This post pertains STRICTLY to Ziplock freezer bags which is completely beside the point. The rack in the 16L container made by Anova is literally useless. I’ve watched a number of videos where people are clipping things to the rack and and doing things that simply cannot be done. Items do not sink when you put them in the middle of a water bath they float. So the videos showing they’re clipping things to the rack are straight up fraud.
Here is the reality of using the rack in Anova’s 16L container.
No matter what you put into this container in the middle, it floats. Do not give me this water displacement line of shit either. Everything still floats no matter what you do. Clipping a bag to the rack now gives you a clipped floating bag and the food is no longer under water. Everything has to be put on the sides of this container.
Since food requires to be submerged, the only way to achieve that with the rack, is to have the rack itself submerged under about an inch of water. Clipping anything to the rack in this situation, results in water in the bag because the food is floating.
Since the rack has to be submerged to keep the food submerged, you use the rack to keep the food submerged which requires a lot more water. Having that much water, now limits how much food can be put into the 16L container. The more food, the higher the water level and now there is zero space between the lid and the water.
This is all because the rack has to be submerged and you cannot use the rack for what people show in the videos it’s supposed to be used for.
The only thing the rack can be used for, is a weight. In order to do this you have to break off the tabs that protrude on the side of the rack, so there is no interference, the rack can now hold down all the food you have in bags attached to the side held in place by the lid.
Clips cannot be used in the 16L container. Every video I’ve seen with people clipping things to the rack are fake. All food floats when placed into the middle of the container.