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Monoprice Sous Vide circulator dies

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  • BBQPhil
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    • Sep 2017
    • 304
    • San Diego, CA
    • Yoder480, BGE, WeberGO, WeberGas

    Monoprice Sous Vide circulator dies

    About a year ago I had recommended a $70 Sous Vide circulator from Monoprice after using it about a half dozen times. It did a good job and looked much like an Anova. But I guess you get what you pay for. It suddenly failed and no longer works reliably. Shuts off intermittently and blinks erratically when you turn it on. Not about to tempt fate by putting this flakey electric appliance into it into a pot of water.
  • glitchy
    Club Member
    • Jul 2019
    • 1106
    • Central IA
    • MAK 2 Star General
      Weber Summit Charcoal Grill
      w/ Big Joetisserie, SnS LP, and Vortex
      Weber Traveler
      Fireboard 2 Drive
      Anova Precision Sous Vide
      All the (pellet) grills I’ve loved before:
      Traeger Junior Elite^
      GMG DB
      Traeger Texas Elite
      Memphis Pro§
      Traeger Pro 575
      CampChef SmokePro STX (ugly grills need love too)
      Weber SmokeFire EX4§
      Traeger Select
      CampChef Woodwind WiFi w/SearBox^
      Weber SmokeFire EX4§

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    #2
    Did you check the warranty? Monoprice has decent warranties on some things.

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    • bbqLuv
      Club Member
      • Jan 2020
      • 1594
      • Milwaukie, OR

      #3
      Get what you pay for is a good rule of thumb and meets expectations.

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      • Troutman
        Club Member
        • Aug 2017
        • 7836
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        • OUTDOOR COOKERS

          BBQ ACCESSORIES

          WOOD & PELLET PREFERENCES

          SOUS VIDE

          INDOOR COOKWARE


        #4
        Did you give it a proper burial? One word of advice...Anova

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        • fzxdoc
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 5402
          • My toys:
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            Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks), named Pretty Baby
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            Weber Kettle Premium 22" named Kettle Kid, eager to horn in with more cooks in the future
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          #5
          Joule.

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          • rodkeary
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            +1

          • Old Glory
            Old Glory commented
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            ++2

          • dubob
            dubob commented
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            Nah! I'll stick with my Anova. When my original one died after 3 uses, they replaced it with the upgraded version at no additional cost. I like that about a company. 😁
        • BBQPhil
          Club Member
          • Sep 2017
          • 304
          • San Diego, CA
          • Yoder480, BGE, WeberGO, WeberGas

          #6
          Was not able to get a response to my email or call to Monoprice. I ended up buying an Anova from Costco. The regular model is on sale everywhere for $179 (from $199) and Costco has the same, bundled with a $60 tank for $199. I think it had been on sale for $159. The Joule was also tempting, but pricier.

          I did consider trying to repair the Monoprice, but it had special screw fasteners that couldn't be opened without a special tool.

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          • tRidiot
            Club Member
            • Dec 2015
            • 757
            • NE OK
            • Traeger BBQ124
              Yoder YS480
              Chargriller Duo gas/charcoal side-by side

            #7
            That's disappointing. I saw Monoprice had one for $99 actually today, but I've already got two Joules. I usually recommend Monoprice to friends, but I've mainly used their cables and TV mounts. I can still recommend those without hesitation, but I will pass on checking out their immersion cooker. Thanks for the tip.

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            • HawkerXP
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              • Jul 2016
              • 6408
              • Virginia
              • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
                Thermopops
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                Cold beer

              #8
              RIP Mono.

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