Since we are throwing out some suggestions on improving the Ice Bath Notification feature, let me toss out a few. I've been using Ice Bath since it became available again, and I love it. It has really made my precision cooker more useful to me. Like a lot of people leave for work in the morning and come home in the evening. I certainly don't want to have to wait two or three hours to eat dinner after I get home. The Ice Bath solved that. Before you read the three suggestions, keep in mind that I absolutely love my Anova WiFi model and can't imagine going with out it.
Suggestion One: When setting up the Ice Bath, the circulator runs for about 5 seconds and shuts off if the water temperature isn't under 40º F. This isn't enough time. I overcome this by circulating the water by hand for two or three minutes using a wooden spoon.
Suggestion Two: Let's kill that annoying beep, beep, beep that goes off every time the ice bath circulates the water. If no one is home, it's useless and if the cook leaves and it's going to annoy everyone else left at home.
Suggestion Three: Allow us to set a preprogrammed start time. I've figured out how to keep it below 40º F all day long, using the right amount of ice. How much easier would it be to set up my ice bath at 7 AM when I leave for work. Anova monitors the ice bath to make sure it doesn't go over 40º F, then at a predesignated time, let's say 2 PM it starts preheating, then cooks my dinner. I walk in at 6 PM, sear and eat.