Amazon Shoppers Are Obsessed with This Sous Vide for Cooking Restaurant-Quality Steaks at Home

The Joule Sous Vide Saves a Ton of Time — and Makes Delicious Food

Cooking meat to the perfect temperature can be a challenge, but with this life-changing sous vide appliance, preparing restaurant-grade steaks is foolproof. Whether you're a beginner or die-hard foodie in the kitchen, sous vide cooking delivers consistent (and juicy) results every time. With 1,365 ratings and counting, we can see why Amazon shoppers can't get enough of the Joule Sous Vide. This French technique, once exclusive to high-end restaurants, is now easily accessible at home. When cooking sous vide, food is prepared in a sealed bag submerged in a bath of temperature-controlled water. (Fun fact: Sous vide — pronounced sü-ˈvēd — is French for "under vacuum.") Although this cooking method is popular for proteins like steak, it can be used to prepare custards, vegetables, and fish as well. The sous vide method allows for meats to soak up all of their juices and seasonings over a longer period of time compared to grilling or baking — are you getting hungry yet?

All that's needed to start cooking with the Joule Sous Vide is a pot, resealable bag, water, and the free Joule app. Unlike other sous vide tools, the Joule is controlled completely from your Apple or Android device through either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi feature allows users to access the Joule remotely (just connect the Joule to your home Wi-Fi network). The app also features several recipes and step-by-step videos to help improve your sous vide technique. The Visual Doneness feature on the app lets you see exactly how well-done you'd like your food to be; then with a click of a button, it takes care of the rest! If you really want to get high-tech, sync the Joule to your Amazon Alexa with the use of Alexa Skills for hands-free convenience in the kitchen. Tip: If you're still wanting that crisp, seared texture, briefly place each side of your steak on a hot skillet after it has been cooked to perfection via sous vide.

With one of the sleekest designs on the market, the Joule allows for convenient storage when kitchen space is sparse. At just 11 inches tall and weighing in at 1.3 pounds, the Joule can be easily stored in a kitchen drawer for quick access. While it may be small in stature, it's definitely not lacking in power. Equipped with 1100 watts of power, water reaches its ideal temperature faster compared to other sous vide machines like the Anova Precision Cooker Nano (750 watts). It can also be attached to almost any container with its magnetic base and clip without requiring any additional equipment.

With an average rating of 4.5 stars out 5, the Breville Joule ranks in the top picks for sous vide machines on Amazon. One five-star reviewer with 40 years of gourmet cooking experience says, "My guests raved and I just can't see the point of going to a spendy steakhouse when I can guarantee these repeatable results with sous vide."

Planning a memorable date night in? Check. Impressing dinner guests? Check. Achieving restaurant-worthy steaks has never been simpler thanks to the Joule Sous Vide. This innovative device helps you master a cooking technique that will give you delectable results every time.

Buy It! Joule Sous Vide, $210 (orig. $250); amazon.com