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[Costco] Anova sous vide kit - $199.97

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[Costco] Anova sous vide kit - $199.97

Saw the Anova sous vide kit on clearance at Costco for $199.97.
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Besides the container, any idea how this compares to the Weston sous vide they carry for $59?
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socioguru wrote: Besides the container, any idea how this compares to the Weston sous vide they carry for $59?
$140 less plus change.
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I didn't realize that Costco sold Anova.
Does anyone know if this kit was sold in GTA, and what reg price was?
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Smartphone control, heats up quicker and the container and rack with lid are $110 on Amazon
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I have a Bluetooth and a wifi version.

I can't tell what version this is.

The wifi was very handy as you could put the frozen meat in the water in the morning then turn on the sous vide while at work so it's ready when you come home rather than cooking it all day.

Really came in handy.

The container is all about the heat retention and if the container losses the heat then it's just on for more time.
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The Anova is only $100 so you’re telling me the container is worth another $100?

Just get a Rubbermaid 12qt...
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socioguru wrote: Besides the container, any idea how this compares to the Weston sous vide they carry for $59?
Was at my local Costco yesterday and they had a cart with these Westons for $39. Original $98 price marked out. I grabbed one cause price was good. No idea if I'll use as I use my Instapot/Air Fyer more.
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Moose... not sure where or when you saw an Anova at 99$. Even the Nano model is regular priced at over 150$.

I think Anova are pretty expensive compared to a few years back, but that precision cooker model is over 200$ on its own now So this is a good deal IF you really want an Anova.
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MooseV2 wrote: The Anova is only $100 so you’re telling me the container is worth another $100?

Just get a Rubbermaid 12qt...
WTF you talking about?
My assumption is this is the Precision Cooker, which goes for $269 when not on sale.
Ridiculous that the container is $110 on their site.
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At the end of the day, it’s a device to keep constant temperature and water circulating. I have the Anova with the Bluetooth/WiFi. If that isn’t a big deal to you, get the lower priced Weston. They all work.
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this is a legit deal. would absolutely buy if i didn't already own one of the earlier models.

the custom-built container is waaaaay better than buying a rubbermaid container and then trying to jury-rig a lid to fit the cooker through. or if you buy the after market lids, then it is an additional cost on top. . .take it from someone who has done this. i currently run my anova with a 22l cambro and a custom cut lid. for the price, i'd rather let anova do it all for me,

as for sous vide, it is a fantastic accessory for the kitchen, especially if you love cooking, and cooking meats in particular. it will elevate the cheapest cuts of beef and make reverse searing child's play. . .
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I'd snag this deal, if I could. I've long been meaning to get a second device, for meals where I also want to use sous vide to make a side dish.

I've had the Nano for just over two years.
The warranty was for two years, and I had to replace it twice.
Hopefully, now that my warranty is finished, my Nano will keep going.
I went to an Industrial restaurant equipment store and purchased a similar container and lid (which I cut a hole in for the nano). The cutout is completely flush with the device, so very efficient for longer cooks.
Biggest gripe with the Nano, besides having to replace twice, is that the clamp is built into device.
The one sold here is removable.

I made a franken-cooler for super long and big item cooks - was annoying to have to cut out a slot for the clip.
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Made my own with "kit" by cutting a hole in a foam cooler. Very little heat loss. I happened to have an old one lying around so it was free, but they don't seem to be quite so expensive (though I'm sure you could get it cheaper). This one's a medium size:
https://www.amazon.ca/Polar-Tech-245C-I ... 65PPBPBHDJ

Edit: here's a better deal - Canadian Tire 38L foam cooler for $15 :
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/styr ... =styrofoam
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Cold. I was able to make a similar setup with the $40 Chefman deal + $15 for a Rubbermaid container + $15 for a lid with a hole for the cooker.
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Dumb question, but I putting frozen vacuum sealed raw meat to go at room temp to sit there till you are ready is not the best idea

From FDA

No. The removal of oxygen from a food package does not eliminate microbial growth. Perishable (whether it is raw or cooked) meats and poultry in vacuum packaging cannot be stored at room temperature. They must be kept either in the refrigerator at 40 ºF or below, or for longer storage, in the freezer at 0 °F or below.
Electricute wrote: I have a Bluetooth and a wifi version.

I can't tell what version this is.

The wifi was very handy as you could put the frozen meat in the water in the morning then turn on the sous vide while at work so it's ready when you come home rather than cooking it all day.

Really came in handy.

The container is all about the heat retention and if the container losses the heat then it's just on for more time.
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Have older Anova from a while back. I use it sparingly for special events or when I have a special ingredient. With so many new machines I'd suggest going the cheap route unless there's a feature you really need particular to the Anova, though not sure what that would be.
When I saw the price of custom lids and containers I just went with a Rubbermaid and cut a hole with a Dremel. It isn't perfectly flush, but it works just fine for less than half the cost. You could even buy a Weston cooker, container, lid and Dremel for less than this combo.
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aphextwin wrote: Dumb question, but I putting frozen vacuum sealed raw meat to go at room temp to sit there till you are ready is not the best idea

From FDA

No. The removal of oxygen from a food package does not eliminate microbial growth. Perishable (whether it is raw or cooked) meats and poultry in vacuum packaging cannot be stored at room temperature. They must be kept either in the refrigerator at 40 ºF or below, or for longer storage, in the freezer at 0 °F or below.
you could put a few trays of ice cubes in the container, as long as the ice lasts enough of the day and there is some water touching the circulator when it turns on
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aphextwin wrote: Dumb question, but I putting frozen vacuum sealed raw meat to go at room temp to sit there till you are ready is not the best idea

From FDA

No. The removal of oxygen from a food package does not eliminate microbial growth. Perishable (whether it is raw or cooked) meats and poultry in vacuum packaging cannot be stored at room temperature. They must be kept either in the refrigerator at 40 ºF or below, or for longer storage, in the freezer at 0 °F or below.
Well for one, that’s not a question, you are stating your opinion. For another, no one was “storing at room temperature”. They were putting it in the container FROZEN so it would take around 6 hours to finally reach room temperature. Since it usually takes a few hours to sous vide, they will be starting to cook it as it reaches room temperature. Sounds like a perfect way to do it to me.
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