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Old 11-16-2019, 07:15 AM   #16
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America’s Test Kitchen did a comparison of a number of them. I have the Anova and like the Physical controls but in practice, I’m not sure that it matters much. There isn’t a lot of active management you do with these during the cook.

https://www.americastestkitchen.com/...de-circulators
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Old 11-16-2019, 08:02 AM   #17
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@KenInk will there be more discounts for the Brethren in the near future?
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Old 11-16-2019, 08:20 AM   #18
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@KenInk will there be more discounts for the Brethren in the near future?
I was wondering the same. I saw the last one but was new around here
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Old 11-16-2019, 08:41 AM   #19
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I've been a sous vide user since last Monday. I've been fighting the urge of needing one for the last 3-4 years. I couldn't pass up the last Inkbird sale.

The Inkbird sous vide was pretty much plug and play out of the box. The wifi was stupid simple to set up with the unit. The app is straightforward and easy to navigate. Is the wifi needed? I suppose not. Is the wifi helpful? Absolutely. Always nice being able to monitor it when away from the house.

I found myself not knowing what to do with a cheap chuck beef roast that my wife picked up a few days earlier in the fridge. I figured what better way to test out the sous vide than this cheap cut of beef. So I hit the roast with some rub and vacuum sealed it. Tossed it in the sous vide for a 48 hour swim. A quick pan sear on the Big Green Egg to finish it off. The roast was very tender. My wife even said, "Why doesn't your egg make it this tender?" Ummm thanks??? Ha! If my wife notices the difference in a steak it's a win for me with purchasing the product. I'm looking forward to using it again. Especially for when needing to reheat leftovers.
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Old 11-17-2019, 01:58 PM   #20
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I have an anova I've had it for I want to say three years now. Never an issue with it easy to clean if I have any food leakage. Holds temp like a pro. I also like the anova app which in the past was a little glitchy but since the latest update works perfectly. The app has built in guides for the most common foods and recipes that are user posted which are cool because there's always some new idea to tinker with. If my anova went to a watery grave tomorrow, I would buy another anova same day no questions asked.

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Old 11-17-2019, 04:43 PM   #21
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Thanks for the great feedback everyone.
I just ordered the Inkbird unit.
It seems that it and the Anova are the 2 most popular brands on the forum.
As Sliding Billy mentioned, Ken is a brother and does a lot to support the forum so that made my decision a little easier.
Ordered a 12 qt hinged lid container to go with it.
Thinking of a chuckie for the inaugural run.
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Old 11-17-2019, 09:10 PM   #22
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Here's my Amazon review of the Inkbird. Besides the fact that it is an inexpensive unit and works well, you can't beat the customer service that comes with Oksana being a regular on the site. Also, considering some of the stuff he has thrown our way I would be very hesitant to give my business to anyone else with a comparable product.
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I already have an 1100 watt immersion circulator that does well for me, but has to be put in a very large pot to keep from bottoming out where this one can clip onto a slightly smaller pot without touching the bottom. It's those little things that make a difference especially in the amount of water you are heating and moving or the size of the pot you are moving around and cleaning. Despite the power difference, preheat time was similar with the same amount of water. The preheat is not documented or controllable, but your time does not start until you hit the programmed temp. The one glaring miss in my opinion is that it does not shut off when your programmed time expires. It just sits on 1 minute indefinitely (it does not drop into seconds at the end of course either). The biggest thing I noticed was how quiet this device was. The water is moving albeit slower than I am used to, but the fact that I can barely hear it is a huge advantage. As for the app, it does what I expect it to. I like that it is WiFi instead of Bluetooth since I am not subject to distance to unit issues. Making it part of a smart home app is ridiculous, but once I got it sent up it is not something I plan on thinking about again. I have no interest in using app recipes, so others can discuss their usefulness and how using them impacts the app itself. Plus, it is easy enough to control manually from the device itself and without the app. This is a solid cooker and well worth the price.
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Old 11-18-2019, 03:16 AM   #23
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Hey Billy, I've not had the 1 min problem at all. It goes to zero. Contact KenInk and he will make it right. My unit's LED goes from green on to red standby when done.
I talked to Oksana, and he said that it did not do an auto-shutoff. It continues to run. The fact that it stays at 1 minute makes no difference.
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Old 11-18-2019, 05:22 AM   #24
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Still have 50% discount code for our Sous Vide.If interested,pls PM me.Thanks!
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Still have 50% discount code left for our Sous Vide,If interested,pls PM me.Thanks
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Thanks for your choosing and support us,Terry.Our unit is WIFI version not BT,you can monitor it everywhere.We have lots of great reputation about this one,you would like it.Thanks for your support again:)
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Old 11-18-2019, 10:26 AM   #27
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Thanks for the great feedback everyone.
I just ordered the Inkbird unit.
It seems that it and the Anova are the 2 most popular brands on the forum.
As Sliding Billy mentioned, Ken is a brother and does a lot to support the forum so that made my decision a little easier.
Ordered a 12 qt hinged lid container to go with it.
Thinking of a chuckie for the inaugural run.
OK, Happy Ending.
I got a generic and have been really happy with it.
Just a unit. And I got a food grade bucket at Lowe's that I cut down for my needs.
After that I got balls for a top blanket.
I do Pork Loin and Salmon mostly.
Love the set it and forget it capability of Sous Vide.

(My wife still thinks I'm just boiling stuff. )
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Old 11-19-2019, 07:51 PM   #28
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It's here!
Gonna be Friday night before I can take it for a spin.
Instead of a chuck roast, I picked up some 1 1/2" bone in pork chops for the first go round.
I've downloaded the Joule ap and been watching Sous Vide everything vids on the utubes.
One issue and one question.
Issue is the Inkbird unit clamp doesn't open far enough to clear the lip on the container I bought.
Not a big deal, I'm a machinist and have a lot of tools! I can modify the container.
Question is, the Joule recipe reccomends a pre-sear.
Any issue doing this tomorrow night, vac packing and then cooking Friday?
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It's here!
Gonna be Friday night before I can take it for a spin.
Instead of a chuck roast, I picked up some 1 1/2" bone in pork chops for the first go round.
I've downloaded the Joule ap and been watching Sous Vide everything vids on the utubes.
One issue and one question.
Issue is the Inkbird unit clamp doesn't open far enough to clear the lip on the container I bought.
Not a big deal, I'm a machinist and have a lot of tools! I can modify the container.
Question is, the Joule recipe reccomends a pre-sear.
Any issue doing this tomorrow night, vac packing and then cooking Friday?
I have never tried a pre sear
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We have Anova and the new inkbird. The WiFi on the Inkbird makes it our current favorite.
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