Anova Sous-Vide Precision Cooker 2.0 Review – I am a sous-vide convert, but it’s not cheap


Anybody that has ever watched a cooking show will be aware of sous vide cooking. The name makes it sound pretentious, and then the concept of cooking your food in a plastic bag of water doesn't sound all that appealing.

With the promise of perfect results, it is something I have always wanted to try, but in the past, the devices themselves have been quite expensive, and I feared it would end up being another gadget neglected in my cupboards after a few weeks.

While that may still happen in the future, for now, I have loved it my first experiences of cooking with sous vide.

Anova is possibly the most popular brand in the business, the original Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker has over  6,418 ratings on the Amazon website with an impressive 4.6 out of 5 with 80% of the reviews being 5-star and just 5% being 1-star.

To the best of my knowledge that launched on Amazon around 3 years ago for £159 dropping down to £129 prior to its discontinuation in December.

Subsequently the V2 model launched with an initial price of £159, but then this jumped up to £199, and it now has gone back down to £159.

It is one of the most expensive options on the market, with many other competing brands offering models for under £100. The big difference between this and the cheaper models is the inclusion of Wi-Fi, allowing you to control the Anova from your phone.

Anova Culinary | Sous Vide Precision Cooker 2.0 (WiFi) | 1000 Watts | Black and Silver | Anova App Included

£199.00

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Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker 2.0 vs Precision Cooker 1.0 vs Pro Specification

Anova Precision Cooker 2

The specification of the latest V2 model is:

Performance Power: 1000 Watts
Flow Rate: 8 Liters/min

Durability Plastic & stainless steel
IPX7 water and splash resistant

Precision Temperature Accuracy: +/- 0.1˚C (0.2˚F)
Temperature Range: 0˚-92˚C (32˚-197˚F)

Usability Manual time and temperature controls
Adjustable & detachable clamp
Removable skirt

Size 325mm (12.8″) Height
0.7 kg / 1.6 lbs

Container Size Min water line: 65 mm
Max water line: 153 mm

Connectivity WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
iOS and Android app

I can't find the full specification of the original model, but it had a lower power output of 900W was physically larger and was less water resistant

Anova Precision Cooker Pro

The Pro massive increased the power allowing you to heat up to 100L of water, which is likely more than any residential consumer would need.

Performance Power: 1800 Watts / 220 Volts
Flow Rate: 12 Liters/min
Max Cook Size: 100...

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