I have been telling you to use a thermometer when cooking meat since my first blog post. This Christmas the wife got me a new thermometer that I find absolutely fantastic. So I thought for my first post of the new year I would give this thermometer a review.
This is the ThermoPro TP-07S. A 2 piece wireless remote thermometer. It consists of the transmitter and the receiver. They have about a range of 300 feet. It is ready to use right out of the box, but I would highly recommend hand washing the probe before use, there is no need to go through any sort of setup or pairing with the two pieces they are ready to go.
Lets Look at the transmitter first.
The transmitter is the smaller of the two with the probe attached. A small LCD backlit screen, and a single button that will power the unit on/off and switch between Celsius and Farenheit. On the back is an attached stand. The transmitter can be used by itself as an instant read thermometer with the 6.5 inch stainless steel probe and the attached 40 inch stainless steel mesh cable long enough to ensure the main unit doesn’t get splashed or over heated.
Now lets take a look at the receiver.
Again a single button for power and Celsius and Fahrenheit. A large LCD backlit screen. Five buttons that control your settings. Two buttons for time to use as a timer one for hour and one for minute settings. The meat button gives you options for ground beef, ground poultry, beef, veal, chicken, pork, poultry, lamb, and fish. The taste button gives you the USDA recommended temps for Rare, Medium Rare, Medium, Medium Well and Well done. I find the temps are little higher than my preferences but there is the ability to reprogram the preprogrammed temperatures to suit your personal taste. On the Back of the receiver there is a belt or pocket clip so you can keep it with you as your food cooks and you do other chores or prepare other parts of the meal. The clip can also be used as a counter top stand.
One of the things I love the most about this is that the backlit screens on both the transmitter and receiver are backlit and the screen changes color depending on the temperature range you choose in the settings.
Blue is under your desired finish temp.
Green is your target temp.
Red is over your desired temp.
If the temperature exceeds or falls below the measurable ranges, the LCD screen will display the following letters: HHH for temperatures above range and LLL for temperatures below range.
As I said Karen gave me this for Christmas and I opened it early in the morning and gave it its first test drive a few hours later when I used it in the smoker to make our Smoked Prime Rib, which I will be posting shortly. I kept the receiver clipped to my belt and had it with me all day. While I have had other thermometers in the past that I had to leave outside and could only check the temp when I was outside by the smoker, but this allowed me to keep an eye on it from the comfort of the inside especially since this Christmas it was windy and very cold here in Pennsylvania this year. I did use this before I read the manual and figured out how to reprogram the temps more to my taste so to me the medium temp range was closer to medium well.
Overall I find this an excellent remote thermometer especially for the grill or smoker. So if you are in the market for one follow this link to get one from Amazon