Disappointing first attempt with my Anova. I decided to make an ice cream base using egg yolks. I've always made eggless ice cream because I didn't want to use raw eggs.
Here are the problems/questions:
The bluetooth connection is virtually useless. I have to be in the same room to use it--what's the point? Oh yeah, if I want to easily set the time, I have to use the app as the Anova circulator doesn't have an easy way to set the time. Frustrating.
The temperature is very inaccurate. I used my Thermapen, (even tested it's accuracy in boiling water) and found the Anova to be a couple degrees under what it said sometimes, and other times closer to what was listed. Just because you show decimal points, doesn't make actual temperature more accurate.
I used an immersion blender to mix the egg yolks, sugar and dairy. By doing so, it incorporated air into the mixture which made the bag float somewhat even when sealed. Then the ziplock gallon bag leaked. I don't know if the mixture isn't diluted (I'll find out tomorrow when I churn it in the ice cream maker). After I removed the bag, I ran soapy water, then clear water through the circulator to clean it out. I hope that worked. There should be a better way to clean the device in case of bag failure.
The community forum is very difficult to search easily.
Finally, what is one supposed to do when you're done cooking? Leave the circulator in the pot? Take it out and dry it? Sit it somewhere safe from it melting other things (since the metal is very hot)? Poor instructions.