1st Gen Anova precision cooker. Amazing price at £74 for the Wifi model was £189 @ Anova Culinary
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1st Gen Anova precision cooker. Amazing price at £74 for the Wifi model was £189 @ Anova Culinary

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Found 14th Sep
Yes, they are releasing a 2nd generation one shortly, but I have this model and it's fantastic.

  • Pro-level cooking, simplified.

Edge-to-edge perfection.Sous vide (pronounced “sue-veed”) is a cooking technique that makes it super simple to achieve professional-quality results at home. The technique utilizes precise temperature control to deliver super-juicy, flavor-packed results from edge to edge, every time. To cook sous vide, food is placed in a sealable bag and cooked in a water bath.

  • Bluetooth Features:

    • Control your cooker from another room.
    • Serves up to 8 people. Perfect for daily cooking.
    • 800 watts heats your water fast.


  • Bluetooth + WI-FI Features:

    • Control your cooker at home or at work.
    • Serves up to 12 people. Perfect for dinner parties.
    • 900 watts heats your water fast.

Top comments

wanye1 h, 18 m ago

ive just done some searching about the claimed wifi issues, and it seems …ive just done some searching about the claimed wifi issues, and it seems the anova doesnt like 5ghz networks, and if your access point/router has dual band on the same SSID it can be an issue, so you need to either set up a new 2.4ghz network, or change your SSID to something differentbeen wanting one for ages now, so seriously considering getting one at this price)


It comes to something when you have to tweak your router settings to cook a steak.
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Original Poster

There are 693 left at the time of posting according to the website.

Some videos Here if you want see some uses for it.

Eew! boiled steak!

willysnapper4 m ago

Eew! boiled steak!


never tried doing it in your kettle?

Thanks Blister, order placed!

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willysnapper8 m ago

Eew! boiled steak!


Did you mean.... "Mmmm, perfectly cooked, fat rendered, unbelievably juicy and amazingly tasty steak" ?
Edited by: "blister69" 14th Sep

Love mine. £189 is a joke. Always some deal available. I paid similar over a year ago but still well worth it for perfectly cooked food.

I thought it was a fancy thermos flask when I saw the pic!!

Terrible service for both pre-sales and post-sales. The WiFi model is terribly bad and doesn't like connecting to any modern WiFi at all.

I'd recommend you avoid this model, I expect it's end of life and due a replacement.

Anova was recently taken over by Electrolux.

anyone know the difference in the new model? google links arent coming up with much useful at a glance

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ro53ben4 m ago

Terrible service for both pre-sales and post-sales. The WiFi model is …Terrible service for both pre-sales and post-sales. The WiFi model is terribly bad and doesn't like connecting to any modern WiFi at all.I'd recommend you avoid this model, I expect it's end of life and due a replacement.Anova was recently taken over by Electrolux.


Really? I've had no issues with mine at all. I've used it frequently since I bought it last year. I set it going while I'm at work so that it's ready for when I get home. Steak takes 1 minute it the pan and it's done.

I've also had 2 different routers in that time and it has worked with both.

blister693 m ago

Really? I've had no issues with mine at all. I've used it frequently since …Really? I've had no issues with mine at all. I've used it frequently since I bought it last year. I set it going while I'm at work so that it's ready for when I get home. Steak takes 1 minute it the pan and it's done. I've also had 2 different routers in that time and it has worked with both.


Mine has never worked and I've given up chasing their customer service. They take ages to reply and need to be chased each time, truly shocking company. Even delivered it the day after Boxing Day - it was a Christmas present that I had ordered in November! They promised my delivery on-time but didn't even ship it express when they found the stock.

blister6910 m ago

Really? I've had no issues with mine at all. I've used it frequently since …Really? I've had no issues with mine at all. I've used it frequently since I bought it last year. I set it going while I'm at work so that it's ready for when I get home. Steak takes 1 minute it the pan and it's done. I've also had 2 different routers in that time and it has worked with both.


ive just done some searching about the claimed wifi issues, and it seems the anova doesnt like 5ghz networks, and if your access point/router has dual band on the same SSID it can be an issue, so you need to either set up a new 2.4ghz network, or change your SSID to something different

been wanting one for ages now, so seriously considering getting one at this price)

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wanye15 m ago

anyone know the difference in the new model? google links arent coming up …anyone know the difference in the new model? google links arent coming up with much useful at a glance



CNET report

that just describes the features of the $99 bluetooth only model though, it doesnt tell you anything about whats new with the $199 wifi model (does it?)

i want wifi so i can control it remotely whilst at work (ie trigger it cooking a few hours before i come home), but does the new $199 model have anything thats worth the extra £80 or so from this older model? (im guessing no!)

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wanye6 m ago

that just describes the features of the $99 bluetooth only model though, …that just describes the features of the $99 bluetooth only model though, it doesnt tell you anything about whats new with the $199 wifi model (does it?)i want wifi so i can control it remotely whilst at work (ie trigger it cooking a few hours before i come home), but does the new $199 model have anything thats worth the extra £80 or so from this older model? (im guessing no!)


No. It's a bluetooth + wifi controlled heating element. They will do exactly the same job.

That's exactly what I do. Set a quick reminder to turn the cooker on say at 4pm then let it do it's magic. I found it doesn't make a great deal of difference in taste if the steak/chicken/pork is frozen. So I put mine in the bath, frozen in the morning. You can't overcook the meat so just add extra time. I also use the Joule app to check cooking times. as that has times for frozen food.

wanye24 m ago

ive just done some searching about the claimed wifi issues, and it seems …ive just done some searching about the claimed wifi issues, and it seems the anova doesnt like 5ghz networks, and if your access point/router has dual band on the same SSID it can be an issue, so you need to either set up a new 2.4ghz network, or change your SSID to something differentbeen wanting one for ages now, so seriously considering getting one at this price)


Trust me, I've been deploying WiFi networks commercially since 1999, I know how they work. I created a dedicated 2.4GHz network for this, even turned off 5GHz completely, just doesn't work.

The phone app is rubbish, Play store reviews will confirm, and now also requires authentication for no reason at all - even if you have a the Bluetooth model that isn't internet connected.

As a standalone device, to keep water at a fixed temperature, it works OK - but without the app you can't even set a timer. I've now restored to using a separate stopwatch as the app is so poor.

It's a nicely built product, looked nice in the box, but I really can't ever recommend anybody spends a single penny with this firm - the service and support is that bad. All they ever so is tell you to email support, who don't reply. I approached them on Twitter and they sent me some DMs then told me to email support. I approached them on Facebook, told them support doesn't reply, they told me to email support. Seriously, you couldn't make it up.

Buy one if you wish, just hope your delivery arrives and you get one that works. If it doesn't, you'll need all the luck in the world getting the problem resolved.

I have one of these, they are fantastic. Never use the app so can't comment on the above comment, it can all be controlled via the unit itself. Switch it on, set the temp and leave until your food has been in the minimum time required, doesnt matter if it is in longer (within reason) best steaks you will ever eat, this is a steal at this price. Buy one you will not be dissapointed !!

Boil in the bag food makes a comeback.

I'm tempted, but I already own so many kitchen gadgets!

People commenting about "boiling" really havent got a clue what this is.

wanye1 h, 18 m ago

ive just done some searching about the claimed wifi issues, and it seems …ive just done some searching about the claimed wifi issues, and it seems the anova doesnt like 5ghz networks, and if your access point/router has dual band on the same SSID it can be an issue, so you need to either set up a new 2.4ghz network, or change your SSID to something differentbeen wanting one for ages now, so seriously considering getting one at this price)


It comes to something when you have to tweak your router settings to cook a steak.

Welcome to the world of tomorrow!
terriclarkfan4 m ago

It comes to something when you have to tweak your router settings to cook …It comes to something when you have to tweak your router settings to cook a steak.

markkeenan2 h, 56 m ago

I have one of these, they are fantastic. Never use the app so can't …I have one of these, they are fantastic. Never use the app so can't comment on the above comment, it can all be controlled via the unit itself. Switch it on, set the temp and leave until your food has been in the minimum time required, doesnt matter if it is in longer (within reason) best steaks you will ever eat, this is a steal at this price. Buy one you will not be dissapointed !!


Where would I find the cooking times, does the app let you choose by meat/weight or do you need to cross reference a table?

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tek-monkey12 m ago

Where would I find the cooking times, does the app let you choose by …Where would I find the cooking times, does the app let you choose by meat/weight or do you need to cross reference a table?


Yes the app will tell you how long to cook for and then set the temp and timer on the device. This can be set manually also. I would recommend downloading both apps. The Anova one and the Joule one. In the Joule one you can set the thickness of the meat too and specify if the meat is fresh or frozen.

This is very tempting - been looking into it just recently, and the Wancle seems to have the edge over the Anova, but for this price, it's very very tempting.

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The Joule app won't set the temp and timer on the Anova though as it's a different product.

tek-monkey15 m ago

Where would I find the cooking times, does the app let you choose by …Where would I find the cooking times, does the app let you choose by meat/weight or do you need to cross reference a table?


Cooking times are not specific to this device, the Sous Vide method is just cooking something at the desired temperature for the desired time, so for example if you want to do a rib-eye steak, the best way is just do a quick search for "sous vide rib eye" and you will get the times and temps for rare, medium, well done etc. So I do my Rib-eye steaks for at least 60 mins at 58C, Started at 60C but after a few attempts you can get it to exactly how you like it.

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Holdsworth5 m ago

This is very tempting - been looking into it just recently, and the Wancle …This is very tempting - been looking into it just recently, and the Wancle seems to have the edge over the Anova, but for this price, it's very very tempting.


Just looked at the Wancle one as I hadn't seen it before. Doesn't seem to have wifi which the Anova does and I find very useful.

Anybody know the difference between gen1 and gen2? Only thing I can see is that gen1 is 800 watt vs 900 watt on gen2? Thanks

blister6910 m ago

Just looked at the Wancle one as I hadn't seen it before. Doesn't seem to …Just looked at the Wancle one as I hadn't seen it before. Doesn't seem to have wifi which the Anova does and I find very useful.


Just bought - can't go wrong at that price. When looking at different ones, the wifi seemed more of a gimmick, so ignoring that, the Wancle just seemed to have better reviews. Obviously now I've just bought this, I will be saying how essential wifi is and much better than the silly sounding Wancle. Ahem.

Thanks for posting this deal - should be mega hot, as they are going for about this price for a used one.

ro53ben4 h, 22 m ago

The WiFi model is terribly bad and doesn't like connecting to any modern …The WiFi model is terribly bad and doesn't like connecting to any modern WiFi at all.


Will it connect to my 1960s WiFi okay?

I've wanted one of these since Rhik Samadder in the Grauniad (whose 'kitchen gadget' reviews are hilarious) raved about it - and he almost never raves about anything, he loves slagging off overpriced kitchen toot.

I ordered one before I realised I mostly eat oven-ready dinners these days. O well.

Noghar28 m ago

I've wanted one of these since Rhik Samadder in the Grauniad (whose …I've wanted one of these since Rhik Samadder in the Grauniad (whose 'kitchen gadget' reviews are hilarious) raved about it - and he almost never raves about anything, he loves slagging off overpriced kitchen toot.I ordered one before I realised I mostly eat oven-ready dinners these days. O well.


I saw that article and almost fell over he was so full of praise - think he was just having a good day, as he's also reviewed a sous vide bath and gave it his usual slating: theguardian.com/lif…der

Can't help thinking that if they need to tell you how to pronounce "sous vide" then the product probably isn't for you.

ezzer7241 m ago

Will it connect to my 1960s WiFi okay?


Probably more chance than anything built this decade. :O)

I find sous-vide a bit hit and miss and not ideal for everything, for example I found it a bit useless for sausages and it just makes burgers fall apart. Superb for sweet corn though, an unexpected benefit.

The main challenge when cooking something like a steak is the sear at the end. This is where you drop it in a hot griddle pan to put colour and flavour on the outside.

For a good pink steak you want to cook the middle to something like 60-63C. If you sous-vide to 60C and then griddle, you will likely overcook your steak. If you take them out of the water too soon, they will go cold in the middle. If cooking one steak it's much easier than cooking 4 or more as there is a lot of messing around getting them out of the bag.

I recently posted a photo on a sous-vide user group of the best steak I have ever cooked. I got loads of likes and positive comments until I explained I'd cooked it on the BBQ. All the way, not in the water bath at all.

If you can cook on a charcoal grill well, you'll always get the best results there. No sous-vide needed. However, it takes skill and plenty of practice. In the UK it also takes being cold and wet outside a lot of the time.

Sous-vide makes it easier to get more consistent results. Very few can cook a 10 out of 10 steak on the bbq. If you often cook anything from a 5/10 to an 8/10 then sous-vide may help. It will allow you to consistently achieve a 7/10 maybe even an 8/10 if you master the searing.

Additionally, if you use trickier cuts of meat that like to be cooked longer, such as brisket, then sous-vide can really help. The cheaper the meat, the more likely sous-vide can help.

I have the bluetooth but may upgrade at this price

Thanks! Bought one

Dodge621 h, 52 m ago

Can't help thinking that if they need to tell you how to pronounce "sous …Can't help thinking that if they need to tell you how to pronounce "sous vide" then the product probably isn't for you.



Being able to pronounce "sous vide" doesn't explain why this thing needs a Bluetooth interface, let alone be connected to the @internetofsh*t. Does it get the meat out of the fridge for you and feed it to you by wifi? No, I thought not.
Edited by: "pibpob" 14th Sep
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