FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is Addélice?
What does SWID mean?
SWID is a play with the words “sous vide” which means “under vacuum” in French. We think “SWID” sounds better than X2750T, is easy to remember and easy to pronounce in different languages.
Is the SWID designed for Professionals or for Individuals?
In 2008 the SWID was the world’s first immersion circulator dedicated to Sous-Vide cooking. Our engineers have designed the swid with top Chefs’ requirements and cooking purposes in mind. The SWID is definitly a high quality professional device.
Thanks to its ease of use, small dimensions and very competitive price, the SWID can also be used at home.
What makes the SWID so different compared to its competitors?
Operating the SWID is a breeze – all functions can be controlled with just three buttons.
The SWID benefits from an exclusive Adaptive PID Control – the SWID “autotunes” itself to the used container (up to 58 liters!) by calculating the bath volume and adjusting the control parameters accordingly. Comparable features are usually only available for very expensive laboratories immersion circulators.
The SWID is very compact and light compared to its competitors. It can be stored and transported easily.
All immersed parts of the SWID are made of high quality stainless steal.
The SWID benefits from a 2 years worldwide warranty.
Addelice is committed to repairing the Swid for 10 years, minimum!
Does the SWID work in any country? What about the power plug type?
The Swid is functioning in 220V (50 or 55Hz). Unfortunately we do not currently offer a 110V version of the Swid yet. We are working on it and it will probably be available next year.
We can offer EU, UK and CH power plugs.
On request we can send you a tutorial showing step by step to your electricien/technicien how to replacing the power plug with your local one.
Is the 8 litres/min circulation pump of the SWID sufficient to stir up to 58 litres water container appropriately?
Yes, the SWID circulation pump in addition with natural convection is enough to stabilize the temperature (± 0.05 °C) of a 58 litres water bath. Remarkable temperature stability can be achieved at the condition using insulated water containers and a lid.
The SWID has 2,000 W of heating power, does that mean it heats with 2,000W all the time?
No, the SWID heats with full power until the desired target temperature has been reached. Maintaining the temperature of the water bath needs only a very small amount of energy (depending on the insulation and the volume of the used container) – typically less than 50 Wh.
Does the SWID need specific maintenance?
Detach the SWID after each use and dry it thoroughly.
Change the water in the bath regularly.
Only use mild soap and water or a mild general-purpose spray cleaner to clean the case of the SWID. Be careful to prevent cleaning liquids from getting inside the controller
The heater should be kept clean to ensure maximum heating efficiency. Deposits may be removed by scouring with a non-metallic scour pad. Do not use copper or steel wool to prevent scratches on the heater.
Mineral sediments may build up on the SWID after longer periods of usage. A deep cleaning procedure is therefore recommended at least once a month. For this purpose we recommend using an anti-liming product.