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Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - 120V Circulator Cooker (Black)

4.6 out of 5 stars 586 customer reviews
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  • 360 degree directional pump for maximum circulation
  • Touch screen display with °C & °F readouts
  • User-Adjustable temperature calibration
  • All stainless steel (wetted parts)
  • Easy disassembly for cleaning
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Color: Black

Anova's sous vide immersion circulator cooks food in their own juices to a precise temperature. The result - great texture and taste, every time. Anova is truly a gift that keeps giving. Friends and family will enjoy and appreciate Anova for years to come! The Anova sous vide circulator is the first immersion circulator cooker designed for personal use, bringing the technique used by many high-end gourmet restaurants to one’s own home. Not only is the Anova sous vide circulator compatible with existing kitchen accessories, the small, vertical shape saves space, and can be stored effortlessly. This appliance can easily clamp on to any pot in the house, and is a necessary addition to any true foodie’s kitchen.

Product Information

Color:Black
Product Dimensions 15.5 x 2.8 x 2.8 inches
Item Weight 4.5 pounds
Shipping Weight 4.8 pounds
Manufacturer Anova
ASIN B00UET2UI2
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Item model number A1-120-US-BLK
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4.6 out of 5 stars 586 customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #32,008 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#749 in Kitchen & Dining > Small Appliances > Specialty Appliances
Date first available at Amazon.com November 1, 2013

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Color: Black Verified Purchase
A year or so ago I made a ghetto style sous vide cooker out of an old slow cooker and a cheap controller, just to see what this sort of cooking was like. I liked it, so I finally bought this, and what a neat tool it is. Compact, easy to clean, great control, and lots of power. It really does the job.

I got a Coleman "Excursion 16 Quart" cooler to use as a water bath. Cut off the hinge pins, and made a corner cut-out for the Anova - it is a perfect fit, and big enough to do small roasts and birds. Because it is insulated, it cuts the power use to next to nothing, and the tight fitting lid, in spite of the cut-out, reduces evaporation to near zero.

I also got a cheap camping grille and cut it down to make two holding grids to keep the food in place. Works like a charm.

Great results, highly recommended.
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Color: Black
I have no idea why Anova dropped their price to $200, but my advice is to get one before they come to their senses. This is a great immersion heater, and it is exceptionally well designed. It inspired me to write a short review.

It isn't obvious from the photos, but the display isn't Photoshopped, it's actually a color, back-lit, graphical, LCD touch screen. There's a startup screen where you can set C or F display and select the timer mode (yes, it has a timer): to either beep or shut down when the time runs down to zero. The timer can be set for up to 99 hours, but if no time is set the unit will run until the water evaporates below the two low-water sensors. In use, the display shows set temp, measured temp, and time remaining on the timer, with a Stop option. Temp can be set to 0.1 degree and Anova claims 0.01 degree stability, but that would be hard to measure. You can touch the display while it's running to show several simplified screens with heater and pump icons.

The heater is a full 1000 W (limited by household current supply), and the unit has a burly but intelligently short removable/replaceable IEC line cord. The stainless steel cover over the heater, sensors, and pump easily twists off for ready access to the insides for cleaning; that's very handy when one of your pouches leaks and everything gets covered with duck fat or one of your onsen tamago cracks and you have egg white pumped throughout your circulator. In the long run you can also easily clean off mineral deposits. You can scrub off the inside parts with a soapy vegetable brush and put the cover and pump cover in the dish washer.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
Purchased 09/27/2014

Review 11/16/2014 Original title: Great results, but not without defects

I've been using this immersion circulator for a couple months now and must start by saying that it produces excellent results. The menus are extremely simple and intuitive, though you can only switch between Celsius (default) and Fahrenheit when you first power on the unit. I used an infrared contactless thermometer to verify that the temperature displayed is exactly the temperature I had set for cooking.

So far, I've experienced a few issues, and I'm still using it to prepare meals. The first problem was an error message, saying that I should contact the manufacturer. This error flashed on the screen for a couple seconds and went away without any intervention. I don't recall seeing an error code and I don't know why it would have displayed the message.

The second issue is rust. I take the stainless steel pieces apart and dry them the best I can after cooking, but it is rusting at the tip of the thermometer and along the stainless steel seam on the in inside of the cylindrical casing that protects the heating element. I'm not concerned about getting rust in my food since it's all vacuum sealed, but I still believe this is a manufacturer defect that should be addressed.

The third issue was a random reboot. I was bringing the water up to temperature and the unit rebooted and stopped heating the water. I'm glad this didn't happen while I was cooking or while the unit wasn't closely attended. I started the heating process again and it cooked my food without any additional problems.

Update 02/15/2015 Product unusable

I contacted Anova via their website form to find out what I could do about the random reboots.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
I’m really happy with this purchase and definitely recommend it. The four meals I’ve prepared so far have been amazing. The star was the Christmas rib roast that came out perfectly medium rare all the way through and was incredibly juicy and tender. I’ve never been able to achieve anything close to that with just oven roasting.

Some notes...

I ordered the unit late and didn’t expect to get it in time for Christmas. Anova must have expedited processing and delivery, though, ‘cause it arrived nearly a week earlier than the delivery date quoted on Amazon -- in time to not only use it for Christmas, but also a few days to experiment beforehand. So, a nod to the company’s customer service and going the extra mile.

In terms of quality, the unit feels solid and well built.

The controls are simple and easy to use -- no need to consult the manual to get going.

The circulator is strong -- no worry about any dead spots that might be colder than the target temp -- but it’s also controlled -- even in a fairly small pot, the water didn’t splash out.

The impression is that they put some serious time and thought into designing the device.

As for negatives, the few I noticed weren’t a big deal and were easily dealt with...

The unit is taller than I expected -- which meant that the clamp was above the rim of the stock pot I first tried it in. However, because the unit is well-weighted, it could stand upright in the pot without the need for the clamp -- I never worried about it falling over even though it wasn’t clamped to the pot.

For a larger pot (~4 gallons), it took over an hour to get up to the target temp. I started with cold water from the tap (~50 degrees F), though, and could probably use hot water from the tap to speed the heating cycle.
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