Joule will work with almost any kitchen pot or pan, preferably 4 quarts (3.75 liters) or larger. In fact, you can use Joule in your kitchen sink or in a cooler at a tailgate—anywhere you have access to a standard power outlet. We do love the way Joule’s magnetic foot clicks firmly into place in a magnetic steel pot or induction-ready cookware. However, it has an easy-to-use, universal clip for just about any other type of container you want to use it with, and we’ll also have bigger clips available for purchase, y’know, in case you want to cook in the bathtub.
And, you can cook sous vide in a pot on any surface—no need to use precious stovetop space. Remember, however, that when you are cooking with Joule, the water in your pot will get hot enough to heat your food—so treat your work surface accordingly. Because countertop materials vary widely, we suggest you protect your work surface by placing a trivet or potholder underneath the pot or container every time you cook. Use whatever precautions you would when exposing your counter to a dish, pot, or pan you just removed from the oven or stove.