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How To Use an Anova Sous Vide?

Anova precision cooker makes sous vide cooking easy. If you love cooking, you know precision is key to having the exact doneness level you desire.

Anova sous vide machine features one-touch buttons for setting the cooking temperature and cooking time. What’s more, you can pair the sous vide precision cooker with your smartphone via Bluetooth and control it using the Anova app.

The Anova precision cooker works with any water-filled pot and comes with an adjustable clamp for attaching it to the pot. The Anova app also includes over a thousand recipes to improve your cooking.

With Anova precision cooker, you can always cook new meals guided by the many recipes on the Anova app. As such, the Anova precision cooker is a cook’s best kitchen device for sous vide cooking.

If you’re looking to use your new Anova precision cooker, you have come to the right place! We will delve into using this precision cooker to achieve a consistent doneness level with every sous vide cooking.

Also, we will look at how to care for your precision cooker. Using and caring for an Anova precision cooker is a lot easier than most people think! Be sure to read on for more information.

Using An Anova Precision Cooker

Before using the sous vide cooking technique, you will gather a few things first.

They include a large pot or water container for the water bath, sous vide bags (heavy-duty), a vacuum sealer, and your Anova precision cooker. Once you have everything ready, you can follow the steps below:

Place A Water Vessel on The Kitchen Countertop

Anova precision cooker works with many water containers, including water pots for sous vide. As such, you have more extensive options.

Once you have decided on a particular water bath container, place it on the countertop near a wall outlet because the Anova precision cooker will sip juice from your kitchen’s power supply via the wall outlet.

Unbox Your Anova Precision Cooker

Take the Anova precision cooker out of its packaging and secure the adjustable clamp it includes in the package. Slide the precision cooker’s stainless sleeve through the adjustable clamp until the clamp is just above the MAX line on the sleeve.

Tighten the clamp in place by twisting the top knob on the adjustable clamp in the clockwise direction.

Attach The Anova Precision Cooker to The Container or Pot

The adjustable clamp has another knob – the bottom knob – for tightening it to the edge of the water bath container.

After placing the Anova precision cooker on the edge of the container with the sleeve inside the container, twist this knob clockwise for the sous vide machine to sit up straight tight.

Fill The Water Container with Water

Once you’ve tightly attached the Anova precision cooker to a water pot or container, fill the water container with water to create a sous vide water bath.

Ensure the water level is above the Min line on the precision cooker’s sleeve.

You can add more water until the water level is almost reaching the Max line on the sleeve.

Remember, the water bath level should be between the Min and Max lines on the Anova precision cooker’s sleeve.

Plug The Anova Precision Cooker into A Wall Outlet

Of course, you will switch on the socket, and the precision cook will read the water bath’s temperature instantly. The precision cooker has a blue scroll wheel for adjusting the temperature.

You can scroll up to increase the temperature or scroll down to reduce the temperature before pressing the play button on the control panel.

The Anova precision cooker will then start raising the water bath temperature to the desired sous vide temperature.

Since you can pair your smartphone with an Anova precision cooker via Bluetooth, you can also use the Anova app to control the temperature setting.

Add Food to The Water Bath After Achieving the Target Temperature

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Season your steak with salt and pepper and place it inside a sous vide plastic bag. Do all this while the Anova precision cooker is raising the water bath temperature to the set target.

Then use a vacuum sealer to remove air from the sous vide plastic bag and seal it before adding the food to the water bath for sous vide cooking.

Remember to clip the plastic bag to the sous vide container for perfect sous vide cooking.

Finish Cooking the Meal

Sous vide steak tastes excellent and is ready for consumption right out of the sous vide water bath. But you want to finish the meal to maximize all the tasteful flavors.

You have a few finishing ways to use to bring out all the flavors inside the steak.

First, you could sear the steak in a super-hot cast-iron skillet. You will get the perfect browning that delights every taste bud in your guests’ mouths.

You can also grill the steak to have a crispy crust that is equally tasty and flavorful.

Deep frying the steak is another excellent finishing that adds flavor to your meal. And if you cooked chicken wings using the sous vide technique, a broiler could be the best finishing method.

You can use the over a thousand recipes on the Anova app to improve your cooking and try new meals.

Cleaning the Anova Precision Cooker

After consistently cooking your steak or other foods to a precise temperature, switch off the power supply and take out the food. Then unclamp the machine from the water container and drain the water bath.

Throw away the used sous vide-quality plastic bag, and clean the Anova precision cooker.

The precision cooker has a stainless steel skirt that you will remove. You can clean this skirt in a dishwasher as it is dishwasher-safe. You can then clean every nook and cranny gently by wiping the parts with a damp cloth.

Be sure to avoid using abrasive cleaners since they might ruin the pristine finish on the Anova precision cooker parts. And that’s how you use and clean your Anova precision cooker!


Anova precision cooker delivers a consistent doneness result with every cooking. It features a manual interface with one-touch buttons for setting precise temperatures.

You can also use the Anova app to control your Anova precision cooker. And with over a thousand recipes available on the Anova app, you can do more than controlling your sous vide machine via a mobile app.

As such, the Anova precision cooker is worth the investment in every aspect.

We hope you have learned something from this article if you wanted to learn more about using an Anova precision cooker. We have also gone through the cleaning of your sous vide machine.

Therefore, using and cleaning your kitchen device is more straightforward than before. Let us know your experience with an Anova precision cooker down in the comment section below.

And invest in the best sous vide machine to get a perfectly cooked meal!

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