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COOK LIKE A PRO – The Anova Precision Cooker allows anyone to cook a restaurant quality meal at home. Our Sous Vide circulator is the perfect kitchen appliance for hands-off cooking of vegetables, meat and much more with consistent control and precision. We’re so confident in our product Anova backs it with a 1-Year Warranty.
PERFECT RESULTS, EVERY TIME – Temperature Range-Maximum- 210Â°F / 99Â°C. Minimum- 77Â°F / 25Â°C. Variance: Â± 0.01Â°. Connectivity-Bluetooth: BLE 4.0, Wi-Fi: BLE 4.0 and 802.11 Wi-Fi, iOS app, Android app
EASY TO USE – Simply attach the Precision Cooker to any pot, add water, drop in desired food in a sealed bag or glass jar. Start cooking with the touch of a button on the device. The Sous Vide Cooker’s timer and precise temperature control allow you to step away and relax while your food cooks perfectly. No additional equipment needed.
SMART DEVICE CONTROL & COOKING NOTIFICATIONS – Our temperature cooker is can be controlled remotely with smart devices, allowing you to escape from the kitchen while you cook. Simply download the Anova App to easily monitor, adjust or control the device from your iPhone and Android or other smart devices. The precision cooker also provides you cooking notifications while you’re out of the kitchen so you’ll know when your food is ready. The Precision Cooker’s blue tooth connection allows you to control the device up to 30 feet away.
GET CREATIVE WITH 1,000+ RECIPES – Choose from sous vide guides and recipes created for home cooks of every skill level by award-winning chefs, with simple directions to walk through each recipe with ease. All available free of charge. Great for beginner and veteran chefs!
SIMPLE TO CLEAN – The precision cooker’s detachable stainless steel skirt and disks are dishwasher safe making this kitchen appliance easy to clean and maintain.
Style Name:Bluetooth (800 watts)
The Anova precision cooker makes it easy to achieve professional-level cooking results at home. To use, simply attach the cooker to any water-filled pot, put your food in a sealable bag, and set the time and temperature. The precision cooker heats and circulates the water to a precise temperature, cooking food to an exact temperature which creates maximum tenderness and moisture retention (without worry of overcooking). the Anova precision cooker connects to your phone, so you can cook amazing meals by the touch of a button – spend less time tied to the kitchen by relying on the app to notify you when your food is ready to Eat.
Style Name:Bluetooth (800 watts)
|Product Dimensions||14.8 x 2.8 x 2.8 inches|
|Item Weight||2.5 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||4.85 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)|
|Domestic Shipping||Item can be shipped within U.S.|
|International Shipping||This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More|
|Item model number||A2.2-120V-US|
|Batteries||1 A batteries required.|
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|Date first listed on Amazon||November 1, 2014|
Early yesterday we decided to challenge this cooker with the tough meat challenge. As you may know, one of claims of sous vide cooking is it can make the toughest cut of meat tender. So… we asked the butcher provide us with a cheap inexpensive cut of meat which was a chuck underblade steak (also sometimes called a bottom chuck steak)… these are cuts that all too often turn out really tough. Be aware that tough meats need to cook for a much longer period of time. Following the instructions for cooking a tough cut of beef to medium rare… we cooked ours at 149 degrees for 19 hours ( recommended time is 16 to 24 hours) . The result … was a delicious melt in your mouth delight, no knife needed, cut it with the side of a fork dinner. Really amazing.
NOTE: You absolutely DO NOT .. I repeat you DO NOT need a vacuum sealer or Food Saver type of appliance to use this cooker! A zip lock bag works just as well. We have used both equally with the same great results. In regards to this cooker, the only advantage we found with the food saver was being able to bulk purchase meat / chicken. We put the meat into a food saver bags with our seasonings of choice, seal them up then throw them in the freezer. We then have a supply of ready to cook meals waiting for our Anova Culinary Bluetooth Precision Cooker, Black And “Yes” you can cook frozen food right from the freezer by just adding two hours on to the recommend cooking time. FYI: There is an awesome “sous-vide-time-and-temperature-guide” located under the Resources tab on the chefsteps website.
Last… you also DO NOT need one of those large clear containers you see being used with many of these Sous Vide cookers. Just clamp this unit on to the edge of any large pot you have and it works great. Just be aware when cooking for long periods (like cooking a tough cut of meat for 24 hours) water will evaporate so you want to make sure the water is always covering the food being cooked and to add more water if necessary. One trick to prevent water loss is to tightly cover the top of the pot with plastic wrap. Seal if off the best you can (working around the precision cooker) to close off the top of the pot. Another hack… do as I did. I stole this idea from another reviewer here on Amazon of using a cooler with a hole cut in the lid. I chose the Igloo Island Breeze Cooler (Diablo Red, 9-Quart) (The price of this cooler fluctuates up and down. Be patient … I picked up mine for $10. Anyway, by using a cooler… the water heated by the Precision Cooler is insulated from outside air so the cooker doesn’t have to work as hard to keep the water hot thus saving on electricity, and with the lid closed the water that evaporates, condenses on the underside of the lid and drops back into the cooler. NET: We had ours running for 19 hours of cooking without and drop in the water level. Cool!
March 3, 2017
So thanks to Amazon and their no BS return/replacement policy I received my new Anova yesterday. I went to try it out today and set the temp to 176.0 and let it heat up the water. Once it got to 160+/- the temperature began to fluctuate again like the original unit did. I found it hard to believe that I received two defective units and began to investigate what I might be doing wrong. After some testing I discovered that when the hot steam is allowed to enter into the vents on the rear of the unit, the fluctuations of the temperature began. If I blocked the steam then the unit worked perfectly. Heres a picture of the remedy.
This problem does not occur when cooking at lower temps when the water does not create so much steam which is why I never noticed it before.
The device is great on paper. The actual part that does the immersion cooking is as far as I can tell, flawless.
Unfortunately, the wifi version is hobbled by TERRIBLE FIRMWARE
1. If you have a 2.4ghz/5ghz mixed network, don’t expect it to connect properly.
2. If you have any special characters in your network password (IE, a more secure password), don’t expect it to connect properly.
3. If you expect these problems to be fixed in the future, don’t. I’ve talked to Anova support and the device is not firmware flashable.
This means that if you run a WiFi access point where it uses 5ghz 2.4 ghz mixed mode and does not allow you to disable the 5ghz channel, such as certain UniFi products, you are out of luck. I even tried setting the UniFi access point to it’s lowest power setting for 5ghz band and taking the anova out of range of 5ghz to pair to 2.4ghz, and no luck whatsoever.
I did not attempt to change my wifi password.. that’s the line for me. I’m not going to lower the security of my network to accommodate a single device. Besides that, I’d have to go and change the wifi password on about 100 devices throughout my house. Not worth it.
Speaking of not worth it, the WiFi version of the device is 55 dollars more than the bluetooth version. That’s 55 dollars for a function that only works under certain conditions.
I feel like this is an issue with a firmware developer simply writing sloppy wifi connection code somewhere in the process. Probably a few lines where the password is not encapsulated in quotes.
The wifi feature has great potential with home automation software and smart home integration, and the possibility of linking to google home, while not needed, is cool. Unfortunately the same people that are most likely to use these kinds of features are the type who will have a secure wifi password and a 5ghz band.
Now here’s something interesting for the more technically minded people…. All of the above is based on their troubleshooting suggestions, their advice for getting the thing to connect to wifi. My evidence shows that none of that is actually the problem.
The thing is, the device actually does connect to the wifi, according to the DHCP logs on my server. It connects but then will not register that it’s connected. Sloppy code somewhere is keeping the connection process from finishing. I’m not sure if it’s in the smartphone app, or the firmware of the device itself. See below:
Dec 5 21:25:14 dhcpd DHCPACK on 192.168.5.11 to f0:fe:6b:65:f7:80 via vmx0
Dec 5 21:25:14 dhcpd DHCPREQUEST for 192.168.5.11 (192.168.0.1) from f0:fe:6b:65:f7:80 via vmx0
Dec 5 21:24:54 dhcpd DHCPACK on 192.168.5.11 to f0:fe:6b:65:f7:80 via vmx0
Dec 5 21:24:54 dhcpd DHCPREQUEST for 192.168.5.11 (192.168.0.1) from f0:fe:6b:65:f7:80 via vmx0
Dec 5 21:23:43 dhcpd DHCPACK on 192.168.5.11 to f0:fe:6b:65:f7:80 via vmx0
Dec 5 21:23:43 dhcpd DHCPREQUEST for 192.168.5.11 (192.168.0.1) from f0:fe:6b:65:f7:80 via vmx0
Dec 5 21:23:23 dhcpd DHCPACK on 192.168.5.11 to f0:fe:6b:65:f7:80 via vmx0
Dec 5 21:23:23 dhcpd DHCPREQUEST for 192.168.5.11 (192.168.0.1) from f0:fe:6b:65:f7:80 via vmx0
Dec 5 21:23:23 dhcpd DHCPOFFER on 192.168.5.11 to f0:fe:6b:65:f7:80 via vmx0
Dec 5 21:23:23 dhcpd DHCPDISCOVER from f0:fe:6b:65:f7:80 via vmx0
As you can see, the device is making it past the wifi connection process, using the correct password, and then looking for a DHCP address (Which I have statically assigned to 192.168.5.11.) The fact that the device does that, and then doesn’t realize it’s done it, and then goes through the wifi connection process again (and again, and again) until it errors out shows that the problem is badly designed firmware or software.
I’m going to attempt to return the device and get the bluetooth version, or maybe look at another product with proper wifi integration. Such a shame! It’s a great little product!
Edit: I’d like to add that I offered to their support person to consult pro bono with their development and engineering department, and the request was not even acknowledged. The support department is a joke.