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  • rickgregory
    Founding Member
    • Aug 2014
    • 678
    • Seattle, WA

    Better clamp for Anova?

    So the first clamp that came with my Anova fell apart. The knob shattered, the collar developed cracks etc. They kindly sent me a new one... which is doing the same. I just grabbed it out of the cabinet and the knob split and fell apart. They might send me a 3rd one but it's obvious the plastic they use is, to be technical for a moment, crap.

    Does anyone know of a 3rd party replacement? Or has anyone done a DIY solution for this?
  • Thunder77
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 2747
    • Halethorpe, MD
    • Weber 26.75" Kettle with SnS. Broil King Baron 5 burner. Akorn Kamado, and Akorn Jr kamado. Primo Oval Junior. Love grilling steaks, ribs, and chicken. Need to master smoked salmon Favorite cool weather beer: Sam Adams Octoberfest Favorite warm weather beer: Yuengling Traditional Lager All-time favorite drink: Single Malt Scotch

    #2
    Same thing happened to mine. Then the cooker crapped out.

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    • rickgregory
      rickgregory commented
      Editing a comment
      HUSH YO FACE! My cooker is ok so far (though the design kind of fails at high temps as the steam wigs the electronics out).

    • Thunder77
      Thunder77 commented
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      I bought a Nano last year, and so far I am happy with it. I did have the old one for over two years before it went up.
  • Hulagn1971
    Charter Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 1012
    • NC, The Triad
    • WSM 22.5", Pitmaster IQ110, Weber 22.5" Kettle with SNS, Weber 14" Smokey Joe.

    #3
    Following. Mine has a hairline crack that formed within the first month. 2 years later it is still there. I've been careful just to tighten it enough to hold it.

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    • Davek8282
      Club Member
      • Mar 2016
      • 75
      • Prince George, B.C.

      #4
      I have purchased 4 and gifted 2 of them. All 4 still have the original clamp with no issues. I have purchased 2 of the older Wi-Fi &. bluetooth versions, one of the new Precision Cookers and 1 of the Nano cookers. I very rarely use a metal pot to cook in as I converted to the plastic tubs early on, don't know if that makes a difference or not. I am extremely happy with mine

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      • Polarbear777
        Club Member
        • Sep 2016
        • 1680

        #5
        Mine Is cracked too. I’ve been careful with it since I noticed, but I’m sure it will give at some point.

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        • madisonpirate
          Club Member
          • Jun 2020
          • 2

          #6
          Good day. I had two break on me. Each time, I contacted Anova and let them know. They sent a replacement for free each time. They arrived within a week. I either emailed to [email protected] or googled the phone number-1-855-421-8282.

          I have the newer home version now with the Screw attach mechanism. It's much better. I would say, let them know and see how they can help.

          Cheers!

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          • rickgregory
            Founding Member
            • Aug 2014
            • 678
            • Seattle, WA

            #7
            Oh, they've been nice about it in the past. I just hate having the things break and then you can't really use it for a cook. It also (irrationally) offends the product designer in me to have this thing break over and over and not to have them have fixed it.

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            • Steve R.
              Club Member
              • Jul 2016
              • 2309
              • Elizabethtown, KY
              • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 26" kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Weber Smokey Mountain 22" w/ Guru adapter.

              #8
              Maybe it's just me, but I tighten the knob just enough to hold it in place (which doesn't take much torque at all) and I haven't had any issues with mine. My natural tendency is to over-tighten things, but I have resisted that urge with the Anova clamp.

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              • rickgregory
                rickgregory commented
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                been there done that. I've had the thing shatter on contact (not HARD contact) with plastic containers in the cupboard. I'm done making excuses for them. If you search, you'll see that this is an issue for a lot of customers - they should have solved it by now vs sending out the same crappy clamps.

                Also, a clamp should not be so fragile that it SHATTERS if you tighten it too much. Please....

              • Steve R.
                Steve R. commented
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                rickgregory I don't know what to tell you, brother, just passing along my personal experience with mine. Hopefully you find something that works for you. In the meantime, try not to get so uptight about it. You could shatter or something.
                Last edited by Steve R.; June 26, 2020, 12:26 PM.

              • rickgregory
                rickgregory commented
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                I'm not uptight. I'm a little annoyed but what I'm done with is making excuses for a company that ships a poor product and won't fix it.
            • willxfmr
              Club Member
              • Apr 2017
              • 154
              • Fondy

              #9
              I solved the clamp problem, the evaporation problem, and the steam goobering up the electronics problem with this plan from Anova.

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              • rickgregory
                rickgregory commented
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                I'm going to solve it by buying another brand.

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