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.



PolyScience Chef series

The Polyscience sous vide professional chef series is designed to heat water for cooking under vacuum to one tenth of a degree. This level of controllable accuracy gives chefs the ability to repeat cooking tasks time and time again with consistent accuracy never before achievable.


  • Protective Travel & Storage Case
  • “Sous Vide & Precise Temperature Cooking – Technique & Recipes”, including a temperature reference table
  • Precise temperature control within 1/10th of a degree
  • Water circulation provides maximum consistency (compared to non-stirred devices)
  • Compact design makes for easy storage
  • Clamp the Polyscience Sous Vide Professional™- Chef series to any size tank with rounded or flat walls up to 30 liters
  • User manual for the PolyScience Sous Vide Professional Immersion Circulator  provides tips for your first sous vide cooking experience
  • ETL commercial approval
  • ETL sanitation approval
  • Exceptional control of liquid heating to within 0.1°C
  • Dedicated temperature control enables you to quickly set or adjust cooking temperature
  • Easy up and down buttons allow you to select and set cooking temperature to within 0.1°C
  • Temperature readings available in Celsius or Fahrenheit
  • Controls liquid heating up to 95°C
  • Control cooking liquid circulation level by easily adjustable pump pressure outlet
  • High-grade stainless steel heating coil and pump ensure lasting, trouble-free performance
  • Large backlit display for easy reading


  • Lids to fit the Cambro 18- and 30-litre sous vide tanks, custom-cut to fit the Chef Series circulator and minimize vapour loss
  • Attachable clamp to seat whip canisters (shown in gallery)
  • Quick-release screws for easy cleaning

Polyscience Classic Series

The Sous Vide Professional Classic Series is the standard behind many cookbooks and groundbreaking recipes. This thermal circulator offers maximum flexibility and clamps onto any tank with round or flat walls that can hold up to 45 liters. With its one-touch control it enables you to quickly set or adjust the cooking temperature. Also, its simple selectable high and low pump speeds provide precise liquid circulation control.


  • Exceptional control of liquid heating to within 0.05 °C
  • Water circulation provides maximum consistency (compared to non-stirred devices)
  • Three preset buttons make the selection of frequently used cooking temperatures fast and fool-proof
  • One-touch control enables you to quickly set or adjust cooking temperature
  • Controls liquid heating up to 93°C
  • Easily selectable high and low pump speeds provides precise control over cooking liquid circulation
  • High-grade stainless steel heating coil and pump ensure lasting, trouble-free performance
  • Heating element shield – Prevent cooking bags from directly touching the heater and pump components with this protective shield. The Classic Sous Vide Thermal Circulator shield also functions as a stand when not in use.
    We also supply cage up grade kits for older units.


  • Dual-unit Travel Case – Perfect for the traveling chef, this locking case is specially designed to accommodate 1 or 2 Sous vide professional – Classic series thermal circulator with protective shields attached.
    • Extra space for power cords and accessories
    • Impact resistant HMW polyethylene exterior shell
    • Heavy duty aluminum rim with gasketed seal and black trim
    • Comfortable, rugged molded handle
    • Full length piano hinges and with cast chrome key locks (2 keys included)
    • Parallel ribs add to exterior strength and durability
  • Custom-made water bath tanks – Match your Classic circulator our Australian made stainless steel 60 litre tank for a life time of reliable service. We also have custom Cambro tanks in 18 and 30 litre capacities.
    • This custom stainless steel tank is specially designed to obtain the very best cooking performance from your PolyScience Classic immersion circulator. Fitted with a large, front mounted drain valve and large easy grip handles to make draining and cleaning easy this tank also has the smallest foot print for it size at 350 mm x 500 mm (based off the 1/1 gastronorm). Get more from your sous vide cooking.
    • Custom Cambro tanks are the economical solution for your immersion circulator tank needs. Our lids are abrasively water cut to fit perfectly around your circulator. Lids are essential when cooking sous vide for long periods or with large tanks. Even at 60°C the water in you sous vide will constantly evaporate, by using one of our custom stainless steel or Cambro polycarbonate tank you can be sure that your food will not be left high and dry.

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’.


Sous Vide Tanks custom Cambro for Polyscience immersion circulators

Sous vide tank, Cambro with custom cut lid, specifically designed for the PolyScience Sous Vide Professional – Chef Series and Classic series immersion circulators. Stop evaporation and temperature loss during long low temperature sous vide cooks. Sous Vide water circulators can become damaged if they are allowed to boil dry due to water evaporation during extended cooking times. To avoid costly damage to your sous vide equipment always use the Sous Vide Australia custom Cambro water tank to suit your Polyscience immersion circulator, available in 18 and 30 liter water capacities.

Sous Vide  Tank Cambro with custom cut Lid for Polyscience sous vide



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 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