I love steak. That’s why, for most of my adult life, I’ve tried to hone my skills at cooking it. Grilling, pan-frying, broiling — I’ve done it all, with all kinds of cuts. But a new kind of cooking gadget has taken my steaks to the next level.
It’s called the Joule, and when I first saw its promise of cooking perfectly done steaks (via a Facebook ad), I was intrigued, but skeptical. A white cylinder roughly the size of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber handle would supposedly cook steaks better than any grill master. And it used the newly popular (some might say faddish) technique of sous vide.