The TP28 features an enhanced 500 feet wireless signal range between its transmitter and receiver devices. This is an essential upgrade over the TP20’s wireless range of 300 feet. Also, unlike the TP27, the TP28 comes with preset meat temperature alarms and a new “Till ready” function that displays how many degrees your food is from your target temperature.
The TP28 is taunted as the successor to the TP20 Remote Meat Thermometer, which is no small task as the TP20 is still one of the top-selling meat thermometers on the market today.
One of the updated design features of the ThermoPro TP28 is the decision to switch the operation of the entire unit from the receiver to the transmitter. It features in a pack, a single transmitter, which has an LCD screen, a low battery indicator, is Ipx4 waterproof rated, a backlight integrated with a temperature alarm, dual probe ports, table-top Stand, magnetic back, and hanging hole placement options.
The receiver features an LCD screen with a low battery indicator and has an IPx4 waterproof rating. A touch backlight and temperature alarm mode, therefore, users can choose between a beep alarm, vibration alarm, beep and vibrate or silent. Users can also hold the mode button for three seconds to display “Till ready” temperature.
The ThermoPro TP28 Wireless Thermometer also features two stainless-steel food probes measuring 8.5 inches long each with 6 inches of that being the part you insert in your food and 2.5-inch handles that are easy to remove. The probes and their cables are heat resistant up to 716 degrees Fahrenheit. They measure temperature ranging between 14 and 572 degrees Fahrenheit.
The bodies of both the transmitter and receiver appear sturdy with rubber gasket seals that connect the front and back parts of the devices. The thin rubber gasket around the outside of the TP28 provides some protection from drops but does not have the same coverage as the TP20’s shockproof sleeve.
Pros of the ThermoPro TP28 Wireless Thermometer
- Has dual probes to monitor food or BBQ/oven/grill/smoker simultaneously, making it the ideal solution for monitoring temperatures for extended periods such as when smoking, grilling, deep-frying and oven-roasting
- Features next generation RF wireless technology to achieve an extended range of up to 500 feet and stronger signal strength through obstacles and walls, essential when monitoring meals at a long distance with a guarantee to reach anywhere in your home or yard
- Features a unique design where all key programmable buttons are located on the transmitter to allow usage of the kitchen thermometer without the receiver. This is perfect for those fast cooking meats like fish or steak in a short distance
- Designed with a count up and countdown timer that is perfect for timing side veggie dishes.
- The receiver has 4 alarm modes to choose from: Beep, vibration, beep & vibration, silent – perfect for those late night cooks
- Contains preset temperatures for 10 types of meat and their various doneness levels recommended by USDA. All the preset temps can be adjusted to suit your personal taste
As usual, ThermoPro has one of the best warranty policies for meat thermometers in the marketplace today. Each thermometer comes with a warranty card with information on how to register your thermometer on their website to extend your warranty for three years.
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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.