There are a ton of tools out there that will kick your grilling experience up a notch. Everything from brushes to clean your grates to pans for the top of the grill.
My top choice: Here’s the Maverick Thermometer at Amazon.
Today we are going to discuss one of my favorite subjects, a way to modify your grill to maximize its cooking potential. Barbecues usually come with the bare minimum of what is needed to cook good meals.
If you want to bring out the best of your grill, you can make some minor adjustments. The biggest change you can make is installing a wireless grill thermometer.
The benefits of a wireless grill thermometer
The benefits of dual probe wireless grill thermometers are plenty. Having a wireless thermometer lets you monitor the temperature of your grill without having to be outside babysitting it the whole time.
Another benefit you get from these is you can finally have an accurate reading of your grill. Too often stock thermometers are cheap analogs that aren’t even remotely accurate.
There are a few different types to choose from. Some are portable, some require installation, some work via bluetooth and some work by radio frequencies. This post is aimed at helping you pick the one that best suits your needs.
Maverick 732 Wireless BBQ Thermometer
The first thermometer I looked at was the Maverick 732 Wireless Barbecue Thermometer. It, of course, has two probes and they are both durable enough to be able to stick in your grill or smoker. You can use one to check the temperature of the meat.
The Maverick 732 works by using radio frequency (which is much better than bluetooth). This is something I like because I often wander off when I’m supposed to be cooking.
The probes are capable of withstanding heat up to 716 degrees Fahrenheit. The LCD display is pretty sweet. It’s large and easy to read and it will beep whenever the grill begins to flare up.
Maybe the best quality of it is that you can set a timer for your food and the thermometer will remember it for the next time you barbecue.
Should you get this thermometer?
I think this is one of the best portable thermometers you can purchase. There are several others for around the same price but without all the bells and whistles. So… yes, I would say this is a great product if you’re looking for something portable.
Thermo-Pro TP-08 Thermometer
My next recommendation is going to be another portable thermometer, but a little cheaper than the previous model, introducing the Thermo-Pro TP-08.
This is generally cheaper than the Maverick we just looked at. It has a Temperature range from 32 to 572 degrees Fahrenheit and the probe itself can withstand up to 716 degrees of heat.
The range on this wireless thermometer also goes up to 300 feet away using radio frequencies to communicate.
Like the Maverick, it has an alarm that will let you know when your grill is beginning to flare up and it will let you know when your meat is finished cooking.
Once again, having an alarm tell you that you have strayed too far away from you grill is a life saver. Which, I’ve learned can happen after a few drinks and several hours of barbecuing.
Should you get this thermometer?
If you’re looking for a portable thermometer and would like to save some cash, this thermometer is a good buy. It has most of the same features as the Maverick though it does require more batteries.
Overall this is an adequate device that you will not regret purchasing. If you’re in the market for a wireless thermometer pick this one up for sure.
Smartech Wireless Remote Digital Thermometer
This device is capable of monitoring up to 230 feet away and comes with three probes.
It has timing feature as well as an alarm that lets you know when your grill or food has reached the designated temperature.
Should you purchase this thermometer?
The accuracy on this thermometer is decent but can sometimes be hit or miss. I would not recommend this for use on foods that are temperature sensitive. But if you are a capable chef on the grill, then this is good enough to suit your needs
I love barbecuing, and with that comes the eventual realization that you are going to have to upgrade your tools. These wireless thermometer are going to save you time. You don’t have to stand right next to the grill all day. And they’re going to save your cookout. No more accidental flareups charring all the food. Add one of these thermometers to your grilling arsenal and kick up your game.