Joule: Sous Vide by ChefSteps 4+

ChefSteps Inc.

    • 3.0 • 488 Ratings
    • Free

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Description

Get access to the best sous vide recipes and control Joule, the world’s smallest, most powerful sous vide tool, with the Joule App. From raw to ready, the app coaches you through the whole process, so cooking sous vide is simple. Just pick what you want to cook, and we’ll walk you through the rest.

The Joule App includes groundbreaking features like Visual Doneness, precise temperature control from anywhere, and a robust collection of recipes and cooking guides created by the ChefSteps team. Joule and its app were built and designed from scratch to work together, and we’re just as dedicated to the quality of our products as we are to the food we make with them. You can read more about Joule and the Joule App in publications like CNET, Wired, Lifehacker, Food & Wine, and Network World.

HOW DOES THE JOULE APP WORK?
You tell us what you’re cooking, we tell you when it’s ready. Making a two-inch steak? Great. Just tap the Start button, and Joule will set a timer for perfect doneness. Get notified when your steak is ready—and we’ll also tell you how much longer it can stay in the water without overcooking.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE JOULE APP?

• Exclusive access to our cooking guides: The app comes with step-by-step guides for everything from perfect fried chicken, to succulent salmon, to the best steak you’ve ever had in your life, helping you unlock the power of sous vide. What’s even better? We’ll keep adding new guides (and updating old ones) all the time.

• Visual Doneness: Choose exactly how you want your food to look when it’s done, then press go, and Joule does the rest. No more filtering through online forums to get the information you need. Visual Doneness takes the guesswork out of sous vide.

• Step-by-step instructions, so you can learn as you go: Every cooking guide comes loaded with quick videos that’ll teach you new techniques and help you get the best results.

• Notifications that let you know when your water is hot and your food is done, no matter where you are. Not ready to eat? We’ll tell you how much longer your food can stay in without overcooking.

• Bluetooth and Wifi control, so you can cook from anywhere.

WHAT IS SOUS VIDE COOKING AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Chefs have been cooking sous vide for decades to get perfect proteins and amazing new textures. But, it’s not fancy or complicated—Joule heats water to a very specific temperature, so you can cook food gently, with super-human precision. The water never gets hotter than you want the food to be, so it won’t overcook.

HOW DO I GET JOULE?
Visit chefsteps.com/joule to learn more.

CAN I STILL USE THE JOULE APP IF I HAVE ANOTHER SOUS VIDE TOOL, LIKE NOMIKU, SANSAIRE, OR ANOVA?
Absolutely! You can still use our sous vide guides and Visual Doneness in the Joule App to figure out your favorite times and temperatures, then manually set your other tool and make amazing meals at home.

LEGALESE:
Terms of Use and Sale - https://www.chefsteps.com/terms
Limited Warranty - https://www.chefsteps.com/joule/warranty
EULA - https://www.chefsteps.com/eula
Privacy Policy - https://www.chefsteps.com/privacy

By downloading, installing or using the Joule app, you agree to the End User License Agreement.

Currently, this app is only available in English.

What’s New

Version 2.74.3

Fixed a bug where push notifications may not arrive for some customers. If you encounter this issue, signing out and back in again should fix it. Let us know if it doesn't!

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
488 Ratings

488 Ratings

stef.incognito ,

Good, with great potential.

I have been having a lot of fun with my Joule sous vide! The machine is very easy to use, and very efficient. The app has a really great design, and has amazingly good potential - but is extremely buggy. I would love the notifications functions to work, but the app crashes every time I agree to receive notifications. Being that timing is crucial to using this machine, and the app being central to using this device, having a only partially functioning app with key features not working is a large handicap to the function of this device. If the app worked well, this easily would be a five star review for both the app and the device. I am hoping to be able to revise my review to reflect that when the app receives updates.

Developer Response ,

Hi Stef.incognito, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and let us know about this! Our app team is actively working on fixing this bug, and we hope to have a resolution ASAP. In the meantime, we have a few workarounds listed on our Known Issues page if you are interested.(https://support.chefsteps.com/hc/en-us/articles/115006043508-Known-Issues) Also, please feel free to reach out to us any time via support ticket at support.chefsteps.com. Thanks again, –Megan with ChefSteps Customer Experience

ChefGL ,

Love this machine!

I’m not really sure why so many people have not given this the joule a better rating. I am a Chef in the food industry and I love my joule...or joules! I have 3 of them now and looking at a 4th one. I have tried competitors, but always go back to the joule. I also have had a couple of my kitchen staff buy ones for themselves. They are precise, work awesome and have not had any issues I can’t fix with the simple troubleshooting techniques. I use the recipes as well as the manual cooking option. The updates, I feel, have been great, and the chefsteps crew seems to be continuously trying to improve the whole experience. I love the tech side of the joule(though a manual control, or even better, a control from the cloud on a desktop would be nice), and multiple users being able to control the same joule at once, is awesome!
The only reason I don’t give this a 5 star, is because I want and NEED a way to add and save my own “recipes”/cooking data. I cook some of the same things over and over, and I have tweaked the app recipes to what works for me. If chefsteps could have a section that saves personal recipes in the app so that I could quickly go back to them, that would make this machine perfect!
Thanks for the awesome joule and keep it up!

Developer Response ,

Hi ChefGL, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review here! We are so glad to hear that you have been loving Joule and really appreciate your feedback here!

We’re here for you if there is anything we can assist with as you continue to cook with Joule. Please visit support.chefsteps.com with any questions, comments or concerns!

Thanks again!

The ChefSteps Customer Experience Team

Larsbullock ,

A few issues.

When you set the timer on most smartphones, the time end alert keeps sounding until the user acknowledges - the way it should be. With the Joule, however, the timer’s audio alert lasts only a few seconds. If an airplane flies by, or if you turn on the blender or use a vacuum cleaner momentarily, the alert gets missed. I do realize that sous-vide cooking in general is more about temperature than time but there are applications when time is crucial, for instance, ChefSteps 75 degree eggs - which is what I just happen to use the Joule mostly for. I’ve ruined many eggs by depending on Joule’s timer and now use my iPhone’s timer instead.

On the other hand, suppose you stop the device manually after cooking because you don’t want to touch your phone with wet hands. The next time you turn it on and set a temperature, you must acknowledge that the water level is too low (from the previous session), turn it off from the app, then restart from the app. A big hassle.

Also, many of the time/temp recommendations provided by the app are wrong. If you research the internet for time /temp recommendations, you’d be better off choosing the recommendations from other sources.

Developer Response ,

Hi Lars, thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we are so sorry to hear that you have had a less than perfect experience with Joule so far. We'd love to help troubleshoot the timer/notification issue. Please reach out to us at customerexperience@chefsteps.com so that we can best assist.

Also, if you tap down on the top of Joule for 1 second when you would like to end a cook, the cook will stop in the app and you will not receive the error message in the future! Please let us know if you are already doing this!

Thanks again for the feedback here and our apologies again for the frustration you have experienced. We look forward to helping resolve this.

The ChefSteps Customer Experience Team

App Privacy

The developer, ChefSteps Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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