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Anova Sous Vide Circulator (Part 2)

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#361 Kerry Beal

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 05:13 PM

I don't think you'll be disappointed!



#362 paulraphael

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 07:47 PM

She showed up tonight, went straight from the box into the water. Cooked some skate at 48C (I liked it, my gf wanted more cook). Some chuck steaks are in the tanke now at 55, Purring away in a lexan container covered with a blanket, until I can be like the cool kids and properly mod a cooler. Not sure exaclty what part of the chuck they're from, so unclear if they'll be ready tomorrow or Saturday.

 

Here's a thought: the packaging foam is high quality and nicely designed, as others have noticed. If someone could find a decent, reasonably priced piece of soft luggage that's the right size, we'd have an instant travel case. 



#363 paulraphael

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 08:56 AM

No interest in a travel case? The foam insert is about 16" x 9" x 4". 

 

After a quick search I found this. But I think some simple, soft luggage-style bag would be better.



#364 lordratner

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:17 AM

No interest in a travel case? The foam insert is about 16" x 9" x 4". 

 

After a quick search I found this. But I think some simple, soft luggage-style bag would be better.

How fragile is the Anova? I don't think it's a bad idea at all, however I don't know that I'd spend 25% of the Avona cost on a case. But then, in most scenarios I can imagine taking it somewhere, I'd just throw it on the passenger seat. 



#365 SleeperService

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:47 AM

No interest in a travel case? The foam insert is about 16" x 9" x 4". 

 

 

*sings* "my traveling companion is naught years old, he's the child of anova corp"  (sung to the tune of "graceland")



#366 paulraphael

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 10:05 AM

How fragile is the Anova? I don't think it's a bad idea at all, however I don't know that I'd spend 25% of the Avona cost on a case. But then, in most scenarios I can imagine taking it somewhere, I'd just throw it on the passenger seat. 

 

I'm thinking all you'd need is an inexpensive case or bag that's about the right size for the foam insert. $50 is more than I'd like to spend (maybe not unreasonable if you travelled with it a lot, which I don't anticipate). But if we found something for $20 or $25?



#367 weedy

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 12:09 PM

with a  little work:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item19eb58ffab



#368 Tjex

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 03:52 PM

No interest in a travel case? The foam insert is about 16" x 9" x 4". 

 

After a quick search I found this. But I think some simple, soft luggage-style bag would be better.

 

This is what you might be looking for  http://www.carrycase...ses/t-1712.html

For $13, it's pretty cheap!

 

Though it might require some foam shaving.



#369 paulraphael

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 07:13 PM

That's really close. I'll have to see how much room there is to thin the foam.



#370 weedy

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 08:56 PM

This is what you might be looking for  http://www.carrycase...ses/t-1712.html

For $13, it's pretty cheap!

 

Though it might require some foam shaving.

3.5 inch depth

 

cutting it a bit too close by my reckoning.



#371 Kerry Beal

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 07:51 AM

3.5 inch depth

 

cutting it a bit too close by my reckoning.

The foam is about 16.5 by 9.5 by almost 4 inchs.  Oops - see someone else has already measured it.


Edited by Kerry Beal, 12 April 2014 - 07:52 AM.


#372 scubadoo97

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:56 PM

The foam is about 16.5 by 9.5 by almost 4 inchs. Oops - see someone else has already measured it.


That's cool. Always measure twice cut once

#373 Bubbipapa

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 10:58 PM

After trying different containers for my anova, I found this. I must say it Works great

Now i live in Denmark, and i Can see the box is from Germany, but i suspect i will also be available in other places

Best regards

Bo

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#374 Xinram

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 12:46 AM

Is that a Thermo-Kuli cooler ?

Edited by Xinram, 20 April 2014 - 12:47 AM.


#375 Bubbipapa

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 02:26 PM

Is that a Thermo-Kuli cooler ?


Yes it is

#376 Chimo

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 04:50 PM

Just got my Anova today. Had some excellent eggs for supper!
A chamber vac is also on the way.

#377 nickrey

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 02:22 AM

Just bought one. It's my fifth sous vide machine so far. Great for quick cooks and the circulation is strong. I prefer my vac-star sous vide chef II for longer cooks and larger volumes of water but would totally recommend it to someone as a starter unit.


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#378 ChrisZ

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 04:08 AM

Just bought one. It's my fifth sous vide machine so far. Great for quick cooks and the circulation is strong. I prefer my vac-star sous vide chef II for longer cooks and larger volumes of water but would totally recommend it to someone as a starter unit.

 

I've had mine for a few weeks and really like it.  I'm cooking things sous vide that I wouldn't have bothered with previously, because of the hassle of setting up the rice cooker rig.  Now I have no hesitation.

 

Just wondering what sort of tubs you're using Nick?  Currently I'm using our largest pot (dutch oven) because it's the only thing I have big enough to hold the Anova.  I've started shopping around for a cooler / esky as the many posts here suggest that something insulated is the way to go.  Haven't found anything just the right size yet, that also looks OK sitting on the kitchen bench.  I'm thinking that if you've got 5 sous vide machines then you must have tried a fair few tubs as well...



#379 nickrey

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 02:49 PM

For smaller and faster cooks I just use a deep pan - the bottom part of my pressure cooker is ideal.

 

For longer and larger cooks I use a 25 liter food safe container that is temperature rated from -40C to +100C. I use the lid with a cutout for the circulator.

 

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