Do I need the app to control the device?

While the app has a plethora of useful and exciting features, we've designed the Anova Precision Cooker to operate completely without the app. You can use the device to its fullest extent without connecting the app to the device. 

To learn more about how to use your device without the app check out this unboxing video, which includes how to set up your cooker, set the temperature, and start your first cook.  

Also, if you are interested in switching your device from C to F temps, or setting the timer, check out this video: 

How do I set the timer on my Anova Precision Cooker? from Anova Culinary on Vimeo.

If you prefer to read written steps, check this out these steps:

To change the temperature from Fahrenheit to Celcius

1. Hold down the play button for 6 seconds (the temperature will then switch from F to C or vice versa). Keep holding the play button for 4 more seconds to switch them back.

To set the timer:
1. Press and hold play/Start for 8 seconds -

2. Press and hold the timer icon for 3 seconds to set time via the scroll wheel.

3. Set the time by scrolling the wheel up or down.

4. After you have reached your desired time, press the timer button again and time will automatically start counting down.

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    Kelsey Howard

    How do you adjust the timer on the Anova WIFI without the app, mine never lets me adjust?

    Thank you kindly!

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    Karsten Tanggaard

    I have the same question: How do you manually set the cooking time on the device (without the app)?

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    S Luk

    I have the same question. How can I set the time manually on the device without the App?
    Other customers has left the same question for over a month, does ANOVA even read customers' comment?

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    Heiner Wendling

    I have the same question as these other customers. Does ANOVA still live?

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    Steven Klein

    I have the same question, too. Six weeks since this question was first posted, with no answer.

    Potential customers might be nervous about after-sale support if they happen to new this page before buying.

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    Larry Young

    Same question as everyone above. Please answer how to set time and temperature without the App?

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    Archibald MacLeish

    ... and I have the same question, and I might add that the company seems to choose to specialize in vague instructions for this item. Is there some reason that a complete user's manual is not available, even online?

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    Stéphane Lavergne

    It would be useful if this actually mentioned HOW these controls work. I found it in a YouTube video... A concise manual with all the details in a SINGLE place would help users tremendously.

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    Wim Prange

    This is so annoying! How!

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    Jean-Louis Renaud

    I have the same question and hope for an answer too!

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    Jocelyn Damian

    To display Timer function:
    -Press and hold play/Start for 8 seconds -
    -Press and hold the timer icon for 3 seconds to set time via the scroll wheel.
    -Pressing start or the timer icon again will start the timer countdown

    It may help if you watch this video on how to set the timer on the device:

    Thank you!

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    Antonio Comia

    If you read the above and watch the videos, the answers are all there.

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