Imperial Spherificator - Turn Any Food Into Caviar
Bring your dinner parties to the next level with the brand new Spherificator. It allows you to turn virtually any liquid into caviar-shaped pearls! The Spherificator is the world's first automatic pearl former - a hand-held device that will produce up to 10kg of pearls every day. This is a great tool for foodies, chefs, bartenders, and anyone who loves to entertain!
- Turn food into caviar shaped pearls
- Easy to use and clean
- Very light and silent
- 2 Nozzle sizes, holds up to 200 mL capacity
- Requires electricity – 110V power plug included
Top ReviewsTOTALLY WORKS
by wendy grossman (5 out of 5 stars)
November 29, 2018
the na sayers were just lazy. This machine will do what it says it will, if you have the time and patience to do what they suggest, experiment. the ratio's are suggestions you need to make the final recipe. I am doing this on a large level for my business so failure was NOT an option. Joe and Dustin from Sphericator were not only available to talk to me, they resolved a chemical switch up and were there to talk me off the cliff. I cant say enough good things about this tool.
by KSM (5 out of 5 stars)
August 2, 2018
its working very well at my shop ..love it
Don't buy this
by Amazon Customer (1 out of 5 stars)
December 24, 2018
The very first time I used the machine it broke. Waste of money. It's a cool idea but the product itself is cheap and they charge too much for it. I wish I could get my money back
Green gunk & black plastic pieces in the tubing right out of the box. But after cleaning, I love the
by I Do The Speed Limit (4 out of 5 stars)
January 30, 2017
I'm glad I tried to run some water through the spherificator before I attempted to run my first batch of recipe through.....Saved me a lot of aggravation and time. Right from the get go, I could hear the motor pumping but only a squirt of water would come out every once in a few seconds. Something was wrong, so I opened it up and the tubing was clogged with dark green something organic and three tiny slivers/pieces of black plastic. I was able to remove it, and ran plenty of water through the tubing, then proceeded.
So, how can I give it a four star rating? Crap right out of the box, right? But after I made up recipes from those provided in the instruction book, and ran those through, I was real happy with what I had produced. Took one star off for the initial problems. But if there had been no problems, I would have declared this a five-star product. If you like these bursting little spheres for a creative touch to your dishes, drinks and deserts, there is no easier or quicker way to go.
You do need to practice. You do need to follow directions. You do need to use a very fine mesh strainer. After that, you can be a sphere-making fool while keeping a smile on your face. Use a medicine dropper to make spheres as someone suggested? That is impossibly time-consuming unless you are making spheres for only one or two people--I can't imagine taking that tedious route! The pumping action of this machine is amazingly fast. It was astounding to actually see how many little balls I ended up with in a short amount of time--sitting pretty and glistening in a bowl. I can definitely see that this would work in a restaurant.
The hardest part is creating the perfect recipe: The thickness of the liquid must be spot on. The liquid must be perfectly smooth. It has to pass through a relatively small gauge tubing.
--Too thick or with particles, the recipe will get stuck in the tubing. Then you will get frustrated by spending precious time removing your recipe from the cup and opening up the unit (not easy) to clean out the tubing.
--Too thin or not the correct ratio of water, you won't end up with balls.
--Get it just right, (definitely keep track of the exact amounts of what you're adding when creating a new recipe), and you will be beaming and patting yourself on the back.
If you choose to take on this challenging process, here are some things to gather together while waiting for your Spherificator to arrive: De-mineralized water (I used distilled); a fine strainer (I used an OXO strainer that is made of two overlapping fine mesh screens.), and a small (10mm) wrench for switching out the two different size nozzles.
There is plenty of calcium chloride, sodium alginate and sodium citrate to last for many, many recipes. The sodium citrate is not mentioned as being included in this box, but it is definitely included. The sodium citrate is necessary if your mix is acidic.
This product page says that the machine has a variable speed control. My machine does not have that feature. I don't find it necessary. The drops come out quickly, but not so quick that the user looses control of them.
After trying some of the recipes in the booklet, I scrutinized the combinations and amounts and started making my own recipes. Maybe I was lucky that my first was successful: I combined equal amounts of fresh squeezed blood orange juice and a potent ginger beer (Goya), then added lemon juice to bring up the flavor. The mix needed both the sodium alginate and the sodium citrate. The blood orange juice was not as potent as I would have liked, but the color was pretty. Didn't need to add water or sugar because there was enough in the ginger beer. It made beautiful pearls! I'm having fun tweaking the recipe to make the orange flavor more potent.
I've had a lot of fun using sweet liquors and potent high-quality sodas. ( A slightly-alcoholic root beer was super!) Even rum, tequila, flavored vodkas work, too. Pickle juice and salad dressings (strained, remember), too! ....Did I mention I was having fun with this?
Clean up is quick and easy: Remove the cup and wash it out. Put it back in and run water through the tubing until it runs clear. Cleaning out a clogged tube is a bit harder. There are directions for opening up the machine--it's not user-friendly. Once open, the tubing is very pliable and can be stretched and pinched to help dislodge tiny bits of whatever. One learns quickly to NEVER forget to run your recipe through a strainer. Also, deal with any clogs right away before they dry up in the tube. (Extra tubing is included in the box.)
by Sofia Parker (1 out of 5 stars)
August 2, 2018
It's doesn't work as described. Frankly I wanted to return it, but already passed the deadline.
by Amazon Customer (5 out of 5 stars)
January 25, 2017
Once figured out how to use, was excellent.
Amazon Selling Counterfeits
by Anonymous1518 (1 out of 5 stars)
March 7, 2017
If you got one that has a piece of rubber instead of a speed control, you got a counterfeit device.
by Amazon Customer (3 out of 5 stars)
December 26, 2016
Well conceived device, but instructions clearly insuficient. Some drawings or scheme about cleaning is a must.
by A. Neiman (1 out of 5 stars)
July 9, 2018
This product did not work for me. I would like to exchange it and try again with another one or get a refund. Please help I don't see how to return/exchange it. Thank you.
Simple, it DOES NOT WORK... or ...
by Juan Carlos Ojeda Alcala (1 out of 5 stars)
March 15, 2017
Simple, it DOES NOT WORK... or I got a conterfited one, I did not use it on time and I couldn't return it...
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