Our old Thermolyne Cimarec 2 still does a good job as well and they can be found cheap used.
We got the job done with the Thermolyne, and simply like the CAT's newer design, with dead nuts digital temperature controls and a stronger stirring drive best.
If you have an accurate thermometer to keep track of the temperature, you can continue to tweak the Thermolyne temperature controls yourself, and the magnetic drive is strong enough for your purposes.
Check out E-Bay for used ones like this one:
An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.
Believing is seeing and ignorance is bliss until it bites you in the ass!
Fervor is the weapon of the impotent. The harder the sell, the poorer the product.
Alas, my ignorance abounds; the more I've learned, the less I know that I know..........
Thou shalt seek and respect the opinions of operators, even unto the third helper, for theirs is a wisdom unknown to technicrats.
Wise men learn more from fools, than fools from wise men.
In my dotage I finally discovered that the secret to putting on pants both legs at a time is sitting down.