The Joule is “lighter than a lobster” and “quieter than a carrot,” two things most immersion circulators are not. It’s also the smallest, best-designed tool on the market for sous vide cooking, and thanks to its handy smartphone app integration, the Joule makes sous vide accessible for even the most novice home cook. You may have to gift an IOU since the Joule doesn’t ship until May 2016, but the anticipation will only add to the experience.