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Anova Precision Oven


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11 minutes ago, TdeV said:

I have written to Anova to find out what they think/want-to-do about the incompatibility of the probe and the pan on the top rack of the oven. Will let you know. (The perforated pan does not look like it would work any better than the upgraded pan, and, now that I have the items below, I'm unlikely to purchase).

 

Here is my APO set up to dry strawberries. See Dehydrating foodstuffs with the Anova Precision Oven.

 

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These items were recommendations from @palo and @JoNorvelleWalker.

 

The rack is from Hamilton Housewares (12" x 17") (eG-friendly Amazon.com link)

 

Silpat Silpain Premium Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat for Bread, 11-5/8 x 16-1/2 (eG-friendly Amazon.com link). Jo uses this mat to bake bread.

 

 

 

 

 

Just to clarify:  Jo uses these mats for (infrequent) dehydrating in the APO.  Jo has never used them for baking anything

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1 minute ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

Just to clarify:  Jo uses these mats for (infrequent) dehydrating in the APO.  Jo has never used them for baking anything

 

Oops! I'll edit original post.

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1 hour ago, palo said:

@SherryCobySam

See Tdev's post about dehydrating strawberries to see racks in use

 

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I read the earlier posts and understood 

 

Starting with 1 rack and 3 mats to see if I ever dehydrate anything after the first time. :)

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1 hour ago, SherryCobySam said:

Starting with 1 rack and 3 mats to see if I ever dehydrate anything after the first time. :)

 

I have found that @Ann_T's Summer Cake works better when the peaches have been dehydrated a tad.

 

Also, the Silpat is good for anything which you want to put on a rack which you don't want to fall through, e.g. bread, vegetables, etc. There are tiny holes in the non-stick Silpat mat, so perfect for steaming veggies. The Silpat withstands temperatures from -40°F to 500°F (-40°C to 260°C).

 

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22 hours ago, TdeV said:

I have written to Anova to find out what they think/want-to-do about the incompatibility of the probe and the pan on the top rack of the oven. Will let you know. 

 

Original issue reported here. One additional item I mentioned to Anova Support was:

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At the time (not knowing the probe could not be inserted), I wished that the probe was LONGER so that I could have rested the pan (with probe tip inserted into meat) on the inside door of the open oven, or a lower rack, so that my oven mitted hands could insert the probe end into the probe slot (before moving the pan to the top tray).

Here's what I wanted to do (below), where the length of the probe cord is just a bit too short. Maybe not so much for this photo, but definitely a problem if the pan has to be removed from the oven while the probe is plugged in AND inserted into the meat at the same time. 9" might be enough to do this safely, but needs testing. I would want to see a video of Anova staff performing this with a hot oven! (See photo below)

 

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Anova has replied. They think one shouldn't try to use the probe + pan on the top rack.  Grrrr! 😡 😡

 

So, what do you think?

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On 5/5/2022 at 12:34 PM, TdeV said:

 

Anova has replied. They think one shouldn't try to use the probe + pan on the top rack.  Grrrr! 😡 😡

 

So, what do you think?

 

@TdeV I don't have an APO, but I've run into some similar spacing issues in some of my other smaller ovens when trying to broil tall things. They don't fit with the rack in the top position, and the next position down moves them too far away.

My solution has been to move the rack down one position, and then invert another pan as a "spacer" in between the rack and the pan with the food.

 

If you used a spacer pan just *slightly* shorter than the difference between racks, it might get the pan to just barely clear the probe socket.

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On 5/5/2022 at 12:34 PM, TdeV said:

 

 

Original issue reported here. One additional item I mentioned to Anova Support was:

 

 

 

 

Anova has replied. They think one shouldn't try to use the probe + pan on the top rack.  Grrrr! 😡 😡

 

So, what do you think?

 

I wouldn't put anything I wanted a strict temp on in the top rack anyway, the oven light emits a lot of heat (around 140F) so you risk uneven cooking ( I suppose you could turn the light off but the function to do so is annoyingly hidden)

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@andrewk512, I was looking to replicate a top shelf broil, much hotter than 140°F. However, I don't know anything about broiling meat and I know that opening the oven door causes big changes, so I used the thermometer. I'm going to try @dtremit's suggestion next time.

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4 hours ago, andrewk512 said:

 

I wouldn't put anything I wanted a strict temp on in the top rack anyway, the oven light emits a lot of heat (around 140F) so you risk uneven cooking ( I suppose you could turn the light off but the function to do so is annoyingly hidden)

 

Not that hidden.

 

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Guys I’m in Manhattan and I am about to toss my Anova box and inserts. If anybody actually wants them, I am happy to give them away, and if you provide a label I’ll even ship them.

 

I live in an apartment and while I am blessed to have closet space, It has better uses. And I am certain I am keeping the oven

 

It looks like anova figures out boxes when there is a warranty exchange.

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47 minutes ago, SherryCobySam said:

Guys I’m in Manhattan and I am about to toss my Anova box and inserts. If anybody actually wants them, I am happy to give them away, and if you provide a label I’ll even ship them.

 

I live in an apartment and while I am blessed to have closet space, It has better uses. And I am certain I am keeping the oven

 

It looks like anova figures out boxes when there is a warranty exchange.

 

My cat would probably love it. But I'll pass.

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2 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

Fissler 28cm covered roasting pan/rondeau

Jo, my web search for this comes up with a lot of things I'm sure are not you are referring to.

 

Could you post a link?

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7 minutes ago, FlashJack said:

Jo, my web search for this comes up with a lot of things I'm sure are not you are referring to.

 

Could you post a link?

 

Sorry, their product lines are quite confusing:

 

https://www.fissler.com/us/products/product-detail/original-profi-collection-round-roaster-11-in-5-qt-with-high-domed-lid-2019/

 

 

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7 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

I paid 25% off.

Fortunately out of stock at my closest department store. $AU719 ~ $US499. Even on sale that's premium pricing. Fissler make lovely things.

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I posted in March about having my APO replaced due to a leak. The replacement which arrived mid-March does not heat to the set temperature or properly display the correct internal temperature. I contacted Anova support and as directed, I jumped through the trouble shooting hoops, none of which made a difference. I want to return the oven for a refund. I was told that since the original order was in November on 2021 I do not qualify for a refund but they will send a replacement. I have requested the issue be escalated to someone that can authorize a refund as I have had the new oven only about 60 days. I loved the APO when it was working properly. I did not love it enough to repeatedly go through the hassle of wrestling it back into a box and driving to the UPS store, waiting for then unpacking a new one and getting it set up . 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Anova may be acting proactively regarding tank issues - I contacted support regarding getting a shield and gasket for mine (no cracking yet) - their reply:

 

Thanks for reaching out to ANOVA Support! I can certainly add you to the waitlist for our tank covers. I will make sure to add a new tank with the tank cover so that you'll have a new water tank assembly when it's available.

 

Nice to know, but no idea when I might expect it.

 

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Follow-up later this morning:

 

You have already been added to the waitlist for tank covers, I have SO-449422 as a reference. As I mentioned in my previous email, I even added a new water tank with the tank cover so that you'll have an entirely new assembly. An email notification with the tracking details will be sent to you once the tank cover is available and is ready to be shipped.

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

are we still bullish on the apo? i see they're having a 10% off sale off the ovens, plus an additional 20% off sitewide (and 36% off their basic circulator + 50% off their higher-end circulator)

 

i'm surprised at how big the discounts are

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