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The Best Wireless Meat Thermometers

The Best Wireless Meat Thermometers

The secret to a perfectly cooked steak is simple; cook it perfectly. Everyone has their own little trick for guessing how done a piece of meat is, but why leave it up to chance? One of the features our Traeger Smoker has is a built-in wireless meat thermometer. Now, we didn’t realize how vital this accessory was until we started using it.

So, of course the next thing we wanted to know was whether we could get a similar experience with an aftermarket BBQ/Smoker/Grill/Oven thermometer, for when we wanted to cook on something other than our Traeger. It turns out we could! These wireless meat thermometers are our favorites out there. They range in price from around $35 to nearly $200, and have numerous features you will fall in love with.

A Quick Note on Wireless Meat Thermometers

Almost all wireless meat thermometers are only sort-of wireless. Most have probes connected with wires to a transmitter that attaches to your grill or smoker. From there, the signal is sent to your phone or a dedicated receiver. Some people prefer to have the information on the phone, while others find the dedicated receiver to be more reliable.

The things that are most important for you to look at and consider when shopping for a wireless meat thermometer are:

  • Connectivity: Most are Bluetooth, some are WiFi with extended range
  • Temperature Accuracy: Obviously the point of a thermometer is accurate measurement
  • Reliability: There is nothing worse than a tool you count on that fails and doesn’t meet expectations.

Generally, this article covers wireless units with probes. For a simple, handheld wireless meat thermometer, check out our very own Bearded Butcher Instant Read Digital Meat Thermometer here.

How We Chose Our Favorites

Leaning on our extensive grilling, smoking, and BBQing experiences, we researched a number of different types and styles of wireless meat thermometer. We contacted manufacturers and asked questions about the claims they made and the products they sell. Then, we reached out to our friends, family, and neighbors and asked what they were using. This got us the opportunity to try out lots of different thermometers for use in the smoker, grill, or oven. Once we picked our favorites, we went online and read forums and product reviews to narrow our picks down to the nine best meat thermometers.

Here's quick list of what we came up with:

  1. Best Overall ThermoPro TP20 $56.99
  2. Best Budget ENZOO Meat Thermometer $44.99
  3. Best WiFi InkBird WiFi Thermometer $100
  4. Best Budget Runner-Up AJY Smart BBQ Meat Thermometer $36.99
  5. Best Multi-Probe Tenergy Solis $57.99
  6. Best Multi-Probe Runner-Up Intelitopia Meat Thermometer $55.99
  7. Best App MeatStick WiFi Bridge Set $179.99
  8. Easiest to Use TranMix Thermometer $39.99
  9. Best Tech Meater+ $99

Now let's get into the key features, pro's and con's:

Best Overall ThermoPro TP20 $56.99

The ThermoPro TP20 has been on the market since 2016. In a world that thrives on innovation, it takes a special product to stay on the market that long. It has racked up nearly 10,000 reviews on Amazon and has an impressive 4.5 stars.

The ThermoPro includes two meat probes attached to a transmitter with 40” long braided stainless steel wires. The remote receiver stays connected up to 300 feet. The receiver has easy to read, large numbers. The ThermoPro offers you the ability to customize the alarms based on the type of meat on your grill, BBQ, or smoker. It even works great in your oven.

Key Features

  • USDA-Approved cooking presets for 9 types of meat
  • Backlit LCD Screen
  • Receiver Range: 300 ft.
  • Temperature Accuracy: ±1.8 degrees
  • Temperature Range: 32℉-572℉ (0℃-300℃)
  • Uses 4 AAA Batteries (Included)
  • Includes two probes

Pros

  • Simple to use, no synching required
  • Good range
  • Probes can be used for two items, two locations, or a temperature probe
  • Top-notch customer service

Cons

  • Probes are sensitive to moisture and short out
  • Lacks rugged constructions

Best Budget ENZOO Meat Thermometer $44.99

The meat thermometer from ENZOO is one of the most popular on the market today. It uses step-down probe tips that allow for extremely quick temperature taking. ENZOO claims the probes measure the accurate temperature in one to three seconds.
The feature that makes this thermometer a hit is the incredible range. The receiver can keep you informed about four different proteins from 500 ft. away. The range makes this one of the most versatile meat thermometers. It also features settings for 11 different types of meat, rare through well-done settings, and features a wide-view LCD screen.
    
Key Features
  • USDA-approved cooking presets for 11 proteins
  • Backlit Wide-Angle LCD Screen
  • Receiver Range: 500 ft.
  • Temperature Accuracy: ±1.8 degrees
  • Temperature Range: 32℉-716℉
  • Uses 4 AAA Batteries
  • Includes 4 probes

Pros

  • Incredible Range
  • High-temp probes

Cons

  • Probe durability is suspect
  • Build quality varies from unit to unit

Best WiFi InkBird WiFi Thermometer $100

The most bedeviling thing about many remote thermometers is the limited range you get with Bluetooth. If you are one of those pit bosses frustrated that you can’t make it to the kitchen without your thermometer losing connectivity, get this one from InkBird. Yes, it’s a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for here.

Built-in wifi connectivity lets you really roam anywhere your wifi signal is good. How’s that for serious range? Okay, well, this thermometer stores graphical data for you in the cloud, accessible from almost anywhere on the planet. It uses four color coded probes and an app you use to monitor your meat.

Key Features

  • WiFi Connectivity for Apple and Android
  • USDA-Approved presets for 12 proteins
  • Range: Anywhere you have WiFi
  • Temperature Accuracy: ±1℃/±1.8℉
  • Temperature Range: 32℉ to 482℉(0℃ to 250℃)
  • Black and White LCD Display
  • 2000 mAh rechargeable battery
  • Includes 4 Probes

Best Budget Runner-Up AJY Smart BBQ Meat Thermometer $36.99

If you are on a budget or are looking for an inexpensive option to try, the AJY Smart Thermometer is a great option. It includes four meat probes and two ambient probes that withstand up to 716℉. The transmitter sends your cooking information to your phone up to 328 feet away using a Bluetooth connection.

For a budget thermometer, you wouldn’t expect the level of functionality you get with the AJY thermometer. The app is simple to use and sets up in less than 30 seconds. The probes consistently are accurate. The only thing you don’t get with this smoker thermometer is the ability to customize alerts.

Key Features

  • Basic temperature monitoring without presets
  • 6 color-coded probes
  • Range: 300 ft.
  • Temperature Range: 32℉-572℉ (0℃-300℃) Ambient probes can withstand 716℉
  • Temperature Accuracy: Unknown
  • App-Based Notifications
  • Backlit LCD Screen
  • Uses 2 AA Batteries

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Accurate probes

Cons

  • Missing presets
  • Alerts are not customizable

Best Multi-Probe Tenergy Solis $57.99

The Tenergy Solis meat thermometer is one of the best choices out there. It comes with six BPA-Free color-coded probes you can use to keep track of different cuts at the same time. The Solis connects to your phone through a free app you can download for Apple and Android devices.

This thermometer packs a bunch of the most desirable features at a great price. The app has 11 presets and allows customizable settings to meet your own preferences. The wireless receiver works for up to 100 ft. It gives you notifications in real time, letting you track your meal without missing out on family time.

Key Features

  • USDA presets for 11 proteins
  • Backlit LCD Screen
  • App-based notification for select Apple and Android devices
  • Range: 100 ft.
  • Temperature Range: 32℉-572℉ (0℃-300℃)
  • Temperature Accuracy: 1%
  • Uses 2 AA Batteries (included)
  • Includes 6 color-coded probes

Pros

  • Excellent app
  • High-quality probes
  • Probes have a lifetime replacement warranty

Cons

  • Below average range
  • Silicone probes can melt above 575 degrees

Best Multi-Probe Runner-Up Intelitopia Meat Thermometer $55.99

The wireless meat thermometer from Intelitopia features six probes for keeping tabs on a full grill. The color-coded probes can withstand temperatures up to 572℉. The probes are highly accurate. Intelitopia claims 99% accuracy.

This thermometer uses a free app and is compatible with Apple and Android devices. The app has presets for common proteins and is customizable. The app is well-designed and simple to use. This thermometer is great for those times when you have several different cuts of meat on at once. It’s also great when your family members all like their steak a different way.

Key Features

  • USDA-approved presets for 9 proteins
  • Range: 195 ft.
  • Free app for Apple and Android
  • Temperature Accuracy: ±1%
  • Temperature Range: 32℉-572℉ (0℃-300℃)
  • Uses 2 AA Batteries (Not Included)
  • Includes 6 Probes

Pros

  • Six probes gives you lots of options
  • Excellent app

Cons

  • Bluetooth can be troublesome
  • Probes are sensitive to moisture and can short out

Best App MeatStick WiFi Bridge Set $179.99

The MeatStick Bridge Set is for that Pit Master that hates wires, but needs serious range. They can’t be stuck feet from a smoker all day! The newest MeatStick product includes two temperature probes that feature tiny transmitters in the head of the probe. No more wires hanging out of the grill like some 7th grade science project gone awry. Each probe features dual temperature monitoring, so you can keep an eye on the internal and external temperatures easily.

To get unlimited range, MeatStick hooks you up with a Bridge transmitter. This one will send you signals via Bluetooth up to 300 ft., then keep you posted via WiFi. The MeatStick app is one of the very best, simple to use, and provides a fascinating level of detail you can’t otherwise get. Cloud-based data logging means you can check out your meal anytime, anywhere.

Key Features

  • Wireless probes
  • WiFi and Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Range: Anywhere you have WiFi
  • Temperature Accuracy: Within 2℉
  • Temperature Range:; up to 212℉ internal, up to 572℉ ambient
  • LCD Display
  • USB-Powered
  • Includes 2 probes, supports up to 8

Pros

  • True Wireless thermometer
  • Excellent app

Cons

  • Probe accuracy is questionable

Easiest to Use TranMix Thermometer $39.99

This BBQ thermometer is one of the very best budget options out there. In fact, it performs just as well as some of the higher priced units on this list. It has USDA presets for 8 proteins, along with count up and count down timers. The receiver stays connected to the transmitter up to 328 ft.

The TranMix can only use two probes, but one can be used for monitoring the temperature inside your grill. The probes withstand up to 716 degrees, so they are plenty tough. The manufacturer claims the probes to be waterproof and they carry a lifetime warranty unless exposed to direct fire.

Key Features

  • USDA-Approved Cooking Presets for 8 Proteins
  • Backlit LCD Receiver
  • Receiver Range: 328 ft.
  • Temperature Range: up to 728℉
  • Temperature Accuracy: Unknown
  • Uses 4 AAA Batteries
  • Includes Two Probes

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Simple to set up and use

Cons

  • Probe accuracy is questionable

Best Tech Meater+ $99

If you hate all the wires hanging out of your grill when using a remote thermometer, the Meater+ is for you. It uses a built-in transmitter instead of wires. The Meater+ uses an app to send you all the important information right to your cell phone. The charging dock doubles as a Bluetooth booster to help increase the range.

This new model has an excellent range compared to the original Meater. Its advertised 165 ft range is still below some of the units on this list, but it is much better than the original. Keep in mind that the range will be limited if you use the probe in a grill or smoker with the lid closed.

Key Features

  • Guided Cooking System
  • Range: 165 ft.
  • Dual-range temperature monitoring
  • Temperature Range: Internal up to 212℉, External to 527℉
  • Rechargeable
  • Single probe

Pros

  • Simple, single probe design
  • The only truly wireless thermometer
  • Sleek-looking design

Cons

  • Range is limited
  • App connectivity can be spotty

 

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