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Anova Sous Vide Circulator (Part 2)


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#451 gfweb

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 08:53 PM

Way cheaper than the amount of gas it takes to heat up a cast iron pan!

#452 tdatta

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 09:30 PM

6.1 kWh over 22 hours is pretty good. Any idea what it took to get up to temp? I assume that holding temp will use far less energy than getting up to temp.

#453 chris_s

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 07:33 AM

6.1 kWh over 22 hours is pretty good. Any idea what it took to get up to temp? I assume that holding temp will use far less energy than getting up to temp.

Water comes out of my faucet at 120°, so I included the warm-up consumption in the 6.1 kW

#454 Indy D

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 06:03 PM

Thanks for doing this analysis, I have been curious about this as well. Interesting to note that you did this in a metal pot. Using a more insulated container would surely make this more efficient. 

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 08:04 PM

While reheating some frozen chicken for tonight's dinner I found a possibly novel use for the Anova.  Which use had very little to do with chicken:


As is my wont while dinner was cooking I was summoning a zombie.  All went well till I tried to get the lid off the half liter canning jar that holds my tincture of cinnamon.  The lid was stuck on tight.  Very tight.  I tried a jar opener to no avail.  I ran hot water from the kitchen faucet over the lid.  No joy.  I had visions of blood and broken glass and melting ice.  (Feeling somewhat fortunate that I had on a cinnamon colored flannel shirt.)


Then I noticed the Anova in the pot next to the sink.


I held the lid of the jar in the 65 deg C water bath for a few seconds.  The lid came right off.  That alone was worth the price of the Anova.

#456 lesliec

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 07:16 PM

I had an email this morning announcing that the beta version of the Anova app for Android was available.  I haven't got home yet to really put it through its paces, but I did notice that the recipe amounts, when they're by weight at all, are in Imperial units.  I can switch Fahrenheit/Celsius but nothing else, it seems, which is sad.


Anybody else tried it?  How have the Apple aficionados found their version of the app? 

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#457 Chris Hennes

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 12:14 PM

Well, I finally managed to kill one of my Anova circulators. Actually, I'm not really very sure what I did to it... I ran a rather lengthy unheated sous-vide thaw job out on my back patio in just-above-freezing temperatures, put it away for a couple months, and when I came back to it the unit tripped my breaker upon being plugged in. The good news is that Anova cross-shipped a replacement overnight when I inquired about repairs.

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