Meater+ Meat Thermometer
While I have used several other meat thermometers this is the neatest rather like a small good quality biro in size.
It is 13cm long and only .5cm around, it weighs only 10 grams.
The difference between this probe and all others I have used is that it stays in the meat during cooking which means you never need to open the oven to check the meats temperature.
It sends signals via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to an Android or iOS App.
There is no battery in the probe instead it is charged in it wooden case that you store the unit in. You know when it is charging by an LED on the case and you also know should you need to change the ‘AAA’ battery that provides the power.
There are short videos to show you how to set up your probe and plenty of video advice for cooking a range of items.
Not only does the probe tell you the internal temperature of the meat but also the temperature of your oven.
Setting up Wi-Fi allows you to be further away and to still get messages, the normal Bluetooth limit is around 10 metres and fine if you are in the kitchen but move out of range and you will never know that you meat is ready so the second option is useful.
To use the thermometer remove from its case and link via Bluetooth with the App.
Read the appropriate section for what you want to use the thermometer for, and place in the meat in the oven. Basic settings are available for beef, pork, poultry, lamb and fish from the home screen of the App.
Once you tap your choice there are further settings according to the cut, so for pork that would be, chop, ham, shoulder, loin, tenderloin brisket or ground. Once you have chosen your choice the temperature it needs to achieve for how you want it to be cooked are shown.
You can get the App to tell you when Ambient Temperature is too low or too high, the same for internal temperature, the time set has passed or when it will be reached.
The back of the wooden box is magnetic to allow you attach it to anything like the outside of the fridge so it is always available.
Here I am struggling to find things that could be improved I can only find that the depth it should be inserted into your joint is very hard to see on the outside of the probe you will probably need to run your finger along the probe to find it.
At the time of writing the Meater+ is available from the Amazon for £109 with free delivery.
The Meter+ is also available for £99 from the manufacturer's own site, which also gives lots more information, dare I say it’s an ideal gift for any home cook.
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