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Anova Precision Cooker Pro

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  • Price: $399
  • Amazon Ranking: 4.4 stars from 27 reviews
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  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
  • Temperature Range: 32°F (0°C) to 197°F (92°C)
  • Heater Output: 1,200 Watts
  • Has Circulator: Yes

The Anova Precision Cooker Pro is the first immersion circulator designed by Anova Culinary specifically for commercial/professional use. It has been designed with the power, durability, and precision required in professional kitchens.

It has 1,200 watts of heating power and a flow rate of 12 liters per minute which gives the Anova Pro the ability to precisely heat 100 liters of water with a lid. It is designed to run for a minimum of 10,000 hours straight without shutting down. It can be submerged in up to a meter of water for 30 minutes without being damaged.

It's specified temperature accuracy is: +/- 0.05°C over a temperature range of 0°C-92°C. It has manual time and temperature controls as well as the capability to connect via WiFi to an iOS and Android smartphone app.

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Basic Anova Precision Cooker Pro Specifications

For the basic specifications of a sous vide machine we look at several things. Not only the dimensions, such as the height and weight, but also the min and max immersion depth, as well as the material it is made out of. All values are supplied by the manufacturer.

Basic Specifications
Parameters Anova Precision Cooker Pro
Tube Diameter 2.375" (6.03cm)
Height 13.8" (35cm)
Width 3" (7.6cm)
Weight 2.8 lbs (1.3kg)
Min Immersion Depth 2.4" (6.2cm)
Max Immersion Depth 6.7" (17cm)
Min/Max Spacing 4.3" (10.9cm)
Min Pot Depth 4.25" (10.79cm)
Has Timer Yes
Voltage 120 VAC
Type of Clamp Screw with slide adjust
Max Clamp Opening 1.1" (2.8cm)
Wetted Part Material Stainless steel skirt and cap
Remaining Material Teflon coated aluminum
Cord Length 45" (114cm)
Cleaning Skirt and cap can be removed
Price $399
Made In China

Anova Precision Cooker Pro Performance Specifications

The performance of sous vide machines is probably the most important consideration. It includes the heating power, temperature variability, pump speed, and the circulation method. All values are supplied by the manufacturer.

Performance Specifications
Parameters Anova Precision Cooker Pro
Lowest Temperature 32°F (0°C)
Highest Temperature 197°F (92°C)
Temperature Variability 0.05°C
Temperature Granularity 0.5°F or 0.5°C
Has Circulation Pump Yes
Pump Speed 12 L/minute
Can Direct Pump Output Yes
Maximum Water Capacity 16 gallons (60 L)
Heater Output 1,200 Watts
Water Level Sensors Max shut off/Min alert
Amazon Rating 4.4
Amazon Review Count 27

Anova Precision Cooker Pro User Interface

The sous vide interface has two main components: 1) are there on-device controls such as buttons or wheels? And 2) is there WiFi and/or Bluetooth connectivity?

User Interface
Anova Precision Cooker Pro
Display Type Capacitive touch screen, LEDs
Buttons Current & Target Temp, Timer, Start/Stop, +, -
Other Inputs None
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
Smartphone Control iOS and Android
Info And Recipes In app

2015-2016 Benchmark Test Results

We run all sous vide machines we can through our benchmark tests. For a full explanation of the tests, please see our article Sous Vide Benchmark Tests.

Benchmark Results
Anova Precision Cooker Pro
Room Temp Start Time 20:10
Hot Tap Start Time 05:20
Low Temperature 140.5°F
Low Temperature Maximum 140.5°F
Low Temperature Minimum 140.5°F
Low Temp Variation 0.0°F
Temp Rise Time 15:50
High Temperature 183.6°F
High Temperature Maximum 183.6°F
High Temperature Minimum 183.6°F
High Temp Variation 0.0°F
First Hour Power Use 0.45 kWh
Total Power Use 0.90 kWh
Sound Adjacent 57 dB
Sound 12" Away 52 dB

2012 Benchmark Test Results

This machine was either not available in 2012 or we did not test it.

Have you used the Anova Precision Cooker Pro? If so, let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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