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  1. I tend to use it as just a plain oven as well - my goal is food on the table - yes you can set a temp without a duration - I just got the Breville "A little bit more" toaster and am really pleased with the speed and quality, as well I have counter space for both. p
  2. @ Kerry, that price is a whole lot better than Amazon (even in the US!) but buying them in 2018 was still the best choice. What do they say about hind-sight? p
  3. @gfweb "So the interior of Anova is the same as BSOA or did you set the BSOA tray on a rack?" No, unfortunately it's about 1/2 inch too narrow to fit in the APO's grooves so it sat on a rack with a pan on another rack below to catch drips (there weren't any). p
  4. Last night I made the "Perfect Potatoes with Horseradish and Chive Sour Cream" from the APO recipe collection. Turned out well with a couple of provisos: 1. The step #11/12 "Brown potatoes" suggests 20 min @ 425F Rear and Top heat, that was much too long, took them out @ 10 min as they were beginning to burn. 2. Didn't have the sour cream/chives/horseradish dressing so I used Ranch dressing - a good substitute. 3. The recipe calls for the elusive "perforated pan" - did you know the air fryer basket from the BSOA is a perfect stand-in - right size and did the job admirably. The BSOA air fryer (dehydrating) basket is available separately from Amazon in a set of three. https://www.amazon.ca/Breville-BOV900AMB-Dehydrating-Baskets-BOV900/dp/B06ZYK6SNQ/ref=sr_1_5?crid=11YIP2EITSD33&dchild=1&keywords=breville&qid=1611488228&rnid=5264023011&s=kitchen&sprefix=brevi%2Caps%2C190&sr=1-5 https://www.amazon.com/Breville-Mesh-Baskets-Smart-Oven/dp/B06ZYK6SNQ/ref=sr_1_9?crid=4NOP116TKS1N&dchild=1&keywords=breville+toaster+oven&qid=1611488316&sprefix=breville%2Caps%2C194&sr=8-9 I purchased these Dec 18 2018 for $60 CDN - they are now $125CDN and they all require import duties!!! In the US they are $85 US - much more reasonable, but still expensive - maybe 3 friends can go together and split them. Best deal is if you already have a BSOA, problem solved. p
  5. I feel that's an over-estimation. I don't know how many APO users are in these forums but probably at least a dozen, that would equate to 3 cracked tanks. We aren't shy about raising an issue. It is happening I'm sure, but not to that extent. I would recommend you get off the fence, order one and enjoy its benefits. p
  6. Amazon has dropped the price of our winning 10-inch cast-iron skillet, the Lodge 10.25-Inch Cast Iron Skillet, to $13.99* for a limited time. Only in the US though, Canadians will have to pay the regular price 😞 p
  7. My apologies, you're correct. PTFE IS teflon - I didn't know that. p
  8. I did a search before starting this topic and the only one with relevance was back in 2010. I've been using silpats (or knock-offs) for many years and cleaning was always a bugaboo. I purchased this: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0899TH9H6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 a month or so ago and have nothing but praise. There are a few different iterations, but this is what I got based on price and description. Cheap, can be cut to fit, 15.75 x 13 inch, good up to 500F, most drips/spills pop or wipe off, no staining, no "teflon" material and nothing sticks. I have cooked chicken parts, pork loin roast, bread, vegies all with good results. The material looks/feels like a "plastiic" but it's not, I'm not sure of what it is but it works. I have cut these to fit various sheet pans I have, even circular sizzle pans and have used them in the CSO, BSOA and APO. In the APO @ 482F for broiling. I sound like a salesperson for these but just wondered why no one else seem to have picked up on these. p
  9. Happens to me exactly - racks when hot will not slide out - I could probably move the whole oven before they move - I'm debating a light application of some fine sandpaper, but still at the debating stage. p
  10. From my experience (couple times a week and not necessarily with steam) it would probably work out to 6 months as opposed to someone who used it more frequently. p
  11. More on supplied pan warping: I contacted support as it happened to me, here is their response: " Thank you for contacting the support team! The pan warping under high temperatures is normal especially when food is not evenly distributed on the pan. The pan will return to its normal shape after it is cooled. Also, we are coming up with a pan with better heat resistance. More on this soon." "Is normal"? Well yes, if the pan is sub-standard. "More on this soon" ? How soon? p
  12. palo


    It seems small and constrained by cook zones. According to "how-to" videos I watched the temp sensor is really fragile. Won't bake bread or roast a chicken. Door appears flimsy, watching videos I kept thinking of the "Easy Bake Oven", it uses light as well 👅 The concept and theory is good, but limited by practical restrictions and considerations. I doubt many of us will be adopters.
  13. I queried Anova about their Anova skill for Amazon's Alexa, here's their response: Yes it should work. It's quite new so let me know if it isn't working for you or if you find any bugs. Cheers, David Liu Customer Success Associate Anova Culinary I like the phrasing "Yes it should work", then again maybe not, your mileage may vary 👅 I appreciate this skill is quite new (perhaps not tested fully), and they do not promote or advertise it. Anyone trying it is on their own as a beta tester Just so you know. p
  14. This was a salmon filet and it was not moist after the cooking (over cooking?) p
  15. Interesting/concerning event - I was baking something @ 450 for 20 minutes no steam manually Huge amounts of steam expelled from bottom right corner and condensation forming in water tank. Should I worry? p
  16. palo

    Food recalls

    Damn those inspectors, they just can't leave well enough alone: https://globalnews.ca/news/7548666/yukon-jerky-recalled/#:~:text=Yukon flag Canada (isolated with clipping path).&text=Yukon residents who purchased beef,the psychoactive ingredient for cannabis. p
  17. Did I mention there's a Alexa skill for it: "With the Anova Oven Smart Home skill, you can start cooking by saying "Alexa, preheat my oven to 350 degrees." As your food cooks, you’ll be able to keep an eye on the oven's temperature and food probe readings by saying "Alexa, what is the temperature of my oven?" or "Alexa, what is the temperature of my food in the oven?" If you want to cook in Sous Vide mode, the Anova Oven Smart Home skill couldn't make this easier. Simply say "Alexa, Sous Vide fish in my oven at 125 degrees" or "Alexa, Sous Vide fish in my oven at 125 degrees for 40 minutes" to add a timer countdown to your cook. Here are other voice command examples you can say to Alexa: - Alexa, set my oven to bake at 325 degrees. - Alexa, set my oven to sous vide at 125 degrees. - Alexa, sous vide chicken to 145 degrees in my oven. - Alexa, bake my cookies in my oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. - Alexa, set my oven to steam. - Alexa, set my oven to dehydrate. - Alexa, set my oven to broil. - Alexa, set my oven to proof. - Alexa, turn my oven off." Haven't tried it yet, but for someone adventurous... p
  18. First off Anova email support has been really good for me. * Regarding the timer shutting off oven when completed: "The oven will stay on similar to a conventional oven and to ensure the food stays warm. It is also a failsafe in case anyone sets a wrong timer." I noticed in their toast recipe in the App, they have a 4th step called "Oven Off" which basically sets the temp to 77F with a 1 minute timer - sort of like a "keep warm" mode - could be added to other recipes I'm sure. In another email: "Yes the oven stops when the timer stops. Have you tried using the Oven with manual controls?" Perhaps this timer behavior applies to using the manual controls as opposed to their App recipes * Finally with regard to App compatibility with devices, I mentioned I had it working on Fire HD tablet: "Sorry the FireOS devices aren't support at the moment." Guess my oven/app doesn't know that yet. p
  19. If it was a really expensive pan, I "might" consider it, but if not then toss it - decent non-stick pans aren't very expensive. Err on the side of caution. p
  20. Way back when I commented the Anova wouldn't install on my Sony phone, Sony Tablet or Samsung tablet - problem was they are too old as per Anova support: "The app only supports Android devices with version 7.0 and up." I'm using the Amazon Fire HD 8, but as that's my ereader it's a little inconvenient. Others may want to consider this. p
  21. I was mainly concerned with saving electricity. p
  22. I'm looking at pizza/bread making using cast iron skillet/griddle. Is it possible to pre-heat on stove rather than in oven. I have a commercial induction burner. p
  23. I would like to see opinions backed up by facts - who has tried this and the results? p
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