Best WiFi Thermometer for Grilling, Smoking and Cooking BBQ Meat
It’s only a matter of time before all electrical devices become WiFi enabled, it’s the future. I can talk to my Amazon Echo requesting the kitchen lights get turned on over a WiFi connection, so it’s a bit surprising that big thermometer companies have been a bit slow on the uptake. However, they are moving in the right direction, and here we’ll talk about the best WiFi thermometers currently available and soon to be available.
As wifi thermometers are obviously a fast-moving technology, I’ll be sure to keep this page updated with any good new releases. But as my eyes and ears can’t be everywhere if you know of a great new product, either released or looking for funding via crowdfunding sites, let me know about it in the comments section.
Best WiFi Thermometers
Before giving a rundown on what are the best WiFi thermometers you must be warned these don’t come cheap. As they are mostly first generation products, you’ll be paying for all the research and development costs. If money is an issue it’ll be best to wait until WiFi thermometers are an established product or get yourself a different type of wireless thermometer.
WiFi thermometers are great for all types of low and slow cooking and come under the category of probe thermometers, but if you are serious about smoking and grilling you should definitely invest in a probe thermometer, an instant read thermometer, and maybe an infrared thermometer. With these three different types of thermometer, there is no type of outdoor cooking you’ll not be kitted out for.
Smoke Thermometer with Gateway WiFi Attachment
If you’ve read a few of the articles written in this series on the best outdoor cooking thermometers, you’ll surely know how highly I think of the Smoke thermometer. The only downside (other than the price tag) was that it wasn’t WiFi enabled.
Fortunately, the plan the whole time was to make it a WiFi thermometer. The people that make the Smoke thermometer understood that WiFi comes with its own set of issues, the obvious being that you need to be cooking in an area where you have internet access, which isn’t always the case for people that enjoy grilling while camping. Then you have technophobes that would go nowhere near new technology like this.
So Smoke was designed to originally work off radio frequency, which covers most bases, but then have an add-on attachment that transforms the standard thermometer into a WiFi thermometer. Meaning you now have a WiFi thermometer that you can also use while camping and which you can lend to technophobe family and friends. All this simply by adding the Gateway WiFi attachment.Buy from Thermoworks
Tappecue – 4 Probe WiFi BBQ Thermometer
You don’t have to be a big brand name anymore to get into the BBQ and grilling accessories marketplace. In fact, it is becoming more and more common to hear about quality tools from companies I have never heard of before. And the Tappecue is one such device.
The Tappecue thermometer comes with four probes that you can either use for chunks of meat or to measure the grill temperature. Thankfully, the designers were also smart enough to realize that there will be times when the device will be used where WiFi will not be available and so they have incorporated an offline mode.
All in all, the Tappecue thermometer is neck and neck with the Smoke thermometer when it comes to what is the best WiFi thermometer. I’d say the only thing that slightly lets it down is that it feels like it was designed more for indoor use.
The version two model, the one we recommend, is splash proof. This means that it will survive a small rain shower intact, but it shouldn’t be kept outside continuously. Of course, this is only a small issue, as most people grill or smoke in good weather, and you can always buy a waterproof box to put the Tappecue in (Tappecue sell their own specially made waterproof box).More details from Amazon
Meater – WiFi Meat Thermometer
It’ll be hard for me to say much on the Meater, as of the time of writing this article they had only rolled out the single probe option. I’m holding off to buy the four probe block option that isn’t available yet. When it is, I will do a whole review of the product.
What I can say is that a few friends that have purchased the single probe have loved it. The reason they couldn’t hold off for the block is that they love rotisserie style cooking, and currently this is the only thermometer that is good for this style. For more information check Meater’s Kickstarter page.Pre-order from Meater
Loki – WiFi Cooking Thermometer
Again, the Loki thermometer isn’t one I can give an opinion on. It is still currently in development and is only available to buy on pre-order. They have a Kickstarter page with all the information you’ll need. And just like with other thermometers, I’ll come back to this page and give my feedback on this WiFi thermometer once it becomes available.Pre-order form Loki
WiFi Thermometer with Temperature Control
A completely different style of WiFi thermometer is one that not only reads temperatures but also allows you to control the temps. These work by using a fan to regulate the oxygen flow to the coals, making them hotter or cooler depending on what you desire.
Given that this style of thermometer has additional functionality, it probably doesn’t surprise you that they are also more expensive. They’re also less versatile than a standard thermometer as they’re normally designed to fit a certain make or style of grill. Read our article on the best temperature control thermometer to get a better idea of this style of WiFi thermometer.