2 Chefs Test a Spherificator!

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Today’s spherificator gadget will be right up your street if, like the Sorted chefs, you enjoy showing off at dinner parties! This episode is full of balls, balls and more balls Ft. a supergeek. You’ve been warned...
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  • TheWhiteCrest
    TheWhiteCrest23 小时 前

    i came back not just for the video, but also the music in the end XD

  • Rabbit's Song
    Rabbit's Song13 天 前

    Ben still remembers his Chemistry...damn, I forgot them the moment I step on to my marketing school

  • kittiekat1236
    kittiekat123616 天 前

    I’ve done this with orange juice and set them in champagne jelly. It’s fun when your attempting to be fancy, but it’s a wait of time.

  • HardStyleGamerz
    HardStyleGamerz18 天 前

    Kinda looks like something adult males use in their free time

  • Kat
    Kat19 天 前

    Just discovered this channel. I expected this to be more like a melon baller.

  • kyra Jamie
    kyra Jamie21 天 前

    The balsamic spheres look like rabbit droppings 😂😂

  • Katrina Mackay
    Katrina Mackay24 天 前

    Personally quite proud of Ben's Chemistry

  • Captain Falcon
    Captain Falcon27 天 前

    One of the big complaints is they loose so much color, but couldn't you just add a food coloring to make it brighter and keep the flavor?

  • Clara Brandão
    Clara Brandão29 天 前

    There is no reason for the gadget, using the same mixtures and just dropping the stuff into the bowl with the calcium has the same effect

  • Lance Tucker
    Lance Tucker个月 前

    that balsamic vinegar balls looked like deer/elk feces.

  • Sassy Winter Fox
    Sassy Winter Fox个月 前

    And here i was thinking ben couldn't get any better. I love cooking and eating, and I'm a science teacher. Soul mates? How cruel life has us so far away xD I shall love him from afar.

  • K D
    K D个月 前

    "Would you like to see 6 inches James"

  • Kennie Frog
    Kennie Frog个月 前

    CHIVE chive

  • Kaleidoscopic Flight of Fancy
    Kaleidoscopic Flight of Fancy个月 前

    That blackboard moment makes me want to do some unspeakable things to Ben

  • Nathalie M.
    Nathalie M.个月 前

    "Behave! That's what it says, behave!" ~quote a la Ben, the disappointed dad of SORTEDfood

  • Kapil Patel
    Kapil Patel个月 前

    7:59 what's it look like to you?

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    个月 前


  • Keriel Watson
    Keriel Watson个月 前

    You don't need a special fancy tool to do this... A syringe, eye dropper, pipette etc. Totes unnecessary

  • Keriel Watson

    Keriel Watson

    个月 前

    @SORTEDfood definitely. I personally prefer a eye dropper or pipette since it gives finer control.

  • SORTEDfood


    个月 前

    Yeah good point! The hack version makes you feel more accomplished right?

  • Gage F
    Gage F个月 前

    @SORTEDfood CaCl2

  • Lilli-Ann Thomsen
    Lilli-Ann Thomsen个月 前

    I just think that if you want to make small balls out of fruit juice, then put some sheet gelatine in it put it in a bottle and then in some oil that's been in the freezer 3-4 hours.

  • Elizabeth Bales
    Elizabeth Bales个月 前

    Can Ben teach me chemistry?

  • Arka
    Arka个月 前

    What if you tried reducing the blood orange juice with sugar and make a very concentrated syrup and try to make spheres with that? they might be more flavourful... Will the sugar help with the ph of the syrup so that you can avoid using the sodium citrate? :)

  • Yang Yang
    Yang Yang个月 前

    Can u guys recreate some foods from the anime food wars.

  • dimman90210
    dimman90210个月 前

    6:54 now i am jelly of ben *pun intended*

  • Brenda Floresa
    Brenda Floresa个月 前

    Ben, you’re freaking awesome.

  • HaydenX
    HaydenX2 个月 前

    I'd say that the loss of color isn't as big of a deal here simply because the "spherification" process is already quite artificial...so, why not just add a touch of red food coloring to your blood orange juice to counteract the sodium citrate's color muting effect? Another thought is about anthocyanins and their "indicator dye" status (meaning that they change color according to ph)...you could have some fun with multicolor pearls that are all made with the same ingredient (like red cabbage juice or blueberry juice), but at slightly variable acidities...as long as the tolerance of the alginate isn't such that there would be no visual distinction.

  • Scott McFarlane
    Scott McFarlane2 个月 前

    Ben went from measuring things with an banana to completing complex math equations in the same video?! What can't this guy do?!

  • I AM GROOOT!!!
    I AM GROOOT!!!2 个月 前

    I apologize in behalf of the U.S. for our crappy measuring system

  • Beau Whatuira
    Beau Whatuira2 个月 前

    "This looks like bong water, James"

  • Kyra T
    Kyra T2 个月 前

    Blood orange...that's fucking red

  • Lady Typhon
    Lady Typhon2 个月 前

    My spherificator arrives this week 😈

  • Andrew Pinney
    Andrew Pinney2 个月 前

    You have done several things wrong. First of all if you are going to add water it needs to be distilled. Regular water has disolved solids. Which can thicken mixture when added to sodium alginate, and make it hard to pass through machine. Also you should juice the chives through a slow masticating juicer for no loss of flavor. Also when you drop the balls you should gently stir the water bath and rotate the sphericator in a circular motion. Also bigger bowl and you are "cooking to long before rinsing. They will continue gelling if you don't and become solid. It takes lots of practice. rinse immediately to stop the gelling process. Need to be used as soon as possible otherwise the chemical reaction will keep working towards the center until it is completely solid. Also all chemicals and liquids should be measured in weight. Eying stuff is going to be the reason it doesn't work perfectly. It is a science!!!

  • bobbler42
    bobbler422 个月 前

    2:30 let the innuendos begin…

  • stupidfrellingname
    stupidfrellingname2 个月 前

    Way late but, as someone who's raised many rabbits, I don't really care for the look of the balsamic spheres. Looks a little too much like something else...

  • takemetoglasgow09
    takemetoglasgow092 个月 前

    Oh how I missed the Super Geek song 😂

  • literatouristin
    literatouristin2 个月 前

    How do i find it quiet interesting when Ben does the chemistry thing but skipped chemistry classes straight for 4 years?!

  • That Brown Guy
    That Brown Guy2 个月 前

    The balsamic balls look like you had a small animal crap all over your salad.

  • Saint of the Honest
    Saint of the Honest2 个月 前

    What if you looked at flavours that are naturally too strong to be enjoyed without some kind of dilution? Like Absinthe Spheres, Ginger Globes or Chilli Circles?

  • Mr. K
    Mr. K2 个月 前

    Chefsteps has their own spherification hack if you guys want to give it a shot. I think it's a lot easier than that gadget.

  • Mr. K
    Mr. K2 个月 前

    You're supposed to wash the pearls in water, after their setting bath. It makes them more glossy and pearl-like. Don't know if Calcium chloride is safe to eat.

  • szulita molnár
    szulita molnár2 个月 前

    I just love Ben so much

  • Oscar Contreras
    Oscar Contreras2 个月 前

    Hahahaha there is a banana for scale.

  • dasaini
    dasaini2 个月 前

    Pretentious or not? Pretentious

  • A non mouse
    A non mouse2 个月 前

    I just see alot of "not worth the effort".

  • Koele Kahuna
    Koele Kahuna2 个月 前

    Try food coloring

  • Zehao
    Zehao2 个月 前

    Need to make Soma's nori bento from food war with this!!!

  • Lila Shaz
    Lila Shaz3 个月 前

    I just love Ben.

  • Baker_St. Irregular
    Baker_St. Irregular3 个月 前

    I will say I think it depends on how good you are... I have a friend who is a mixologist and his cucumber balls float and play beautifully in the glass and taste like you are biting into a cucumber!

  • Jord Wylde
    Jord Wylde3 个月 前

    2:22 I think i have a spherificator next to my bed, looks exactly the same... although the contents tasted a bit weird.

  • Selena Singh
    Selena Singh3 个月 前

    6:16 I am definitely on Ben's level of geek! love him 😂

  • James Harkin
    James Harkin3 个月 前

    The balsamic balls look like actual shit

  • highflyerp3
    highflyerp33 个月 前

    The geek moment was very attractive ;)

  • TheGreenHeagOne
    TheGreenHeagOne3 个月 前

    Those are definitely not blinis. Those are some super-thick pancakes, or oladyas.

  • Nerdy_Beauty_Queen
    Nerdy_Beauty_Queen3 个月 前

    I especially liked James in this video. I dunno why, he seemed extra gloomy and testy and I loved it😂

  • Allison Carlson
    Allison Carlson3 个月 前

    There is so much material to comment on, and then Ben when into full chemist mode without a periodic table for electron calculations. My banana giggles were upgraded to pure nerd respect. Well done!

  • Ryan Yuki
    Ryan Yuki3 个月 前

    For the blood orange. How about adding a red/orange food colouring dye after the mixture has been sitting for the 30ish mins. It would give you the color.

  • Brian Gonzalez
    Brian Gonzalez3 个月 前

    Looks like lentils on top of cheesecake

  • A McConnell
    A McConnell3 个月 前

    Would you rather have the nicely chopped chives on your salmon, or the balls? Would you rather have a nice drizzle of good balsamic on your salad tomatoes, or the balls? Would you rather have a nice peel of cucumber garnish in your G&T, or the balls? Would you rather have a segment of blood orange (or finger lime!), or the balls? Would you rather spend £90 for an electric drippy machine, or simply use a plastic bottle for more control? ... you decide? It's a fail for me.

  • Violet None Of Your Business
    Violet None Of Your Business3 个月 前

    You can do the same thing with a pipette or squeeze bottle. It's a completely pointless machine. Edit: ah I see you tried that. Also you need to transfer them into cold water after a couple of seconds to stop the reaction. You probably left them in too long.

  • mark totton
    mark totton3 个月 前

    Maybe you should have measured 6 inches instead of useing a banana!

  • Copyrightbreaker22
    Copyrightbreaker223 个月 前

    Who put the wrong type of "sugar" into Ben's tea cause he acts like a kid that got a puppy and peed his pants.

  • Tyler Kusler
    Tyler Kusler3 个月 前


  • alex gerling
    alex gerling3 个月 前

    Ben you nerd haha

  • di butler
    di butler3 个月 前

    OR...you can buy the chemicals cheaply on Amazon and a couple of different sized medicine/eye droppers.

  • Samantha Spence
    Samantha Spence3 个月 前

    Did anyone else get hard when he broke out the molecular maths

  • Eve Daniels - The Nerdy Nanny
    Eve Daniels - The Nerdy Nanny3 个月 前

    Watching Ben fudge up chemistry as I review for my Organic Chem test is the stress relief I needed... thank you for that good sir

  • Andrew Rothman
    Andrew Rothman4 个月 前

    Thanks for putting this gadget to the testes.

  • Gemma Lindridge
    Gemma Lindridge4 个月 前

    Ben I love you, you are such a super geek.

  • Jim Owens
    Jim Owens4 个月 前

    Ok here is my scientific understanding of this technology... It’s magic. Any questions?

  • Mikey Cheung
    Mikey Cheung4 个月 前

    It looks like someone pooped on that salad.

  • Sara
    Sara4 个月 前

    Could you please do sandwich toasters and fillings??? x

  • S H
    S H4 个月 前

    Congrats. You bought a £90 pipette

  • Dafoodmaster
    Dafoodmaster4 个月 前

    imagine making your caviar out of chives, making your blini out of actual caviar and making tiny rolls of chopped chive out of blini.

  • Heysauce Mikehere
    Heysauce Mikehere4 个月 前

    This reminds me of the edible water bottles, if I remember correctly, it looks to be the same process!

  • VAnessa de jong
    VAnessa de jong4 个月 前

    Just why? What is wrong with food tasting like food and looking like food

  • Ella Barron
    Ella Barron4 个月 前

    The balsamic looks a bit like bugs 🕷🦗🦟🐜

  • Tilly Elliott
    Tilly Elliott4 个月 前

    I love you, James x

  • Spookay T'is Me
    Spookay T'is Me4 个月 前

    Who calls oxygen "Zero" ?

  • Daniela Villar
    Daniela Villar4 个月 前

    Really dissapointed with the so called "blopper". That is a form of bulling to Ebbers who happens to be the best of your channel BY FAR.

  • Kezia Rhodes
    Kezia Rhodes4 个月 前

    I'm so sick of being attracted to Ben, like what has quarantine done to me??

  • Tombstone490
    Tombstone4904 个月 前

    This is perfectly doable without the spherificator. You'd still need the salts tho

  • Carlos Dias
    Carlos Dias4 个月 前

    why do I get this adam and jamie vibe from these two, almost feels like watching an episode from mythbusters without the explosions.

  • BCFilms
    BCFilms4 个月 前

    “These were my first balls that dropped”

  • e s
    e s4 个月 前

    The geekiness hurt my head and stomach 🤣

  • Michael L
    Michael L4 个月 前

    I think you needed an advanced degree to understand what he said about how the balls form

  • Hacchi
    Hacchi4 个月 前

    13:39 How about both?

  • Erin S
    Erin S4 个月 前

    Love the chemistry on the board. and I have so very missed Ben's super geek theme song :)

  • Ludwig
    Ludwig4 个月 前

    „We dont have any balls“

  • Christopher Eng
    Christopher Eng4 个月 前

    Anyone else think the balsamic ones look like animal droppings? :(

  • Leif Concepcion
    Leif Concepcion4 个月 前

    Who else just watches this for the complete Super Geek soundtrack? 🙌🏼

  • matt lam
    matt lam5 个月 前

    "we dont have any balls"

  • Tom Smith
    Tom Smith5 个月 前

    Great video! Never more convinced that I don't need a gadget. :)

  • basabasabasa
    basabasabasa5 个月 前

    So first they’re trying to make balls, then use a banana as a way to know what 6” is, cucumber balls, are they try to get the dick metaphors to to be the drill that pierces the heavens. I mean if they don’t believe in themselves then they can believe in the them I believe in.

  • Oddballkane
    Oddballkane5 个月 前

    Could it be blood orange is to acidic yes the viniger is one also but a very mild one.

  • That Spicy Black Guy
    That Spicy Black Guy5 个月 前

    Food Wars.....

  • Iain Matheson
    Iain Matheson5 个月 前

    We measured it with a banana 🍌

  • Steven Studer
    Steven Studer5 个月 前

    funny story this is very similar to how bullets were made specify round shoot for smooth bore rifles.

  • Kerri Clarke
    Kerri Clarke5 个月 前

    I have pet rats, and those balsamic "balls" looked a *lot* like runny rat poops. 😄

  • Lexi Purcell
    Lexi Purcell5 个月 前

    I so wanted that gadget to be great :’(

  • Chaz Allen
    Chaz Allen5 个月 前

    Why can't Ben say "citrate" Think "citrus", "citric"...

  • Gabrielle Stewart

    Gabrielle Stewart

    5 个月 前

    Sytrait lol

  • Angie D.
    Angie D.5 个月 前

    Ben's adorable(: Love him!