Precision Cooking

Precision Cooking

The precise temperatures below are useful for owners of precision induction technology, such as the Polyscience Breville Control Freak (recommended), the Hestan Cue (untested), and the Tasty One Top (not recommended).

If you spot an error in the database or would like to contribute a temperature/time, be sure to use the comment form at the bottom of the page. 

Food Temp NOTES
Tea: Green teabag  Precision Cooking teabag 176°F/80°C Steep for:
Mild: 2 minutes
Medium: 3 minutes
Strong: 4 minutes
Butter (Browned) Butter Smoke Point  Precision Cooking 6 266°F
Garlic (Sweated) Garlic  Precision Cooking 1 3 230°F
Pancakes 2455 - Pancakes  Precision Cooking 2455 Pancakes 332°F 2 minutes per side.
Tea:Black teabag  Precision Cooking teabag 212°F/100°C Steep for:
Mild: 1 minute
Medium: 2 minutes
Strong: 3 minutes
Tea:White teabag  Precision Cooking teabag 185°F/85°C Steep for:
Mild: 2 minutes
Medium: 3 minutes
Strong: 4 minutes
Tea: Oolong teabag  Precision Cooking teabag 194°F/90°C Steep for:
Mild: 2 minutes
Medium: 3 minutes
Strong: 4 minutes
Tea: Herbal teabag  Precision Cooking teabag 203°F/95°C Steep for:
Mild: 3 minutes
Medium: 4 minutes
Strong: 5 minutes
Eggs (Fried) 3  Precision Cooking 3 1 248°F
Chocolate: Dark (Melt) Chocolate bar  Precision Cooking 8 2 131°F
Chocolate: Dark (Temper) Chocolate bar  Precision Cooking 8 2 90°F
Chocolate: Milk (Melt) Chocolate bar  Precision Cooking 8 2 122°F
Chocolate: Milk (Temper) Chocolate bar  Precision Cooking 8 2 88°F
Chocolate: White (Melt) Chocolate bar  Precision Cooking 8 2 113°F
Chocolate: White (Temper) Chocolate bar  Precision Cooking 8 2 86°F
Garlic (Browned) Garlic  Precision Cooking 1 3 248°F
Spices (Toasted) spices2  Precision Cooking spices2 248°F-302°F
Nuts (Toasted) nuts  Precision Cooking nuts 320°F
Butter (Clarified) Butter Smoke Point  Precision Cooking 6 240°F 20 minutes
Onions (Caramelized) Onion  Precision Cooking 3 3 275°F
Egg (Poached) 3  Precision Cooking 3 1 183°F 5 minutes
Grilled Cheese Sandwich Brown Bread  Precision Cooking brown bread 3 375°F
Potatoes (Deep Fried) Potato  Precision Cooking 5 5 338–374°F
Beef, Post Sous Vide (Sear) 2  Precision Cooking 2 450°F After reaching desired temperature via sous vide, sear for 1–2 minutes at 450°F per side
Scallops (Stir Fry) scallop  Precision Cooking scallop 425°F
Shrimp (Stir Fry) shrimp  Precision Cooking shrimp 425°F
Chicken, Cubed/Small Pieces (Stir Fry) 1  Precision Cooking 1 1 425°F

Different quality of oils may perform differently. These smoke points are only given as a general guideline. Do not heat cooking oil unattended

Fat Type Smoke Point
Butter 350°F
Canola Oil 400°F
Coconut Oil (Refined) 449°F
Rice Bran Oil 489°F
Extra Virgin Olive Oil 375°F
Vegetable Oil 425°F
Butter (Clarified)/Ghee 485°F
Coconut Oil (Unrefined) 350°F
Corn Oil 445°F
Duck Fat 375°F
Grapeseed Oil 390°F
Peanut Oil 445°F
Safflower Oil 465°F

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5 thoughts on “Precision Cooking”

  1. These may or may not be of interest:
    Clarified butter @240F for 20 minutes
    Caramelized onions @275
    Poached eggs @183F for 5 minutes
    Grilled cheese sandwiches @375 F
    Strip loin steak: SV @133F ( or desired temp) for 1 12 hours, set cast iron pan on CF temperature 450F. When hot add oil, sear well dried steak for 1 to 112 minutes total

    I have used the CF a few times now for SV applications but only for short cooks as there is no water circulation. For longer cooks I use either my Anova or my Polyscience Professional.

  2. Sizzle and Sear

    Thank you Elsie for your contribution. I will be sure to add it to the table during the next update.

    1. Sizzle and Sear

      The table has been updated. Thank you for your contributions.

      I will add a Sous Vide table for easy reference soon. I’ve actually found myself doing less Sous Vide since getting the Control Freak, but it’s a great tool to both SV and to sear on 🙂

  3. Thank you both for making this list and updating it! It’s making me really want a control freak asap, just trying to see if I can find a good deal first!

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