I got one last time and I like it. I use it with Android phone. The worst thing about it is taking it out of the meat when the food is done because it’s hot. Turns out I was over cooking my food. Thought better safe than sorry. Now safe and yummy.
Bought it last time and am satisfied for $13. Sometimes it unpairs randomly, but otherwise I’ve used it 20ish times and it hasn’t drank all my booze or argued about politics with me, so it was a welcome thanksgiving guest.
@ivymae Likewise, I have used it to monitor the smoker while making chipotles, as well as the temp in my ‘redneck’ sous-vide cooker when I make steak. Over all a good buy for $13. Bought a couple more for festivus gifts.
I got one last time, it actually did a pretty good job on the infrared-fried turkey we made for The Day of Overconsumption. Didn’t have any Bluetooth problems with it, but it’s entirely possible that’s because the device I used with it is a version 4.2 radio. Happy with the results, would suggest.
@RiotDemon Actually, I have lots of great friends in South Florida. I was just taking a cheap shot at the copywriters. And I’m just jealous that I can’t afford a winter home in Key West. (At least meh.com included in their multiple choice quiz an answer that included year-round grilling.)
@rpstrong – Getting serious about this product – however briefly – I’ve owned two or three wireless thermometers. I wouldn’t want one that is a cell phone app. Not when you can have a dedicated remote receiver. The phone is already doing five things at once; why add another?
@JohnSchubert For me, two reasons: I’m already carrying my phone around - why carry a receiver as well? Also, the screen on your average smart phone is worlds better than either the base unit OR the receiver on either of the two wireless thermos that I’ve used.
As far as the phone already doing 5 things is concerned, I’ve heard that even iPhones have mastered multitasking. . .
You can buy a second probe and monitor both temps at the same time. I recommend using an old device that you don’t use for anything else anymore to pair it with. If you leave the device plugged in with the app open (turn off your power saving features/auto lock), it doesn’t unpair and works great. Temps are accurate.
Bought this last time. It arrived D.O.A. Meh said they were not responsible for the warranty and to call the manufacturer. I called, then emailed the manufacture the proper documents, and followed up with three emails. I never got a response or replacement.
For the price, it’s a good product. I wouldn’t pay near MSRP for it, but bought one at a similar price, purchased another probe and it does it’s job. Yes, does have a tendency to stop communicating if the receiving device goes to sleep (but it’s hit or miss, cooked for 3.5 hrs on Turkey day and lost connection one time, with my phone constantly going to sleep) but I’ve never had issues with it ever reconnecting or connecting initially when setting it up for a cooking session. You can spend $100 for an iGrill by webber and get a slightly more featured and reliable device, or $13 for something you use maybe once a week . . . The temperature readings seem accurate, never over cooked using it.
Holy cow! Can’t believe I’m finally back with my old dear buddies! Just found meh 2 days ago and could not believe my eyes, do we finally have a real deal community again?! So happy to be back!! Xoxo and all that mushy stuff!!! https://meh.com/orders/easy-unclean-sofa
DumB. Does anyone buy these things for hims or or hers elf? I submit these are 99.999 times out of ten bought for “oh hey doesn’t so and so love to grill” gifts. Now I’ll be bracing myself until Christmas.