After two successful low temperature cooks (around 55C) I tried sous vide carrots, using Anova’s own recipe. Bad idea. After half an hour at 84 degrees (a bit steamy) Anova started beeping constantly, and then the temperature gauge went totally haywire and it stopped working. Reading -21.9 degrees, than 0.0 degrees, no difference from switching it off and on repeatedly, leaving it switched off to cool down and reset, running under cold water, switching for fresh cool water. Unusable, and very possibly dangerous. A large container of very hot water being measured as cool.
Some quick internet research reveals that these units are vulnerable to, of all things, STEAM. For a device whose sole job is to sit in hot water and to heat water up, this could be seen as a massive and inexcusable fail.
I bought this through Amazon UK and I’ll be returning it, no question. I also bought one for my brother for Christmas, so it will be doubly annoying (not to mention embarrassing) if his goes the same way.
Unbelievable. Anova - what have you to say about this known fault with your product?