Update on User Accounts

Here’s what happened with user accounts . . .

We recently released a new version of our app. To use this new version, you must set up a user account by entering and verifying your email address and a password.

Why the change? Voice control. You can use your Anova with Google Voice and in the near future, Anova will be a skill within the Amazon Echo skill ecosystem. Users can only use Amazon Echo and Google Voice integration if they have a user account, so we implemented user accounts for all app users.

Our mistake – we made user accounts mandatory.  After rolling out our latest app update, it became apparent that this mandatory requirement is unfair. We’re sorry. We just dumped a requirement on our community without giving you a choice.

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Spring Loaded – Super Simple & Tasty Recipes for an Easy Easter Feast

Easter is another holiday known for feasting. And with the bounty of spring upon us in the Northern Hemisphere, we have fresh, new ingredients to play with! Asparagus, green peas, mandarins, spring lamb, and more. In honor of both the season and the holiday, Chef Nicole has come up with some brand-spankin’ new and easy recipes to make your feast even more delicious, no matter what time of day. (more…)

Get to know the latest #anovafoodnerd, Nick Roush

Nick Roush is an #anovafoodnerd who resides in Fort Worth, Texas. Nick quickly became one of our most prominent food nerds after he joined the fam and started serving up such delicious sous vide eats that he started his own sous vide burger biz. Learn about this epic food nerd’s story and discover his top secret recipe for sous vide burgers.

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The Simple Guide to Sous Vide Packaging

As the sous vide method of cooking gains traction around the globe, questions about packaging have arisen – and we are here to answer those for you! Welcome to Anova’s Simple Guide to Sous Vide Packaging. Spoiler alert: you DON’T need a separate vacuum-sealing machine to get perfect results with your Anova time and time again – but we’ll tell you all about it anyway!

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CAKE CAKE CAKE CAKE: Four New, Easy, and Delicious Sous Vide Desserts!

Many of you may be familiar with how easy creme brulee and other custards are to make with sous vide, but did you know that you can use your Anova Precision Cooker to make other kinds of traditionally baked desserts, as well? We whipped up four brand new recipes for you these last couple of weeks, and they are all delectable, flourless, and easily made Keto/sugar-free with the substitutions suggestions provided. Are you ready to sweeten up your life a little more with sous vide desserts? (more…)

Voice Control and User Accounts

This past quarter has been a busy one at Anova Culinary. We’re reaching the completion of a couple really cool features we’ve been working very hard on.

We’re happy to announce that voice control is now available for the Anova Precision Cooker WI-FI through Amazon Alexa, and Google Home.

In the next iOS and Android update, you’ll be able to control your Anova Precision Cooker WI-FI with your voice using an Amazon Alexa-enabled device such as an Echo, Dot, or a Google Home. Voice control requires a WI-FI connection and will only be compatible with the Anova Precision Cooker WI-FI.

The other feature we’re excited to release is user accounts.

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

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    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…)