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You have to have the app open on your phone the entire time otherwise you dont get notifications, really? I went back to my instant read after 3 or 4 uses. The propane tank gauge is nearly useless. I challenge you to find your tank level until the app says you are completely empty. Great concept but the execution is a joke from this company i am so disappointed. I really wanted to love this. I tried but wow what a waste of money
Pros: Accurate Offers features like tank monitoring and switching dial lights on and off (if grill is compatible) Decent range for Bluetooth Companion app allows for easy monitoring of temperatures Simple to install
Cons: Once installed can only be used with your Weber grill Braided cord on probes seems to want to unbraid after only a few uses App isn’t the most intuitive to use as first
I’ve installed this on my Weber Genesis II LX GS4. Installation was quick and easy. So far all the sensors and probes seem accurate. I’ve had no issues with connecting to my iPhone 12 via Bluetooth. I do wish that installation wasn’t semi permanent so that the sending unit could be used inside the house as well. But it does complement my grill nicely!
Installation was easy and pairing with iPhone went smoothly. Having minor problem of finding out how to adjust well doneness temp above 155 degrees. I'm hoping that isn't the highest temp setting available. Overall, good product and easy to use.
I purchased this device so that I don't have to stand outside in 115 degree weather to monitor my food. The iGrill3 comes with super easy to follow step by step installation instructions. The only tool I needed was a Phillips screwdriver to remove the old "iGrill3' ready name plate from the BBQ.
The kit comes with 2 probes but you can monitor 4 probes separately if you'd like. (for making mixed grill). So far, I've used only one probe, but worked great.
The iGrill3 app on my iPhone comes with presets (for example chicken breasts 165 degrees) So far I've tried it with chicken breasts and a flank steak. In each case the meals came out perfectly cooked and I was able to stay inside under a/c and monitor progress. You can also manually set time and temperatures and save them as custom presets.
I'm giving this product a 4 star rating because I'm concerned that the cover on the probe transmitter might be fairly easily broken and the beeper on the transmitter is pretty weak. Otherwise, this is a great product and if you purchase it, you will enjoy using it.
Get this and the grill temp probe. My grill game has immensely improved. The only ding is the grill temp probe should be part of the base package. Weber knows what they are doing by making you have pay additional for it.
Very smartly designed. I maybe like the cord wraps they come with as much as the probes themselves. I know this is silly, but lots of cord wrap solutions do a terrible job. These hold the probe itself perfectly, and are precisely tapered inwardly to keep the cord from coming out, but without making it difficult to put it in there. The cord wraps/holders snap together so you can keep multiple probes together for storage. As a former product designer, I hope whoever designed those suckers knows that someone out in the world really appreciates how well they're thought out.
As far as the functionality of the probes and the app, they're pretty great. The app is pretty user friendly, though I think they could study the Chef Steps Sous Vide app to get some pointers on making it even better. I haven't had any problems with the Bluetooth functionality that some have reported (I use an old iPhone 8). I only took a star off because I would love it if these did Wifi so I could step further away than 30 feet, and maybe even monitor longer cooks (like Brisket) while running an errand.
I'm pretty happy with my purchase. I love the integration of this device with my new Genesis II, and that it will support four thermometers at once. It comes with two stick-into-the-food thermometers, and I added two clip-on ambient thermometers (about $15 each) so I could monitor the indirect heating temp at food level, and calibrate my gas grill burner knobs to achieve the desired temp. The bluetooth connectivity is strong anywhere in my back yard or house (as much as four walls and 50+ feet away). The app is fine for manually monitoring temperatures, but the timer is primitive, and it has NO TEMPERATURE ALARMS! I got spoiled by my previous product, which had an awesome alarm setup. The iGrill3 app won't let you set even one alarm when a thermometer reaches a specific temperature. That's disappointing, and cost a star on a product that's otherwise a 5-star.