Anova Culinary AN500-US00 Professional Sous Vide Immersion Cooker, 1000-Watt

Last updated: August 29, 2023

It takes just three steps to cook a delicious meal using this sous vide immersion cooker. Simply attach the cooker to your pot, add a packet of sealed food and use the cooker's app to control the device. If you'd like, you can also purchase this cooker with a lid or a storage case.

Anova Culinary AN500-US00 Professional Sous Vide Immersion Cooker, 1000-Watt

We looked at the top Sous Vide Machines and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Sous Vide Machine you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This sous vide immersion cooker has a powerful 1000-watt motor.

In our analysis of 89 expert reviews, the Anova Culinary Professional Sous Vide Immersion Cooker, 1000-Watt placed 1st when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The all-new Anova Precision Cooker — improved connectivity, more power, and faster heat up times, all in a smaller design. A secret in professional kitchens for decades, sous vide works by circulating heated water in a pot at a very precise temperature according to the desired doneness of your food, holding it there for the duration of your cook for exceptional results. With just 3º making the difference between a rare and medium-rare steak, precision is key in the kitchen. This simple and approachable technique eliminates overcooked, dried out food and ensures edge-to-edge perfection every time you cook!

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

A superior sous vide machine that delivered one of the best all-around performances that we have seen to date. It did a very thorough job of circulating the water throughout the container in our test and was one of the more accurate models in our temperature tests. On top of all that, it is extremely convenient and easy to use, making it one of the best SV machines you can get.
In our tests the Precision Cooker heated a water bath 5 minutes faster than the Precision Cooker Nano.
We found the Anova sous vide cooker easy to use. The cooker attached easily to our pot and we were able to simply cook our food in a sealed bag with the sous vide cooker. The device heated fast and it is water resistant, so any splashes didn’t affect it.
When it comes to affordable, at home sous vide options, there’s no questioning the fact that Anova makes one of the best sous vide machines out there. Affordable.
Very pleased! Excited to try more dishes using it!! I chose it because it could be used manually, separate from an app. Simple to use!
This model is more powerful and boasts 1000 watts. The special clamp and stainless-steel skirt can be easily detached for super easy cleaning and this is therefore a zero-hassle model.
Never worry about an overcooked steak again. If you want to up your game in the kitchen, the Anova Precision Cooker is the tool to have. It's easy to use, its app spells things out simply for newbies, and it's easily adaptable to any pot you have in your kitchen.
It’s very well constructed, precision-machined, and made from metal and stainless steel parts. The Precision Cooker has three components: the main control/heating device, metal protective skirt, and mounting clamp. Has a bright and responsive touchscreen enabling you to set your temperature, time, and monitor progress. Using the touchscreen to set the time and temperature is easy and intuitive. Though using the Anova app was even easier than using the Precision’s touchscreen.
The app is filled with directions and basic recipes for preparing, cooking, and finishing dishes like steak, lobster, and lamb. Tapping Cook This Guide in any recipe will automatically enter the temperature and time requirements for the sous video process, letting you start heating the water bath with a tap. The network connectivity and app support make cooking easier and provide handy references for the right temperatures and cooking times for your food.
There is also a start-stop button and a Wi-Fi indicator on the display. The streamlined display is much simpler than the touchscreen Anova One Sous Vide Circulator. An LED backlit scroll wheel beneath the display lets you adjust the set temperature easily. The device slides into an adjustable ring clamp that screws onto the side of a pot and suspends the stainless-steel covered pump, heating coil and temperature sensors into the water.
Makes great food. App full of recipes. Holds temperature well.

What reviewers didn't like

Unfortunately, this model did show some temperature fluctuations in our stability test, spending 18% of the hour off of its steady-state temperature.
All these hardware features, the faster heating, and Wi-Fi connectivity are nice, but they don’t justify the higher cost.
I wish I’d known the timer function doesn’t turn off the device when it gets to zero, it’s literally just a timer.
I found that you need to have a fairly deep pot, or else you won't be able to clamp the Anova to the side of the pot.
It would be nice if Anova offered some sort of storage case for their sous vide cookers.
had some difficulty connecting it to my home network through the app on my Google Pixel 3a XL, but after a few tries I got it set up with my iPad Mini. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have Bluetooth connectivity for simpler, direct pairing like the less powerful Anova Precision Cooker Nano ($99.99).
No ice bath option.
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