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I’m not an experienced grill-master by any means (the most I’ve ever done is flip a burger while keeping an eye on things), so it’s safe to say I still have a lot to learn when it comes to cooking the perfect steak.
Rather than having to keep guessing the temperature of your meats this season, a specialized meat thermometer can help you grill your meats to perfection, without ever having to poke and prod.
If you’re like me and want to improve your culinary skills, or want to perfect your craft this summer the Meater Smart Meat Thermometer is a great tool to add to your arsenal that also happens to make a great gift just in time for Father’s Day.
What is it?
As its name implies, the Meater is a smart thermometer that wirelessly connects 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.
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 a 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 33ft. range, you can even step away from the grill entirely and come back to your food once it’s fully cooked.
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What shoppers are saying
Backed by over 1,200 reviews, the Meater thermometer has earned a 4.4 star rating from hundreds of happy reviewers.
“Short and simple - this thing works as advertised,” reads one review. “Perfect beer-can chicken, easy-to-use app, and the ability to bridge multiple devices to give you more range is absolutely brilliant. If you use a propane grill or a smoker, you need this. Life changing.”
“I had a tendency to overcook beef for fear of having it come out too rare,” reads another. “I used [Meater] on a big rib roast for 12 guests. The meat was cooked perfectly. No more guessing. Furthermore the time to completion estimating, allowed me to time the cook as guests were arriving.”
Some reviewers have complained that they wish the range on the Meater was wider, but the brand does offer adapters and more powerful (read: more expensive) versions if you find that 33 feet is not enough.
“Awesome product,” shared one reviewer. “The range is not great without using two devices, but with a tablet and a phone you can monitor your cook from anywhere in the house. I have ordered the Meater Block, and am anxious to see how that works.”
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.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.