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This is the second-generation sous vide circulator from Anova, which has many improvements over their initial offering.
The Anova Precision Cooker is sturdily built and looks and feels like a reliable and well-designed piece of equipment. In the rare circumstances a unit breaks down, Anova is also known for their good customer service that replaces units free of charge.
The Anova also has an intuitive and easy to operate user interface. It can be controlled via those physical controls, or through the Bluetooth controls. It has decent temperature stability and is on the inexpensive side for a name-brand sous vide machine.
The Anova does have a few weaknesses, namely that with only an 800 watt heater it doesn't heat all that quickly. It also doesn't handle large water baths (above 5 gallons) very well. While it has Bluetooth, it does not have WiFi controls and the Bluetooth app is pretty mediocre at this time.
Despite the shortcomings, the Anova is a well-built machine that has a great reputation and a low price. If slow heating speed and the lack of WiFi are not deterrents, the Anova is a wonderful machine for most people's sous vide needs.
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