If you’re looking for a smarter way to cook restaurant quality flank steak, salmon or maybe something even more special, the Anova WiFi Precision Cooker may be just what you’re after.
The Sous Vide Anova WiFi Precision Cooker is looking to blend the perfection of slow-cooked gourmet cuisine with the convenience of connected smart technology.
The popular French method of slow cooking known as Sous Vide involves placing food in airtight plastic bags (the literal translation is “under vacuum”) before immersing in a temperature controlled water bath and cooking for longer than usual – often 1 to 6 hours but sometimes as long as 2 days.
Before we get into the technicals, it’s important to talk about what really makes the latest circulation cooker from Anova stand out from its rivals from the outset – the affordable price point.
Costing less than the older iteration by Anova and considerably less than some of the other competitors in the Sous Vide and Circulation Cooker space, the latest Anova WiFi Precision Cooker offers great results at a price which doesn’t make you lose your appetite.
Offering both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, the Anova Precision Cooker provides an excellent smart solution to cooking restaurant quality food from the comfort of your own home, without constantly having to watch over your work for what may take hours.
As mentioned above, one of the main features of sous vide cooking is that ingredients are suspended in an air-tight container within a water bath while the temperature of the water is gradually brought up to the perfect cooking temperature.
Previously being the preserve of high-end restaurants and professional chefs, the ability to cook sous vide was often only available with a high-end price tag to match.
The latest offering from Anova finally brings this style of cooking within reach.
How it Works
The Anova WiFi Precision Cooker is designed to clamp onto the side of your regular pot, suspending the lower half of the device (containing the heating element, thermometer and circulation components) into the water.
While the heating coil brings the temperature of the water up to the desired level for cooking, the thermometer ensures that the temperature is kept exactly where it needs to be while a circulation fan ensures the level is kept even throughout the pot.
Above the water level, the top half of the device allows you to set the required temperature using a scrolling wheel for input and a display at the top of the device to let you know how things are looking.
So the device itself is pretty awesome, but that’s only 50% of what’s on offer here, what truly makes this intelligent piece of culinary kit shine is the ability to control your cooking through the companion app.
Simple but effective, the app incorporates the essential dials for ensuring your dish is cooking exactly how you want it at all times, providing temperature control, a timer and a good selection of recipes to get you started.
A refined build (and a lower price tag) over previous models and similar offerings from rivals make the latest Anova Precision Cooker an excellent choice for those looking to bring professional cooking into the kitchen without the time and cost investment of a dedicated sous vide cooker.
With WiFi and Bluetooth now built in as standard, if you’re after an introduction to smart sous vide cooking, you really can’t go wrong with this.Learn more about the Anova WiFi Precision Cooker here