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2 hours ago, rotuts said:

a  question for Firmware'd up APO users:

 

lets say , you firm up the shipped APO

 

will the APO work , more or less

 

W/O WiFi  constantly on ?

 

a la CSO ?

 

my current plan is this :

 

My library is near by.

 

it has WiFi , electrical outlets , and 

 

carts  ie they would lend me one for a few minutes.

 

might have to ' check it out '  Ha Ha

 

a friend of mine , and myself

 

take the APO to the library , use their cart

 

( not the book-carts )

 

wheel it in to a computer table

 

etc etc

 

wheel it back to the car.

 

now , do I have a CSO ( manual , thank you )

 

that's a bit bigger ?  using only the buttons on the

 

APO ?

 

the experiment would probably require you to

 

turn off your WiFI for a few minutes 

 

and see.

 

getting your WiFi working again as before

 

is up t you.

 

Id appreciate hearing about y0ur results .

 

Rather may I suggest borrowing a wifi hotspot from the library.  Update anova firmware.  Return hotspot to the library.

 

Or if you have a cellular device it may function as a wifi hotspot.  I believe my iPad will.  In any event I'm sure MC would appreciate another hotspot.

 

 

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well ,

 

MC and his HotSpot !

 

if they upgraded the WiFi to current 

 

Im fine

 

although, my many Pals @ MyLocal 

 

would be seriously amused 

 

that I up-date an Oven

 

at The Local.

 

BTW :

 

some time ago , not that long ago 

 

but in the Era Before 

 

Anova undated their circulators to both have

 

WiFi and BlueTooth 

 

OK 

 

I have that model , and did indeed 

 

D/L the App for my iPod 

 

remember those ?

 

there was a fine discussion her re :

 

Chips :  not Potato or Kale

 

re : the econo0mics of Chisp

 

Bluetooth and possibly WiFi chis

 

were as I remember 

 

were quite cheap.

 

Ive noted the APO , and the BoraBora team 

 

chose not to include a bluetooth chip

 

with the WiFi chip

 

interesting , very interesting 

 

Yawn 

 

but think about it :

 

They Want To Hear From You 

 

more or less continently 

 

DataMining ?

 

I don't even know what that means

 

but the option to earn a billions of a cent

 

real co0pper cents

 

must have made the AnovaMasters

 

salivate

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@TdeV 

 

indeed

 

CSO Steam Clean is fine for me.

 

Rational CombiOvens 

 

and all of that ilk 

 

SteamClean

 

being Plumbed-In

 

drains and all

 

Just Like your DishWasher !

 

saving up might get you some

 

some day !

 

I do wish I had the link :

 

someone here 

 

posted some time ago

 

about getting a Rational 

 

nice sized one 

 

w Vents to Code

 

and I dont have the link

 

and w thew additional expense of  3-phase power

 

to boot.

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I picked up my APO from the post office today, had to go cause I wasn't around for delivery earlier. Somehow I managed to get the thing into my car but couldn't get it out of the car without shredding the box to pieces. I fear any malfunctioning that might make me have to return it

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12 minutes ago, andrewk512 said:

I picked up my APO from the post office today, had to go cause I wasn't around for delivery earlier. Somehow I managed to get the thing into my car but couldn't get it out of the car without shredding the box to pieces. I fear any malfunctioning that might make me have to return it

 

Do they not still offer in-home service?

 

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more info from APO's:

 

"""  Yes, the Oven that you'd be receiving will have the most current firmware version with it.

If the Oven fulfills its cooking functionalities, then we can consider it to be working perfectly.

Once you receive the Oven and you want to find out the current firmware version of it, make sure first that the Oven is connected to the app. Then, Launch Anova App > Profile > Settings > Oven Details > Firmware Version.

 

"""

 

they still think I have WiFi and an App !

 

BTW  :  an early version of the circulator had WiFi and bluetooth.

 

its the one I use .   manually

 

and as I understand it from eG :  bluetooth chip is cheap

 

I wonder why APO only has WiFi .

 

Ah , of course :  to collect info and then ....  w the info ?

 


 

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On 12/27/2021 at 10:58 PM, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Do they not still offer in-home service?

 

I have never heard of that, will have to check if it is in Canada

 

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and as I understand it from eG :  bluetooth chip is cheap

 

I wonder why APO only has WiFi .

 

Ah , of course :  to collect info and then ....  w the info ?

I find bluetooth pairing of anything other than headphones very unreliable and it drives me crazy. I think if it was bluetooth I would not purchase

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Two things:

 

1. Wanted to be the first to post in this forum in 2022

 

2. Melba (like?) toast - cut sliced bread (rye/pumpernickel etc) into pieces - 125F - bottom heat - 1 to 2 hours (until dry - no moisture)

 

Great as an inexpensive cracker - buy day-old as even cheaper

 

p

 

Edit: Did I mention no steam and prop door ajar - should've

 

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I purchased an APO thanksgiving weekend but got a lemon that wouldn’t connect to WiFi. Even with the good customer service, because of the holidays my replacement arrived this weekend. The good news - I got a new build with the black plastic casing around the reservoir, so fingers crossed for durability! My first experiment was the challah from Babish. I overkneaded a bit, but the overall product was tasty and got very good oven spring with the steam. Not bad for my first braiding! 

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Aldi occasionally has lamb racks for $9.99. After an APO sous vide session they were seared on my gas grill (upside down grill grates). Really good and no cumbersome bag!

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Can I use CLR to descale the APO? Do I need to descale if the descale light has not come on? I have ran it for 60hrs so far. I am using demineralized water (only thing available since the stores have all been raided of water)

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44 minutes ago, andrewk512 said:

Can I use CLR to descale the APO? Do I need to descale if the descale light has not come on? I have ran it for 60hrs so far. I am using demineralized water (only thing available since the stores have all been raided of water)

 

I don't know what CLR might be but I use distilled water and I've never descaled my well used APO.  I learned from my CSO that not using distilled water was a mistake.

 

 

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1 hour ago, andrewk512 said:

Can I use CLR to descale the APO? Do I need to descale if the descale light has not come on? I have ran it for 60hrs so far. I am using demineralized water (only thing available since the stores have all been raided of water)

No! My experience with a (far less expensive) coffee maker taught me to never use CLR to clean food related items.

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2 minutes ago, DesertTinker said:

No! My experience with a (far less expensive) coffee maker taught me to never use CLR to clean food related items.

Why is that? I used it on my immersion circulator to good success, but that was something I could visibly see and ensure was well gone, whereas the APO makes me a bit nervous to that regard. What descaler do you use?

 

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I've never descaled my well used APO.

I am guessing they assume people are using regular water despite the instructions.

 

I am still trying to find a store that will sell distilled water.... but demineralized water is the best I can do for now

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9 minutes ago, andrewk512 said:

Why is that? I used it on my immersion circulator to good success, but that was something I could visibly see and ensure was well gone, whereas the APO makes me a bit nervous to that regard. What descaler do you use?

 

I am guessing they assume people are using regular water despite the instructions.

 

I am still trying to find a store that will sell distilled water.... but demineralized water is the best I can do for now

No APO here, but,  the CLR left a weird aftertaste/smell, regardless of how many flushing with clean water cycles I ran. It’s white vinegar for me for food contact things.

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11 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

I get my distilled water from amazon whole foods, but I believe Shoprite has it too.  I just can't carry it.

 

 

No amazon groceries in Canada :( I checked 2 grocery stores and a major home goods store, gonna try more grocery stores eventually

 

5 minutes ago, DesertTinker said:

No APO here, but,  the CLR left a weird aftertaste/smell, regardless of how many flushing with clean water cycles I ran. It’s white vinegar for me for food contact things.

Interesting, good to know

 

2 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

I still have no idea what CLR might be.

 

It is a name brand of calcium/lime/rust remover, like the stuff you would use to get rid of scale on a shower glass or a slowly running faucet. The repetitive commercials I watched as a child brainwashed me into brand loyalty

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17 minutes ago, andrewk512 said:

…The repetitive commercials I watched as a child brainwashed me into brand loyalty

That’s what made me think it would be a good thing for my problem!

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6 hours ago, andrewk512 said:

I am still trying to find a store that will sell distilled water.... but demineralized water is the best I can do for now

 

Look in the pharmacy section, not the bottled water section. At least, that's where the stores up here have it.

 

 

(Also, of course, pharmacies.)

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6 hours ago, andrewk512 said:

 

I am still trying to find a store that will sell distilled water.... but demineralized water is the best I can do for now

Where in Canada do you live?

 

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36 minutes ago, palo said:

Where in Canada do you live?

 

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Oh, geez. I missed that he was in Canada.

 

Unless you're in a super-remote location, it's in a store near you. Shoppers has it, Superstore has it, Sobeys has it. In Shoppers it's (weirdly) over where they keep the supplements and vitamins and homeopathic remedies (don't get me started on the subject of selling snake oil alongside real medicine...). In Sobeys and Superstore it's in the pharmacy, usually (IIRC) near the eye-care stuff. I buy it regularly at all three stores for my GF's CPAP machine, it's just a matter of which one I happen to be in for other purchases.

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