This $120 smart thermometer is the secret to perfectly grilled meat for BBQ season

Meater Smart Thermometer. Image via Amazon.
Meater Smart Thermometer. Image via Amazon.

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For many home chefs, cooking meats can present a challenge when making sure that things are fully cooked and safe to eat. Whether that's in a roasting tray or on the barbecue in the summer, a meat thermometer can take the guesswork out of cooking.

If you’re like me and want to improve your culinary skills, or want to perfect your craft this summer, the Meater Plus Smart Meat Thermometer is a great tool to add to your arsenal.

It's also on sale right now for 20 per cent off, saving you $30 on the purchase price.

Meater Plus Smart Meat Thermometer

Save 20% on the Meater Plus Smart Meat Thermometer. Image via Amazon.
Save 20% on the Meater Plus Smart Meat Thermometer. Image via Amazon.

$120 $150 at Amazon

What is it?

As its name implies, the Meater is a smart thermometer that wirelessly connects to your phone via Bluetooth to provide an accurate temperature reading while you’re cooking. It’s able to withstand internal temperatures up to 212℉, and ambient temperatures up to 527℉, making it an ideal choice for both cooking in the oven and on the barbecue.

Rather than having to keep guessing the temperature of your meats, this specialized meat thermometer can help you grill your meats to perfection, without ever having to poke and prod. Say goodbye to opening up the barbecue every time you need to check on your food — and avoid losing valuable heat in the process.

Since this thermometer sends a reading directly to its companion app, you can set your food and forget it, and receive a notification on your phone once it reaches the desired temperature. With a 165ft. range, you can even step away from the grill entirely and come back to your food once it’s fully cooked.

Meater Smart Thermometer. Image via Amazon.
Meater Smart Thermometer. Image via Amazon.

What shoppers are saying

Backed by thousands of customer reviews, this Meater thermometer has been winning over Amazon shoppers. It's also earned an impressive 4.5-star rating from happy reviewers.

One shopper wrote that the thermometer "worked flawlessly" when they used it to cook a rib roast for family and friends. They added that with the help of the Meater, they were able to enjoy the company "without having to continually check the roast."

Since the app also suggests cook times and how long to let your meat rest, shoppers say the Meater Plus simplifies the entire cooking process.

One reviewer called the thermometer "fantastic," as the device and accompanying cooking instructions in the app provided "excellent results" when cooking a large holiday meal.

"Hands down best meat probe out there!" raved one five-star reviewer.

While most reviewers have been impressed with this smart meat thermometer's accurate readings and tasty results, others found that the Bluetooth range can be "frustrating" to deal with. Some reviewers noted that the signal "drops off" before the Meater's 165ft. range, which means that you may need to keep your phone close to the device for the most accurate results.

The verdict

If you’re often grilling, smoking or roasting meats, an accurate thermometer is an essential kitchen tool that results in consistent, mouth-watering results. There’s always the traditional route, but if you’re looking for a high-tech solution to perfectly-cooked meats, the Meater is a definite asset.

Shoppers agree that this smart thermometer provides an easy way to cook meats, although there may still be room for improvement when it comes to maintaining a strong Bluetooth connection.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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