ChefSteps CS10001 Joule Sous Vide, White Stainless Review

ChefSteps CS10001 Joule Sous Vide Cooker


White and stainless steel ChefSteps CS10001 Joule is a practical and functional, smart and easy to operate sous vide cooker with 1100 watt power, that allows you to cook sous vide style (in precise and low-temp water) restaurant quality meals easily and conveniently in your own kitchen. You will be able to have your meals the way you want- at the right taste and texture as it will keep the temperature accurately and consistently. You can control it remotely (802.11bgn and Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless control) with the free mobile app- Android, iOS and Fire OS (tablet or smartphone) and use Amazon Alexa to give voice orders, like “Alexa, ask Joule to set the temperature to 130 degrees”. You will achieve the optimal doneness of steak with lots of flavors kept inside (use olive oil, butter, garlic and herbs for added flavor) and you will not have to fuss over it, and you will get great results every single time. It will be cooked to perfection inside and you just want to sear it to get a nice crust and to lock the flavors in after the sous vide cooking is completed. Joule Sous Vide weighs 1.3 pounds and measures 11 x 1.85 inches, so it is only 11 inches tall and should be one of the lightest and most compact sous vide cookers on the market and will easily fit in your drawers in the kitchen- the smallest yet very powerful. 


1100W motor enables very quick heating of water and the ability to maintain the temperature to 0.2 degrees Fahrenheit accuracy. Visual doneness on your smartphone is great and lets you choose the doneness and thickness with time and temperature displayed. You can use it comfortably with any pot and different volumes or amounts of water, so it won’t matter if you have a little bit of water in the pot or lots- up to 10 gallons (40 liters from just 1.5 inches of water depth) is supported and the good thing is you will not need any extra tools or equipment. The side clip and magnetic base will be suitable for most pots, and you just need to put it in a sealed bag- any zip lock type freezer bag will do and it doesn’t have to be vacuum sealed. It is used mainly for making the perfect steak but it is not just for that, as you can cook a variety of ingredients, including, chicken, fish, veggies, eggs, make desserts and more without having to guess anything and never overcooking as the food will never be hotter than the water temperature so there will never be under or overcooking. You are given the useful instructions and lots of recipes you can use the Joule Sous Vide with. We can’t see a control panel on the unit, which means you may have to rely on your smartphone more. To summarise, it is solid and water-resistant with stainless steel parts, app is very easy to use but you need a tablet or smartphone, works well overall- cooks to perfection, is versatile in the sense that it will fit in any pot with any amount of water, is very precise and consistent, is lightweight and compact, and has a very reasonable price tag for all that you’re getting.

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