AmazingRibs.com is supported by our Pitmaster Club. Also, when you buy with links on our site we may earn a finder’s fee. Click to see how we test and review products.

ChefsTemp Quad XPro Reviewed and Rated

Share on:
ChefsTemp Quad Xpro Review

The ChefsTemp Quad XPro is a four-channel food thermometer with a transmitter and receiver that the manufacturer claims can stay in touch up to 500 feet under ideal conditions.

The unit comes with four probes: three L-shaped food probes and one straight probe with a grill clip to measure the cooker’s internal temperature. Each channel can have its own low and high-temperature alarm thresholds set independently. When the alarm thresholds are exceeded, the backlight flashes, and an audible alarm sounds. The alarm volume is adjustable. The alarm is annunciated at both the transmitter and the receiver. All alarm settings are made at the transmitter end, so it can be used with or without the remote receiver. One cannot set the alarm thresholds from the remote.

Like most wired probes, care must be taken to avoid excessively high-temperature exposure. The probes are rated as waterproof, but the manual advises not to submerge the probes. To ease probe identity, the package comes with multi-colored donuts that can be placed at the probe and at its plug so you know which probe is connected to which channel. Each channel can be independently calibrated if maximum accuracy is needed.

Up your game: Join our Pitmaster Club. Try it out for free for 30 days. No credit card is needed. No spam. Join now and Be Amazing!

The transmitter and receiver are intuitively easy to set up so the well-organized instruction manual is almost unnecessary. The booklet is nevertheless clear and printed on heavy stock paper so it should last. The transmitter and the receiver each operate on two AA batteries that are NOT included. Both units are reasonably well-sealed with a splashproof moisture rating. There are magnets on the back of each but the user is advised not to attach the units to hot surfaces. The accuracy is good on all probes.

The manual is one of the better examples I’ve seen, featuring clear, well-written explanations. There is a troubleshooting section to help the user get through technical difficulties. Contact info includes a telephone number, a website address, an e-mail address, and a couple of social media links. The warranty isn’t stated in either the manual or the company’s website.

Like what you’re reading? Click here to get Smoke Signals, our free monthly email that tells you about new articles, recipes, product reviews, science, myth-busting, and more. Be Amazing!

This thermometer doesn’t break any new ground in terms of features or performance, but it does everything it’s designed to do. Construction is good with rubber surroundings to avoid damage if dropped. The battery boxes have seals to prevent water ingress, but the input jacks aren’t sealed, leaving some moisture entry points.

Overall, there is nothing to complain about with this product. The price is a very reasonable $80. It hits all the high notes in terms of features. It’s easy to use and should be reliable. We’ll give it a Gold Medal for performance at a budget price.

Haven't found what you want?
Click the buttons below to search our complete database of reviews:

Product Information:

  • Thermometer Function:
    Leave in Food, Leave in Cooker, Wireless Remote
  • Item Price:
    $ 79.00
  • Where to buy (buying from this supplier supports this website):
  • Probe:
    (1) length: 4" (100mm), diameter: 0.14" (3.5mm), cable: 50" (1.25m) (3) length: 6" (15.3 cm), diameter: 1.4" (3.5mm), tip: 0.087" (2.2mm), cable: 50" (1.25m)
  • Battery Type:
    4xAA (not included)
  • Battery Life:
    1000 hours (mfgr.)
  • Safe Operating Range:
    32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
  • Min & Max Temp:
    -58 to 572°F (-50 to 300°C)
  • Display Precision:
    0.1°
  • Actual Temp at 32 Degrees:
    31.6
  • Actual Temp at 130 Degrees:
    130.4/130.5
  • Actual Temp at 225 Degrees:
    225.1/225.6
  • Actual Temp at 325 Degrees:
    324.5/325.7
  • Speed from 32 to 212 Degrees:
    n/a
  • Numbers Display Size:
    Remote temp: .31" (8mm)
  • Water Resistance Rating:
    Probe: IPX7 waterproof; Transmitter/receiver: IP66 Splash proof
  • Weight:
    Transmitter: 10.2 oz. (290g), Receiver: 5.35 oz. (152g)
  • C/F Switch:
    Built in CF switch
  • Backlight:
    Built in Backlight
  • Color Options:
    Gray/orange
  • Thermometer Sensor:
    Thermistor
  • Thermometer Connection:
    RF
  • Included:
    Transmitter, receiver, four probes, grill clip, colored rings, lanyard, instructions
  • Available Accessories:
    Additional probes available
  • Alarms:
    Audible/Visible

Published On: 11/25/2023 Last Modified: 2/15/2024

  • Bill McGrath - Bill McGrath is AmazingRibs.com's Thermometer Maven. He has sophisticated equipment, an electrical engineering degree from Cornell University, and an MBA (almost) from UC Berkeley. Despite being mostly retired, he is still the person responsible for developing and updating all of ExxonMobil's training modules.

 

High quality websites are expensive to run. If you help us, we’ll pay you back bigtime with an ad-free experience and a lot of freebies!

Millions come to AmazingRibs.com every month for high quality tested recipes, tips on technique, science, mythbusting, product reviews, and inspiration. But it is expensive to run a website with more than 2,000 pages and we don’t have a big corporate partner to subsidize us.

Our most important source of sustenance is people who join our Pitmaster Club. But please don’t think of it as a donation. Members get MANY great benefits. We block all third-party ads, we give members free ebooks, magazines, interviews, webinars, more recipes, a monthly sweepstakes with prizes worth up to $2,000, discounts on products, and best of all a community of like-minded cooks free of flame wars. Click below to see all the benefits, take a free 30 day trial, and help keep this site alive.


Post comments and questions below

grouchy?

1) Please try the search box at the top of every page before you ask for help.

2) Try to post your question to the appropriate page.

3) Tell us everything we need to know to help such as the type of cooker and thermometer. Dial thermometers are often off by as much as 50°F so if you are not using a good digital thermometer we probably can’t help you with time and temp questions. Please read this article about thermometers.

4) If you are a member of the Pitmaster Club, your comments login is probably different.

5) Posts with links in them may not appear immediately.

Moderators

  Max

Click to comment or ask a question...

Spotlight

These are not paid ads, they are a curated selection of products we love.

All of the products below have been tested and are highly recommended. Click here to read more about our review process.

Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

Many merchants pay us a small referral fee when you click our “buy now” links. This has zero impact on the price you pay but helps support the site.