VOLCANO Vaporizer - premium craftmanship

Volcano

The VOLCANO Vaporizer is the ultimate system to release the flavor & aroma from herbs, spices, and essential oils. Every VOLCANO is crafted in Germany with food safe, flavorless, and heat resistant materials. Built to exceed the daily demands of professionals and connoisseurs, the precise VOLCANO heat controls gently heat and never burn. The Storz & Bickel 3 Year Warranty is standard with every purchase. The VOLCANO is the only Vaporizer certified by ISO quality manufacturing standards and meets NRTL and UL requirements.

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VOLCANO CLASSIC versus VOLCANO DIGIT

VOLCANO CLASSIC
VOLCANO DIGIT
Air temperature range
130°C - 230°C (266°F - 446°F)
40°C - 230°C (104°F - 446°F)
Temperature accuracy
± 5°C (± 9°F)
± 1.5°C (± 2.7°F)
Temperature control
bi-metallic thermostat with rotary dial
digital heat sensor with LED display
Manufacturer's warranty
three years
three years
Digital LED Display
No
Yes
Display changeover between °Celsius and °Fahrenheit
No
Yes
Automatic switch off
No
Yes
Design
stainless steel design with rotary dial
stainless steel design with large LED Display
Air filtration
Yes
Yes
Silencer for quiet operation
Yes
Yes
Interchangeable with both EASY VALVE and SOLID VALVE
Yes
Yes
Price
EUR 398.00 / US$ 479.00
EUR 498.00 / US$ 599.00
Power requirements - Voltage
110-120 V / 50-60 HZ
110-120 V / 50-60 HZ
Heat output
100 W
100 W
Air pump output
11 W
11 W
Air flow
approximately 12 l/min
approximately 12 l/min
Weight of VOLCANO
approximately 1.6 kg (3.5 lbs)
approximately 1.8 kg (4 lbs)
VOLCANO materials
high quality, food safe materials
high quality, food safe materials
Heating element
steel clad ceramic
steel clad ceramic
Heat exchanger
aluminium alloy
aluminium alloy
Insulation
Cellulose
Cellulose
Balloon
100% Polythene
100% Polythene
Air system
100% Silicone (food grade)
100% Silicone (food grade)
Patents
US Patent # 6 513 524, German Patents # 1 980 376, # 100 42 396 and European Patent # 0 933 093
US Patent # 6 513 524, German Patents # 1 980 376, # 100 42 396 and European Patent # 0 933 093
Award
prestigious Dr.-Rudolf-Eberle-Prize for outstanding technical innovation
 
Characteristics
simplicity of use, good price/performance ratio
extreme precision, computer temperature contol

Easy Valve versus Solid Valve

 
VOLCANO EASY VALVE Starter Set
VOLCANO SOLID VALVE Set
Number of Balloons
5 pcs. disposable EASY VALVE Balloons
1 pc. Balloon Tube (3m/10 feet)
Delivery includes
5 pcs. EASY VALVE Balloon, 1 pc. Filling Chamber for Herbs, 1 pc. Liquid Pad, 1 pc. Normal Screen Set, 1 pc. Cleaning Brush.
1 pc. SOLID VALVE, 1 pc. Mouthpiece, 1 pc. Filling Chamber for Herbs, 1 pc. Normal Screen Set, 1 pc. Liquid Pad, 1 pc. Cleaning Brush, 1 pc. Balloon Tube (3 m/10 feet).
Balloon Size
60 cm/2 feet for EASY VALVE Replacement Set and 90 cm/3 feet for EASY VALVE XL Replacement Set
30 cm-3 m/1-10 feet/ customized
Balloon Volume
8 liters for EASY VALVE Replacement Set and 12 liters for EASY VALVE XL Replacement Set
4-32 liters
Replacement Balloons
Preassembled Balloons - 6 pcs. EASY VALVE Balloon with Mouthpiece (length approx. 60 cm/2 feet).
Balloon Tube Set - 3 pcs. x 3m/10 feet; only for SOLID VALVE
Weight
74 g (2.6 oz)
224 g (7.9 oz)
Price
EUR 99.00/US$99.00
EUR 99.00/US$99.00
Cleaning
easy
labor intensive
Balloon Material
100% Polythene (food grade) - food-safe, odor-free and heat-proof
100% Polythene (food grade) - food-safe, odor-free and heat-proof
Patents
European Patent 1 884 254
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Technical Info

VOLCANO:

  • Voltage: 110-120 V / 50-60 Hz
  • Heat Output: 110 W
  • Air Pump Output: 11 W
 
Temperature Range:
VOLCANO CLASSIC: 266°F - 446°F (130°C - 230°C)
VOLCANO DIGIT: 104°F - 446°F (40°C - 230°C)
 
Air Flow:
approx. 12 L/min
 
Weight:
VOLCANO CLASSIC: approx. 3.5 lbs (1.6 kg)
VOLCANO DIGIT: approx. 4 lbs (1.8 kg)
 
Dimensions:
8 inch (20 cm) Wide / 7 inch (18 cm) Height 
 

Patents:—

  • US 6 513 524
  • —DE 198 03 376
  • —DE 100 42 396
  • —EP 0 933 093
  • —EP 1 884 254

  

Parts Info

 EASY VALVE:

  • Weight: 2.6 oz (74 g)
  • Pieces: 2 (assembled); 11 (disassembled)
  • Dimensions: 1.5 inch (3.8 cm) Wide / 2.5 inch (6.3 cm) Height
  • Balloon Volume: - Regular: 8 L - XL: 12 L

 SOLID VALVE:

  • Weight: 7.9 oz (224 g)
  • Pieces: 4 (assembled); 19 (disassembled)
  • Dimensions: 1.5 inch (3.8 cm) Wide / 3.0 inch (2.5 cm) Height
  • Balloon Volume: 4 L - 32 L (customizable)

Quick Start

1
Turn ON the HEAT and set the temperature.
2
Fill the Filling Chamber.
3
Place the Filling Chamber on the VOLCANO and attach the Balloon. Turn ON the AIR.
4
Fill the Balloon with vapor. Turn OFF the AIR. Remove the Valve Balloon and Filling Chamber from the VOLCANO.
5
Attach the Mouthpiece and apply the vapor.

Use:

The VOLCANO Vaporizer is perfect for a broad range of sensory applications. From releasing flavors & aromas for aromatherapy to mixology, the VOLCANO is the most versatile Vaporizer on the market. The precise temperature controls gently heat herbs, spices, and essential oils, so only the pure aroma is released. Because the temperature is always below the combustion point, smoke is never created and nothing ever burns, guaranteed.

 

Aromatherapy:

Use herbs, spices, or essential oils to create flavors and aromas for aromatherapy. Have you ever noticed that the smell of lemons makes you happy or the scent of cinnamon and cloves makes you think of the holidays? Use the VOLCANO Vaporizer to release the flavors and aromas of your favorite plants for aromatherapy. You may either use Valve Balloon capture your scent, or you may direct the scent into the ambient air.

 

Culinary:

Jing Tio at Le Sanctuaire in San Francisco sponsored Alex Talbot of Ideas in Food www.ideasinfood.com. Alex was demonstrating numerous exciting techniques, such as making ice cream with liquid nitrogen. Presentation during the afternoon session- flavored Vodka with cinnamon air, and it was a hit:

http://blog.ideasinfood.com/ideas_in_food/2009/07/the-flavor-of-aroma.html

Francisco Migoya of The Quenelle had an interesting depiction of the machine:

“What sweet fragrance wafting through the air?”

The easiest way of doing this is using a Vaporizer in an enclosed environment. So, Migoya brought out his chrome-plated VOLCANO Vaporizer and explained its use in ways that left no doubt about its relation to another vaporizing piece of paraphernalia found in head shops.

The chef’s intention here was to intensify the aromas of chocolate and vanilla in two enclosed desserts, and the trick certainly worked. When you opened either, your salivary glands kicked into overdrive as the sensational fragrance tantalized your nostrils.

Someone in the audience announced that vanilla is an aphrodisiac, its aroma as well as its flavor, not to mention the shape of the bean, are said to promote sexual arousal. So, using a vaporizer in the right circumstances might achieve the desired results.

http://www.savorsa.com/2009/10/griffin-to-go-scenes-from-american-kitchens/

http://www.thequenelle.com/2009/08/volcano-vaporizer-part-1.html

Grant Achatz's Alinea restaurant in Chicago:

www.alinea-restaurant.com

Stefanie Marco Belvedere project (part of Moet-Hennessy):

https://www.thevolcanovaporizer.com/articles/video/

Glenda Galvan-Garcia. She is a private San Diego food specialist. She did a presentation on Food and Sensuality in Denver at the 2009 IACP international conference using the VOLCANO. She can be reached at glendagg@mac.com.

Dave Arnold and Wylie Dufresne in New York:

http://www.wd-50.com/

http://www.esquire.com/features/best-and-brightest-2008/dave-arnold-food-scientist-1208

Daniel Patterson at Coi restaurant in SF; specialize in molecular techniques:

http://www.coirestaurant.com/

Other references:

http://aliceqfoodie.blogspot.com/2008/10/day-two-of-gourmet-institute-grant.html

http://www.gourmet.com/restaurants/2009/01/madrid-fusion-power-of-scent

https://www.storz-bickel.com/vaporizer/vaporizing-aromatization-cooking.html

http://www.ideasinfood.com/ideas_in_food/

http://lucylou.livejournal.com/555828.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS0rttp9EIE

 Company

The VOLCANO Vaporizer is manufactured by hand in Tuttlingen, Germany by the Storz & Bickel Company. Established in 2000, Storz & Bickel produces the world’s finest Vaporizers and is the market leader for quality design & engineering. In 2010, Storz & Bickel became the first Vaporizer manufacturer to receive the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) manufacturing certification. Storz & Bickel continues to develop new Vaporizers for the 21st century and beyond.
  • 3 year warranty

  • Made in Germany

  • Certified Quality

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