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  1. I had my old box & foam but they also offered to send me the new one so I’f have proper snug packaging for the old one.
  2. New Stuff on APO. (Which probe is better? Why the change? -money saving or performance/issues?) Is anyone aware of issues with the probe breaking? I’m on my second APO. My initial oven was unable to be connected to Wifi after many hours and variations. So the second one has come in and as I’m setting it up, I notice three things are different between them. 1. The tank has a black protective “sleeve” face. It can move (has some play), I believe this is to act as a buffer for heat, although it could also be a cheap and easy way to hide cracks that will appear. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 2. There is a silicone piece (about 2 pencils thick, and about a that long too *#2 pencils*) that fits into the groove between the base of the water tank holder and the side of the oven. (To redirect steam/heat?) 3. The probe is shorter by a few cm and has changed jackets (No idea what the new material is, I assume the old material was a fiberglass cable jacket (woven/braided). This new one like a thermoplastic or silicone. Don’t know what the change was for and doubt I’d get a real answer if I asked customer support.
  3. Happy to have someone with so many questions and bringing their own wisdom of experiments. Glad you are here and that you’ve found us! You definitely belong! 😆 Good look with the candy, can’t wait to see photos of attempts or showing off the hard earned ideal lol 😉 (Humbly of course!)
  4. Looks like the colab was true
  5. Just got an email from AnovaCulinary.com Looks like Andrew Rea from "Binging with Babbish"/"Babish Culinary University" is collaborating with Anova to show off their Precision Oven. I wonder what will come of it... Hopefully new a fun, creative, and simple recipe on youtube. Ideally, this means more food nerds are exposed to the wonders of a home combi-oven. Which means new people getting into it, doing experiments and therefore hopefully publishing new recipes! I would love the combi-oven recipe list to grow! I just received my APO last week and have been slowly reshuffling my kitchen to make space for its debut to precious counter space.
  6. Glad to have you be a part of the forum! There's plenty of folks who will appreciate your opinion and enjoy your presence. Be well!
  7. Okay. So, I just want to confirm whether or not this applies to the APO: "This is why we hesitate to recommend combi ovens for cooking fish, rare meat, or other foods where you might need temperature accuracy" [Modernist Cuisine (Vol. 2, Pg 156)] @PositiveMD's quote is the only thing I've found on eGullet for using the APO at temperatures 140 F / 60 C or below. I'm curious, what is the accuracy of this statement for APO veterans? P.S. I am considering returning my unused Anova Precision Cooker Pro (immersion circulator) to subsidize the cost of the APO. This was just purchased because of a sale but if the Sous Vide mode of the APO is not a concern at low temperatures, then I can't see why I'd have both. Can you? P.P.S. I have been ignored the three times I've reached out to Anova for response to this main question. The first time (2 months ago), they said I'd be contacted by a technician. And ghosted me even after 4hrs of leaving a chat window open. They have been horrible with Customer Service so far, hopefully that's just been my luck though and isn't the norm.
  8. Hi @DaveCee! Welcome to egullet :) What ingredients or techniques have you excited and/or curious at the moment?
  9. Exactly. The specific goal for me is to keep steaks from “lifting itself” when it shrinks and tenses up when contacting a searing hot pan. I want that as much pan-contact and these seems like a easy to store. After seeing everyones input, me thinks the product in original post is overkill. Thanks everyone!! PS @btbyrd That video was very helpful for me! I trust those ladies since I already follow some of their work #Smushlife
  10. Does anyone own this or can suggest an alternative to this? If you own some, I'd love to hear your experience of their value (or lack thereof). I couldn't find any reference to them when searching eGullet, so sorry if this discussion has already been had. Saw these from a video awhile back. It was J. Kenji López-Alt who I first saw using them. I'm in central Texas and maybe these prices are affordable in the Bay Area but they’re are outrageous to me! Tempted because it is a neat design which not only allows for stacking for creating more weight, but also "staggering" to create a larger area of coverage. Seems very functional, but I don't have much experience with using any press. I figure it just helps you free a hand while pan searing meat so you don't have to press the meat yourself. Please educate me if you see it's uses beyond what is advertised. 8.oz = $14.00 13.oz = $19.00 https://www.thechefspress.com/shop
  11. Oooo ice cream! Was thinking about investing in a small batch machine recently. I just settled and on getting liquid nitrogen as the cheapest and most reliable option. Welcome to egullet!
  12. In the few days I’ve been here, there is one thing for certain. People love and know their chocolate here... Welcome!!
  13. Pretty 😶 Very cool. What are you currently excited about in regards to developing either more knowledge or skill?
  14. @weinoo What type/brand steam oven do you use? I’m currently researching Anova and Cuisinart.
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