How to Buy the Best In-Food And In-Cooker Thermometer

How to Buy the Best In-Food And In-Cooker Thermometer

By:

Bill McGrath

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In addition to the must-have instant read thermometer, an in-food/in-cooker (IFIC) thermometer (a.k.a. remote thermometer, wireless thermometer) should be part of every chef’s collection of tools.

Why have both, you might ask? While the instant read might provide the final say as to doneness, the in-food/in-cooker unit provides a real-time progress report on the status of the cooking session. An instant read cannot be left inserted in the food while it is cooking, so you only have a readout while you’re inserting the probe into the food. An IFIC, on the other hand, remains inserted during the entire cooking session, displaying the temperatures of the food(s) and the cooker simultaneously.

While all IFICs do pretty much the same thing – display real-time temperatures measured by cabled probes – they differ in how they present the information to the cook. At the most basic level, the temperature of one or more probes is displayed on a control box into which the probe cables plug. This is adequate if the cooker is located in close proximity to the cook. If not, there are several varieties of wireless remote units available. Some come with a dedicated remote that communicates with the control box.

Others communicate with a smart phone via Bluetooth, but range can be a problem. At the highest level, the control box communicates with the cook’s Wi-Fi router, making the temperature data available, via the cloud, on a smart device or browser anywhere an internet connection is available. Your proximity to the cooker and how immediately you need temperature feedback will determine which of these categories is most appropriate for your needs.

Some IFICs have only a single temperature probe and others have six or eight. It’s nice to have a readout of the cooker’s temperature in addition to the food’s temperature, especially if you’re dealing with a smoker whose temperature might vary considerably over a long period. With the cooker’s temp covered, ask yourself how many pieces of food you’ll want to monitor, and use that as a guide to how many probe channels you’ll need.

All IFICs that I’ve seen allow you to set alarms, frequently an upper and lower value, that will alert you to wayward cooker temps or food nearing completion. Most alarms are an audible/visual signal displayed on the control box, the remote, or on your smartphone. Many units have pre-programmed temperature values for different levels of doneness for different types of meat or you can set your own values. Most pre-programmed temperatures conform to the USDA standards, values that would usually result in overcooked food. The choice is yours. For an overview of safe doneness temperatures, see our award-winning temperature guide here.

Most smartphone apps present the same info: temperature, alarm settings, and a temperature vs. time graph for each probe. The graphs are helpful in determining the onset of the stall. Some are more intuitive to navigate than others. Many allow you to save or download the graphical data; you’ll have to decide how important that is to you. (I use such data when testing thermostatic controllers.)

Most IFICs operate on batteries, although some require an AC power source. Think about the availability of power at your cooker if considering the latter category.

As with instant reads, quality of construction and resistance to moisture are considerations. Cheaper units often aren’t designed and built to survive a rainstorm, something to think about if you’re planning to use the control box outdoors.

Prioritize your needs then use our database to find a highly-rated product to fill them.

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By:

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By:

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By:

Bill McGrath

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By:

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By:

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By:

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By:

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By:

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By:

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By:

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By:

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By:

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By:

Bill McGrath

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By:

Bill McGrath

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By:

Bill McGrath

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By:

Bill McGrath

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Bill McGrath

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By:

Bill McGrath

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By:

Bill McGrath

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By:

Bill McGrath

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By:

Bill McGrath

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Bill McGrath

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By:

Bill McGrath

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By:

Bill McGrath

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By:

Bill McGrath

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By:

Bill McGrath

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By:

Bill McGrath

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By:

Bill McGrath

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By:

Bill McGrath

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By:

Bill McGrath

See the complete review of the ET-733 Redi-Check, a dual-probe transmitter/receiver designed for food and oven monitoring from a remote location. We gave it a Gold Medal for great performance and a full feature set.

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By:

Bill McGrath

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By:

Bill McGrath

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By:

Bill McGrath

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By:

Bill McGrath

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By:

Bill McGrath

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By:

Bill McGrath

Read our review of the Weber 9815, an in-oven/in-meat dial thermometer is an accurate but slow-to-respond unit. We gave it a Bronze Medal.

Polder 362-90 Digital In-Oven Thermometer with Timer Review

By:

Bill McGrath

Read the complete review of the Polder 362-90, an in-oven/in-food thermometer/timer that has basic features and good accuracy.

Weber 6741 Wireless Two-Probe Thermometer Review

By:

Bill McGrath

Here is a complete review of the Weber 6741, a nicely-made, easy to use dual-probe remote thermometer with good accuracy, range and utility. We gave it a Silver Medal.

Polder 362-86 Digital In-Oven Thermometer with Timer Review

By:

Bill McGrath

Read our review of the Polder 362-86, an in-oven/in-food thermometer/timer that has basic features and good accuracy. We gave it a Bronze Medal.

Maverick ET-85 Roasting Digital Thermometer with Timer Review

By:

Bill McGrath

Here is the complete review of the Maverick ET-85, an inexpensive unit that has a unique probe that measures both the oven temp and the food temp. It has excellent accuracy. We gave it a Bronze Medal.

ThermoWorks PT1438 Dial Thermometer Review

By:

Bill McGrath

Here is our review of the ThermoWorks PT1438 Dial Thermometer that has good accuracy and a long probe for in-oven/in-food measurements. We gave it a Bronze Medal.

ThermoWorks TW362B Cooking Thermometer/Timer Review

By:

Bill McGrath

See our complete review of the ThermoWorks TW362B Cooking Thermometer that has an adjustable target cooking temperature and a count-down timer, both with alarms. Although this unit is now discontinued, it got a Gold Medal while it was available.

Published On: 9/27/2019 Last Modified: 4/29/2021


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Grilla Pellet Smoker proves good things come in small packages

We always liked Grilla. The small 31.5″ x 29.5″ footprint makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, as on a condo patio.
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Griddle And Deep Fryer In One


The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone’s Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all!

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Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

If you’re using oven mitts at the grill, it’s time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder’s gloves. They’re heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.

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Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker


Green Mountain’s portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it’s also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

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Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater


Char-Broil’s Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you’re off to the party! Char-Broil’s TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

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If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow ‘N’ Sear


The Slow ‘N’ Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.
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Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet’s Dual Tube Burners


The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King’s proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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