I am very interested in purchasing one of these immersion calculators and have read lots here but am wondering if anyone has experience in the differences b/w the Polyscience chef and creative series models. I've read that the creative is adequate but I'd hate to buy it and at some point wish I had the chef. My last toggle with this scenario resulted in purchasing an XLBGE vs the L and I am soooo happy that I did- not saying that a large or medium aren't in the future as well but I love having the xl as my lone egg. Back to the point though- which to buy. Also, has anyone purchased on ebay? I'm not afraid of the process but do I need the carrying case or any of the books that they throw in? I'm quite sure that I'd buy several sous vide cookbooks anyway so I don't know if the included material is even necessary. Nola?
XLBGE- Anchorage, AK