Introducing Anova’s Refurbishment Program

This year, Anova introduced a refurbishment program in the US and Canada to extend the life cycle of our cookers, keeping them out of landfills and providing our customers with longer lasting, more sustainable devices.

The process of refurbishment means that products have been repaired or restored to like-new condition. Through our partner, CoreCentric Solutions, every Anova refurbished product completes a robust process that includes full testing. All parts are guaranteed to meet or exceed the quality of the original device and will be safely mailed to you in a 100% recyclable cardboard box and plastic insert.

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9 Ambitious Recipes to Get Lost in This Week

A lot of us are finding ourselves at home more and ready to distance yourself from the seemingly never ending slew of less than great news. We know our #anovafoodnerd family loves to dive head first into some lengthy, labor-intensive meals, and that’s exactly what we’re serving up. Crank up the music, pour a glass of your favorite red, and get to cooking — the best escape we can think of.

As we mentioned last week, everyone’s pantry and fridge look different right now, and you may not have all ingredients for all these dishes. Play, have fun, sub as needed, and omit as necessary. This guide serves as inspiration, not a letter by letter recipe! Away we go.

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Keep Your Produce Fresher, Longer

Anova Food Storage

Over the past several weeks, we’ve all had to adjust to a new grocery shopping experience – bare shelves, crowded aisles and no toilet paper in sight (we still can’t figure that one out). While many of us have stocked up on pantry staples such as rice, legumes, pasta and oatmeal, others have faced shortages in their local supermarkets.

With all the craziness going on, it’s become even more important to maintain our health with a well-balanced diet. Produce including veggies and fruits are inexpensive, healthy, and easy to prepare. Eggs, meat and milk are the cornerstones of most diets and provide you with essential nutrients. Herbs add a splash of flavor and color to your favorite dishes. If you are finding yourself cooking three meals a day at home, versatility and nutrition are essential.

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Sous Vide Meals: Pantry Staple Edition

Ever gaze at your pantry and have no idea what to make? Right now, more than ever, using what we have to the best of our ability is paramount. Below are a few super-simple meals utilizing basic ingredients while maximizing flavor.

We understand that everyone’s pantry and freezer is different, and it’s possible not everyone has everything listed here — but that’s where it gets fun. Need rosemary, but only have thyme? Try it out! Short on cream, but have some milk? That’ll do. Recipe calls for chicken breast and you’re loaded up on thighs? No sweat. Only have white wine but need red? Drink a glass and try it out. Provolone and only have cheddar? Bring it on. Be creative and share a home-cooked meal with loved ones.

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Join us in helping Meals on Wheels

Given the high number of COVID-19 emails and blog posts you’re seeing these days, we were reluctant to send our #foodnerds yet another COVID-19 related communication. However, we feel an obligation to do what we can to help. So, we’re writing to ask you to help an organization that Anova has been personally involved with over the past year – Meals on Wheels, a non-profit dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable among us, the elderly.  (more…)

Sous Vide Batch Cooking and Meal Prep

Staying home and cooking for loved ones has never been more important. Speedy meals in a time of stress can be a welcome relief, providing nutrition and comfort.

If you’re the cook once, eat all week type, check out some recipes below for easy batch cooking that you can use for lunches and dinners all week.

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Celebrating Anova’s Customer Success Team

Team work makes the dream work, and today we wanted to highlight the work of our some of the people on our awesome customer success team. The secret sauce behind great customer service are the people who work in it. We pride ourselves on having an all-star team of people who are personable, friendly, caring and thoughtful.

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The LaForce is strong with this one

#anovafoodnerd David LaForce has — without a doubt — the best bio on the Anova recipes site. Like, it’s not even close. A few highlights from that illustrious list of accolades include:
  •  “I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru.”
  •  “Critics worldwide swoon over my original line of corduroy evening wear.”
  •  “On weekends, to let off steam, I participate in full-contact origami.”
  • ” I have played Hamlet, I have performed open-heart surgery and I have spoken with Elvis.”
  •   and finally, one he hasn’t given himself…absolute rock star #anovafoodnerd!
Join us, as we dive deep into David’s mind (be careful!) as he shares some of his flavor packed, jaw-dropping, sous vide recipes. And away we go! (more…)

#anovaFILMnerd Hai Tran

Hello! My name is Hai Tran and I’m the face behind @TheUpperLeftUSA. I’m a photographer and videographer based in Washington, USA. Over the past few years, I’ve been doing more and more film photography. Today, film photography is in the minority for some very obvious reasons. It’s unforgiving, time consuming, and can be quite expensive. As someone who essentially only shoots film now, I can completely understand why digital has completely taken over. That being said, I don’t think that film is going anywhere. It may not be in the mainstream, but there is definitely a resurgence of interest.

 

For those who are interested in shooting film, they will no doubt come to the crossroads of deciding between getting their photos developed at a professional lab and developing at home. I personally develop my own film. This is largely due to the cost of getting film developed at a lab. Prices can fluctuate quite a bit between different labs. I’ve seen prices as low as $7 per roll and as high as $20 per roll. That’s just ridiculous!

The cost of development through a lab alone can cost more than the camera that you took the pictures with. I just can’t justify paying someone to develop my film when the process is rather simple. One option is to buy a film processor to help with development. Having a processor is great, but modern options are very expensive. A new processor starts around $1700 and can cost as much as $3800. This of course is the price of just the processor, not including other essential equipment that you’ll need to actually use with the processor to develop film. Enter, my Anova Precision Cooker.

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