Anova Culinary 750-Watt Culinary Nano Sous Vide For The Home Cook

Last updated date: May 20, 2020

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9.7


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 81 expert reviews, the Anova Culinary Anova Culinary 750-Watt Culinary Nano Sous Vide placed 1st when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.2
13 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
2,826 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Can heat from 32 to 197 degrees and provides .1-degree accuracy. Offers Bluetooth connectivity that allows you to control the cooker via your smartphone even if you're up to 30 feet away. Includes a two-year warranty.
- BestReviews
The best immersion circulator for home cooks. It’s the smallest, most affordable model from a company that’s consistently made some of the best-performing cookers we’ve tested. And its precise temperature control and quick heating are on a par with that of much more expensive machines. The cooker also has controls on it though, meaning you don’t need to use your phone if you’d prefer not to.
- New York Times Wirecutter
A great design, intuitive and helpful app, and a low price makes the Anova Precision Cooker Nano the best sous vide machine. The all-black Nano looks sleeker than the original Anova, too. For one, the clamp used to secure it to a pot or container is smaller and integrated into the unit; on the original, the entire clamp was removable. The effect is that the body of the Nano is an uninterrupted cylinder.
- Tom's Guide
Solid, affordable option for home cooks news to sous vide. Well-constructed of heat-resistant plastic. On-screen controls mean you don't have to touch your smartphone while elbow deep in dinner prep. The thing that sets the Nano apart is cost: it's just $99. That's a bargain compared to almost all of its competitors.
- Wired
Even the packaging is attractive. Once removing the sleeve on the outside of the box, you’ll find a nice-looking black box that contains the Nano, a user guide, and a fridge magnet with a temperature chart. Constructed of heat-resistant plastic, the Nano doesn’t look or feel cheap despite the low price tag.
- Digital Trends
Using Bluetooth, the Anova Precision Nano can connect to your iPhone to make using the device even easier. Say you are cooking dinner. In the Anova Culinary app, just choose the chicken breast and the app will let you know what the target temp should be and how long that will take. Choosing one of the recipes, it also walks you through the entire process of making that dish, including integrating your Bluetooth sous-vide along the way.
- Apple Insider
If it’s a more compact sous vide circulator that you’re looking for, it’s definitely worth giving the Anova Precision Cooker Nano a try. This device is quiet and lab-grade, combining precision, convenience, and style into a neat little package. Speaking of precision, Anova’s Nano is capable of cooking your meals with an incredible 0.1° accuracy, so every recipe will cook up exactly as it should for the best flavor and texture.
- Sous Vide Guy
A great introduction for sous vide. Anova Nano first launched June 2018 with uses 10+ years sous vide experience and updated technology. Anova Nano is the smaller and best quieter. It is also connected lab-grade sous vide precision cooker. If you are new to sous vide or looking for additional cooker, then Anova pro is perfect for cooking sous vide. Anova nano performance is amazing for home cooking. Every cooking gives a perfect result.
- Best Review Star
The Anova has been made widely available, and for less than $100, widely accessible, too. In all seriousness, that's probably less than half the amount you'd need to pay for a meal at a restaurant utilizing sous vide techniques. This new size not only makes it a bit easier to handle once it's in the pot, but also makes for easier storage.
- Business Insider
It's cheaper than comparable products, which could make the immersion circulator more appealing to folks who want to give sous vide a try without throwing down a lot of cash.
- CNET
Very straightforward to use. It has the same intuitive touchscreen control panel and app compatibility, but this older model is smaller and more sleek. The manual was also the nicest to browse, with clear drawings and a thorough cooking guide.
- Good Housekeeping
The cooker is made of first-class durable plastic, ensuring that it will give you service for a long time to come. Measuring just 12.8 inches tall and 2.2 inches in diameter, this gadget has a compact size for easy use and storage in the kitchen.
- Best Sous Vide Brands
I am appreciative of the Nano’s more economic size. This is especially important since, like many, I find my kitchen drawers increasingly crowded. It’s quiet. Real quiet. And as far as speed to heat, it heated the water as fast as my Anova Wi-Fi, Joule or Nomiku circulators.
- The Spoon
What experts didn't like
Can take a while to heat a large pot of water. Some users find the temperature controls can be spotty.
- BestReviews
Compared with the bigger Anova Precision Cooker 4.0 ($127), the Nano isn't quite as powerful. The larger model has a 900-Watt heating element; the Nano is 750 Watts). It can heat up to 8 gallons of water, versus 5 for the Nano, and it has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, whereas the Nano has only Bluetooth.
- Tom's Guide
Anova app lacks the finer details, like adjusting cook times based on the thickness of meat cuts. Precision cooker's clip is non-adjustable, leading to awkward clamps. Lack of Wi-Fi means the wand's timer can fall out of sync with the app's timer. The Anova team has made some design sacrifices to keep the cost down.
- Wired
The lack of a Wi-Fi connection also means your device and your app may get out of sync if you make a last-minute change on the device’s touchscreen. If you set the app cooking settings, then decide to adjust the time or temperature settings on the device after cooking has already started, the app wont update to reflect that change.
- Digital Trends
The only complaint we have is that it is limited to only Bluetooth and to 750W, which means it is going to take a bit longer to get to temperature without adding hot water manually.
- Apple Insider
Only Bluetooth connectivity.
- Best Review Star
Still not quite as light as the ChefSteps Joule sous vide stick. The Nano doesn't have the same Wi-Fi capabilities as the most expensive option in the Anova lineup.
- Business Insider
The cheaper model won't be as powerful as the other two, nor is it equipped with Wi-Fi.
- CNET
The smaller size does take away some of the power, as it took nearly seven minute longer to heat a water bath to the same temperature. Unlike the Pro, the Nano has an attached clamp, which means pots must meet a minimum height for it to attach properly.
- Good Housekeeping
The machine does not have Wi-Fi connectivity; hence it can only be controlled over a short distance using Bluetooth.
- Best Sous Vide Brands

From The Manufacturer

The Anova Precision Cooker Nano makes it easy to achieve professional-level cooking results at home. To use, simply attach the cooker to any water-filled pot, put your food in a sealable bag, and set the time and temperature. The Anova Precision Cooker Nano heats and circulates the water to a precise temperature, cooking food to an exact temperature which creates maximum tenderness and moisture retention (without worry of overcooking). The Anova Precision Cooker Nano connects to your phone, so you can cook amazing meals by the touch of a button - spend less time tied to the kitchen by relying on the app to notify you when your food is ready to eat. Cook Time: up to 99 hours.

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