By Marilyn Kitzes
Back in 2014, Anova (along with competitors ChefSteps and Nomiku) launched their first sous vide wand, and a cult following ensued. With the debut of the Anova Precision Cooker, serious home cooks no longer have to depend on a bulky countertop sous vide machine—just attach the magic wand to a pot of water, program your mobile app, and relax. Since that launch, the folks at Anova say that their machine has been used by cooks more than 100 million times.
Now in 2019, the company has turned up the dial with the new version of the Anova Precision Cooker, which is two inches smaller and 20 percent lighter than the previous version. And unlike the Anova Nano, the other model in their lineup, this new cooker has WiFi capabilities and an improved Anova app that offers the largest collection of sous vide recipes.
Stephen Svajian, Anova’s CEO and co-founder, contends that although he can’t legally say this machine won’t ever die, his team has created an extremely durable device. “Dunk it in water or drop it on the floor, the all-new Anova Precision cooker don’t care,” he writes in a recent Anova blog post.
You can pre-order the new wand for $129 directly from Anova, which the company advertises will be $70 less than retail. That’s the kind of discount gadget lovers might not be able to resist. Already a sous vide master? You might want to try the Anova Precision Cooker Pro.
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