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Will Wi-Fi make water bath cooking better?The Anova Precision Cooker Bluetooth + Wi-Fi connects with an app to let you control your sous vide cooking from anywhere. The device makes delicious food, but the app is a little bland.
[MUSIC] [UNKNOWN] cooking is a hugely popular in the United States. But ANOVA wants it's precision cooker to really connect to your lifestyle. The company's latest precision cooker has WiFi capabilities. Now, the last model just had bluetooth. That you could connect to an app, and it was pretty useful, but with wi-fi, they're hoping that you can take cooking remote, so you can control you're precision cooker at work, from the car, or anywhere you like. Unfortunately, the app isn't quite there yet, in terms of all its functionality. It's pretty limited and basically all you can do is set the temperature, set the cook time, and monitor the temperature of your Precision cooker from a distance. [UNKNOWN] latest Precision cooker works with the old app and I really like the old app. Not only does it have time and temperature guides, but it also have some recipes to help you with [UNKNOWN] Cooking, especially if you're new to the cooking method. Now it's great that the latest [UNKNOWN] cooker works with the old app, but it gets a little clunky having both apps on your phone and both giving you push notifications when your food is ready. Yeah, [UNKNOWN] but I don't need them two times over. Fortunately the company is going to integrate the App. So there will be one unified App. And I think this will be a great move for the company and for this cooker. In the meantime I might hold off on the wi-fi model. Until we see what the wi-fi app has to bring to us. And plus, at $199, you might want to make sure that you really want this addition to your kitchen. What I really like the Anova for is cooking meat, like burgers or sausages. I found that the meat was always super moist and juicy when it came out of the water. Now one of the downsides sous-vide cooking is that you have to dry off your meat and then sear it on a cooktop with a pan. Not the most convenient type of way to cook but not too bad either if you get a good steak or sausage out of it. So learn more about the Anova Precision Cooker with wi-fi. Check out my full review at CNET.com. For CNET appliances I'm Ashlee Clark Thompson. [NOISE]