Pros & Cons
- Dual-probe capacity
- 150-foot Bluetooth range
- Temperature range of -22°F to 572°F
- Feature-rich app
- Dozens of presets
- Countdown and count up timer
- Sound alerts and push notifications
- App could use some tweaking
- Probes cannot be used in liquids
iDevices Thermometer Ratings
The amount of time and effort required to understand all the functions of the thermometer and use it properly.
The characteristics that enhance the thermometer’s functionality, usability, and reliability.
The meat thermometer’s precision and margin of error.
The amount of time necessary to obtain a full reading and display the temperature.
The meat thermometer’s average lifespan with proper use and maintenance.
The affordability of the meat thermometer in relation to its quality and in comparison with similar meat thermometers.
iDevices Thermometer Design & Durability
The design of iDevices Thermometer is elegant, compact, and durable. It consists of a circular white/chrome base and 2 probes with disks for easy wire storage and protection.
The oven-safe wires measure 48 inches each and they are longer than in most meat thermometers in the same price range. The face of the base features an illuminated display showing the current temperature. 1 power button and 2 arrow buttons for switching between probes are located under the display.
Thanks to the magnetic mount, the base can be placed anywhere near the stove or grill without the danger of sliding and falling.
Overall, the design is smart and intuitive and allows for easy use. All elements of the thermometer can withstand long-term use, provided that they are not exposed to liquid. The device uses 2 AA batteries with an extended 150-hour life.
iDevices Thermometer Features
Although not all users are satisfied with the design of the app, it would be unfair to say that it does not make monitoring and programming easier.
It boasts a whole range of useful features and the incredible variety of presets alone is reason enough to like it. To give you a glimpse of the handy options you get with iDevices Thermometer and its accompanying app, we will highlight the key features at your disposal.
With this thermometer, you do not only get to see the current food temperature, but you can also view the changes in temperature since the food started cooking, displayed in the form of a graph.
Meat Type, Cut & Doneness Level Presets
Most high-quality thermometers come with USDA presets for different types of meat and many of them even let you choose the doneness level. iDevices Thermometer goes a step further and lets you choose the cut as well, so whatever you are making, from leg to shoulder roast, you can pick the optimal peak temperature in a tap. While the range of available presets is impressive, you still get the chance to set custom peak temperatures as well.
Countdown And Count Up Timer
iDevices Thermometer also lets you set up timers, which are particularly useful when you are preparing a big feast. You can opt for both countdown and count up timers, depending on your needs.
To allow you to relax instead of standing by the stove or grill, the app provides push notifications. You can receive both temperature and timer alerts on your phone.
While there is no need to stay close while cooking with iDevices Thermometer, the device itself still provides sound alerts when the food reaches the selected peak temperature to notify you if you are in the room.
Recipes & Social
With the dedicated app, you can view a map showing other users and share photos of the food you cook using iDevices Thermometer. You can also browse recipes, although there are not many of them in the cookbook.
iDevices Thermometer Performance & Accuracy
In the worst case scenario, iDevices Thermometer is off by 4°F, which is still rather good. In most cases, its error margin is 1-2°F. The thermometer constantly provides temperature updates and a full reading usually takes just over 10 seconds.
With a temperature range of -22°F to 572°F, it is suitable for both cold and hot food temperature monitoring and you can use it in an oven, smoker, grill or wherever you do your cooking. To ensure proper functioning and the highest accuracy, you should make sure that the first ¼ inch of the probe is inserted in the thickest part of the meat. It is further important not to mount the thermometer on a surface that is too hot to touch.
The thermometer works best with meat, but it provides accurate readings with a variety of soft solids. While some customers and reviewers report using iDevices Thermometer for liquids, we have to warn you that this is a bad idea. The manufacturer advises you not to submerge the probes or wires in liquid for a good reason. Contact with liquids is sure to result in inaccurate readings and potentially more serious malfunctions.
|Temperature Range||-22°F-572°F (-30°C-300°C)|
|Battery Life||150 hours|