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Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker – Item of the Day — 16 Comments

  1. My Joule hasn’t crapped out on me yet. My Anova seems better built, but takes much longer to heat the water than my Joule. I prefer the Joule’s app, recipes and website experience.

    All in all, if I had it to do over again, I’d buy the Anova and download the ChefSteps app and subscribe to their newsletter. Good recipes.

    I like having two sous vide machines.

    • I agree with that, and my Joule may have just been a lemon.

      Fast heating with your Anova, heat a full electric kettle to almost boiling and dump in.  Takes about 4 minutes for the kettle to boil when full.

      • Also just hot tap water speeds stuff up a LOT, because you don’t care about hot water heater ick since the water never touches your food.

  2. Have you tried an air fryer yet? Finally figured out why I burnt out on paleo a few years ago (electrolytes! per Ketogains) and am now down 80 lbs with about 20 left to go. Since I have very minimal cooking/cleaning time, I use a lot of store bought pre-cooked meats but would like to get away from that since I don’t consider it the healthiest choice long-term. An air fryer looks like it might be a good choice in meeting my goals.

  3. Sadly wasn’t able to get it from Amazon (they only have the 110V USA power supply), but picked it up locally today based on the TSPC recommendation.

  4. Happy Friday Jack,

    Do you have a recommendation for a food vacuum sealer?

    I did a search on your website and after (not much) digging, I was unable to find any such recommendations.  I’m interested in finally taking the plunge on this item of the day, but want to make sure I get a great food vacuum sealer to go along with it. Also, while we’re at it, any recommendations on the refill plastic rolls (food grade, certain thickness, brand, etc.) would be greatly appreciated as well.

    Thank you for all you do,

    Ramon

  5. Kind of annoyed that this unit doesn’t have a start timer. As in, I want it to start 4 hours from now. So dinner is ready when I get home. Or hard boiled eggs are ready in the morning. And, you can’t set timers for it to shut off either. I’d rather it cool down than over cook.
    Had I known this I would have spurred for the Wi-Fi.

  6. Just wanted to comment that after purchasing this cooker it quit after about the 6th use.  Total electrical failure and will not power up. I left a message with Anova, and will follow up if I don’t hear back.     I will update this comment so everyone can hear how it plays out.  Just wanted to give my honest feedback after having had no issue with any of the other TSPAZ items I have bought over the years.

  7. Just following up to my comment.  I missed the window to return the product through Amazon however, when I contacted Anova they accepted the return.  They have a wonderful customer service representative, I don’t say that lightly and have often poor experiences.   In summery if you do get a lemon this company will make it right, buy with confidence.

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