The ThermoPro TP25 Wireless Bluetooth Meat ThermometerThermoPro TP25 Wireless Bluetooth Meat Thermometer is a four-probe Bluetooth-enabled meat thermometer that can connect to your smartphone or tablet. One major advantage of this thermometer is it has a better, stronger and a more reliable Bluetooth signal connectivity than other Bluetooth thermometers in the market.
The ThermoPro TP25 has an impressive near 500 feet Bluetooth range. The range of the signal is dependent on many factors such as obstructions like walls, metal objects, trees, and other such obstacles, which can distort the signal of most Bluetooth technologies.
However, the most important factor for the Bluetooth range of a meat thermometer is the Bluetooth capabilities of your receiving device. You can have the strongest Bluetooth transmission signal going to your smartphone or tablet, but if your devices are not good at picking up Bluetooth signals then it does not count. Thankfully, the TP25 handles this perfectly.
The TP25 comes packed with the following physical components:
- One transmitter that is 4 inches tall by 3 inches wide with a 2-inch by 2-inch screen divided into 4 sections for each of the probes
- One dual-headed USB charging cable
- Two grill clips to keep your probes from burning up on hot grill grates or oven racks
- 4- 6-inch multi-colored probes (black, silver, blue, and gold that plug into black, silver, blue, and gold ports on the transmitter
The ThermoPro TP25 phone app is easy to use. Users can download the app from the Apple Store or Google Play store online. Simply search for ThermoPro BBQ. This app also tells users how long it takes a given food to get done. It takes into account what you are cooking and how fast its temperature is rising.
Unlike the TP-20, that has eight buttons, the TP25 has just three buttons. The simplifying aspect of this streamlining cannot be overstated and it is why Bluetooth thermometers are growing in popularity.
You have a light button on the front. Then you have a power/Celsius/Fahrenheit button and Bluetooth connection button on the back. That is it, pretty easy. Another feature not found on most other thermometers is the color-coded ports and probes that correspond to the phone app.
The price of the ThermoPro TP25 is a little more than the Tenergy Solis, InkBird, Soraken, and NutriChef thermometers. However, the extra features such as better Bluetooth technology, better color-coded probe functionality, better smartphone app and the fact that ThermoPro makes this thermometer make it a worthwhile investment.
Pros of the ThermoPro TP25
- The color-coded integration of the probes to the transmitter to the phone app makes it far easier to use than other Bluetooth thermometers
- ThermoPro is a top seller of thermometers and their customer service is impeccable. This thermometer has a 3-year warranty when registered
- None of the other Bluetooth or Wi-Fi thermometers (MEATER+, Thermoworks Signals, Tappecue, SmokeBloq) tested matched the Bluetooth range of this thermometer. While the Wi-Fi cloud-based thermometers have an infinite range when connected to Wi-Fi, their Bluetooth capabilities are nowhere close to the TP25
- The strictly Bluetooth thermometers do not come close to the superior phone app of the TP25. They do not have the graph-export capabilities and estimated cook-time algorithm
- Advanced cook time estimator and temp pre-alarm: Grill thermometer uses an algorithm to estimate how many minutes left for your cook to reach its target temperature, helping plan your meal.
- Kitchen remote thermometer has temp pre-alarm, sending you a notification when the temperature is 5/10/15 away from target temp, getting you ready to pull the meat off at the perfect time
- Incorporated with various doneness levels: rare, medium rare, medium, medium well and well done
Cons of the ThermoPro TP25
- The option for Wi-Fi connectivity is not available making it limited to just Bluetooth technology
- The TP25 lacks a waterproof body
- Non-integration of the four different probes’ temperature graphs. As of right now, they are separate so you cannot see how a piece of meat reacts to ambient temperature changes in your grill or oven
- No carrying case. If users want one, they have to incur extra expense
Note: If you do a lot of grilling and always have your phone nearby, then you need this thermometer in your life. The body is very sturdy with a stable wire stand, which when attached to the probes helps to stabilize the transmitter around because of the stand.
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Which Meat Thermometer Is Right for Me
Picking a cooking thermometer is a tricky business. Lots of products offer great and amazing features. Moreover, some offer a lot less than they are advertised. Naturally processing such large volumes of information about different thermometers might be straining on buyers. Hence, we have created a streamlined list to help anyone who loves a perfectly cooked meal.
- Accurate Temperature Readings: The most important feature of any thermometer is speed and accuracy. In other words, how quickly you can get a steady accurate reading of the temperature inside your dish once the thermometer is turned on. A thermometer that can quickly jump toward the final temperature is much better than one that leaves you guessing as it slowly rises. Instant-read thermometers typically reach temperatures a few seconds faster than probe thermometers. A good thermometer should also cover the whole temperature range of home cooking, from below freezing (32 °F) and well over hot frying oil (400 °F).
- Durability: A cooking thermometer’s durability depends on how well its electronics are protected from dust and water, as measured by its IP rating. The IP rating consists of two numbers that indicate how much abuse an item can withstand. The first number (ranging from 0–6) pertains to solids, and the second one (ranging from 0–8) pertains to liquids. An example is the ThermoPro TP27 wireless meat thermometer, which is rated IPx4, indicating that it is protected against strong jets of water such as splashes from a small amount of rain but isn’t entirely waterproof. While the TP28 wireless meat thermometer has a sturdy build, indicating that the body of the unit is protected against the entry of dust and can withstand an appreciable amount of impact force.
- Probe Length: The probe on a thermometer should be thin at its pointed end to minimize juice-leaking punctures, and long enough to reach the center of large roasts or deep pots. A longer probe also helps keep your hands at a safe distance from heat and steam. Depending on users’ cooking style and location of use, the probe length should be considered sufficiently long enough to suit usage.
- Easy to Read: Most users prefer cooking thermometers that display large numbers on their digital screens to make it easier to read temperatures quickly. Backlit displays are also convenient when cooking in a dimly lit kitchen or grilling outdoors at night. If you are considering buying a dial display thermometer, the dial should have legible temperature indicators. Some dials also include images of various meat sources and their corresponding recommended cooking temperatures.
- Price: The price of the thermometer will majorly determine if a buyer will purchase it or not based on his/her budget. We narrowed our focus to thermometers that cost from $30 to $100. You can find some perfectly good thermometers at around $30 that are much faster and more durable than the cheap ones. Most thermometers retailing for $20 or less are slow, have poor quality, and often barely distinguishable copies of one another, except on rare instances. So paying the extra $10 or $15 is worth it for an accurate, high-quality instrument, but paying a lot more is not necessary for most users.
- Ease of Use: This can range from adjustable probes that make it easier to insert the thermometer at various angles to rotating screens that let users see easily the temperature reading from different angles. Also, the use of heat-resistant cables of up to 700 °F should be considered. Cables should also be long enough so they do not snag on an oven door or grill lid when closed. Useful accessories, such as probe clips and a strong magnet for attachment to pots or oven doors should be factored in as well.