January 16, 2024 3:02 pm

Duane L. Coker

Hello, fellow food enthusiasts! Today, I’m diving into the world of sous-vide cooking with the Anova Precision Cooker Pro.

Photo by Anova Culinary

As someone who loves experimenting in the kitchen, I was eager to see if this gadget lives up to the hype.

Let’s break down the pros and cons and see what other culinary aficionados are saying about it.

The Pros of Anova Precision Cooker Pro

  • Precision is Key: The name doesn’t lie. This cooker allows for precise temperature control, which is crucial for sous-vide cooking. You can expect perfectly cooked steaks, tender vegetables, and much more.
  • Power and Efficiency: It heats water fast and maintains the temperature with impressive efficiency. This is great for those longer cooking processes like 72-hour short ribs.
  • Durability and Build: It feels sturdy and well-made. The stainless steel parts suggest it’s built to last, a significant plus for any kitchen gadget.
  • Anova’s precision interface is a walk in the park to dial in perfect temperatures. Much better than many outdated analog or difficult-to-read controls.

    Ease of Use: The digital interface is user-friendly, and it connects seamlessly with the Anova app. This is perfect for beginners or those intimidated by new kitchen tech. The Anova app is one of the best appliance interface apps I’ve used. It’s super easy to monitor, and keep a record of, your cook, make adjustments and is loaded with recipes from beginner to advanced.  It really is what an appliance interface app should be, unlike many of our other household appliance apps, which range from unusable to moderately functional.

  • Capacity: It can handle a large volume of water, making it ideal for cooking multiple portions at once – perfect for dinner parties. As mentioned below, check out the accessories on the Anova Website for some really cool, and super functional, containers.  While you can use just about anything that will hold water, these containers have a number of features that really make them worth the cost.
  • Super Cool Accessories:  Anova is the leader, in my opinion, of designing a complete suite of accessories to use with it’s cookers, vacuum sealers (check out my review of their pro level vacuum sealer here), and other top-of-the-line cooking products.

The Cons

  • Price: It’s on the pricier side. While the quality, and the awesome user interface, justifies the cost, it might not be the best choice for casual cooks.
  • Noise: Some users have noted it’s a bit noisier than its competitors, which could be a minor annoyance. That said, I rarely notice it while it is running and, in fact, it is quieter than the first sous vide cooker I owned.

What Other Reviewers Say

After scouring the web, I found that many share my views. Reviewers praise its precision and efficiency, with several noting its superiority in these areas compared to cheaper models. However, the cost and size are common drawbacks mentioned. On platforms like Amazon and culinary forums, it holds a high rating, with many users recommending it despite the higher price tag.


The Anova Precision Cooker Pro is a fantastic tool for those serious about their sous-vide game. Its precision, efficiency, and build quality make it a standout product. If you’re a regular in the sous-vide world or looking to up your culinary game, this might be the perfect addition to your kitchen arsenal.  However, it’s easy-to-use app and excellent user interface make it ideal for a beginner sous vide chef, who only wants to buy one device rather than starting with something cheap that you’ll have to upgrade down the line.

Happy cooking, everyone! May your steaks be ever succulent and your vegetables perfectly tender! 🍽✨

About the Author

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