Originally Posted by caseydog
That wouldn't work on the Anova. You would still have to turn the unit on once it got power to it. The on/off switch is a touch pad, similar to a smart-phone screen.
Actually, my Anova is WiFi connected and can be started remotely and completely controlled through a smart phone app. I assumed they were all that way, but now I see there is a model that doesn't have this feature.
Originally Posted by powerplantop
Perfect way to cook tougher cuts. But this would give steaks a mushy texture.
The Anova WiFi model has a feature that allows you to delay cooking by using an ice water bath to keep the food at a safe temperature for several hours. Once the temperature of the water reaches 40 degrees, the Anova sends a notification that you should start cooking. When you press cook, it will then heat the water to the desired temperature.
This feature also works with an Echo Dot...
I have yet to try it, but it sounds like it would work great for steaks and tender cuts of meat that you didn't want to have cook for a real long time.