction cooktop

“The innovators at Breville® and PolyScience® have raised the bar for induction cooking with The Control Freak™.  We have been using it daily in the commis kitchen at The French Laundry and it has performed flawlessly; better than any induction cooking system we have used to date.  Smart features such as the easily navigable digital display, the precision of its dials, the ability to program recipe settings and maintain temperatures accurately for any length of time, make The Control Freak™ the new gold standard for induction cooking.”

Thomas Keller


“For the opening of The Aviary NYC, we decided to only use Breville|PolyScience Control Freak Induction Burners. The versatility, power, and precision are critical for our operations and why we decided to only use the Control Freak.”

Grant Achatz


“The Control Freak is one of the most aptly named devices we have used. While other induction burners can be powerful, this one combines power (fast heat delivery) with precision (set to a specific temperature), which is something we haven’t experienced with other induction burners.”

Francisco Migoya
Head Chef Modernist Cuisine


“The level of accuracy offered by the Control Freak makes it the perfect surface for virtually any cooking process as well as a precision analytical tool for all aspects of traditional and modern cuisine. It’s temperature precision and stability coupled with durable commercial construction assures consistent operation in the toughest environments while the ability to store cooking profiles and program gives users complete consistency in their recipes and applications.”

Shola Olunloyo 


“I love what the geniuses at Breville and PolyScience have done with the utilitarian but not usually versatile induction burner.  With their newest iteration, the Control Freak, they have created a unit which does what it says and much more!  I am able to use the Control Freak in my kitchen and even better when I am on the road, to cook with incredible precision in a way that hasn’t been possible before.

With the smart probe, I can oil poach fish, hold my soup at exact temperatures, and do this all in a catering hall with a strict rules concerning open flames.  The Control Freak has become a staple in my prep kitchens, off premise events, and demonstrations.  I love it.”

Ivan Orkin



The Control °Freak® induction cooking system is the first of its kind to accurately measure, set and hold 397 cooking temperatures from 86°-482°F. The unique real-time sensing system uses a through-glass sensor to directly measure surface temperature. Probe Control™ remote thermometer to precisely control the temperature of both water and fat-based liquids. The Intensity function gives incredible control over the heat up speed to the set temperature. A Create function stores frequently used custom temperature profiles for simple one-touch recall.

Brought to you by Breville | PolyScience coming together to bring great design and unparalleled precision to the culinary world.



Clifton Food Range Immersion Circulator

The design of Clifton Food Ranges 56 litre immersion circulator included the input from professional chefs that require portability or have limited kitchen space.  This high quality immersion circulator can be fitted in seconds to a standard stainless or polycarbonate gastronomy tank or round, straight-sided circular pot with a diameter of 30 cm or more (minimum depth 15 cm) and maximum volume of approximately 56 litres. This covers most common stock pot sizes. When not in use, the immersion circulator can be easily stored away taking up little space.

Product Features:

  • Actual temperature is clearly displayed to 0.1°C.
  • Integrated timer can be set between 1 minute and 99 hours.
  • Audio/visual notification at the end of the set period.
  • The entire case is constructed from high quality stainless steel.
  • The heater and stirrer mechanism are completely surrounded by a stainless steel cage which prevents pouches coming into contact with them.
  • The stirring propeller is manufactured from stainless steel and therefore virtually unbreakable.
  • The cage can be quickly removed to assist cleaning.
  • If the water drops below the recommended minimum level or the unit is inadvertently switched on without being immersed in water, ‘FILL’ appears on the display as a visual alert and both heater and stirrer are immobilised.
  • The clever clamping method eliminates the risk of the unit being inadvertently dropped into water.
  • The circulator can be easily carried around using the sturdy trade mark ‘orange handle’.



Whip canister holders

Quick-release screws for easy cleaning

Travel cases for the Polyscience Circulators

Integrated Unstirred Water Baths

Using the same high precision PID controller found on all Clifton Food Range® products, accuracy and repeatability are guaranteed. Actual temperature is clearly displayed to 0.1°C. Heaters and temperature sensors are concealed under the tank. If required, the integrated timer can be set between 1 minute and 99 hours. There is audio/visual notification at the end of the set period after which the bath still continues to operate at the set temperature. Current time and temperature settings are retained in memory even after ‘power off.’


The ‘space saving’ bath can be integrated into a new or existing kitchen establishment and easily assembled using the clear, concise instructions. The unit consists of an under-mounted heater on the tank and large bore, (38mm diameter) flip top drain fitted into each tank, for connection to standard waste outlet. Control panel is brushed stainless steel, with fixing holes and graphic overlay.

Controller and tank are pre-calibrated as a matched pair. The underside of the drop in tank is enclosed to prevent access to the wiring. When installing, access should be made available for maintenance by a qualified electrical personnel. To assist installation, all electrical and temperature probe connections are clearly marked and fitted with plugs and mating sockets.

Temperature can be easily and rapidly set with the push button, wipe clean control panel mounted on the front of the work surface.

If the water in the tank drops below the recommended minimum level or the unit is inadvertently switched on without being filled with water, ‘FILL’ appears on the display as a visual alert and gives run dry protection.

Each bath is supplied with a stainless steel lid(s) which has an easy grab insulated handle. Constructed from high quality stainless steel. The bath is also supplied with a removable stainless steel perforated shelf which provides effective distribution of heat uniformly throughout the bath by convection.


The following configurations are available:

  • Single 8 litre tank with Single Control (CFSINGLE008)
  • Single 28 litre tank with Single Control (CFSINGLE028)
  • Double 8 litre tanks with Double Control (CFDOUBLE008)
  • Double 28 litre tanks with Double Control (CFDOUBLE028)

Sous Vide Thermometer Kits for precise temperature measurement

Sous vide cooking has become more popular in professional kitchens over the past few years. New cooking methods require new temperature testing techniques.

Thermocouple probes consist of two wires of dissimilar metals or metal alloys welded together. Thermocouples operate based on the thermoelectric (Seebeck) effect. There are various types of thermocouple, with type T being the most accurate for sous vide cooking.

This miniature, stainless steel needle probe is supplied with a one metre PTFE lead. The needle probe is ideal for delicate foods. Response time less than one second.


  • fast response, reaches temperature in just three seconds
  • delivers consistent results for Sous Vide cooking
  • stainless steel needle probe is ideal for delicate foods
  • needle probe is supplied with a one metre PTFE lead
  • Probe temperature range: -60 to 250 °C.
  • Sous Vide Australia thermometer kit contains:
    • 1 Therma 1 thermometer
    • 1 60 mm Sous Vide needle probe
    • 1 120 mm Sous Vide needle probe
    • 1 tub of 40 UniWipes
    • 1 Sous Vide foam/tape – one metre
    • 1 ABS carrying case

The Sonicprep

Since it applies insignificant amount of heat and can finish the process in less than 2-3 minutes, it maintains vivid flavor and aroma, causes no loss of nutrition, maintains bright colors of ingredients and creates a rounder and smoother flavor. Because of short processing times, it provides maximum flexibility for chefs.

The system is comprised of 4 major components: generator, converter, probe and sound box. Through the probe, it applies 20,000 cycles of high-frequency ultrasonic waves. In liquid, the probe tip releases rapid vibrations that cause expansion and collapsing of microscopic bubbles.



  • Ultrasonic processor with 400 Watt
  • Power output control to match power to the application
  • Continuous or timed (0-15 minutes) operation
  • Pulsed mode to minimize heat generation
  • Broad process range from 1 ml to over 500 ml per sample
  • Power output meter to monitor power and permit reproducability
  • Includes a high-efficiency converter which requires no internal cooling
  • Supplied with a standard 1/2″ titanium probe
  • Supplied with a sound box with transparent door to reduce high noise level

Rotary Evaporator

The Rotary Vacuum Evaporator has been customized for culinary applications. Want to add the fresh, concentrated essences of your favorite herbs or combine the flavors and aromas of fruits and vegetables? Anything is possible.

While most chefs are familiar with regular distillation process, this technology adds another dimension: it works under reduced pressure, which lowers the boiling point to as low as 35°C. By remaining at such low temperatures, valuable flavor compounds are preserved and will add to complexity of the result.


  • Two independent safety circuits avoid an overheat situation of your heating bath: If bath temperature overshoots by 5 °C and if your water bath runs dry, heating will be switched off automatically
  • To protect you from splashes and scalding, the Hei-VAP heating bath features an integrated pour spout to remove bath fluid safelyHeating bath is constructed with a double wall for your protection against burns and scalding
  • The guard hood covers the bath even if the heating bath is adjusted horizontally to its most extreme limit
  • A metal guide between the heating bath and the base unit prevents bath instability
  • To protect your heating bath against short-circuits and systematic corrosion, the cable coupling complies with the protection class IP 67
  • For your protection, the operating panel is located underneath a protective canopy so as to keep your hands out of the dangerous zone of rotating flasks, steam and splashing bath fluids
  • All heating baths feature non-slip handles with safety grip to protect you from scalding bath liquids and allow for easy installation/removal of the bath
  • A separate on/off switch for heating prevents unintentional heat-up. The button is illuminated for visual control
  • Glassware assemblies are optionally available with transparent plastic safety coating ensuring ultimate protection while allowing visual control at all times

At Alinea Restaurant in Chicago the rotary evaporator is used to extract herb aromas like basil. Another innovative application by Alinea is to distill the pure chili’s essence. During that process the chemical capsaicin, responsible for the heat, is left behind. A unique flavor experience is guaranteed.

Tony Conigliaro, mixologist from The Drinks Factory, UK  with the Polyscience Rotary Evaporator making magic together at Melbourne’s new Dinner by Heston.
Grant Collins cocktail maestro with the Polyscience Rotary Evaporator at West Hotel Sydney
Tony Conigliaro and Max Venning from the Drinks Factory UK, loving their Polyscience LM6 chiller, at Dinner by Heston, Crown towers Melbourne.



The resulting flash freezing enables you to quickly turn sauces, purees, crèmes, vinaigrettes and other foods into very different solid or semi-frozen creations. Cool, creamy centers and crunchy surfaces can be created in just seconds with the PolyScience Anti-Griddle featuring a -34.4°C plate that allows rapid unidirectional freezing.

The Anti-Griddle flash freezing technique, originally inspired by Chef Grant Achatz, allows you to easily prepare appealing dual-texture creations and explore an entirely new culinary realm. The possibilities are truly endless.

Simple-to-Master Techniques

The Anti-Griddle’s flat, ultra-cold work surface lends itself to three basic techniques: (1) freezing just the bottom surface of the item, leaving the top cool or at room temperature; (2) flipping the item over and freezing both the top and bottom, creating crunchy surfaces with a creamy center; and (3) freezing everything solid. Some chefs even use the Anti-Griddle to create layered dishes consisting of different foods, flavors, and textures. You can also use the Anti-Griddle to create freeform shapes, such as initials, by piping thick liquids onto its surface much as you would decorate a cake.  Just how solid the food becomes depends on its freezing point, thickness, and how long you leave it on the freezing surface. For example, you can squeeze freshly made crème anglaise onto the Anti-Griddle, lay a stick in the thick cream and then turn it with a spatula to create a frozen crème anglaise lollipop with a still-creamy center.

Practical Tips

Prior to ‘firing up’ the Anti-Griddle, you might want to give the griddle surface a light coating of non-stick spray. Also, for best results, use thicker liquids and stronger flavors. Thicker liquids give you more control over the final shape and texture (frozen solid or creamy inside); stronger flavors compensate for the numbing effect of cold on the taste buds.  Here are some examples of dishes created using the Anti-Griddle:

  • Crème brulee lollipops
  • Sour cream balls with salmon and frozen fruit foam rolled in cheese
  • Half frozen chocolate pudding with a thin layer of avocado, spicy candied walnuts and strawberries confited in a strawberry-red wine gastrique
  • Frozen English pea lollipops
  • Bay scallops with Concord grape
  • Frozen basil peppermint olive oil
  • Carbonated sorbet
  • Lozenge of Concord grape puree
  • Sweetened frozen disk of chestnut puree with a divot to hold a pool of maple syrup
  • Applewood ice cream
  • Frozen foamed sabayon floating in a sea of espresso
  • Mango and sesame oil lozenge
  • Frozen apricot foam star with a shot of frozen espresso
  • Layers of frozen espresso, apricot, and cream semi-freddo
  • Semi-frozen honey lozenge
  • Frozen Mexican hot chocolate foam, dusted with cinnamon and cocoa, served with a warm spicy chocolate sauce
  • Organic yogurt and strawberry canapés
  • Spray flavors on the anti-griddle and scrape to make instant granita
  • Frozen lemon curd
  • Mara de des Bois with frozen yogurt
  • Semi-frozen vinaigrettes
  • Whipped cauliflower with orange glace and ginger salt
  • Watermelon-tomato popsicle

Clifton Freezdryer

Added to stocks, sauces and other prepared meals, the freeze dried items will rehydrate to be almost as fresh as the day they were first prepared. Make and blend your own freeze dried components as opposed to buying them.

Bulk prepared components have an extended shelf life when properly stored in airtight containers. Freeze drying does not usually cause shrinkage or toughening.

In addition, flavours, smells and nutritional content remains unchanged. Freeze drying also causes less damage to the food item than other dehydration methods which use heat and can change the properties of the foodstuff.

Freeze dried products can be rehydrated (reconstituted) quickly and easily.

If a freeze dried substance is sealed in a vacuumed, airtight container (eg vacuum bag) which prevents the reabsorption of moisture, the food may be stored at room temperature without refrigeration, and be protected against spoilage.

The freeze drying process involves prefreezing in the condenser or a suitable freezer.

This converts water to ice and the vacuum process removes the ice as vapour without going through the liquid stage – a process called sublimation.


  • CFFDT: Trolley system on which the unit can be mounted for ease of movement around kitchen
  • CFFD300T: Additional 300mm tray
  • CFFD300S: Additional 300mm shelf
  • CFFD300R:  Additional 300mm rack, including 3 trays and 3 shelves.

Clifton Foodfuge

Clifton Food Range® have introduced a new centrifuge which is a compact table top high speed unit taking 4 x 250ml bottles (supplied) on a swing out rotor. After blitzing down food items e.g tomatoes, grapefruit in a blender or juicer, they can be placed into the tubes and spun at high speed in the Clifton Foodfuge.

The Clifton Foodfuge will separate particulates from liquids extracting all the flavour. It will separate the components of the food by density so that heavier components are at the base and liquid at the top. This produces clear intense flavoured liquids which can then be used as part of a dish or in a cocktail. The centrifuge will produce liquids pastes and other buttery like textures.

The number of components produced can vary on the food type. For example peas separate into three items, the shells at the base, a thin layer of a puree type substance and then the clear pea liquid. Use these in the creation of exciting new dishes which fool the senses or use the liquids for creating unusual cocktails.

Play with peoples’ senses – when foods are spun down, flavours alter and colours change dramatically. For example, tomatoes spin down to create an intense clear transparent liquid.

High quality build and features:

  • Rapid acceleration and deceleration ensuring components stay separated.
  • Max speed 5000 rpm.
  • Speed can be adjusted.
  • Full safety features includes a rotor imbalance warning and lid lock.
  • High speed centrifuge taking 4 x 250ml bottles on a swing out rotor.
  • Includes:
    • FC4X250: Swing out rotor 250ml (holds 4 bottles)
    • FC250NB: 250ml Food safe bottle for bucket x 4