Joule: Sous Vide by ChefSteps

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About this app

Looking to pair your Joule Oven Air Fryer Pro or Joule Turbo Sous Vide with the Joule app? You’ve come to the wrong place. This app only works with a first generation Joule Sous Vide. Download the “Breville Joule App” to get started with your Joule oven or Joule Turbo.

Get access to the ChefSteps' sous vide recipes and control the original Joule Sous Vide 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.

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.


• 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.
• Visual Doneness: Choose exactly how you want your food to look and taste when it’s done, then press go. 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 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 the water without overcooking.
• Bluetooth and Wi-Fi control, so you can cook from anywhere.

By downloading, installing or using the Joule app, you agree to the End User License Agreement. Currently, this app is only available in English.
Updated on
Apr 14, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
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App info and performance
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Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

1.16K reviews
Mike Massimino
March 21, 2023
The joule device is great but this app is really awful in terms of connecting to and remaining connected to the joule device. I can't think of a time where I didn't have to kill the app and relaunch it to get it to connect to the device as to see current temp or time elapse. It will often report that there's no available internet connection when in fact there is. The recipes and instructions within the app are useful especially as you're learning the sous vide process.
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ChefSteps, Inc.
March 22, 2023
Hello Mike, We're so sorry to hear you are possibly experiencing a connectivity issue! But we're truly hoping you could reach out to us by submitting a ticket at so we can get to the bottom of this! We look forward to help you resolve this asap! - Eve & The ChefSteps Customer Experience Team
December 28, 2022
The app is slow, awful and if it is not reliable. It's failed during cooking twice already and won't connect to wifi. If there was any other way to use this device I would. Buy an anova instead. Edit: Customer service recommends a whole bunch of random things to deal with your wifi (still not working). I shouldn't have to go through this much for the price.
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ChefSteps, Inc.
January 23, 2023
Hi Andrew, thank you so much for your review and we are sorry for the frustration with the connection. If you have still been unable to connect, please follow up with us so we can assist further. Apologies again and we look forward to getting you cooking again asap.
A Google user
February 2, 2020
Great hardware meets amateur software. This is one of the most unreliable hardware interaction apps I have used. It works as expected about 30% of the time. The other times you have to restart it, reinstall it, toggle wifi, move the phone right next to the device, rinse and repeat. I have written networking apps before, it should not be this hard in 2020. When it works its, decent, when it doesn't work, and you are in the middle of complicated food prep, you want to throw it out the window.
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ChefSteps, Inc.
February 3, 2020
Hi Shaivya, thank you for your review and we truly apologize that you have had such a frustrating experience with your Joule. We'd love to help troubleshoot–please reach out to us via support ticket at so that we can best assist. Apologies again and we look forward to resolving this!

What's new

Notice we’ve gone a little gray (our icon, that is)? We got tired of driving into town to get our color done and are embracing our silver fox status. But not to worry, we’re just laying low and getting ready for the big move over to our new app. We can’t wait to show you around the place. Stay tuned for more.