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Product will be fine, when we receive it! (Shipment took more than 20days to arrive, when promised in11 days, by which time intended recipient had gone away. Communication after original delivery date not acceptable
I was sceptical about this MEATER but it’s great the only problem I have Is it times the meat for any poultry or meat your cooking as they would in a top restaurant so since I came out of my cancer treatment they always advised to cook my meat all the way through now we all know when we go to a restaurant and order say a steak they ask how would you like it very well done I say but it always comes back bloody in the middle and so does the MEATER it cooks great but I like my meat cooked all the way through I can hear the people say but that’s not how they cook in restaurants if you visit a top restaurant these top chefs have their meat reared on a farm they know and and how it’s been treated and what they have given it not the meat we buy is from anywhere in the world and false fed god knows what so why would you not want to cook the meat all the way through to kill off anything that you don’t want to digest, they are always telling us to cook our food throughly because the meat has probably been genetically modified food which we all know has properties in which we eat and can change our genes if you think this is wrong look it up for yourselves, now I’m not saying that you should cook your meats a certain way do what you like but me I want it fully cooked and the MEATER doesn’t accommodate this, but all in all it’s great.
The app is amazing, it constantly notifies you when the food is ready (instead of a one-time notification that you might miss while asleep when smoking meat overnight).
I have a Traeger and their app is a joke compared to this. The air temperature probe on my Traeger isn't accurate anymore (only had it for 5 months) so it's nice to have one I can rely on, though I've read the Meater probe will need replacing for accurate external temperature readings due to heavy smoke use.
I use Smoke Daddy Heavy-D for extra smoke during the cook (allows you to burn actual wood chunks in a pellet grill), as well as 2 smoke tubes, but burning the wood chunks sometimes raises the initial temperature sometimes by 30-200 degrees so it's nice to have the Meater app which can tell me if the external temperature goes above a certain temp. Then I can crack open the lid to manually manage the temp for that first 90 minutes of the cook.
My Traeger has also fallen asleep on me, one night it happened four times over the course of the cook, so this app was able to tell me that the external temperature dropped below a certain temperature. This is so nice when smoking meat overnight which is what I usually do.
The app also estimates when your meat will be done cooking which is really cool! And the app stays open on my phone, whereas the Traeger app closes after 10 minutes no matter what I change my settings to.
Overall, it has every tech feature imaginable. It does only have Bluetooth range which might be an issue for some, but you can fix that by 1) putting an extra smart device close to the probe and running the Meater app (your phone and the other device will communicate the data to each other via WiFi and the cloud so you can get the data anywhere), or 2) buy a Meater "Block" which does the same thing as an extra smart device. It also connects to Alexa which is awesome.
Bought this for slow roasts and BBQ cooks. It definitely works although the ambient temperature seems to be a few degrees off.
Also although this states it is Wi-Fi it's somewhat hidden that you will need another device running the software to enable to cloud side of it over Wi-Fi otherwise you are limited to Bluetooth, was ok for me as I had done my research but nothing on Amazon explicitally states a 2nd device aside from your mobile phone is required so be aware.
Love the ease of use of the app and the recommended cooking temps for each type of cook, Estimated time a bit hit and miss but much better if the meat is has warmed to room temperature prior - as it should be.
I recently purchased the MEATER Plus: Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer, and I'm thrilled with its performance. Compared to the generic thermometer that came with my Pitboss smoker, the MEATER Plus proved to be far more accurate in measuring the internal temperature of my meat.
The accompanying app is a great addition to this smart thermometer. It provides useful features and insights for monitoring the cooking process. However, one thing to note is to turn off the "time estimate to cook" feature to avoid unnecessary notifications. Otherwise, the app will continuously alert you with cooking time estimates that may not be accurate initially. Once this feature is disabled, the app becomes a valuable tool for keeping track of your cooking progress.
Using the MEATER Plus is a breeze. The wireless design eliminates the need for constant monitoring, as I can conveniently keep track of the meat's temperature from a distance. The thermometer is easy to insert and provides real-time temperature readings with precision.
Overall, the MEATER Plus is a reliable and user-friendly smart meat thermometer. Its accuracy surpasses that of generic thermometers, and the accompanying app adds value to the cooking experience. Just remember to turn off the "time estimate to cook" feature to avoid excessive notifications. If you're looking for an upgrade to your grilling or smoking setup, the MEATER Plus is definitely worth considering.
*** One aspect worth mentioning is that occasionally, finding the right spot for the case to establish a stable signal can be a bit challenging. It might require some trial and error to locate the optimal position for the case to ensure a reliable connection. However, once you find the sweet spot, the case functionality works seamlessly.
In short words, I like everything from this gadget. Is well made with high quality materials. Very easy to use and gives you the peace of mind to know that you can rely on it to tell when your grilled or baked stuff is ready to be removed from the heat. Once it is removed from the charging box, it is ready to be linked to your phone, no matter which brand, carrier or system your phone has it will link to your Bluetooth. Just follow the simple and clear instructions and you are good to go. The probe has two temp. reading sensors, one that reads the temperature inside the meat piece you are cooking and the other located in the black edge of the probe. This last, measures the surrounding temp inside de grill or oven. This allows the Meater system to calculate the time left until your meat is ready. There is a Meater App that needs to be installed in your smart phone. Installation is free. This app interact with the probe in real time. In my case, I have the Meater plus with a signal range of 165'. The probe itself reach up to 33' but there is a signal booster in the charging case that can extend the signal for and additional 132'. And it works. A very important thing to be careful about is, NEVER place the exposed part of the probe to temperatures higher than 527 ºF, It will get damaged, I know about it. If you are going to sear a thick piece of meet on your grill, don't introduce the probe while searing. I did it once and the probe got permanently damaged. I highly recommend this product.
Funktion des Thermometers in Kombination mit der ebenfalls sehr guten und funktionalen App absolut super. Erstes Grill-Ergebnis mit einem ca. 8 cm dicken „Tomahawk“-Steak war wirklich top. Freue mich schon auf die weitere Grill-Saison.
Sicher gibt es günstigere Alternativen mit kabelgebundenem Sensor, aber was soll’s - man gönnt sich ja sonst nichts und das Teil ist schon echt stylisch.
I bought the Meater to replace a setup I was using that required wired probes into the meat, and then wireless to another unit to monitor just the meat temperature.
I like the Meater as it is truly wireless. I did notice that if you insert the probe in far enough that not much bare metal shows, that the ambient temperature is way off. Yesterday I left about 3/8" to 1/2" below the black Ambient sensor and used my regular oven's Air Fry feature, and the ambient temperature was very close to the actual temperature inside the oven.
I've been very careful with the probe, as to not submerse it in water when cleaning. I've ruined other brands probes by soaking them, and learned the hard way. Maybe in the future there will be a way to better water proof instead of just water resistant of the probes.
The App is great. I really like being able to use it on my tablet or phone. I prefer the tablet for the larger display. The time remaining recalculates throughout the cook process and gets more accurate as the cook time-ending nears, as it should be.
Very much an upgrade to what I was using before, and love that the probe charges itself from a AA battery in the base. The base is magnetic so I leave mine on the side of the refrigerator next to the oven.
This thing is awesome. It is easy to setup, easy to use, accurate, and the app is excellent. Further, multiple users in the house can install the app on their smartphone and use the MEATER+ without needing to log out the previous user or reset the device. This is fantastic, especially when multiple persons in the household cook.
I would give 5 stars, except mine stopped working after 8 months. I tried all the various troubleshooting steps, and reached out to support, but it took two weeks to get a response with the proper, very easy to follow steps for resolution.
Get this thing. Get two.
I contacted support via email. Initially, I received a quick response from a support with various steps to try to restore function, but these did not. Then, I was asked to send photos, so I took several and as requested and sent them off. Then...nothing. 10 days and multiple inquires for an update and I have receive no responses. I am unable to find a phone number, very annoying.
The lack of response is what prompted me to write this review with one star. I wish I could champion this product, but if it is going to fail so quickly and not be supported by the manufacturer, I cannot.