Control Freak Induction Cooktop Lets You Micro-Manage Your Meals Like No Other


Like other induction cooktops, you can set the cooking temperature of the Breville x Polyscience Control Freak to the exact number that you want.  Unlike them, it’s for absolute control freaks, so it takes the temperature settings to ridiculous precision, giving users 397 temperature settings from 86 degrees to 482 degrees Fahrenheit.

That’s right, if you’ve ever wanted to heat something at a temperature your induction cooktop doesn’t quite have a setting for, this thing spares you from the agony.  You can now cook those briskets, stews, and soups at the precise temperatures you’ve always suspected will make a difference in the result, giving you unprecedented control in the way you cook every single meal.


Even better, the Breville x Polyscience Control Freak doesn’t just set its heat a certain level and assume it’s running correctly.  Instead, it accurately measures surface temperature using a through-glass sensor (and adjusts heat accordingly), apart from coming with a Probe Control remote thermometer for measuring heat levels inside the pot or pan you’re using. And, yes, you can set the temperature for either the surface or the inside of the cookware, so you can make sure everything is cooked exactly according to plan.  Features include a dual fan cooling system, stainless steel housing, a colored LCD screen, a USB port for putting in software updates, a 72-hour timer, and a Create mode that lets you program custom temperature profiles for one-touch cooking.

Available now, the Breville x Polyscience Control Freak is priced at $1,799.95.

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3 Responses

  1. Daniel

    I never thought I’d buy a cooling surface with a USB port for software updates. Wow! Technology has come a long way. Yes, this is expensive, but it will last forever. I don’t NEED this, but I sure would love to buy one. Sous vide style cooking is catching and once The Food Network has a dedicated sous vide show then the Breville x Polyscience Control will become much more popular. Sous vide is a style fo cooking in which the food is sealed in plastic bags and then placed in water and cooked for extended periods. In some days a sous vide meal may cook for up to 4 days. In order to properly cook using the sous vide style you MUST be able to cook at low temperatures and be able to accurately control the temperature. With conventional stovetops it is practically impossible to cook sous vide. With the Breville x Polyscience Control it makes cooking sous vide style easy.

    There is a restaurant here in town that used to cook up a sous vide black bean dish. It was very good, but they quit selling it because not many people ordered it. Most people didn;t order it because they dish was very expensive. With the Breville Polyscience Control I could easily, and cheaply, make sous vide black beans with onions everyday!

  2. Molly

    I’m not quite sure what I would do with almost four HUNDRED different temperature settings but just the idea of being able to do so is fascinating. The temperature range on this little guy is absolutely amazing. I’ve spent much of my life dreaming about cooking amazing meals but never quite reaching my goals. It’s difficult being a student, living an on-the-go lifestyle and still having time left over to eat like I want to. Just reading about this product makes me consider all the new things I could create. Never thought I’d say this but I’m considering coming up with two grand to get this nifty product.

    • Nicole

      I can completely agree with you Daniel. USB and cooking are not two words I ever thought I’d be saying in the same sentence. I read your comment and did some Googling myself regarding Sous vide style cooking and it’s really interesting. I’ve been “cooking” since I was a child, if you’d like to call it that and never before have I spent more than a few hours cooking anything. It’s amazing how much the world of food opens up when you have the proper equipment to cook with. This little cooktop blows me away with its glass sensor and LCD screen that can be customized so precisely. It can’t get much easier than this! If only I had the cash…


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