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Anova Precision Oven


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1 minute ago, gfweb said:

Counter with 15" clearance under a cabinet that covers half of the oven ?

I think you've got it and explained much more simply than I did ☺️

 

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12 hours ago, gfweb said:

Counter with 15" clearance under a cabinet that covers half of the oven ?

15 inches of room under the cabinet. Annova would have to be half under the cabinet with one inch clearance, half not. Would the upper cabinet be destroyed';

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I'd not recommend it and Anova, I believe, suggests 4 inches of clearance - but hey, it's your cabinet.

 

Then again if you used it only in sous vide mode maybe it's possible lol

 

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Scott Heimendinger (Anova) published a recipe for dehydrating apple chips.

He uses heat on the bottom of the oven only.

 

A few days ago I dried cherry tomatoes, little noticing the pool of sticky stuff on the bottom of the oven. I subsequently made a steamed cheesecake (100% steam), so afterwards, all that black muck mopped up just fine.

 

But now I'm curious, if one has all racks covered with drying vegetables, there isn't room for the baking tray. Unless it's okay to be putting the tray on the bottom of the oven while using the bottom heating element?

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When I left for work this afternoon there was a FedEx package on my doorstep.  (I was expecting a DHL delivery, but that's a different topic.)  All evening I kept wondering what was in the FedEx box.  Now I know.  I must say it looks like a sturdy pan.

 

 

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My question didn't really get answered here but here it is rephrased:

 

There's only one recipe on the Anova site which deals with dehydrating and it recommends selecting the bottom element as heat source.

Do you suppose there is a problem if I have the baking tray sitting on the bottom of the oven (with a rack of eggplant on it)?? (All the other racks are occupied).

 

Edited to add: It would be simple to change heat source to the rear element. Okay, do you think?

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  • 3 weeks later...

All I asked for was my dinner.  Tonight the APO decided to install new firmware.  Whatever I set it to, after a minute or so the oven would reset.  I did a factory reset, and set up as a new oven.  Same problem.

 

I did the factory reset again but this time I asked it, please, please, not to install new firmware.  My dinner is cooking.  It remains to be seen if I shall eat.  And, yes, the obnoxious oven light is flashing.  Thankfully the window on the oven door is too grease splattered to notice much.

 

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9 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

please, please, not to install new firmware

Jo, I'm mighty unhappy with this. All day my APO was resetting and I put it down to wifi problems. Started it up to bake some buns and ... well you know the problem. Anova posted something to Twitter or Facebook saying there was a problem.

 

We don't need to rehearse the problems with tech companies putting out catastrophic updates.

 

I am pissed of that the QA on firmware is terrible. Seriously wondering if any internet-connected device is a bad idea.

 

Fired up the big oven. Heated. Added ice. Buns good 🙂

 

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Question?

 

Could it not have been used in manual mode (not connected) by  just using the control bar settings instead of the app?

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, palo said:

Question?

 

Could it not have been used in manual mode (not connected) by  just using the control bar settings instead of the app?

 

 

 

 

I believe so but you would have had to do the factory reset first to clear the offending firmware.  Thankfully my dinner turned out fine.*

 

 

*well, except for the wretched peas (not cooked in the APO).

 

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I seldom use the app as I find it just as easy manually make my choices - doing bread at the moment - preheated to 150, turned off to proof - preheating to 482 100%steam - will put in for 5 minutes and reduce heat to 350 bake, steam off for 20 - 30 minutes (going by degree of browning)

 

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8 hours ago, palo said:

I seldom use the app as I find it just as easy manually make my choices - doing bread at the moment - preheated to 150, turned off to proof - preheating to 482 100%steam - will put in for 5 minutes and reduce heat to 350 bake, steam off for 20 - 30 minutes (going by degree of browning)

 

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I seldom employ the anova app if only because it turns my screen upside down which causes me to lose my appetite.*

 

However peeking in the app just now I see my APO firmware* is currently 1.1.23 and "up to date".  I believe 1.1.23 is the previous working version.  Apparently the globally offending firmware update has been pulled and desecrated.  I'd hate to be in the shoes of whomever signed off on that.

 

 

*idiots.

 

**I almost wrote "my firmware" however firmware support for me ended some while ago.

 

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16 hours ago, palo said:

Could it not have been used in manual mode

No, Palo. As Jo correctly says below, the unit was powering up and down every minute or so. I don't think there was a way to take it off air and/or return to a stable state.

 

Anova has pushed a downgrade that makes the APO usable. It is v1.1.10.

 

The app is prompting me to update to 1.1.23 but I might wait a few days on that.

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Maybe mine isn't connected to wifi as its been a while since I've used the app, so I got no upgrade prompts, but as I say I usually use it in manual mode - if that power cycling was universal then every APO would have been doing the same thing!!!

 

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Thankfully, I have my device set to my needing to confirm upgrades (very bad experience with Calibre Companion). So I'm usually behind the times when it comes to upgrades.

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9 hours ago, FlashJack said:

No, Palo. As Jo correctly says below, the unit was powering up and down every minute or so. I don't think there was a way to take it off air and/or return to a stable state.

 

Anova has pushed a downgrade that makes the APO usable. It is v1.1.10.

 

The app is prompting me to update to 1.1.23 but I might wait a few days on that.

 

But performing the factory reset stopped the oven from power cycling and disconnected WiFi, which is why I got to eat my chicken thigh.

 

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6 hours ago, TdeV said:

Thankfully, I have my device set to my needing to confirm upgrades (very bad experience with Calibre Companion). So I'm usually behind the times when it comes to upgrades.

Why do you use  Calibre Companion as opposed to plain Calibre - CC is a paid app whereas Calibre is free - I use it with a Fire HD tablet and previously nwith many other devices (Sony EReaders etc) - works flawlessly

 

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1 hour ago, palo said:

Why do you use  Calibre Companion as opposed to plain Calibre - CC is a paid app whereas Calibre is free - I use it with a Fire HD tablet and previously nwith many other devices (Sony EReaders etc) - works flawlessly

 

Calibre Companion is/was THE app to query the Calibre database (looking for a new book to read). A large upgrade was necessary and Chaley (original author) wanted to retire and found another guy to take over the app. But the new guy released a paid upgrade which failed to implement most Calibre Companion functions and was a total catastrophe. So, the new iphone app was utter trash and useless. Fortunately I immediately turned off upgrades to Samsung Android so I am still able to use the old Calibre Companion app there.

You'd think I would have remembered that I learned not to be on the bleeding edge of (mostly Microsoft) software decades and decades ago!

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4 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

My APO is anxious to install a new update.

Jo you were cleverer than me in doing a factory reset.

 

As I understand you are on 1.1.32. Are you being prompted to install a version higher than that?

 

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