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Anyone have the Sansaire sous vide circulator

jerrypjerryp Posts: 230
I'm thinking of buying the Sansaire sous vide circulator because it seems like a great value and is a very attractive unit. Just wondered if anybody else has one and can offer both good and bad experiences with it. Or any of the other self contained units that are similar. Thanks.

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,794
    The Anova is an another option at that price point. I pre-ordered the Sansaire during the Kickstarter campaign but canceled it after it was repeatedly delayed. I cannot comment on it's function.
  • ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 520
    I have a buddy that just got the Sansaire but is returning it in favor of the new bluetooth enabled Anova.
    Pentwater, MI
  • SenorHuevoSenorHuevo Posts: 40
    Bummer about the new Anova is that it's due in October at the earliest.  Long time to wait.  I'm hoping for a price drop on the old Anova -- I don't see why I need my phone to control a hot tub.  Sous vide is time and temperature, but whatever, people really like gizmos.
    I will never cook inside again.
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,102
    Here's a review of the new Anova model... http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/05/new-anova-precision-cooker-best-cheapest-sous-vide-circulator-on-the-market.html?ref=title ... with a link to an earlier comparison of Anove, Sansaire and Nomiku units As for bluetooth, I don't see any benefit.

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  • DMWDMW Posts: 10,914
    @SenorHuevo The Bluetooth on the new Anova had zero impact for me. It was the improved clamp design and lower price. But yeah, the wait til Oct is going to be a long one.
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  • Cymbaline65Cymbaline65 Posts: 800
    Just got my Anova. Bluetooth not relevant to me although the new clamp design is intriguing. Love it.
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  • ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 520
    Yeah, I don't feel like bluetooth is truly relavant either, but was just tossing it out there.
    Pentwater, MI
  • SenorHuevoSenorHuevo Posts: 40
    The improved clamp design is interesting.  I almost jumped in at the $129 price yesterday but it was the wait that seemed unpalatable.  I was all set to go on the old Anova too...  Now I'm just perplexed -- do I want instant gratification? (YES) or do I want the best product on the market (YES).  Sadly, those objectives are incompatible. 
    I will never cook inside again.
  • SenorHuevoSenorHuevo Posts: 40
    It's a truly eggsistential quandry!
    I will never cook inside again.
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,703
    edited May 2014
    I agree the BT might not be that handy in practice since all you have to do is set a temperature.  However, one cool thing is you can look up the time and temp and set it all in one step.  If it works like it claims, you just click "chicken breast" and then it sets it.  Saves the step of googling "sous vide chicken breast time and temperature" :)

    I definitely wouldn't pay more for it, but since they added BT+ an app and lowered the cost that is pretty sweet. 


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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,244
    Owner of the original ANOVA, so take this for what it is worth. The display on the original is touch screen LCD, like a smart phone, the version 2 appears to be LED with actual buttons. The bluetooth feature allows extra features like setting for specific foods as noted by @SmokeyPitt, but the display is much less costly than the original, IMO. Not better or worse just different. 
    The clamp adjustment is the same, but on the original you cannot change the orientation of the unit to the clamp axis. The output port for water flow is 360º adjustable, but the display is always over (facing) the pot/cambro. I'm not so sure you will see a price drop on the original version. 
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  • FockerFocker Posts: 6,982
    edited May 2014
    The bleeding/fleecing does not stop..my first kickstarter support.  
    Thanks for the link Q.  

    Even at $150, it will pay for itself in a few home cooked meals.  
    My only concern is using plastic bags?  Seems like a useful tool to accompany paleo/primal.  
    Brandon
    Quad Cities
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,244
    Focker said:
    The bleeding/fleecing does not stop..my first kickstarter support.  
    Thanks for the link Q.  

    Even at $150, it will pay for itself in a few home cooked meals.  
    My only concern is using plastic bags?  Seems like a useful tool to accompany paleo/primal.  
    Good buy. Foodsaver products are safe up to about 195ºF. Still trying to find that document. I prefer foodsaver over Zip-Locks and they are just a few cents more. 
    Delta B.C. - Move over coffee, this is job for alcohol!
  • FockerFocker Posts: 6,982

    @Skiddymarker,

    Please excuse my overthinking. hahaha

    Thanks for the tip.  Foodsaver it will be.  Will be seeking your help come October. ;)

     

    Brandon
    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,975
    edited May 2014
    Welcome to the madness @Focker, where were you yesterday? I dragged Little Steve, TexanOfTheNorth and pantsypants into it with me at $129. My first KS support too.  I was tempted to get the Hacker Special. 

    With free shipping, it's a no brainer for canucks, if I order the Anova v1 now, shipping alone is $44.99 
    :D
    canuckland
  • FockerFocker Posts: 6,982
    edited May 2014

    @Canugghead,

    I always arrive a few minutes late to a party. ;)

    Even the $150s will be gone in a day, maybe two.

    Giving the SDK away is awesome.  Will be interesting to see what is done with it this fall, part of the reason why I want to support them.  Their (Anova) video was nicely done. 

    Free shipping up north is sweet! 

     

    Brandon
    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,975
    Free shipping worldwide!
    canuckland
  • cssmd27cssmd27 Posts: 253
    The Anova is an another option at that price point. I pre-ordered the Sansaire during the Kickstarter campaign but canceled it after it was repeatedly delayed. I cannot comment on it's function.
    How did you cancel the Kickstarter purchase/support?  I thought that was the basis of Kickstarter - you got some advantage (earlier or cheaper product, extra goodies, etc.) in exchange for putting your money at risk that the company might go tits up and you end up with nothing.  Is there a way to pull out?

    I'm asking because I ponied up a year ago for the ZPM espresso machine that is now a good 2 years behind scheduled delivery and I'm not sure I even want it now.
    Dallas (University Park), Texas
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,975
    @Focker - check your INBOX.
    canuckland
  • FockerFocker Posts: 6,982

    Ok, thanks for the heads up.  Was out of town over the weekend.  Drove through some nasty storms, and it is headed my way.  Super cells, a confirmed tornado is now on the ground in our area. 

    Will check my mail and get back to ya in the AM.

    Brandon
    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • horsefleshhorseflesh Posts: 206
    OP, I have a Sansaire and it works great. It... just works. Not much to say. If I was buying again today, I'd happily get another Sansaire. 

    I did order the fancy new Anova, got a Kickstarter price... But I will probably give it away as a Christmas gift. 


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