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Joule Sous Vide by ChefSteps

Flaky fish, amazingly tender chicken, perfectly cooked steaks—Joule puts the wonderful results of sous-vide cooking into the smallest but most powerful tool of its kind. Designed by Seattle-based ChefSteps, a company on a mission to help people cook...Read More

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This smartphone-operated tool is sleek, simple and powerful.


Flaky fish, amazingly tender chicken, perfectly cooked steaks—Joule puts the wonderful results of sous-vide cooking into the smallest but most powerful tool of its kind. Designed by Seattle-based ChefSteps, a company on a mission to help people cook smarter, Joule is controlled with a feature-rich companion app that lets you pick the exact doneness you like for foolproof perfection every time. There’s no special equipment needed to use the Joule—you can use your favorite pots and pans, standard freezer bags and the Android or iOS smartphone you use every day.

At just 11 inches tall and 1.3 pounds, the Joule is so small it fits in your top drawer. Despite its small size, it boasts the fastest water heating capability on the market as well as hyper-exact temperature control—precise to 0.2°F. This speed and accuracy allow you to achieve amazing flavor and texture that’s impossible with other cooking styles. Thanks to its magnetic base and side clip, the Joule is compatible with any pot and works with a variety of water levels and volumes.

The free Joule app makes it easy to learn sous vide basics and more advanced techniques, too—so whether you’re an expert or a total newbie, you’ll have great success with the Joule from day one. You can even control the Joule with your voice using Amazon Alexa, which is perfect when your hands are busy kneading dough, dicing onions or tossing a salad. The Joule app keeps getting smarter, and is frequently updated with new groundbreaking features, including the following:
  • Visual Doneness lets you choose exactly how well-done you want your food then takes care of the rest
  • Visual Cook Progress lets you track the progress of the water heating and and how far along you are in your cook
  • Step-by-step recipe guides in convenient vertical-scroll format
  • Perfect-Until Tracker informs you how long your food can remain in water without affecting outcome, so you won’t need to rush to remove it
  • Many more innovative and helpful programs

Features Hide

  • Ultra-compact design fits easily in any kitchen, yet boasts the most powerful heater available
  • Companion app boasts a range of groundbreaking features—like Visual Doneness, which lets you choose exactly how well-done you want your food, then takes care of the rest—and is consistently updating to offer new innovative features
  • Control, adjust and get updates from anywhere via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi with your Android or iOS device (required to control the Joule)
  • Magnetic base offers extra stability in induction-ready cookware
  • Compatible with Amazon Alexa for voice control
  • The sous vide method allows you to achieve amazing flavor and texture that’s impossible with other cooking styles
  • Precise temperature control means you never have to worry about overcooking
  • No special equipment required—you can use Joule with the pots and pans you already have
  • Durable, water-resistant design features a seamless body and stainless steel parts

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: ChefSteps
  • Model: CS10001
  • Material: Polycarbonate, stainless steel
  • Dimensions: 11" x 1.85"
  • Capacity: 10-gal (40-L) maximum heating volume, 1.5" minimum water depth
  • Weight: 1.3 lbs.
  • Watts: 1100 W
  • Warranty: Limited 1-year warranty
  • Made in China

Care & Usage Show

  • Wipe clean
  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions

What's In the box? Show

  • Sous vide immersion circulator


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Joule Sous Vide by ChefSteps. 1. Water resistant design. 2. Seamless polycarbonate housing. 3. Interchangeable clip system. 4. 360 degree inlet flute. 5. Neodymium magnetic mount. 6. Solid 316L stainless steel. 7. Bluetooth and WiFi 8. Brushless DC motor. 9. 1100 watt heater.

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Customer Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
38 Reviews
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Joule IS the sous vide MVP
I've had other sous vide appliances and Joule is a game changer. Its small... like fits in a drawer full of gadgets small. Quiet, like I forgot it was on quiet. Best point of difference for me is the app. Its full of recipes, videos and time/temp guides. To date I've had to research multiple sources to get ready to sous-vide, now I just use the Joule app. Even better, thru the app I turn on Joule, set the time/temp and do anything else because I'm set up for hands free cooking and perfect results EVERY TIME!
April 28, 2017
Small but mighty
I can't recommend this item enough. I have been sous vide cooking for a couple years now and love it. I have a larger (but similar item in-pot item) and it works well, but I have struggled for recipes and ways to explore sous vide. It is fantastic method of cooking, but how knowing the right temp and how long to leave items in is often different with you search the web for recipes. No longer! This item is all about recipes and connects right to my phone. There are beautiful photos, easy to use and understand recipe and they are truly inspirational. There are so many recipes I would have never thought to try until now. The Joule is also extremely easy to use, clean and it tucks away in my drawer next to my immersion blender (and the Joule is actually smaller). So small and so powerful. I love this item. Fantastic.
April 29, 2017
Among the top 5 of my favorite kitchen tools
We love the Joule! The unit itself is sleek and simple, and the app to control it is fabulous. I love that I can see a video of the doneness for each temp when cooking a steak. I plan to use this a lot. We also bought one for our vacation home.
Ribeye steak cooking to medium-rare
Ribeye steak cooking to medium-rare
April 29, 2017
1 year ago
Joule is the BEST!
I have had my Joule for about a month now. It is so easy to use and the results are fabulous. Perfect steaks, perfect pork chops. I even made pork carnitas for tacos. I think it is the best tool for cooks.
April 28, 2017
Wife loves it
My wife asked for this for Mother's Day and that's what I got her. She has used it many times since then and really likes how moist the meets she's cooked with it are after we finish them on the grill. I will say that while the cooking app is quite witty when describing directions, we have had to improvise on two of the meals to get the results we wanted temperature and "doneness" wise with this device. All in all, it's a very nice addition to the cooking tools she uses, and I know she likes it a lot.
May 29, 2017
1 year ago
Love it! What can I say?
Joule is indeed a precision cooker that creates dishes perfectly each time. Even when blue tooth gets disconnected, Joule continues operating according to the programmed temperature.
September 28, 2017
1 year ago
Best Sous Vide Circulator
Joule is by far the best. So easy to use, elegant design, lightweight and easy to store.

Operation is whisper quiet, you don't even know its on.

Magnetic base is need to use a clamp, it magnetically locks on to the bottom of your pot.

App is outstanding. You can choose your steak (or whatever you're cooking) by "visual doneness"...the app connects to the Joule and sends the time and cooking temperature to it. So easy to use, and so perfect. Results were amazing.

Can not recommend this highly enough! I would give it 6 stars if I could.
May 7, 2017
Ridiculously Awesome
I can't say enough about this amazing little device, it's basically perfect. The size is unbelievable, it fits in a gadget drawer and hardly takes up any space. The magnetic base is a stroke of genius, so simple and so smart. It's extremely quiet and the app is fantastic; easy to use, robust and written by real humans for real humans.

And the results? well they're pretty much perfect. I use simple zip-shut plastic bag and my own pots and everything that I have made so far has come out as expected or better.

I can't imagine a better sous vide option, especially for the very reasonable price. Highly recommended.
May 22, 2017
1 year ago
I love it ! The only thing i do not like is that it only operates with the app on my phone ... but the machine it self works great ! Is quiet and small enough to fit in a drawer .
September 1, 2017
1 year ago
So easy to use!
The app is great and very user friendly. The fact that we can use it with any pot and don't even need to be in the same room to control is remarkable. We are amazed at how fast it heats up!
May 27, 2017
1 year ago

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
Son has one and likes it
Brooke D on Dec 31, 2018
Super-excited to try my hand at Sous Vide cooking! Read Cook's Illustrated product review and decided to give it a whirl!
Brenton S on Dec 30, 2018
Son has one and likes it
Brooke D on Dec 31, 2018
Recommendation from America's Test Kitchen
Brian A on Dec 30, 2018
Super-excited to try my hand at Sous Vide cooking! Read Cook's Illustrated product review and decided to give it a whirl!
Brenton S on Dec 30, 2018
Housewarming gift for friend
Meredith M on Dec 29, 2018
I have been using a original Polyscience Pro circulator for years and decided to try something a little more modern and compact.
Darren V on Dec 29, 2018
it was requested and this item has a good reputation
Susan T on Dec 29, 2018
good reviews on amazon
DIANA M on Dec 28, 2018
The reviews were excellent. Recommendations from people who had purchased another brand and then this one were extremely satisfied.
Joan Z on Dec 28, 2018
MICHELLE S on Dec 28, 2018
Barbara R on Dec 28, 2018
Sleek looking
Francesca C on Dec 27, 2018
Of all the different sous vide machines it has the best reviews along with a large recipe catalog from the creators, Chef Steps.
Lee C on Dec 27, 2018
Recommended by a friend.
Rebecca K on Dec 26, 2018
It seems like a very interesting way to cook.
Anne L on Dec 24, 2018
Eugene Quinn, one of my best friends, who is a professional chef with a degree from the California Culinary Institute says this is the best and highest quality JOULE SOUS VIDE in the marketplace. Eugene believes this cooking device will change the cooking world.
Andrew S on Dec 23, 2018
Looks like a great way to cook chicken. My chicken always is either over or under cooked. Hoping this will help me cook at the perfect temperature.
Patricia R on Dec 23, 2018
Cook's Illustrated listed this Sous Vide as "Highly Recommended" and that is good enough for me. I am interested in all things "kitchen gadget", especially those that will help me make tastier food for my family.
James B on Dec 22, 2018
My son is an executive chef and he highly recommend the Sous Vide.
Nick M on Dec 22, 2018
friend recommend
Dawn F on Dec 21, 2018
I own this device & am purchasing for my mother.
Paul C on Dec 21, 2018
A gift for my husband
Ronda W on Dec 19, 2018
it looks interesting, its on sale, free shipping & I had a gift coupon from sur la table
Ellenmarie R on Dec 18, 2018
I have heard it is the easiest way to cook with excellent results.
April T on Dec 18, 2018
gift for my husband
Hye-Mi L on Dec 18, 2018
fun new gaget
Katie S on Dec 17, 2018
compact and 1100 faster
Cathy S on Dec 16, 2018
Have had meals prepared by a chef using sous vide that were delicious, and this brand was rated best.
Blanche M W on Dec 16, 2018
We are very pleased with the Joule Sous Vide machine we bought some months ago, so we're buying this one as a gift for our "foodie" son.
James M on Dec 15, 2018
review in Bon Appetit
Max M G on Dec 13, 2018
I have two Joule sous vides, 1 for work and 1 for home. They help make a cook look like a chef!
Sheryl M on Dec 12, 2018
wanted to try this type of cooking
Scott B on Dec 12, 2018
wanted to try sous videf as a gift for my husband and this one had some great reviews
Beth B on Dec 12, 2018
Christmas present for daughter's boyfriend, recommended by daughter.
John M on Dec 12, 2018
Wanted to try Sous Vide
George C on Dec 11, 2018
I have one that I’m crazy about! My daughter wants this for Christmas because I have raved about mine.
Redmond D on Dec 11, 2018
Love to cook and am interested in trying gout this new method
Daniela M on Dec 11, 2018
heard a lot of great reviews for it and thought it would make a fun Christmas gift for my husband to play with!
Wendy Y on Dec 10, 2018
it was a gift from a Xmas list
joy w on Dec 7, 2018
Gift for couple who's original one quit.
Denise B on Dec 7, 2018
Rated very well!
Janet J on Dec 2, 2018
friend recommended
Brenda O on Dec 2, 2018
I love to cook and I know all the top chefs use this. I would like to eventually have some kind of restaurant so want to experiment with this.
Michelle M on Dec 2, 2018
To get a tender protein!
Michelle C on Nov 30, 2018
Sous Vide is all the rage!
Stacey W on Nov 28, 2018
appears to be a useful and time saving prroduct.
Thomas B on Nov 27, 2018
Bon Appetit recommended this!! and on sale?!?! how could i not?
Ana S on Nov 27, 2018
A friend of mine purchased this item and highly recommended it.
Randall B on Nov 27, 2018
buying for a Xmas gift. We own one and love it!
Julianne C H on Nov 27, 2018
I had heard a a review of Sous vide machines on Splendid table and had been considering the Joule.
R B on Nov 27, 2018
heard good reviews
Alejandro M on Nov 27, 2018
Recommendation from America's Test Kitchen
Brian A on Dec 30, 2018
Housewarming gift for friend
Meredith M on Dec 29, 2018
Where are the on device controls? I don't see where you can set & change the temperature it on the device.
A shopper on Apr 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: That's one of the best features of Joule, it is controlled by a smart phone app. Check out the app store for your smart phone to explore or download. Cheers!
What if I don't own a smart phone? That seems ridiculous to be forced to not only own one, but have to use it to operate; mistake right?
A shopper on Apr 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Howdy! There are other types of Sous Vide devices that dont require smart phone connectivity. Take a look at Sansaire or Anova, they both have manual controls.
Sansaire Sous-Vide Immersion Circulator
Sansaire Sous-Vide Immersion Circulator
How do you handle it when people want steak cooked differently? My wife prefers medium-well to well done but I like rare to medium-rare.
RICK C on May 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Though I have not tried it. I understand you can cook the medium-well steak first, and when it has reached temp, reset the temp on the Joule to to medium-rare. The medium-well steak will maintain it's temp, it will hold at medium-well. The other steak will cook to medium-rare. You can then finish both steaks off by searing them in a pan. The Joule app and their website answers so many questions. The ChefSteps website and the Joule community will help you with any questions you have.
I am concerned about whether plastic bags contain BPA or other contaminants? Please advise
A shopper on Aug 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can also buy reusable silicone pouches that seal completely for higher temperature or longer immersion if you are concerned about the bags. Three are also other ways to cook other than just store bags- for instance glass canning jars or, for eggs, just drop them directly in the water. I understand that regular ziplock are fine for shorter or lower temp cooking (an hour or 2, or under 170F +/-).
Do you have to use plastic bags? Can you use glass containers?
A shopper on May 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can use things like mason jars and some other glass containers. The Joule website provides lots of information on compatible containers and how to use them under the Sous Vide tab.
This is 220 volts?
Cecilia A on May 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is 100 to 120 V AC
Can I still use my phone if the app is monitoring the cooking?
A shopper on Oct 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: For sure. The app will run in the background. Just be sure to have your the app “background app refresh” turned on, so that you get your notifications. The app doesn’t seem to really be connected to your phone all the time, it just keeps a timer running and will send you messages when it’s almost done and done; every time you reopen the app it reconnects. Enjoy. The app keeps getting better and better with each update.
Does it come with a case and clip?
RACHEL K on Jul 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There is no case for the Joule but it does come with the metal clip as pictured. The bottom of the device is also magnetic and is surprisingly sturdy. So I have not needed the clip when I have been using the Joule with my Le Creuset cast iron ovens or metal stock pots. This clip will not work with a wide lipped pot or sous vide container. ChefSteps just recently came out with a larger extension clip that is available through their website for such purposes if you're needing a wider clip.
Can you use it with your iPad?
A shopper on Dec 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You need to have at least a bluetooth connection - both bluetooth AND WI-Fi is better. You should be able to download the app on your iPad - I have not tried it, but most apps work on both the iPhone and iPad. The advantage to using your phone is that you can monitor the device anywhere as long as it is connected to your internet.
If the blue tooth gets disconnected during operation does the shut off or keep running as if nothing changed?
A shopper on Sep 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, joule continues running to the programmed temperature even when blue tooth has disconnected.
Is it true that you must connect with the app through facebook? Thanks.
Valjeanne J on Sep 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, you do not have to connect through Facebook. You can connect via Bluetooth directly to the Joule or you can go through your home wi-fi router and then have control from anywhere you can get on to the network. If works exactly as advertised.
Can you cook potatoes and a vegetable in the same bag as your meat?
Gemma on Sep 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have cooked potatoes with my meat before but what I have found is that sometimes the potato gets overcooked. I now cook my vegetables in a separate bag.
Are you supposed to zip the plastic bags shut or leave them open and clip them to the side of the pot?
A shopper on Jun 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You are suppose to zip the plastic bag shut. That way water doesn't get in the bag and your food. You also don't have to clip it to the side of the pot. St our home, we use food saver bags which make things easier for us.
What temperature ranges can you choose?
A shopper on Nov 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It depends on the “doneness” you want. Rare, medium-rare, etc. I love my Joule, it is so easy to prepare your food at just the right doneness. Especially like how chicken comes out, never dry and perfectly cooked every time. We used our Joule to fix filets (30 of them) for our long-time college friends and they all wanted to know how we made them so perfectly done. I know several couples went home and purchased a Joule.
what kind of bags do you use for the food?
Patricia P on May 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would advise against "regular" ziploc bags. I have had my Joule for about 4 months and have had great success with Ziploc brand Freezer bags (both quart and gallon size) ... as regular strength or off brand bags are prone to fail during longer cook sessions. I have used the freezer bags for up to 6 hours at 167 F. and had no problems. Vacuum bags will hold up better for very long cooks (e.g. 12+ hours) ... and they can be used with a vacuum sealer or via the air displacement method if you don't have a sealer but must be careful to keep the unsealed end of the bag clipped up and out of the water.
Can you make a turkey with the sous vide?
Loucinda L on Nov 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have cooked a number of steaks and salmon, which all turned out great but have not tried a turkey. There is a good website called Chef Steps that works with the Joule and they have a good reference to cooking a turkey. Apologies, but I can't include the link here. Good Luck!
Cooking 6 lb prime rib. How long can it cook after donendess?
A shopper on Jul 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Joule holds it at your perfect temperature so it doesn't cook further. You can wait several hours before removing it from the hot bath, but really, when it's done it should be removed pretty soon and seared for service or put the sealed hot bag into a cold water bath cooling down the temp quickly for refrigerator storage or freezing.
Do you have to have internet access or wifi to run it? If you are in a location where there is no service, does it not work?
A shopper on Dec 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You need to have the Joule App installed in a smart phone. The Joule connects to the smart phone via Bluetooth. I hope this is helpful.
Is this Joule BPA free like the rose colored one?
A shopper on Nov 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don’t see how it would matter since it doesn’t come in contact with food at all. The food is within a sealed bag which can be your choice of a BPA product.


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