Following a lengthy development process, Seattle-based ChefSteps launched their flagship sous vide product to critical acclaim. At the time of launch, Joule, the newer (and smaller) kid on the block, quickly outpaced other devices which had been on the market for quite some time. It’s missing physical interface was a massive risk to take, but the flawless performance of the associated app proves it wasn’t just an afterthought.
Since Joule’s launch, not much has changed with the hardware (apart from them releasing a new heavy duty clip) which proves they really perfected their flagship product. On the other hand, Anova went through quite a few model changes: Anova One, Anova Bluetooth, Anova Wifi Gen 1, Anova Wifi Gen 2… I’m probably missing a few. Granted, Anova also entered the market much sooner and helped pave the path for affordable immersion circulators. Nonetheless, ChefSteps just announced a change to the Joule – but don’t get too excited.
ChefSteps Joule White
The major change here is price. The only actual difference is that the flagship Joule has a solid stainless steel top cap and foot, while the Joule White will have a top cap and foot made from the same durable polycarbonate material that the body of the Joule is currently made from. This slight design change results in cost savings for the consumer without impacting the performance of the device.
Now, the info you’re looking for: price. Joule White will retail for $179 while the flagship Joule Stainless will continue to be $199. But wait, there’s more! To celebrate the launch of the new, more affordable model, ChefSteps is having a pretty sweet sale – and they literally never have sales. May 30 and 31 only, each model will be $30 off retail price.
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Pictures of the Joule White