ThermoWorks Semi-Pro BBQ Kit Review

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ThermoWorks Semi-Pro BBQ Kit

Meathead (AmazingRibs.com) recommends this kit for general BBQ. While there is no alarm on the MTC, this kit still gives you the tools to track meat, smoker or grill temps and spot check with the Meat Needle Probe. Plug the probes in and out to check each temperature.

Includes the Mini Handheld Thermocouple Meter (MTC), a Fast Response Meat probe (113-151), an Armored Smokehouse Penetration probe (113-178), and a High-Temp Flexible Ceramic Fiber Insulated probe (WD-08467-64).

Use the Armored Smokehouse Penetration probe to monitor the meat to your preferred doneness temperature, and the High-Temp Flexible Ceramic Fiber-Insulated probe to keep tabs on the temperature of the oven or smoker. Spot check your meat with the Type K Fast-Response Meat Needle Probe with Super-Fast readings in less than 3 seconds. Buy the kit and save $25.

  • MTC Mini Handheld Thermocouple
  • 113-151 Fast Response Meat Needle Probe Range: to 482°F
  • 113-178 Armored Smokehouse Penetration Probe Range: Tip and cable to 660°F (probe cable diameter is 0.2 inches - home oven doors and smoker lids may not fully close)
  • WD-08467-64 High-Temp Flexible Ceramic Fiber Probe Range: Tip and cable to 2200°F
Thermometer Function: 
Hand-held
Leave in Food
Leave in Cooker
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: 
$168.00
Probes: 
Three: see kit link
Min / Max: 
Probe dependent. See individual thermometer capabilities on their links here.
Speed from 32°F to 212°F: 
n/a
Alarms: 
None
C/F Switch: 
Yes
Backlight: 
No
Adjustable: 
No
Auto shutoff: 
Yes
Sensor: 
Thermocouple

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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 electricians' training modules.

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