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The Anova Precision Cooker WiFi 900 Watt is the latest version of the Anova Precision Cooker. Like it's predecessor, it is a well-built, reliable and well-designed piece of equipment. One of the main areas the original Precision Cooker was lacking in our sous vide benchmark tests was the heating time. It was the slowest machine tested for several years. Anova has now addressed that by releasing a 900 watt version, making it one of our Top Picks for sous vide machines.
Anova circulators have a history of reliability. 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 either WiFi or 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 it doesn't heat all that quickly, even with the upgraded 900 watt heater. It also doesn't handle large water baths (above 5 gallons) very well. The Smartphone app is also pretty mediocre at this time.
Despite the shortcomings, the Anova is a well-built machine that has a great reputation. I tend to lean towards the ChefSteps Joule as my favorite circulator, but if the lack of physical controls is something you dislike, and the slow heating speed of the Anova is not a deterrent, then the Anova Precision Cooker WiFi 900 is a great choice. Though if you don't need WiFi, I would recommend considering the original Anova Precision Cooker (if still available) or the Anova Nano because of their lower prices.
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