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Anova Precision Sous Vide Cooker $99
Posted by: space-time
Date: May 30, 2015 09:32AM
anyone using one of these? how do you like the results?

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Re: Anova Precision Sous Vide Cooker $99
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: May 30, 2015 09:54AM
Haven't used one personally (or tasted the results). One of my students showed me a picture that he was very proud of. It was an incredibly thick piece of beef that looked evenly cooked throughout. His comment was that this was the only way to cook something this thick.

You should know that there are two versions. I think your link shows the older version. The older version is a bit less power, does not have Bluetooth, and does not have a touch screen.

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Re: Anova Precision Sous Vide Cooker $99
Posted by: freeradical
Date: May 30, 2015 09:54AM
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Re: Anova Precision Sous Vide Cooker $99
Posted by: Catzilla
Date: May 30, 2015 10:10AM
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I think it's a little more sophisticated than thatRollingEyesSmiley5
That said, there are a lot of people on the slick deals threads that swear by them. I may get one.
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Re: Anova Precision Sous Vide Cooker $99
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: May 30, 2015 11:09AM
great price but remember this is a Immersion Circulator, not an oven.
You'll need a cooking container, many good DIY versions shown @ Amazon & YouTube. Also, you may decide to get a vacuum sealer (FoodSaver) too.

fyi, apparently draws 9-10 amps max. on a 120v circuit.



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Re: Anova Precision Sous Vide Cooker $99
Posted by: earache
Date: May 30, 2015 11:38AM
I own this model (and the newest Anova model) and absolutely love them. I sous vide at least 1-2 times a week, and have found that it's a great way to cook meat and veggies. Last night I did a pork tenderloin, 2 hours in a 140deg bath, finished on the BBQ to get a nice crust. Last weekend I cooked a tri-tip @130 for 7 hours, finished in a cast iron pan. It was the best, most tender tri-tip I have ever cooked.

As MrNoBody says, you'll need some kind of vessel to cook in... a large stock pot works just fine. You'll also want a vacuum sealer but ziplocks work just fine as well. A BBQ or cast iron pan is also needed for finishing as the meat comes out of the sous vide looking anemic and without any kind of crusty goodness. You can use a blowtorch for finishing too.

I highly recommend sous vide if you're interested in cooking.



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Re: Anova Precision Sous Vide Cooker $99
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: May 30, 2015 12:32PM
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I own this model (and the newest Anova model) and absolutely love them.

I highly recommend sous vide if you're interested in cooking.

earache,

Care to describe any real-world differences between the two? I have also seen a $50 discount code (luvdad) for the newer Precision cooker.

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Re: Anova Precision Sous Vide Cooker $99
Posted by: earache
Date: May 30, 2015 12:58PM
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earache,

Care to describe any real-world differences between the two? I have also seen a $50 discount code (luvdad) for the newer Precision cooker.

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thanks, Todd's slow keyboard

In my book the old one is much better. It's got a 1000W heater vs 800W on the new one, so it can heat more water, faster. The old model has a touch screen UI while the new model offers a combo touch screen/scroll wheel UI, and mobile app control via Bluetooth, which I think is absolutely worthless. Sous vide is largely a set and forget kind of cooking method, so you really don't need any kind of fancy interface. There are two things the new model has going for it: it's a little easier to change the direction of the water flow on the fly, and it adjusts to different sized cooking vessels a little better.. That's a minor improvement since once you have the sous vide set up in your cooking vessel, you really don't need to mess with it. It's really not worth the extra money to get the new model.



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Re: Anova Precision Sous Vide Cooker $99
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: May 30, 2015 02:03PM
Thanks. Have been pondering getting one of these for several months. This seems like a good enough deal to place an order. In for one.

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Re: Anova Precision Sous Vide Cooker $99
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 30, 2015 02:57PM
Would this work to wash my dishes that are currently soaking in my sink?



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Re: Anova Precision Sous Vide Cooker $99
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: May 30, 2015 08:36PM
Takes too long. I cooked a rib eye in a pressure cooker and it only took 12 minutes. jest smiley (kidding)

Edit: it just struck me that this is a type of slow cooker with the meat and veggies sealed in different pouches.



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Re: Anova Precision Sous Vide Cooker $99
Posted by: space-time
Date: May 31, 2015 08:10AM
found this, at least it is a cheap way to try this cooking method, and if you like it, you can buy a device later on

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Re: Anova Precision Sous Vide Cooker $99
Posted by: earache
Date: May 31, 2015 08:47AM
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found this, at least it is a cheap way to try this cooking method, and if you like it, you can buy a device later on

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Yeah, this is a good way to test it out. Steaks have a pretty short cooking time compared to other cuts of meat. Things like prime rib, tri-tip, or short ribs really benefit from more time. The collagen and fats in the meat break down slowly over time and really make the meat tender, much more so than you could ever get with traditional cooking methods.



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