So I’m in the process of downsizing all my cast iron that typically fits in my no-longer-in-existence full size range with kitchenware that will fit inside the Anova. A bit of a challenge for some things, namely Pizza Pans in cast iron, they all seem to be 13 or 14” or larger.
I purchased a Lodge grill/griddle measuring 16.75” by 9.5”, figuring with the Anova measuring 17” x 12”, should be a good fit right? Wrong. If you want the grill/griddle to fit on one of the racks, it needs to be no greater than 16 3/8” wide. However, with the Lodge’s measurements, it fits perfectly in the grooves for the racks meaning you don’t even need to use a rack with it and it slides out easily enough. The oven racks when the oven was first being used were horribly grabby inside the grooves and did not slide in and out easily. Either with use or since putting the cast iron griddle in, the racks slide out much more efficiently.
The fajita/steak serving platters were a huge hit with the Chicken Fajita recipe made in them for supper yesterday. Life has become a lot simpler with the Anova Steam-Combi oven…and hard to imagine, even tastier than before. Don’t get me started on electricity efficiency either. This is probably as “green” as solution for a full size range as you’ll ever be able to find. Our electricity bill has dropped by over $20/month and the only thing that’s changed is the fact that we no longer have or are using a full size range. At this rate, the Anova will have paid for itself in 2 years time in energy cost savings. Great job ANOVA