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New Anova Precision Cooker Announced May 6, 2014

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#1 pmilas

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:40 AM

Hello, 

 

This is my first post here, and it happens to be about new precision cooker from Anova. I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but here it is.

 

what do you think? 

http://www.seriousea...the-market.html

 

it seems that they have made very good improvements. the kickstarter campaign has started, so I got my name on the founders club list :)

 

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Edited by pmilas, 06 May 2014 - 06:41 AM.


#2 paulraphael

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:54 AM

Looks great. i love the bluetooth control. Looking forward to a more in-depth review of the software, including its customizeability, etc.



#3 rotuts

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:02 AM

thanks for this tip

 

I signed up.



#4 Adam George

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:06 AM

Yeah, I have two on the way.

 

Two units for $200?  Deal.


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#5 pmilas

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:10 AM

The kickstarter campaign is going like crazy, when I ordered ( 30 mins a go) there were 200 backers and 28000 pledged. Now they are up to 88 k...

#6 Adam George

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:17 AM

Over $100,000.  Looks like I have two of these bad boys coming!  F*ck yeah!

 

I hope someone at Serious Eats is getting a free device; that's where I saw the news.  Quite by chance, I might add.

 

They sold out of their $99 units in the time it took for me to order two.


Edited by Adam George, 06 May 2014 - 07:18 AM.

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#7 rotuts

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:31 AM

wow

 

just a few minutes ago the 99 $ was at 300 or so.

 

lucky me, I got in at 301,



#8 Adam George

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:42 AM

Yeah, it went down from 400 to go to nothing pretty quick.

 

Still, The Dev Pack is good value.

 

 

I hope they'll introduce some cool stretch goals.


Edited by Adam George, 06 May 2014 - 07:43 AM.

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#9 SleeperService

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:56 AM

well, the secret is out:

 

https://www.kickstar...de-with-your-ip



#10 Joe Blowe

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:58 AM

I'm in at $129.  And it's my first Kickstarter to boot!

 

I bought a SideKIC when it first came out.  Luckily, I was able to dump it during Amazon's 30-day return period due to a faulty display.  Glad I dodged that bullet.

 

I've been a very satisfied Sous Vide Magic customer, but everyone knows it's a wee bit of a pain to set up.  If I can keep the SVM in the garage on a permanent basis, I'll be happy to have a more compact unit around for use in the kitchen.


So we finish the eighteenth and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, "Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know." And he says, "Oh, uh, there won't be any money. But when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness."

So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.

#11 Hassouni

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:09 AM

In at $129, also my first Kickstarter project. This was sort of an impulse buy, but I have been following Kenji's home-user SV reviews for a while and thought about going in.



#12 gfweb

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:09 AM

Wow! Vast improvements. Adjustable height and better interface.

 

Hope my old Anova breaks soon.....



#13 rotuts

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:13 AM

nah.  you will use both:  the smaller puppy for small jobs and re-heats

 

the Top Dog for larger jobs  and both for Goliath Jobs.

 

that's my plan


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#14 Beusho

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:28 AM

Wow, I missed the 99 while I was on the webpage but got in at the 129. I hope they make an Android app and have the app hold user preferences 


Edited by Beusho, 06 May 2014 - 08:29 AM.

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#15 Adam George

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:31 AM

You could buy two for $115 each and get one early if all goes to plan.


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#16 Adam George

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:32 AM

In at $129, also my first Kickstarter project. This was sort of an impulse buy, but I have been following Kenji's home-user SV reviews for a while and thought about going in.

 

The 220V and International shipping included sealed the deal for me.


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#17 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:39 AM

I blinked and the $99 units were sold out, but I still went ahead and got one for $129.



#18 gfweb

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:58 AM

nah.  you will use both:  the smaller puppy for small jobs and re-heats

 

the Top Dog for larger jobs  and both for Goliath Jobs.

 

that's my plan

But then I still have  the basement-dwelling  SV Supreme which, oddly,  I use more than the Anova.



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:04 AM

Hm, did any of you get an email confirmation, and was anyone able to specify white/black or 110/220v?


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#20 rotuts

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:11 AM

got the email

 

for 99 you get what you get I think, in terms of colors   there were offers for a bit more for a white

 

cant say much on the 110/220

 

maybe check w them if possible

 

there is a "manage your pledge" button but it doesnt go anywhere to change you 99 $$ I tihnk

 

maybe they send you the one based on your address?

 

be a bummer to get the 220 w a 110 set up and visa versa.


Edited by rotuts, 06 May 2014 - 09:13 AM.


#21 Adam George

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:16 AM

Hm, did any of you get an email confirmation, and was anyone able to specify white/black or 110/220v?

 

 

czech your emails:

 

 

 

Pledge Summary AMOUNT PLEDGED

$99.00 USD

REWARD

FOUNDERS CLUB: Special pricing for the Anova precision cooker. The unit will retail for $169. Get exclusive product updates and your name and photo featured on our Website and your name included in our product packaging. Available in either white or black and 120V or 220V. FREE SHIPPING, WORLDWIDE.

ESTIMATED DELIVERY

Oct 2014


If this project is successfully funded, your card will be charged on:

TUE, JUN 17 2014 3:45 PM EDT

When your reward is ready, Anova Culinary will send you a survey via email to request any info needed to deliver your reward (mailing address, t-shirt size, etc).

 

 

I presume this means colour and voltage and that this is an automatic response.


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#22 scubadoo97

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:34 AM

In @ $135

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:38 AM

well, the secret is out:
 
https://www.kickstar...de-with-your-ip


It pisses me off that they didn't come on here and tell us it was coming. We gave Jeff a TON of feedback and we didn't even get a chance at the $99 units. By the time I got the email, over 2,200 people had already pledged and all the cheap units were long gone. I can't believe that's how they treat their most loyal customers who just wanted to help them make a better product. Not happy at all!
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#24 Hassouni

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:40 AM

Time to read the encyclopedia's worth of eGullet SV info....



#25 rotuts

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:41 AM

maybe I missed this earlier;  they seem to be adding new categories

 

there was still one lest at 129



#26 gfweb

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:41 AM

It pisses me off that they didn't come on here and tell us it was coming. We gave Jeff a TON of feedback and we didn't even get a chance at the $99 units. By the time I got the email, over 2,200 people had already pledged and all the cheap units were long gone. I can't believe that's how they treat their most loyal customers who just wanted to help them make a better product. Not happy at all!

Occurred to me too.

 

Jeff etal might consider an discount offer to those who contributed.


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#27 rotuts

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:47 AM

I don't really mind that much.  I spotted the post here early, and unlike my 'let me think about it nature'  I just jumped right in.

 

so I got the 99.  

 

:raz:

 

i have the feeling Jeff Anova might not be high enough on the Totem to initiate what you wanted.

 

you could PM him and  ***  politely ***  suggest a different plan in the future.

 

Ive had PMs from him in the past.  He is pretty slow now in responding, but I bet he would.



#28 paulraphael

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:48 AM

The final price is low enough that I'm in no hurry. After they work out the kinks I'll decide if I need a #2 robot.



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 10:06 AM

It pisses me off that they didn't come on here and tell us it was coming. We gave Jeff a TON of feedback and we didn't even get a chance at the $99 units. By the time I got the email, over 2,200 people had already pledged and all the cheap units were long gone. I can't believe that's how they treat their most loyal customers who just wanted to help them make a better product. Not happy at all!


Agreed, or a simple post that alerted us to be ready for an announcement in our emails would have been great. Luckily I saw the post from Serious Eats on Facebook and was able to sneak in for the $99 unit, but just a simple heads up would have done a lot for trust after he solicited suggestions.

Not to mention I just ordered one a few days ago and it is expected to be delivered today. I'm unhappy about this because I called the company 3 times to find out if there was anything in the works down the road and received a mum response. I think the one I ordered will be going back and I'll wait until the new one comes out.

#30 Robin G

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 10:08 AM

I understand your frustration. I've been lurking here to find out about the new model, but ended up seeing something about it on reddit instead. I pledged 135 limes for one anyway, though.







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