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Anova Sous Vide Circulator (Part 3)


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5 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

The strain relief has broken on my Anova original version power cord.  I assume the cord is a generic part, easily obtainable from amazon.  Before I go looking does anyone have a suggestion?

 

Maybe email anova?

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3 minutes ago, gfweb said:

@JoNorvelleWalker Say you asking for a friend

 

IIRC it looks like a computer cord. You might try one you have laying around

 

 

I turned my head and immediately saw a brand new one on the bed behind me -- what one friend has named the magic bed, so called for being a source of any computer related cable.

 

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I have two Anova's :

 

A bluetooth and a WiFi.

 

both purchased at a fine sale price.

 

I also have a SousVideMagic

 

from Canada  a long time ago.

 

it still does mighty fine service on my very large cooks

 

https://freshmealssolutions.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=72&Itemid=100087

 

a bit rusty but fine

 

back to Anova :

 

I used the Anova bluetooth for an overnight cook . in one of my Coleman coolers

 

I marked the min line w a Sharpie

 

and have added water above that.

 

that cook dropped the water below the min line

 

as I didn't think too clearly as the ColemanCoolers are not sealed.

 

added water and OK

 

then I used that same Anova for a re-heat and heard some noise while the water was above the

 

sharpie line.  added more water , noise went away

 

tonights dinner is going to be an especially delicious TB  that had been smoked after the SV

 

and Im re-therming it in a smaller Cooler , we water above the sharpie line on the same Anova

 

about 1/4 "

 

the Anova beeped too many times and did not keep the temp I asked for

 

I was above about as much as 4 degrees

 

I added more water so Im now up at least 1 or maybe 1.5 "  from the MinSharpie

 

seems to be working fine

 

I can't of course say what sort of damage the A' suffered for several hours below the min

 

but something sure happen and it seems to be cured for a while w more water  1.5 " above the MIn

 

Ill keep and eye on Target , as I have the RedCard

 

( Free Shipping !  5 % off ! why give Amazon 100 $$ etc )

 

and get another Anova @ 99 USD   ( - 5 % )

 

whyy ?

 

the Anova and my SV system are (?) vs is (?) Vital to me.

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If you can hold out until Prime Day, you should be able to get a deal. Of course, I have no clue when Prime Day is.

 

 

Don't ask. Eat it.

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@kayb

 

thanks

 

It still seem to be working well if I keep the water  1.5 " above MIN :

 

AnovaMark.thumb.jpg.eb4c0ec73b0c2e810ae82c8e5f3cbb54.jpg

 

the sharpie mark is the lower black mark

 

works fine above this mark

 

Im not , nor will ever be a " prime member "

 

I did buy a few  ( count your fingers and toes , that's about it )

 

AMZN shares   for long term

 

JB didn't appreciate it and did not call me on my Speed Dial w a free lifetime Prime

 

as I now own  (  infinitesimal amounts )  of the company

 

a bit cheeky , Id say.

 

so I do have AnovaWifi  on reserve.

 

cheers and thanks for your help !

 

 

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I haven't ever thought much about it, but I ALWAYS fill to just below the max line every time I use my circulators.

 

this allows for evaporation AND helps ensure the bags stay submerged completely

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@weedy

 

good points

 

in my case I did an over night cook

 

with out sufficient protection for evaporation.

 

Ill correct that in the future.

 

the inters in question were not sufficient to use my Big Rig 

 

up stairs w the SousVideMagic

 

 

 

 

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My usual vessel for SV is a 3-gallon plastic food-grade bucket. When I fill it to near the top, it's just below the black plastic top portion of the Anova. I've never had an overnight cook evaporate that far (though, when I was going to be gone all day and late into the evening, I've covered the bucket with plastic wrap). 

 

For some reason, it seems when I SV small enough quantities of something that I use a shallower vessel (say a Dutch oven or small stock pot), it's not for that long a period, so evap doesn't seem to be a problem.

 

Don't ask. Eat it.

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Even without a lid or other means of minimizing evaporation, with typical SV temps I've only noticed about an inch water level drop over 24 hrs ... so if the container is filled to the maximum fill line on the circulator, it's not going to be anywhere near stalling out after 24 hrs.

 

I'll use a smaller volume cambro for smaller items, but still fill to the max line

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Do any Anova 1 users notice a sticky residue on the rubberized parts, like the clamp assembly? Mine has had this for a year or two now. I don't want to clean it too aggressively because I don't know if it's stuff that stuck to it, or if it's the rubber itself getting breaking down. If the latter, I'd be afraid of scraping it off accidentally and making it worse than before.

 

 

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1 hour ago, paulraphael said:

Do any Anova 1 users notice a sticky residue on the rubberized parts, like the clamp assembly? Mine has had this for a year or two now. I don't want to clean it too aggressively because I don't know if it's stuff that stuck to it, or if it's the rubber itself getting breaking down. If the latter, I'd be afraid of scraping it off accidentally and making it worse than before.

 

 

 

No.

 

(Just got up to check.)

 

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12 hours ago, paulraphael said:

Do any Anova 1 users notice a sticky residue on the rubberized parts, like the clamp assembly? Mine has had this for a year or two now. I don't want to clean it too aggressively because I don't know if it's stuff that stuck to it, or if it's the rubber itself getting breaking down. If the latter, I'd be afraid of scraping it off accidentally and making it worse than before.

 

 

Well from out in left field...I recall having some fishing equipment develop a sticky residue on the plastic parts due to having applied a mosquito repellent. Not suggesting you did this but perhaps the offending chemical was in another product.

 

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Amazon.ca has a sale price of the Anova Bluetooth version of $132.99 down from $199. Can someone tell me what the minimum depth of a pan would be that I could use with the Anova?  I have the Polyscience Professional but wouldn't mind a smaller circulator that I could use for cooking sous vide smaller items like a piece of fish.  When I use my current equipment the smallest pot I can use is a Stockpot.  By the way, Amazon.com has it listed at $110.66.

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7 hours ago, ElsieD said:

Can someone tell me what the minimum depth of a pan would be that I could use with the Anova?

The marking for the minimum water line is located at ca. 7cm. So if your pan is 10cm deep it would work.

But if you position the clamp so low you might need a counter weight (If you have more than 1-2l in your pan you will  be fine) because the Anova is then top heavy. 

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