A geek post since ones long overdue... but this ones food related so its okay. I bought this broken thing on Ebay. Its a Haake E52 immersion circulator. The water circulator worked but the heating element never got hot. For $26.00 I decided to get it and see if I could fix it.
Things all beat up! but in working condition they are worth hundreds of dollars! Turns out the main circuit board was dead. The heating element was fine.
So I gutted it and started getting my replacement parts together.
Heating element and water circulator both in working condition.
had a big hole to patch up... figured why not use a wine cork!!!
and then jam my new temperature probe through it
and then add the new digital temperature controller
along with a SSR relay. Everything fit perfectly!
Moment of truth... fire up or set the house on fire?
and it works perfectly!
Gave the cover a nice shiny gloss white paint job.
and now I have a brand new Haake E2 circulator, a remodeled E52 circulator, and....
...my home made versions. I have since given one away and retired another. Who needs 5 immersion circulators??
Whats this good for???
Cooking shit to the exact temperature you want.