Anyone for coffee?

Date: Oct 13, 2014
Heidolph Hei-VAP rotary evaporator featured on Channel 4

Hei-VAP rotary evaporator on Channel 4's Gadget Man

Finding new ways of enhancing familiar flavours and even creating new flavours is at the heart of great cooking and is the reason why rotary evaporators are found not only in laboratories but also in the kitchens of Michelin-starred restaurants. Operating at a very low atmospheric pressure, the rotary evaporator is able to achieve low boiling points, e.g. 35°C to boil water – a temperature low enough that foods are not ‘cooked’ so that they retain their original flavour and aroma. This process can lead to some remarkable outcomes. 

So, not only does the Hei-VAP rotary evaporator meet the most demanding applications in the chemistry laboratory, it also makes great coffee!

Watch the program clip (at 14.38 mins) to see the Hei-VAP rotary evaporator in action.
 
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