Cooking is all about time and temperature. While using your oven or a hot pan to cook your meals is quite easy, these cooking methods simply involve cooking at much higher temperatures than the desired doneness of your food, and that can often lead to over-cooking or under-cooking, and ultimately, you might end up ruining dinner. This brings us to Sous-Vide, a method of cooking in which food is placed in a plastic pouch or a glass jar and cooked in a water bath at an accurately regulated temperature for longer than the usual cooking times. While some Sous-Vide recipes can be boring and tedious because of the long wait associated with them, and can sometimes even fail when followed by beginners, there’s a super reliable and ingenious kitchen gadget out there that makes cooking any Sous-Vide recipe an easy task. Meet the Anova Culinary Precision Cooker.
The Anova Culinary Precision Cooker (AN500-US00) is a WiFi-enabled Sous-Vide precision cooker that can help literally every single passionate “chef” to cook any Sous-Vide recipe like a Pro in no time, no matter their cooking skill levels, all right from the comfort of their own home.
As this is based on the company’s older model, the newer model (AN500-US00) is an improved version of the original Anova Culinary Precision Cooker. This means that the Anova Precision Cooker now features more power than before, which consequently means faster heat up times.
Not only that, but this improved model also features a smaller and more durable body than the original version, as well as an improved Wi-Fi connection.
All this makes the Anova Precision Cooker the perfect option for any home chef to improve or learn any Sous-Vide recipes.
Now, let’s a more detailed look at the Anova Culinary Precision Cooker and check everything it has to offer.
DESIGN & SPECS
As mentioned before, this newer model (AN500-US00) is based on previous version of the Anova Precision Cooker.
Not only is this last iteration of the Anova Precision Cooker a bit smaller than its predecessors, measuring just 3.1 inches long by 5.3 inches wide by 12.8 inches tall (when standing up while attached to your cooking pot) but it is also much lighter than previous version, weighing just 1.6 lbs. (0.7 kg).
Furthermore, the Anova Precision Cooker also features a gorgeous Black and Silver body that’s packed in a minimalist, yet stylish design, which ultimately allows the Anova Culinary Precision Cooker to seamlessly blend in with the rest of your kitchenware.
Additionally, it is also worth to mention that this precision cooker is also incredibly easy to use, as it comes equipped with a built-in fully adjustable and detachable clamp that allows the unit to be easily and very conveniently attached to any stock pot or container. This removable and fully adjustable clamp will fit literally any cooking pot or container. Not only that, but the unit also comes equipped with a fully removable skirt.
It’s also worth to mention that both its removable clamp and removable metal skirt are dishwasher safe, which makes cleaning the unit a very easy task.
The Anova Precision Cooker also features great durability, not only because its body is made of high-quality materials, but also because the unit it rated IPX7 Water Resistant, which basically means that the unit is fully-waterproof when submersed in water, and it is also protected from any splashes thanks to its splash-proof body.
The Anova Precision Cooker should only be used within a minimum water line level of 2.55 inches (65 mm) high/tall, going up to a maximum water line level of 6.02 inches (153 mm) high/tall.
Lastly, the unit works at 1000 Watts (Power Performance) and features a consistent Flow Rate of 8 Liters per minute.
Not only that, but its featured “Heating Precision” includes a Temperature Accuracy of+/- 0.2˚F (0.1˚C) and a Temperature Range that can be varied between 32˚-197˚F (0˚-92˚C).
All these tech. specs allow the Anova Precision Cooker to perfectly ensure you always get an evenly cooked edge to edge meal, and that goes for a wide variety of foods, including Sous-Vide cooking for beef, chicken, salmon and more.
Even other types of fish, as well as vegetables, eggs, lamb, pork and even other ingredients are all ideal candidates for Sous-Vide circulation/cooking.
When taking a look at this precision cooker’s interface, its controls are also very intuitive and super easy to use.
By using these simple quick-touch controls you can set both the unit’s Sous-Vide Cooking Time and Temperature.
Furthermore, since its built-in digital panel informs you about its working temperature, there’s no need to use a stove, thermometer, flame, or any other type of additional equipment to reach a desired temperature.
Thanks to its Flow Rate of 8 Liters per minute the unit can easily circulate water at a precise temperature to cook your food exactly how you want it to be cooked. This will ensure that the Anova Precision Cooker also holds your heated water precisely at a desired temperature.
Whether you’re looking to cook a simple Sous-Vide meal for 1 or a huge and extravagant feast for your entire family and/or big group of friends, this newer model of the Anova Precision Cooker can, as mentioned before, heat up water faster, which ultimately means that you can get cooking quicker than ever.
Since the Anova Culinary Precision Cooker (AN500-US00) is a WiFi-enabled kitchen gadget, it supports the most common Wireless Standards (802.11 b/g/n), operating at a frequency band of 2.4 GHz.
All you have to do is use its Smartphone Companion App (the Anova Culinary App – discussed at the end of the article) to setup the unit’s WiFi connection.
HOW TO USE?
As mentioned before, the Anova Culinary Precision Cooker is super easy to use.
Literally all you have to do is adjust is built-in clamp to attach the unit to your cooking pot/ container, fill that same pot or container with water, and then just add your “sealed-cooking-bag” with your already sealed food to the pot.
After that, just use the unit’s digital panel’s quick-touch controls (or the Anova App) to configure the precision cooker’s Sous-Vide exact cooking values and you’re all done.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
Inside their package users will find: their Anova Culinary Precision Cooker (model AN500-US00) and an included Quick Start Guide.
THE SMARTPHONE APP – Anova Culinary App
While users can use the Anova Precision Cooker’s built-in quick-touch controls located at the unit’s top side (on its digital panel), you could also ultimately use the Anova Culinary App to control the device.
Lastly, by using the Smartphone Companion App, users can also check and learn thousands of Sous-Vide recipes for free, and all those were created for cooks of every skill level by award-winning chefs and home cooks alike, meaning you’ll have no problem getting up to speed and learning on your own.
The Anova Culinary Precision Cooker is a WiFi-enabled Sous-Vide precision cooker that features quick-touch built-in controls and WiFi- and App-connectivity, as well as a durable splash-proof build with an included removable clamp and removable metal skirt that allow for an easy cleaning.
All of that makes this super versatile precision cooker well worth its price. This awesome kitchen gadget is your key and “one-way-ticket” to cook beef, chicken or salmon to perfection, as the Anova Precision Cooker can guarantee that you always get delicious and amazing results.
Furthermore, you don’t even need to get any special cooking bags to cook with, as sealable baggies work great.
If you’re interested in buying it, each unit is currently going for $269. You can order yours online, directly from Anova’s official shopping page, which you can access via this link.