I can't recommend any of the home kitchen units in a professional kitchen because you don't get what you don't pay for.
Thanks Clay, was just wondering. Not in a position to purchase pro kitchen equipment as yet.
Is a Thermoblend the same as a Thermomix? If so, it works beautifully.
not sure Ruth, will investigate. Lots of friends have these new fangled things and I was curious
You probably have a solution that works for you, but here is what I ended up doing. I have an inexpensive system for melting that works well. I bought a 4 qt. round crock pot (slow cooker) and instead of using the ceramic bowl I use a tall stainless steel *bowl that fits into the crock pot (it does not fit all the way in, about half way). I then plug the crock pot into a the sous vide electric temperature control Clay mentioned, which I bought from Amazon for $99US, and I melt 3 to 4 pound batches of chocolate in it. Works great. In order to temper I take the bowl out of the crock pot and put it on the table, and then I use a table fan to cool it. It works quite well.
*the bowl is the mixing bowl that went to an electric mixer.