Anova sous-vide cooker now iPhone-controlled, available for backing

By Rene Ritchie on 6 May 2014 10:40 am
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Anova has a new iPhone-controlled home sous vide machine on the market and it looks to be both well made and incredibly well priced — or at least, the early bird discount on Kickstarter is really good. Sous vide, the fancy name for temperature controlled emersion cooking, is the latest gadget to capture the imagination of the online nerd community. Here's what Anova has to say about their latest and greatest:

In addition to our three chief goals (low-price, flexibility, and connectivity), we also wanted to incorporate many suggestions from our users. The result is a redesigned system, specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of the home chef. It's simple, yet powerful, flexible and accurate. It's incredibly light, weighing only 2.5 lbs. Its small, and easy to store. It truly represents a breakthrough in precision temperature cooking devices.

So, thanks to Bluetooth, your iPhone now gets to control your sous vide, meaning less chance for human error and more chance for tasty food.

The iPhone App makes it incredibly easy to cook with Anova. You simply find the food you're cooking, adjust the settings if you'd like, and hit start. There's no need to search for time and temperature settings. It will all be programmed into your phone.

Anova is also going to release an SDK so other apps can be made, for example nutrition apps.

While the original early bird special was for $99 that was bought-out in the time it took me to start writing this article. The current special is $129 and will likely also go fast. Full retail will be $169 and Anova expects to ship this October. If you want one, and you want a great price, act fast!

(I've been looking for a connected sous-vide for a while, so I just backed the stuffing out of this.)

Source: Anova

10 comments

dmedesha

I'm so tempted, but I'm Androider and while my wife does iOS, she's not into kitchen gadgets. Will have to pass this one up.

fcp078

Anova already announced in the comments section of their kickstarter page that this will support Android too.

Good OL MC

So that caught my interest real quick. Cooking that way can be really healthy and very tasty. $130 is a great price but I'm kind of tempted to just pay retail and know I'm actually getting the product. Kicks tarter can make me a little nervous about getting what I paid for.

CDLacey

WHAT! This is pretty cool. The applications for this kind of technology go beyond cooking though. If you look at Dyson, they realized that their motors also make great cooling fans.

While it does make sense for this start up to focus on cooking in the mid-term, they should keep on the back burner (pun intended) some other applications such as room temperature controls/space heating.

Whiskey Rodeo

...............ummmmmm.........maybe I'm not classy enough to understand it, but i think ill stick to not boiling my steak............

andruwb

I agree with Good OL MC. I want one but can wait to pay full retail once the product is fully developed and at market. I've been burned by Kickstarter before.

Teso Dos Bichos

I'll wait. I have been burned before by talk of Android compatibility which never appears. Add to that the Kickstarter factor. I have no problem paying full price for this at retail.

tmaze

It is a very good price (even the full retail) - but I'm really not sure how much I would cook that way - and I'm also Android and would want the app there in the Play Store before buying into it.

tmaze

Seriouseats.com has a very good (and postitive) review of this product. If you are interested you might want to check it out.