Last weekend I was preparing and cooking for 45 people and when processing 4 kg of roast beef, disaster hit me hard. After about 2 hours, the 220V Precision Cooker boosted to almost boiling, the bags melted and cracked open, and then the fuse blew. I was downstairs sorting vegetables for 15 mins, so this must have happend fast. I could not pick the meat up with my hands – it was steaming hot!
The day before, we where testing temperature for perfect scrambled eggs, and the Precision Cooker suddenly gave off a long beep - my first one ever. Just unplugged and started over, and it worked fine that evening.
The Precision Cooker is from January 2015, and I’m wondering if I should try to repair it? It needs a thorough cleanup from all the meat juice, and I’ll just have to see if it blows the fuse again. Anyone have any cleaning tips?
i will try the iFixit page and see if at least I can clean it, before testing it again.
The outside tube comes off and gives you access enough to get the rest clean. The tube is a little stiff and it feel a little like you are forcing it, it is a partial twist to unlock it.
I had one from early on and had the experience of having it go full blast but no fuse blown. I got it to go again a couple of times, then was not able to. I replaced it and have shielded the temperature dial from moisture which I thought was the basic problem.
Hi @vrolfsen, what a disaster to have your precision cooker malfunction during dinner prep! @RichardOL is correct in explaining how to clean the cooker. @AlyssaWOAH, do you have any other suggestions?
Woops! I thought I responded - but I failed to hit ‘Reply’!
Hey @vrolfsen - I would definitely go ahead and clean your unit, that’s might be the answer to the problem! We do have a a couple of resources. I’ll link below:
How do I clean my precision cooker?
Cleaning the circulator
Disassembling and reassembling your Anova Precision Cooker
Also, if it continues to be weird, just send a quick note to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be more than happy to troubleshoot the issue!