I just bought the 900w BT/WIFI unit to give to my wife and am trying to learn what I give it to her!
I have to say that reading this forum makes me wonder if I should take it back before opening the box!
But I will persist and hopefully all will work out fine.
My wife is not at all “techie” - and I am not that much better - we are bothe seniors! But I have learned that she will be able to set not only the temp but also the timer manually and maybe that is all we will ever do! Unfortunately I have also learned that it seems the timer can do nothing but beep! I had wronglt assumed it could turn off or drop to “keep warm” temps etc. Not so it seems!
Hoping someone can help me with a couple of questions before we even try to use it …
(1) We don’t have iphones, but I do have the latest 6th gen. ipod.
I am not clear if the ipod will enable me to stop / start, adjust temp settings etc from a remote location - as long of course as I have a wifi connection at that location to access the internet. We do of course have wifi throughout in the house.
Maybe I would need an iphone to do that rather than an ipod? Maybe it isn’t even possible with an iphone? I am unsure.
(2) If I cannot control it remotely with an ipod, and if we need to be away from the house at the time the cooking should be done, Is it fine to let the food sit a few extra hours at the cooking temperature (with the alarm beeping away in an empty house!)
The alternative I thought of would be to set an external 110v timer to shut off the power once the cooking time is done. Not sure that is good either though as the food would then need reheating later.
Appreciate any advice on the foregoing. I am still looking forward to using the Anova together with my wife, but I have to say I am not as enthusiastic as I was before I learned more about it!
Hope it won’t wind up either being returned or banished to the basement with many other small appliance purchases made over the years!!
Cheers … Brian M.