A grill thermometer is a handy kitchen gadget, but it can be dizzying to try and work out which model is right. Most of them have a variety of features, many connect to iPhones and other mobile devices and all of them give an accurate reading of the meat temperature. This is a helpful feature especially for barbecues, which are one of the most common sources of food poisoning due to undercooking.
The grills offer pre-set features so you can programme the type of meat you are cooking and how well done you would like it, just leave the thermometer probe in place and then wait for the monitor or phone to alert you to when it is ready.
There are many manufacturers on the market who produce grill thermometers that do pretty much the same thing. If you don’t need to use it often, a cheaper, more basic grill thermometer is a good suggestion, but if you are a serious foodie and like technology, there are plenty of options for you too. This is a round up of ten popular grill thermometers with a round-up of their best features so you can make an informed decision for yourself.
Table of Contents
- 10 Best Digital Grill Thermometers in 2019
- #10.ThermoPro TP22 Digital Wireless Remote
- #9. Oprol Bluetooth Meat Thermometer with 6 stainless steel probes
- #8. Nutrichef Smart Bluetooth BBQ Grill Thermometer
- #7. ThermoPro TP06S Digital Grill Meat Thermometer with Probe
- #6. ThermoPro TP-16 Large LCD Digital
- #5. GDEALER DT09 Waterproof Digital
- #4. ThermoPro TP12 Wireless Digital
- #3. ThermoPro TP-07 Wireless Remote Digital Cooking
- #2. Master Plus 50-Meter-Long Range
- #1. Weber 7204 iGrill 3 Grill Thermometer
10 Best Digital Grill Thermometers in 2019
Once you consider these few factors when choosing the digital grill thermometers, it is easier for you to make the right decision. We will list the top 10 best digital grill thermometers available.
#10.ThermoPro TP22 Digital Wireless Remote
This grill thermometer is perfect for hosts who like to monitor the temperature of their meat on the barbecue whilst continuing to chat with friends or work elsewhere. It has a selection of probes that can relay information to a monitor even if they are up to 300 feet away from the cooking. When the meat reaches the desired temperature which you can pre-set, the monitor beeps and the LCD light flashes.
There is a great range of temperatures which are covered by the ThermoPro TP 22 and the accuracy of the temperature is excellent. It is an ideal gadget for those who like to entertain and who like to spend time hosting as well as cooking multiple items at one time.
#9. Oprol Bluetooth Meat Thermometer with 6 stainless steel probes
This is a more complex and upscale grill thermometer which relies upon information to your mobile device within 100 metres and comes with a selection of colour coded probes for different foods or meat that needs to be cooked to different temperatures. Once you have downloaded the app onto the mobile phone, the Bluetooth monitor alerts the phone to cooking temperatures and sends an alert when cooking time is complete.
Of course, you can check what temperature the meat has reached by simply checking the app on your phone while chatting to your guests or roasting the potatoes. The LCD display is backlighted so it is easy to use even in the dark, worth bearing in mind if you like to barbecue late into the night.
#8. Nutrichef Smart Bluetooth BBQ Grill Thermometer
This super smart kitchen gadget comes with two probes to allow you to test the temperature of more than one meat at a time. You can even connect it to your iOS or Android device so the grill thermometer will send an alert to your mobile device if it is within Bluetooth range.
Although the product comes with two probes, there is the option to add up to four more probes if you are cooking multiple items at once. The LCD display on the grill thermometer will alternate between temperatures as cooking progresses. This is probably the gadget to choose for the regular chef who likes to monitor a few items at once to take advantage of the multiple probe feature.
#7. ThermoPro TP06S Digital Grill Meat Thermometer with Probe
The ThermoPro TP 07 grill thermometer has a single probe to insert into the meat and gauge an accurate temperature. It is reasonably priced and handy for the chef who will only be probing one type of food at a time and does not plan to use it on an everyday basis. In other words, it is perfect for a barbecue chef who understands that the weather may only allow for two or three chances to cook outdoors each year.
You can monitor the temperature of the food from up to 300 feet away from the food which is a useful feature if you are grilling outside and need to be inside preparing other food. The grill thermometer allows you to select what meat product you are cooking and allows you to pre-set temperatures to alert you when food is cooked.
#6. ThermoPro TP-16 Large LCD Digital
This is another great grill thermometer, which has a large, clear, LCD display which is easy to read. It is reasonably priced and quick to determine temperatures, taking just 4-6 seconds to display the temperature of the meat. There is a timer on the ThermoPro TP 16, and it also includes pre-set temperatures for novice chefs. Of course, you can add in your own temperatures to the grill thermometer and it features an alarm to alert you to meat that has reached the correct temperature.
You can keep the grill thermometer on hand as it has a magnetic back or there is a flip out stand if you choose to keep it on the kitchen counter. This is a simple device, which doesn’t blind you with science, but does the basics and does them well.
#5. GDEALER DT09 Waterproof Digital
It is a great bonus that this grill thermometer is waterproof and that it is a reasonable price. It has a handy calibration feature and gives a temperature reading in around three or four seconds. There is a massive temperature range from -59-572 degrees Fahrenheit and the reading is accurate.
Another handy feature is the auto shut-off, so you don’t need to remember to switch it off yourself. Best of all this grill thermometer comes with a lifetime guarantee so you can get it replaced as often as it fails if it ever does. It is also a handy size, small and foldable so it doesn’t take up much space. This gadget is great for a busy family where there are plenty of distractions and spillages and the thermometer might take a bit of a battering.
#4. ThermoPro TP12 Wireless Digital
The ThermoPro grill thermometers come in a variety of models. Each one has slightly different features to its brothers, so if you require a specific function, it is worth researching each one before purchasing. The ThermoPro TP12 checks the temperature of the meat accurately of course and has a temperature proof wire which connects to a transmitter so you can be up to 300 feet away from the food while it is cooking.
It has a huge temperature range and comes with two probes, one suitable for ovens and the other for outdoor barbecue cooking. It is a good, solid item and has a few more features than the basic models.
#3. ThermoPro TP-07 Wireless Remote Digital Cooking
This is a good all-around grill thermometer which is reasonably priced for the features it offers. It has the usual features of the grill thermometer, an accurate temperature reading, and a large range. It also has remote features, allowing the temperature to be checked from up to 300 feet away.
The probe has a two-year guarantee which gives some peace of mind, as probes can be damaged. You can pre-set your own temperature or used the settings provided, and you can select how done’ you would like your steak from rare to well-done.
#2. Master Plus 50-Meter-Long Range
Once again, this is a gadget for those who are serious about their cooking and their technology and have full wallets. It is an expensive item and looks the part. It gives an accurate temperature reading which is sent to your mobile device via Bluetooth or Wi-fi from up to 50 meters away from the cooking. You can even use your Alexa device to let you know when the meat has achieved the desired temperature.
The Master Plus can record the temperature of the meat as well as the temperature surrounding the meat at the same time, so if this is a useful feature for you, this is the grill thermometer to choose. The app on your phone will tell you when the meat is cooked, and you can choose the settings on the app, so you don’t even have to have a great knowledge of specific cooking times. This is a great gadget for those that like to show off to their friends and have a good time while they are entertaining.
#1. Weber 7204 iGrill 3 Grill Thermometer
Another grill thermometer for the techies, this gadget can be programmed to send alerts to your mobile device when connected by Bluetooth. The grill thermometer comes with two probes, but an additional two probes can be attached if you choose.
This device is also specifically linked with Genesis and Spirit barbecues, so if you have one of those models, this grill thermometer is perfect for you. However, it is pricey and there are cheaper models on the market which are compatible with a wider range of grills, so this is rather a niche product for chefs who own the relevant equipment.