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Wireless Thermometer Comparison

hey everyone it’s Dave from Dave’s Ohio
barbecue and more today I am going to be
doing a side-by-side comparison of two
of my favorite smoking thermometers
stick around
so this is the thermal work smoke this
is a really popular thermometer with a
lot of smokers and grillers it’s got a
good reputation Thermal works makes you
know the thermapen they make a lot of
like high-end scientific thermometers so
they are known for their accuracy and
they are known for their reliability so
in the box what we’ve got you’ve got a
meat probe that’s the only pointy end
there you’ve got a clip for holding the
temperature thermometer for the cook
chamber and then you have a strap that
goes on to the receiving unit so you can
put it around your wrist
and then lastly here’s the probe that
you would put inside the cook chamber
it’s got that blunt end it goes in that
clip there tells you how hot your cooker
is this is the receiving unit right here
okay it’s got a button on the bottom
that will make it light up and then
you’ve got the actual unit here where
you can set things like the high
temperature the low temperature change
the volume turn the alarm off things
like that really sturdy really well
built in addition to the thermometer I
also bought a case if they sell it on
the website I thought it’d be nice to
keep all my thermometers kind of tucked
away and I don’t think this is the final
configuration of what I end up actually
using it or how I end up using it but
everything fits in there all the
thermometers I also bought and I might
show it here the the thermal works
gateway that’s that little thing right
there going in the pocket that allows
you to connect the thermometer to your
Wi-Fi so that you can monitor it with an
app on your phone I’m not really going
to review that in here because the other
thermometer that I’m comparing this to
does not have that capability but for an
extra anywhere from 75 to 99 dollars you
can get that little gateway adapter so
as of the time of recording this video
the the thermal works smoke the grey
thermometer you can buy that through
their website thermal works comm and it
was running for $99 it comes in six or
seven different colors and that’s really
the best place to get it from because
you’re not going to get it from now
gonna get a cheaper from any other
retailers so the next one we’re gonna
unbox is the thermo Pro tp0
8s this one you can get on Amazon for I
believe around forty six dollars last
time I checked it’s a pretty useful
thermometer I use this one and a pinch
quite a bit you may be asking yourself
why do I have all these different
thermometers if you’ve got a lot of
things cooking and once it comes in
handy if you got two smokers going
things like that I like to have options
same thing though this one’s got the the
sending unit the receiving Union it’s
got the same thing but this clip that
for the cook chamber it’s more of a clip
designed to hook on to the edge of a pot
I don’t find it very handy inside of the
cook chamber in fact I use a clip that I
have for another smoker thermometer for
that you’ve got the receiving unit so
now on this one the receiving unit has
all of the controls for volume for a
cook time all that built into the
receiving unit so Roisin it’s a little
bit bigger and bulkier than with the the
smoke and then the sending unit is
actually just a simple little unit that
has just an on button and a Celsius and
Fahrenheit and that’s about it
so big difference there you have to
carry around quite a bit more when
you’re using this thermometer if you
want to keep it on you it has more
buttons on it one of the pluses is
though you can control the limits and
stuff like if you’re inside the house
you can set it to high low and make the
alarms go off when you want it and of
course it also comes handily with
batteries for you to put in pretty
straightforward
so I didn’t want to test the accuracy of
these thermometers by using a piece of
meat the problem is you put the probe in
a different piece of meat or a different
area you’re not gonna get the same
temperature reading so it’s not gonna be
that accurate instead what I did was I
took this little board here I drilled
some holes through it and I have all of
them sitting in water and I’m going to
measure the temperature of this water
until it gets to boiling as you know the
boiling point of water is 212 degrees so
hopefully when this starts to come into
a rolling boil
both of these thermometers all four of
the probes should read 212 degrees we’ll
see so I found this kind of interesting
once I got the pot to a rolling boil the
thermal probe the orange thermometer
actually you know kind of hovered and
right at about 212 it bounced back up
and down between 210 and 212 the thermo
works
smoke never got any higher than about
you know 210 it bounced between 208 and
210 so it was a couple degrees off the
the therm approach one seemed to be a
little bit more accurate reading the
temperature so honestly there’s about a
two or three degree difference in the
calibration of these thermometers when
you’re talking about bringing a brisket
up to 200 203 you know that’s not going
to make too much of a difference so I’m
not too worried about it but I do find
it interesting that the higher end
thermometer is the one that’s a little
bit more inaccurate than the cheaper one
that I bought so for the real world test
on this one what I’m gonna do is I’m
gonna smoke a couple chickens on my
Bayou Classic offset smoker the accuracy
of this test is not going to be great
because the chickens are different sizes
the breasts are different sizes you’re
putting the thermometer in different
locations it’s never going to be exactly
the same so this is going to be more of
a ballpark test it’s going to give me a
rough estimate of how closely the two
thermometers are reading as for the cook
chamber thermometers I put them right
next to each other so they should be
getting pretty close to the same
temperature air
and the reading should be pretty close
on that as well it’s got all the thing
probes into the meat got the wires
arranged close the smoker and then off
we go right off the bat I like how the
smoke rests on my shelf a little better
it’s got a little kickstand that comes
out of the back and you can just kind of
lean it on an angle real easy to see
numbers are nice and bright it’s backlit
if you want it to be really nice the
thermo Pro has this weird metal clip on
the back that I can never really get at
the right angle I usually just end up
hanging it off the edge but then I can’t
see it you can see here it’s much easy
to read thermo pro and this thing just
kind of I don’t know I just don’t like
the way it stands
to compare the temperatures of the
chicken breast what I’m using is my
Therma works thermapen which is pretty
much an industry standard for taking to
member temperatures you can see here
it’s reading about 167 and you know I’ve
got 164 on the smoke and I’ve got 166 on
the thermo Pro so right about the same
ballpark once again these thermometers
are not in the same part of the meat so
it’s not gonna be a hundred percent
accurate so let’s talk about the
wireless range so here’s an aerial shot
of my house okay my smoker is located on
my back patio right where this little
red circle is for the thermal work smoke
and the thermo Pro I went to every
different spot of my house and it got a
perfect signal everywhere inside the
house I even went to the farthest corner
of the house there with the green star
is nothing dropped out it was fine so
all my property is fine so the next
thing I started to do was started
walking around the front yard the smoke
made it all the way to the front of my
front yard where the street is pretty
good signal and didn’t drop out but then
it started once I started getting near
my neighbor’s driveway there it started
it started sort of fading a bit as for
the thermoprobes it made it halfway
through my next neighbor’s property I
mean I was really far away and that
thing held its signal really well
you can see here the difference in the
receivers the smoke is real simple it
just has that button that turns it on
turns on the backlight and mutes an
alarm if it’s going off as for the as
for the thermo Pro you’ve got everything
here you can set a timer you can set the
max temperature the minimum temperature
you can turn on a light
you can silence it all the buttons are
there on the receiving unit and that’s
what you carry around with you
so as functionality goes I honestly
prefer the smoke it’s really really
simple to use you’ve got a button for
the light you’ve got a button for your
volume to set the high and low based on
the probe you just press the set button
once and you’ll see it’ll allow you to
set the upper end of your temperature so
there I have it at like you know 332 or
something press it again you can do the
lower range you can see I’m setting it
to 27 degrees and then you press it
again you’re done it’s really simple
it’s really intuitive as for the thermo
probe that one just I don’t know it
doesn’t seem very intuitive to me I
didn’t like the feel of the buttons they
don’t have very sturdy buttons are kind
of wobbly cheap plastic feeling the
thermal the thermal works smoke is
really solid feeling and this just feels
kind of almost like a toy so as
functionality goes I definitely prefer
the smoke over the thermo Pro just for
make it just it just seems like a much
more solid thermometer
so as my final opinion here the the
thermo pro the orange one definitely
wins on price like I said I saw it on
Amazon for $46 446 bucks you’re gonna
get a really good a functioning
thermometer it may not be the easiest to
set up but it works the range is
fantastic and you know everything it
does everything you want it to do the
smoke for a hundred bucks from their
website is going to deliver better
functionality the range isn’t as good so
it loses in range and it loses in price
but what it’s missing in those two
categories it totally makes up for in
the functionality the thing is just
slick it feels super well built it’s so
easy to read and the range thing doesn’t
really bother me because I’m really not
going to be taking this thermometer two
houses down while I’m cooking a brisket
or something so it has plenty of range
for my entire property I just like the
ease of use of it much better and that
is my go-to thermometer but both of them
get a thumbs-up for me I just prefer the
smoke a little bit more thanks for
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Wireless Meat Thermometers Buyers’ Guide

How does a meat thermometer work?

A meat thermometer consists of two parts, the temperature rod, and the display. You push the rod into the meat by pushing on the dial. Once the meat temperature starts to increase, the rod transfers this heat to the dial, which starts to keep track using a smaller dial. This thermometer uses the fact that different metals contract and expand at varying temperatures. The thermometer rod is made from two metals that are different but are molded together. One metal expands at a higher temperature while the other at a lower temperature. The heat of the meat makes the metal strip bend or twist. The twisting signals the dial which makes a readout on the display of the thermometer. The metal starts to expand when it isn’t being heated any longer and the dial winds down.

What is the purpose of using a thermometer when cooking?

The most important reason you should use a meat thermometer when cooking is to ensure the food is safe to eat. Raw meats contain many pathogens and foodborne illnesses such as norovirus and salmonella. When the meat reaches a specific internal temperature, these pathogens are unable to survive and food becomes safe to eat. Another reason to use a meat thermometer is because you can’t always rely on your senses when it comes to cooking meat. Sometimes a roast may look done but can be red on the inside. If you are planning to serve meat to guests, the only way to check if it is done is to cut it to see the inside, but this will ruin the look of the meat and even the flavor.

How to use a meat thermometer?

For the most accurate reading of the meat’s internal temperature, use the thermometer in the meat when it is still cooking. A common mistake that should be avoided is taking the meat off the heat when trying to read the temperature. You must always make sure you are measuring the right part of the meat. The meat thermometer should be inserted into the thickest part of the meat that you can find. It should be inserted into the meat at least half an inch deep, but if your meat is very thick then you should get deeper to properly reach the center. Meat thermometers can also be used on other food such as stuffing inside meats. The juice from meats can drip into the stuffing when it is being roasted, so the stuffing must also reach a proper temperature to be safe.

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Author: Emily Howard

I have about 300 different recipes in my collection, and I try to look for new tastes every week. I love to learn dishes from around the world and pamper my big family with a signature Italian cheese pie and my favorite Ukrainian borsch.