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Weber 6741 Wireless Two-Probe Thermometer Review

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Weber 6741 Wireless Two-Probe Thermometer Review

This nicely-made, easy to use dual-probe remote thermometer has good accuracy, range and utility. The probes are designed to be left in the food or the oven while cooking.

A separate remote sending unit accepts two identical probes for food or oven use. Range is claimed to be 250′. The receiver alternates the display of the temperature/alarm settings for the two probes. Each can be set for a particular kind of meat and doneness, or you can override the factory settings to those that you prefer. There is a circular bar graph that shows cooking progress relative to the set alarm temperature. The maximum setting for either probe’s alarm is 392ºF (200ºC), which might not be high enough for some applications. The probes are slow to respond to rapid temperature changes, but this is not a shortcoming for this type of thermometer.

There is a timer that will count down with an alarm or up without an alarm. The range of the counter in either direction is 24 hours. When the count-down timer reaches zero, the display will flash and an audible alarm will sound. Setting the count-down time can be tedious if a long period is desired because there is only one scrolling speed. The counters can be stopped and started at will.

An attractive blue backlight illuminates for 5 seconds with any key press. The receiver has a handy hanger but no stand support. The receiver fits into a slot in the transmitter if you want to co-locate the two parts. Weber advises against using the remote in the rain, but the unit has a sealed battery box and rubberized probe jacks that should resist reasonable dampness.

Weber contact information is printed in the owner’s manual. There is no explicit warranty period mentioned.

We give this a Silver rating for its performance, quality of build, ease of use and capabilities.

  • Thermometer Function:
    Leave in Food, Leave in Cooker, Wireless Remote
  • Item Price:
    $ 69.99
  • Probe:
    (2) length: 5.75" (147mm), diameter: 0.18" (4.6mm)
  • Battery Type:
    2xAA/2xAAA, included
  • Battery Life:
    not specified
  • Safe Operating Range:
    not specified
  • Min & Max Temp:
    32 to 392ºF (0 to 200ºC)
  • Display Precision:
  • Actual Temp at 32 Degrees:
    Probe 1: 33, probe 2: 33
  • Actual Temp at 130 Degrees:
    Probe 1: 131, probe 2: 131
  • Actual Temp at 225 Degrees:
    Probe 1: 226, probe 2: 226
  • Actual Temp at 325 Degrees:
    Probe 1: 327, probe 2: 327
  • Speed from 32 to 212 Degrees:
    Probe 1: 40, probe 2: 39
  • Speed from 32 to 212 Degrees:
    Probe 1: 40, probe 2: 39
  • Numbers Display Size:
    0.4" (10mm)
  • Water Resistance Rating:
    No
  • Weight:
    Transmitter: 0.3lb (136g) Receiver: 0.4lb (180g)
  • C/F Switch:
    Built in CF switch
  • Backlight:
    Built in Backlight
  • Color Options:
    Gray
  • Thermometer Connection:
    RF
  • App:
    No
  • Logging:
    No
  • Included:
    Transmitter, receiver, 2 probes, manual
  • Available Accessories:
    None
  • Alarms:
    Visible, audible

Published On: 5/7/2014 Last Modified: 11/7/2023

  • 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.

 

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