Best Wireless Meat Thermometer for Grilling Reviews and Buying Guide 2019

– Best Wireless Meat Thermometer for Grilling Reviews 2019
While the grill usually gets all of the attention, even the best grill in the world cannot cook delicious food without a good cook. Of course, even if you are an experienced cook, it can be a bit difficult to know how the food is cooking without the proper instruments. That is why we put together a list of the 5 best wireless meat thermometer for grilling reviews of 2019. We also provide a helpful buyer’s guide and FAQ, so you know what makes one wireless meat thermometer better than another. We think the ThermoPro and Veken are the best options for most people, but you have to keep reading to see our best value and best performer.

– Best Seller
— ThermoPro TP-07 Wireless Remote Digital Cooking Turkey Food Meat Thermometer for Grilling Oven Kitchen Smoker BBQ Grill Thermometer with Probe, 300 Feet Range
ThermoPro is an interesting company in that they actually started as an OEM manufacturer before striking it out on their own to sell their products directly. What makes this transition even more remarkable is the fact the ThermoPro has only been around for about 5 years. Still, the company is noted for the fact that they maintain their focus of products on both temperatures gauges, which includes other types of thermometers, as well as more general grilling products. This gives ThermoPro a specialization in both aspects of a wireless meat thermometer is likely part of the reason this is the best seller product on our list.

Beginner Friendly
While many wireless meat thermometers advertise their numerous functions and ability to be used in a wide variety of situations, they are not always ideal for people who are not already competent cooks. Thankfully, the ThermoPro TP-07 wireless meat thermometer goes the extra mile to make sure even novice cooks can get the best results out of their product. This begins with a fairly easy to use interface that labels the different functions intuitively and does require memorizing numerous menus to use. On top of that, the ThermoPro wireless meat thermometer is also the only product on our list that offers various alerts to let you know how far along your food is. While this will help you understand and keep track of your food’s cooking progress, it also allows you to prepare other parts of the meal so that they all are ready at once.

Decent Specs
While the ThermoPro meat thermometer makes it a point to be user-friendly for beginning cooks, it also provides decent general specs as well. For example, the ThermoPro TP-07 meat thermometer sports the second-longest range on our list at 300’. This is due primarily to the fact that the TP-07 wireless meat thermometer uses a direct connection. Not only does this extend the range of the signal, but it also decreases the amount of setup time and further makes using it even easier. It also provides a fairly accurate reading up to 1.8-degrees Fahrenheit or 1-degree Celsius.

— Pros
Has a longer range
Has 3 different alert systems
Has numerous settings
Is easy to use
Is accurate to 1.8-degrees Fahrenheit or 1-degree Celsius
Does not require additional equipment

— Cons
Is a more expensive wireless thermometer
Only comes with a single prong

– Top Pick
— Veken Meat Thermometer for Grilling, BBQ Wireless 4 Probe Remote, Instant Read Digital Cooking Grill Thermometer, Food Thermometer for Oven & Smoker & Roasting, 490 Feet
Veken is a somewhat difficult company to track down, and it seems as if this is actually a consumer brand that is connected to a larger company. While the parent company has been around for a number of decades, the consumer brand division is still fairly new. On top of that, Veken does not actually seem to specialize in meat thermometers specifically or even grilling products more broadly. Instead, the company offers a hodge-podge of different products that indicate they may not place as much attention on any given type of product as some of the other companies that we reviewed. That said, the Veken wireless meat thermometer offers a number of features that none of the other products on our list do which is why we rated it as our top pick.

Uncommon Features
When looking at wireless meat thermometers, it quickly becomes apparent that most of these products do not vary much from one to another. If a wireless meat thermometer does actually break the mold, they often have a tendency to charge significantly more than the general competition. That is why the Veken wireless meat thermometer is a refreshing change as it provides more features for less cost. One of the biggest differences between the Veken meat thermometer and the rest of the competition is that this is the only product we reviewed which is IPX7 waterproof. While this quality will still not allow you to use the Veken thermometer for fully submerged cooking, it does allow you to use it outdoors in rainy conditions without much issue.

Solid Specs
Beyond the ability to use the Veken in harsher climates than most of the other products we reviewed, it also boasts some of the best specs we found too. This is most notable with its signal range which tops our list with a massive 490’ distance which is 190’ farther than the next closest competitor. That said, this is due to a direct connection which is noted for being a bit spottier at times than some of the other options we reviewed. On top of that, the Veken wireless meat thermometer also has one of the shortest signal responses with the receiver updating every 2 to 3 seconds. Finally, the Veken meat thermometer can simply accomplish more than many other products on our list with the inclusion of 4 different prongs.

— Pros
Is a less expensive wireless thermometer
Comes with 4 different probes
Has the longest range reviewed
Has IPX7 waterproof protection
Updates every 2 to 3 seconds
Is accurate to 1.8-degrees Fahrenheit or 1-degree Celsius
Has numerous settings

— Cons
The connection is iffy
Is not the easiest to use

– Best Value
— Smart Bluetooth BBQ Grill Thermometer – Digital Display, Stainless Dual Probes Safe to Leave in Outdoor Barbecue Meat Smoker – Wireless Remote Alert iOS Android Phone WiFi App – NutriChef PWIRBBQ60
NutriChef is interesting in that it is actually a subsidiary brand of the Pyle Audio company. While most people may know Pyle for their speakers and other audio equipment, they also own the NutriChef brand as well. This does at least provide some comfort in the sense that Pyle is an established company with many decades of experience. That said, the NutriChef brand was founded 5 years ago, and they do not specialize in temperature gauges or outdoor cooking products. Though, Nutrichef does at least place a broad focus on cooking equipment and tools more broadly. While the NutriChef wireless meat thermometer does not necessarily top our list in any particular category, it offers a decent range of features at a lower price than most of their competitors.

Decent Connection
One of the more notable qualities of the NutriChef wireless meat thermometer is that it is the first on our list to use a Bluetooth connection. This allows you to connect the NutriChef meat thermometer to your phone, though it will require you to download its app. Thankfully, the app itself is fairly easy to use and offers a wide range of different settings for various types of food and cooking. In fact, this is actually one of the few wireless meat thermometers that we reviewed which can be used for both hot and cold smoking. Though, the Bluetooth connection will limit the NutriChef wireless meat thermometer’s range and require an unimpeded signal.

Okay Build
When looking for a cheap wireless meat thermometer, you need to make sure you understand the kind of limitations it will have. When it comes to the NutriChef thermometer, these limitations show itself most prominently in durability. This is primarily dependent on the type of prongs you use with the stainless steel prongs being more durable. That said, even the stainless steel prongs suffer from cooking at extremely hot temperatures with the sensors not being the best. On the other hand, the NutriChef wireless meat thermometer is great for lower temperature cooking and even offers 2 different prongs for keeping track of more food.

— Pros
Is a less expensive wireless thermometer
Connects to your smartphone
Is iOS and Android compatible
Has numerous settings
Comes with 2 different probes
Is easy to use

— Cons
Is not the most durable
Has a shorter range

– Runner Up
— New MEATER+165ft Long Range Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer for the Oven Grill Kitchen BBQ Smoker Rotisserie with Bluetooth and WiFi Digital Connectivity
The MEATER brand is owned by Apption Labs which was founded a little under half a decade ago. While this means the company does not have the most experience, they distinguish themselves in other ways. Specifically, this is the only company on our list that specializes exclusively in wireless meat thermometers. In fact, the MEATER series of wireless meat thermometers is the only product line that the company offers. This means that you can trust that Apption Labs put enough attention and focus on their product. In fact, the MEATER+ wireless meat thermometer might be the best performing product we saw, though it comes with some caveats.

Truly Wireless
While all of the products on our list transmit their readings wirelessly, the MEATER+ wireless meat thermometer is the only product that is truly wireless. This means that the prong contains both the sensors necessary to keep track of the food’s temperature as well as the ambient temperature. On top of that, the MEATER+’s prong can transmit the signal directly to your phone or use its base to boost its signal. That said, one of the best features of the MEATER+ wireless meat thermometer is the fact that it can connect via WiFi. While you will still need to connect the MEATER+ through Bluetooth first, the app can then transmit its data through the cloud over a WiFi network. Not only does this allow you to share the information with other devices, including hardwired PCs, but you can technically keep track of it at any distance too.

— Pros
Connects to your smartphone
The only truly wireless thermometer
Connects to multiple devices
Has multiple types of connection
Has no signal latency
Has a more comprehensive app

— Cons
Is a more expensive wireless thermometer
Has a shorter range

– Also Consider
— Nobebird Meat Thermometer Bluetooth, BBQ Thermometer Smart Cooking Bluetooth Thermometer with 6 Probes for Smoker Grilling Oven Kitchen, Support iOS & Android, FDA approved (Carrying Case Included),Support/dp/B07GSZBSC5/
Nobebird is definitely not the most well-known or prestigious company on our list, nor is it the most experienced having been founded last year. On top of that, Nobebird does not specialize in grilling products specifically or even cooking products more broadly. Instead, Nobebird offers a wide range of different electronic accessories for a wide range of different settings. This can make gauging Nobebird a bit tough which is made all the more difficult given that they do not have much of an online presence outside of being owned by a larger company in China.

Give and Take
From outward appearances, the Nobebird wireless meat thermometer has a lot to like starting with the fact that it offers 6 different prongs. Aside from the fact that it comes with 6 prongs that can take individual temperature readings, it also provides 2 different types of prongs for different cooking situations. The Nobebird wireless meat thermometer provides 2 stainless steel prongs for higher temperature cooking and 4 silicone prongs for lower temperature cooking. The Nobebird meat thermometer also connects to your smartphone with Bluetooth and is both iOS and Android compatible. The app is fairly easy to use and offers a good number of different settings, but the product overall is just not that durable.

— Pros
Comes with 6 different probes
Connects to your smartphone
Is iOS and Android compatible
Comes with different kinds of probes
Has numerous settings
Is easy to use

— Cons
Is a more expensive wireless thermometer
Is not the most durable

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— Connection
It may seem a bit odd, but there are actually a number of different types of connections for wireless meat thermometers. Aside from the fact that the product itself can use different types of connections, most wireless meat thermometers are not even truly wireless. That said, there is not actually one connection which is always better than the others, so you need to understand what separates a direct connection from a Bluetooth one or from a WiFi connection.

— Direct – This is a fairly common type of connection, though it is slowly losing ground to the Bluetooth connection. One of the main benefits of a direct connection is that you do not need a smartphone or any other equipment to use this type of wireless meat thermometer. On top of that, the specialized signals used in a direct connection generally allow this type to offer a significantly longer range than other types of connection. That said, the main issue with a direct connection is that there is usually not a way to reset it should the sender and receiver become unconnected.

— Bluetooth – While this not strictly the “most popular” type of connection, it is quickly becoming one of the more common. The main benefit of a Bluetooth connection is that you only need a single piece of equipment to send the signal. You then use your smartphone or, depending on the wireless meat thermometer, another smart device to receive it. This type of connection requires a bit more technical skill to set up properly, but it is also usually one of the easier to use. However, Bluetooth connections are noted for having some of the shortest ranges and can be a bit spotty. Thankfully, Bluetooth connections can be dropped and reconnected if anything should happen to the signal.

— WiFi – This is by far the newest and least common type of connection that wireless meat thermometers use. On top of that, it is not like the wireless meat thermometer actually connects to through WiFi on its own. Instead, a WiFi wireless meat thermometer will still generally use a Bluetooth connection to connect to a smartphone. However, if that smartphone is also connected to WiFi, the information can then be shared among numerous devices via the WiFi. Obviously, this type of connection is the most complicated, but it is also often one of the more consistent. On top of that, a WiFi connection that has access to the internet can also upload the thermometer’s data to the cloud. Aside from the fact that this can allow for more data tracked over time, it can also increase the functional range of the wireless meat thermometer farther than any other type of connection.

— Settings
The number of different functions a wireless meat thermometer can perform is arguably one of the most important features. This often includes the ability to track different types of meat as well as the ability to track the doneness. Of course, this is not necessarily the only type of setting that is important, especially depending on the type of grilling you do. For example, if you plan to use your wireless meat thermometer for smoking meat, you are going to want to make sure it has a good timer. On the other hand, if you plan on cold smoking your meat, you are going to need a thermometer that can keep track of a temperature range for both high and low temperatures. Finally, if you need to cook a number of different types or pieces of food at one time, you will need a thermometer that can keep track of multiple temperatures simultaneously.

– FAQ’s
Why Choose a Wireless Meat Thermometer?
When grilling pretty much any kind of food, especially meat, easily the most important thing to get right is the temperature. Grills can advertise different cooking stations and various flavor features, but if you do not cook the food at the proper temperature, none of those features matter. If you are an experienced cook, this may not be that big of an issue, but even the most experienced cooks prefer to trust precision over their own guestimation.
This is where a meat thermometer, in general, comes in handy, but this is only half of the issue. The reason for this is because you not only need to know what the internal temperature of the food is, but it really helps to know what the external ambient temperature of the grill is as well. A big reason for this is the fact that cooking certain types of food at too high of a temperature can lead to an overcooked exterior with an undercooked interior.
While meat thermometers offer a solution to this, not all of them can handle the various distinctions needed to truly gauge how your food will cook in a given situation. Part of the reason to use a wireless meat thermometer is that they often carry the ability to track a number of different things at the same time. Of course, looking for a wireless meat thermometer necessarily implies additional demands. Granted, you can definitely get a wireless meat thermometer just for the convenience factor, but it can be indispensable if you do not have the luxury of standing by the grill for most of the time, waiting for the food to cook and casually checking in at your convenience.

How to Use a Wireless Meat Thermometer?
While it may seem obvious how you use a thermometer, a wireless meat thermometer can definitely throw you a curveball. This can occur either depending on the type of connection or even the materials used in the thermometer’s construction. The easier of the two to figure out involves the materials as this is fairly standard regardless of what type of connection the wireless meat thermometer uses. Most wireless meat thermometers use Teflon and stainless steel cables– if they require cables at all.
This is a solid material as it has a fairly high heat resistance and is also naturally resistant to water and other corrosion. On top of that, stainless steel is fairly easy to clean, while Teflon is designed explicitly to be non-stick and easy to clean. The only issue with stainless steel is that it gets fairly hot which means you need to be careful when the grill and food reach temperature.
On the flip side, the other material commonly used for wireless meat thermometers is silicone which presents a different set of considerations. First, silicone is not anywhere near as heat-resistant as stainless steel and will force you to cook at lower temperatures. This difference can be by up to 100-degrees Fahrenheit depending on the quality of sensors in a stainless steel probe. However, silicone is also much easier to clean and does not suffer from rust or corrosion while also limiting the amount of potential damage from burns you can suffer.
When using a wireless meat thermometer, if the product uses Bluetooth or WiFi, you are going to have to pair the device with a smartphone or other smart device. This also usually involves you downloading and setting up an app to use with your device for managing the wireless meat thermometer’s functions. While this may seem a bit more complicated, it usually translates to an easier all-around use with the functions displayed clearer and with more information in general.
The direct connection wireless meat thermometers may not require as much preparation, but they will often require you to read the manual to understand how to use all of their different functions. While this is not the worst thing a complex product with numerous functions can demand, some wireless meat thermometers are better at explaining their functions than others.
Another thing to consider when using a wireless meat thermometer is how the various components need to be handled in general. Most of the time a wireless meat thermometer will not be waterproof, and even those that are have some strict limitations in this regard. This means that you are unlikely to be able to use a wireless meat thermometer to keep track of food in a deep fryer or other similarly submerged cooking methods. This warning goes double for any handset that the wireless meat thermometer uses, regardless of the type of connection.

Which Arrangement of Wireless Meat Thermometer?
When we use the term “arrangement,” we are referring to a combination of different qualities that meat thermometers have. While some people may consider this a necessity and part of what they actually look for when choosing a wireless meat thermometer, there really is not a single arrangement that will best suit all people. When it comes to arrangement, we are broadly speaking about the type of connection combined with the breadth of capability.
As mentioned prior, the three different types of connections are direct, Bluetooth, and WiFi, with none of these being the outright best. The direct connection is great for people who do not want to have to mess with any technical knowledge and just want the wireless meat thermometer to work right out of the box. While this is definitely one of the easiest types of connections to use, the products that use it have a tendency to fluctuate in terms of their overall quality.
Bluetooth generally offers a better type of connection in terms of lifespan over numerous uses, but it is also often the spottiest type of connection as well. On top of that, Bluetooth connections generally have a shorter range than most and suffer more from obstructions impeding the signal. In this instance, a Bluetooth connection is probably best for someone who will usually be nearby the wireless meat thermometer but may also be expected to host and engage with people. Parents are also a primary candidate to use this type of meat thermometer, depending on the age or behavior of their children.
WiFi is easily the most comprehensive and powerful type of connection, though this will definitely depend on your setup. If you have a powerful router with a decent WiFi extender, this can provide a range that rivals the direct connection with better signal penetration. Of course, even if your basic WiFi connection is somewhat limited, the ability to use a WiFi connection on a wider variety of devices also extends its convenience. Finally, the ability to use a WiFi connection in conjunction with a cloud service makes the range ultimately limitless– though not all apps actually offer that functionality.

What to Look for?
With all of the different features and qualities covered thus far, it can be a bit odd to wonder what else might be more important. It is worth noting that the previous features covered are not necessarily less important, but they are also not qualities that will work for every person. In this context, by far one of the most important things to look for when choosing a wireless meat thermometer is the range of different settings that the thermometer provides. This can be considered along a couple of different spectrums, but the ability to gauge both the doneness of the meat as well as the type of meat is crucial– especially considering that white and dark meat generally require fairly different cooking standards.
Beyond those basic settings, the overall durability is another major factor to consider, though you could argue that this applies to any product. However, we argue that this is even more important for a wireless meat thermometer given that the durability of this type of product varies so much, and it does not even seem to correlate with price. Finally, another thing to consider is the prong, though in this instance we are looking more at the number of prongs. If you need to cook a lot of different foods for a larger party, you are going to want to make sure your wireless meat thermometer offers a fair number of prongs to do so.

– Conclusion
Ultimately, the best wireless meat thermometer will depend heavily on the type of cooking you intend to use it for. If you are relatively inexperienced and need to be kept up to date more than other people, the ThermoPro offers a solid option. On the other hand, if you expect to use your wireless meat thermometer in a number of different environments and conditions, the Veken is a good choice. The Nutrichef offers a good value both in terms of its lower price but also in the fact that it provides multiple prongs. The Meater+ is probably the most advanced option on our list, but it is somewhat limited in terms of the amount of food it can track and is also prohibitively expensive. Finally, the Nobebird may allow you to watch the most food out of any product reviewed, but its middling durability does not justify its higher cost.

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