Want to make amazing mouth-watering spheres, juice caviar and more? The Molecular Gastronomy Essentials Kit helps you master 5 different molecular gastronomy techniques including 3 types of spherification (basic, reverse, frozen). The Molecular Essentials Kit includes the same tools and ingredients used by the top chefs in the industry including a professional quality molecular tool set, a precision digital scale, a Italian-made silicone hemisphere mat, PH Indicator Paper and five of the most popular ingredients (enough to produce over 50 recipes!)
Below you’ll find a sampling of the many recipes you can create with the Essentials Kit. To view our complete library of recipes for this kit simply CLICK HERE. We regularly update and add new dishes to this library, so check back often.
Professional Tool Set
All the tools you need to experiment with molecular gastronomy and molecular mixology. These are the same tools used by the world’s top chefs!
High Precision Digital Scale - 0 to 600 g
Molecular Gastronomy is all about precision. Accurate weights and measures can make the difference between a success or a flop. The precision of this scale also makes it easy to scale recipes up or down with ease
Silicone Hemisphere Mold imported from Italy
Create perfectly shaped spheres every time! This non-stick silicone mold features 24 mini hemispheres. Created with the highest quality silicone, this mold is reusable up to 3000 times and dishwasher safe. Don’t settle for less you won't find better quality anywhere!
PH Indicator Paper
The PH Indicator Paper is critical when making basic spherification caviar with fruit juices with a high acid content. It provides an accurate and quick method of measuring the pH of a solution. The 5 m long paper roll will allow you to measure the PH of hundreds of preparations.
Five Food Additives (More than enough to create over 50 recipes!)
Sodium Alginate 3 oz: Ideal for molecular gastronomy Basic & Reverse Spherification; in presence of calcium, Sodium Alginate forms a gel without the need of heat; create spheres with liquid center and a delicate gel membrane; (equivalent to Algin from Texturas)
Calcium Lactate Gluconate 3 oz: Perfect for molecular gastronomy Reverse Spherification; increases the calcium content of the main ingredient without changing the flavor or altering the consistency – unlike standard calcium lactate. This is the calcium ingredient preferred by Chef Ferran Adria. (equivalent to Gluco from Texturas)
Calcium Chloride 3.5 oz: Ideal for molecular gastronomy Basic Spherification, adds calcium to the water bath; easily dissolves in water; in presence of sodium alginate; Calcium Chloride forms a gel without the need of heat.
Xanthan Gum 2.5 oz: Ideal for molecular gastronomy thickening and suspension techniques; great for thickening the main ingredient in Reverse Spherification; making sauces, suspending elements in a liquid.
Sodium Citrate 4 oz: Ideal for molecular gastronomy Basic Spherification; can be used to reduce the acidity of the main ingredient when doing Basic Spherification; Most juices are acidic and acidity inhibits the basic spherification process required for making caviar. (Sodium Citrate is equivalent to Citras by Texturas)
Posted by Jon Austin on 26th Mar 2014
Great service. I was worried it might take a while to get to me in New Zealand but arrived only a few days after ordering. Great communication and really thrilled with my purchase as I believe it represents great value for money.
Posted by Robert Hovey on 11th Feb 2014
Looks like an interesting start but it would have been very helpful to have included a few simple recipes to make for an easy start. Many of the recipes sound interesting but pretty advanced for beginners.
RESPONSE: Hi Robert, thanks for the feedback! Here are several easy spherification recipes, or at least as easy as spherification can be. http://www.molecularrecipes.com/tag/essentials-kit/
You can also take our spherification course which has some videos at http://www.molecularrecipes.com/spherification/
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Posted by Radoslav on 7th Aug 2013
This is a really good kit for beginners
Posted by Heath on 5th Jul 2013
I ordered this kit because I was doing some recipe development and needed some small amounts of chemicals to work with. This is a really good kit to have and start with.