Meet the Anova Reusable Silicone Bag by stasher

Dear #anovafoodnerd Family –

You’ve asked for it and it’s here!

We are delighted to introduce you to the Anova Precision Cooker Reusable Silicone Bag. This 100% pure platinum silicone bag is a result of our partnership with stasher.

  • You can prep your favorite meal using the Precision Cooker bag and then drop it right into the water bath.  After you’ve finished your meal, just seal your leftovers up in your new bag, toss it into the fridge, and reheat the next day with Anova for the same incredible meal every single time.  

    We are releasing the personal-sized pouch starting today, which is perfect for 1-2 servings. You’ll be able to get the family-sized version soon!

    Here’s how to easy it is to cook with the Anova Precision Cooker Reusable Silicone Bag:

    1. Place contents in bag and roll to squeeze excess air out
    2. Close by pressing firmly at top to seal the bag
    3. Set your Anova Precision Cooker time and temperature and place the bag in your container to cook.

    Your Precision Cooker will never overcook your food.  And when you reheat it, the leftover meal is as perfectly cooked as the first one. Restaurant-quality results, every time.

    Get your bag today and start using it (and reusing it).

    Anova Precision Cooker Voice Integration!

    I’ve been busy in the last few months playing with some new toys.

    For Christmas I got a much wanted Anova Precision Cooker with Wifi, and on the 4th of January I received an Amazon Echo Dot. Since I am a massive nerd, by the 9th of January I was able to control my Precision Cooker via an Alexa skill, and posted about it to reddit.

    A lot of reddit’s Precision Cooker owners were quite excited about this, and I got a lot of fantastic feedback from the /r/sousvide community about how I might improve the skill. Bill, one of Anova’s community managers, reached out a day later and put me in touch with Anova’s software development team. I was quite excited to be given the opportunity to help develop the official Alexa skill!

    We’re going to release the skill this month, but are currently still testing.

    Here’s a bunch of test videos showing some of the things you’ll be able to do with the skill:

    Ice Bath Setup is coming back to the Anova App…and it’s better than ever

    ice bath setup

    A few months ago, we removed Ice Bath Setup from the app to do some work on it. We wanted to make a few upgrades and implement learnings we received from all of you through the original version of the feature. After removing it, our food nerds spoke up and we saw what an important part of the experience it truly was for our WI-FI users. So, we hustled to get this feature back in the app and better than ever, and we know you’re going to love it.

    Our New Version of Ice Bath Setup Will Feature Voice Integration

    Ice Bath Setup is returning to the Anova Culinary App next month with an entirely redesigned experience that will include voice integration. Use the app, Google Home or Alexa to walk through–or, talk through–the process of setting up the perfect ice bath. The new and improved ice bath feature will make it easier than ever to get pro-level results, every day. (more…)

    Why Cook Sous Vide? The Top 10 Reasons You Should Be

    Sous vide is an increasingly popular method of cooking in the home. By placing our food in plastic or silicone pouches, releasing the air (to get that “under vacuum” characteristic that the French words “sous” and “vide” translate to), and cooking it in a very precisely heated water bath, we can make reliably incredible meals time after time with very little margin of error. That should be reason enough in itself, but it is very far from the ONLY reason why.

    If you’ve been asking yourself, or your friends “Why cook sous vide?”, then we have the answers for you!

    Anova Culture: The Lunch Bunch

    Huh? The Lunch Bunch?

    A couple of weeks ago, while eating lunch together in the conference room at Anova HQ, a few of us who were regularly bringing our own lunches from home got to talking. Not surprisingly, a lot of us here at Anova LOVE to cook, love to eat, and love to share delicious recipes.

    8 Weird Ways to Use Your Precision Cooker

    By now, we are pretty familiar with the MOST popular way to use your Anova: to create the most amazingly delicious and perfectly-cooked meat, fish, and vegetables you have ever experienced. Restaurant quality meal creation at home is the box you have already ticked, but are you aware that there are also many other off-label and weird ways to use your Precision Cooker? Here is a list of our favorite eight. (more…)

    Anova Guide to Sous Vide Basics: WHAT Is Sous Vide?

    Of all of the questions I hear regarding sous vide cooking, the most popular one without a doubt is “What is sous vide?”. Of course this makes sense that it is the FIRST question we asks when we hear this term (or really any intriguing term in connection to delicious food!) for the first time. (more…)

    Introducing the #anovafoodnerd Hall of Fame

    Here at Anova, we LOVE our #anovafoodnerd fam! There are hundreds of thousands of people out there creating masterpieces with the help of the Anova, and we have an exciting new place where we will mount (digitally!) their statues.

    Introducing, the #anovafoodnerd Hall of Fame!


    The initial class features 12 food nerds who are long time Anova lovers and have been cranking out serious sous vide eats.


    Give it up for:

    Frank De Cambuse

    Joe Pistone

    Food Reuels

    Kellie Alkayan

    Josh Myer


    Tim Shelburn

    Carey Copeling

    Anthony Spizale

    Erika Turk

    Melissa Reome

    Cole Wagoner

    Congratulations to everyone, and keep on cooking!

    Want to be inducted in the next round? Fire up those Precision Cookers, then be sure to tag #anovafoodnerd and include time and temp!

    Happy St. Paddy’s! The Great Corned Beef Experiment

    In my family, the most celebrated characteristic of a holiday is the food that usually goes with it. Thanksgiving and turkey, Christmas and pork roast, Independence Day and burgers & hot dogs. This holds true for even the non-bank holidays, and every year, I would look forward to corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day.

    As St. Paddy’s Day is right around the corner, we decided that the time was right to create a heavenly, deliciously spiced, melt-in-your-mouth corned beef recipe. We also wanted to (more…)