Review from Masahiro Kondo
I have updated the app but it didn't work with the first trial. I have followed the trouble shooting guidance, resetting the device, locating it closer to the router and found it started working with the second trial. Thank you for your support!
Love the hardware. App is a bit rough. Specifically the notifications. There's one constant notification providing the status of the unit. That works fine. However, the 2nd notification, telling you food can be inserted, stays around even after starting the cook. I pressed the 2nd notification during a cook this evening and it started the cook over. Yikes! Please fix. The hardware is amazing. Don't tarnish the brand with a lackluster app experience. You guys are much better than that!
Then anova cooker is excellent! The app needs to be improved quite a bit. Only one phone can access the cooker via WiFi At a time which is a total shame. All phones associated with the same account should be able to access the cooker via WiFi. Many common cuts of meat are missing from the guide as well. Also the ability to control the device from a desktop computer would be even better than being restricted to connecting with my phone only
Frustrating App made for an overcooked 1st experience. App constantly looses connection despite strong wifi signal. Display flashes between the current and set temperatures too fast to read. Timer does not count down after resetting it. The product needs to include a full manual rather than instructions to go download it. The manual also needs clear instructions on how to set the timer manually if not using the app.
The app is very user friendly, everything is simple to read and understand. The downside is that some of the features don't work as expected. For example the recipes will set your temperature and timer, but I was having a lot of issues with it working without playing around with the anova itself. I honestly recommend taking the extra 5 seconds and do the settings yourself. One final thing to note, the Bluetooth range on this product is not all that great.. if you plan on walking around your house with your phone, get the WiFi anova (or manually input all the settings for the anova yourself)
This is a good try but it has some basic flaws. The biggest is that during cooking, if I enter the app to check, half of the times the timer resets and starts all over again. Sometimes temperature resets to a previous setting too. Also another thing is that if I use one of the ready guide's settings, I can't edit temperature and timer. Also the interface could be a little more appealing to the eye, like Joule's app.
Works well, no problems with functionality. Biggest issue is sometimes my phone doesn't reconnect when I've left Bluetooth range. But that's minor. It does take a while to get up to higher temps but I add a little boiling water to help speed it along.
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