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Chefsteps Joule immersion circulator lowest price tomorrow (Aug 9) for $150, waitlist available

Sanity. 1,300 361 August 8, 2016 at 09:02 AM in Kitchenware & Cookware (3)
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Last Edited by TattyBear August 21, 2016 at 10:02 AM
https://www.chefsteps.com/joule


Highly recommended for anyone who likes to cook at home, regardless of skill level (especially for those who like to cook meat to perfection with no hassle). My immersion circulator gets more use than my toaster oven these days.


How does Joule work?

There's this cooking technique called sous vide. Chefs have been using it 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.
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Tomorrow (8/9/2016) at 9am sharp (PDT), Joule goes on sale for its new lowest price of $149. Get there on time, and you’ll be cooking with Joule this fall! While supplies last.

https://www.chefsteps.com/joule
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https://www.chefsteps.com/joule


Highly recommended for anyone who likes to cook at home, regardless of skill level (especially for those who like to cook meat to perfection with no hassle). My immersion circulator gets more use than my toaster oven these days.


How does Joule work?

There's this cooking technique called sous vide. Chefs have been using it 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.
A little more info, for anybody interested:

Pre-orders started last year, at $199. Now, anybody who pre-ordered at that price will be getting a $50 refund (automatically; no action needed).

Joule DOES require a smart phone to work. Period. There is no display and no buttons on the device itself; all settings are done via the app. That said, reviews on the Joule (pre-sales units) have been fantastic, and the device is more powerful and smaller than the Anova Sous Vide device. I had pre-ordered a Joule in December, and should be getting mine next month. I do also have an Anova. The results are wonderful, but it is a larger device and is awkward to fit into a kitchen drawer.
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A little more info, for anybody interested:

Pre-orders started last year, at $199. Now, anybody who pre-ordered at that price will be getting a $50 refund (automatically; no action needed).

Joule DOES require a smart phone to work. Period. There is no display and no buttons on the device itself; all settings are done via the app. That said, reviews on the Joule (pre-sales units) have been fantastic, and the device is more powerful and smaller than the Anova Sous Vide device. I had pre-ordered a Joule in December, and should be getting mine next month. I do also have an Anova. The results are wonderful, but it is a larger device and is awkward to fit into a kitchen drawer.
Has it been tested thoroughly with both iOS and Android? Asking because one usually suffers at the expense of the other. (I use Android.)

I'm intrigued. I have the Anova and love it, but being able to shove it into a drawer sounds great.

TIA
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Has it been tested thoroughly with both iOS and Android? Asking because one usually suffers at the expense of the other. (I use Android.)

I'm intrigued. I have the Anova and love it, but being able to shove it into a drawer sounds great.

TIA

Reviews on Google Play seem solid. 4.6/5 off 959 reviews.
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Has it been tested thoroughly with both iOS and Android? Asking because one usually suffers at the expense of the other. (I use Android.)

I'm intrigued. I have the Anova and love it, but being able to shove it into a drawer sounds great.

TIA
https://www.chefsteps.com/joule/app for more info. And here is a link to the ChefSteps app for Android. https://play.google.com/store/app...bile&hl=en -- great reviews.
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Are these realllly coming out soon? I looked into a Joule before I ultimately purchased an Anova, but it seemed more sous Vaporware than sous vide at the time.

Either way, sous vide is a cool way to cook. Leave your food in a cooler with an ice bath when you leave for work, fire it up via the app a few hours before you want to eat, whether you're home or not.
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Last edited by Kueller August 8, 2016 at 09:54 AM
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Quote from f123456 View Post :
A little more info, for anybody interested:

Pre-orders started last year, at $199. Now, anybody who pre-ordered at that price will be getting a $50 refund (automatically; no action needed).

Joule DOES require a smart phone to work. Period. There is no display and no buttons on the device itself; all settings are done via the app. That said, reviews on the Joule (pre-sales units) have been fantastic, and the device is more powerful and smaller than the Anova Sous Vide device. I had pre-ordered a Joule in December, and should be getting mine next month. I do also have an Anova. The results are wonderful, but it is a larger device and is awkward to fit into a kitchen drawer.
I was planning on ordering the Joule until I scored a Sansaire for $16 on Amazon Warehouse Deals.

Anyone contemplating getting a sous vide: DO IT. It is so, so worth it. I still cook a variety of different ways, but the results from sous vide are superb.

Quote from Kueller View Post :
Are these realllly coming out soon? I looked into a Joule before I ultimately purchased an Anova, but it seemed more sous Vaporware than sous vide at the time.

Either way, sous vide is a cool way to cook. Leave your food in a cooler with an ice bath when you leave for work, fire it up via the app a few hours before you want to eat, whether you're home or not.

Chef Steps is 100% legit. This most certainly is not vaporware.
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Last edited by coolkatz321 August 8, 2016 at 09:57 AM

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Did anyone watch their livestream? What was the reason for the price drop?

Bought an Anova when it was $99, but this isn't bad for BT/WiFi, more wattage, and works in smaller containers.
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Been looking for a sous vide deal, thanks OP. Sounds like these won't ship until October though.
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Did anyone watch their livestream? What was the reason for the price drop?

Bought an Anova when it was $99, but this isn't bad for BT/WiFi, more wattage, and works in smaller containers.
Because nobody is buying them at such steep price when Anova is cheaper and proven it's reliability. They probably have too much stock lying around and need to rid of them. On top of that, more people use Anova and that makes future customers a bit more trustworthy of Anova. Nothing wrong with Joule. I'd get it if I didn't get Anova 3 months ago.
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Because nobody is buying them at such steep price when Anova is cheaper and proven it's reliability. They probably have too much stock lying around and need to rid of them. On top of that, more people use Anova and that makes future customers a bit more trustworthy of Anova. Nothing wrong with Joule. I'd get it if I didn't get Anova 3 months ago.
Yeah, that's the obvious reason, but I was wondering what their PR response was.

I found out: http://www.smartkitchensummit.com...-backers-s

Also: http://www.geekwire.com/2016/chef...be-newell/
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The device will still ship in September as expected, the company says. The unusual move is made possible by the financial support of Gabe Newell, head of the Valve video-game company, who has backed ChefSteps with a low-interest loan, without taking an ownership stake in the company.
Surprised that they originally wanted $299 retail.
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Yeah, that's the obvious reason, but I was wondering what their PR response was.

I found out: http://www.smartkitchensummit.com...-backers-s

Also: http://www.geekwire.com/2016/chef...be-newell/


Surprised that they originally wanted $299 retail.
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Deal is up, doesn't stack with premium anymore, but oh well.
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Just picked one up
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