The market for smart kitchen products is increasing rapidly, and smart Bluetooth thermometers are one of the newest additions. These devices let you monitor the internal (and ambient) temperature. They also alert you when the food is almost complete or when it’s completely done. Furthermore, the companion apps also bundle temperature presets for popular food like a lamb, chicken, etc.
These Bluetooth thermometers, also known as smart meat thermometers, make your food easier. So even if you have a BBQ party out in the yard, you can come inside your house until the cook finishes. You’ll need to ensure that the battery is full, and you will be set.
So, without further ado, let’s check some quality Bluetooth thermometers. But first,
1. Govee Bluetooth Meat Thermometer
The stainless steel prong ensures it doesn’t rust and spoil your food. At the same time, you can stick the magnetic remote on the oven door and monitor the details on your phone. That removes the hassle of standing in front of the food while it cooks.
The good thing about the Govee Bluetooth thermometer is its connectivity. Bluetooth connects to phones easily, and several users have backed this claim in their reviews. The app is easy to use, and you’ll be able to configure the settings with just a few taps. The alarm is loud and effective. The 250 feet range ensures you do not miss it, even if you use the meat thermometer during your weekend BBQ sessions.
2. Soraken Wireless Meat Thermometer
Though these are Bluetooth probes, they are not completely wireless. Each probe has a wire at the end which connects to the wireless thermometer. And it’s this thermometer that relays the temperature inside the food. However, the presence of wires means you can’t use them while cooking a rotisserie.
That said, the Soraken meat thermometer’s app comes with resets for 11 different food items. Interestingly, you are free to set the temperature on your own.
The Soraken Bluetooth meat thermometer is popular on Amazon and has more than 6,000 user ratings. While users love its accurate temperature reading and easy-to-use nature, some have complained that the Bluetooth connection keeps cutting off. That makes it difficult to check the temperature on the phone.
3. ThermoPro TempSpike
It recharges via a USB cable and gives you the freedom from using batteries. Interestingly, this meat thermometer comes with a durable box to store the device. The box is also durable and will stand the test of time.
The TempSpike connects to your phone to let you check and set the temperature directly from the app. The folks at Smoked BBQ believe that the app is easy to use and navigate. The Bluetooth connection is solid and seldom drops. They could check the temperature even when the booster was around 250 feet away from the probe. However, the TempSpike doesn’t let you play around with the presets. You will have to stick to the preset temperatures of the food items.
4. Yummly Smart Meat Thermometer
Here the probe has two temperature zones. It can measure the temperature of your steak’s core and inside the griller or oven. It’s a well-built probe, and the stainless steel construction ensures it doesn’t rust in the long run. At the same time, the holder has magnets that let you attach the whole thing to your oven or fridge so that it’s easy to monitor.
However, the alarm could have been more audible than you’d have wanted. And if you get a call, you may miss it. On the upside, if you have an Apple Watch connected to your iPhone (see how to use WhatsApp on Apple Watch), you will receive the notification and can see the times on it. Cool, right?
The app is compatible with Android and iOS. While Yummly pushes you to create an account, it’s not mandatory to make one.
The app shows you and allows you to set the optimum cooking temperature for various food types. The folks at the Gear Brain found that the app notified them a few minutes before the chicken was ready. So it had enough time to finish cooking while it rested.
5. Meater Plus
Like the TempSpike, it uses a USB cable to charge. A full charge takes around 6 hours. At the same time, setting up the app is not rocket science. As long as your phone’s Bluetooth is on and the probe is out of the charging case, the Meater app will recognize the device.
That said, the app has a simple interface. While the cook is in progress, you will see the rise in temperature and the target temperature side by side. Like all premium smart thermometers, there are two sensors—Ambient and Internal.
The Meater Plus is a close competitor of the TempSpike in terms of function. However, it is expensive. But if you’d want a smart thermometer with an intuitive companion app and accurate sensors, you can’t go wrong with this one.
Some food items like meat and fish are tricky to cook, especially since they can get overcooked easily. At the same time, if you are not careful, they may stay undercooked, thus spoiling your meal.
So if you often have BBQ parties in your yard or start the grill every weekend, it’s wise to invest in a quality Bluetooth meat thermometer. If you want to avoid burning a hole in your pocket, buying the Govee smart thermometer would be a clever choice. But if you want something premium, it’s best to stick with the TempSpike or Meater Plus.