ThermoPro TP20 Wireless Remote Digital Meat Thermometer review; The ThermoPro TP20 is a wireless food thermometer that can make all of the difference when it comes to making sure that your food comes out perfect. If you’re looking for a hassle-free way to make sure that the food at your next party.
The Good Stuff
two words: wireless food thermometer!
Really, as long as everything else works fine, that’s a huge advantage. Traditional thermometers require you to pop open the grill or stove in order to check the temperature, and while they still lead to a perfectly cooked dinner they don’t add much to your life in the way of convenience.
The TP20 comes with two probes, allowing you to take multiple measurements at the same time. If you like your meat rare and someone else likes it medium, you can cook both to perfection without having to deal with any possibly sloppy guess work.
It’s fairly hassle-free, all you have to do is set up the transmitter and you can pick up the receiver and walk away with it. The transmission range is about three hundred feet in ideal conditions, allowing you to wander the house and mingle with guests freely until everything is done.
The receiver is a wonderful little touch, it’s housed in durable, grippy orange plastic and has a large, backlit LCD so you’ll be able to easily check it from across the yard without having to ruin your view of the sunset. In addition, you can set it to count up or count down depending on how you want to view the temperatures.
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Since you can set alarms, you won’t need to sit there and fret over the temperature either. Once the alarm sounds you can just take a look at the device to ensure you’ve got everything right and go pull your food right out. Since it has settings for the ideal temperatures for meat of various types in various degrees of being cooked it’s a fantastic addition to the home for those who like to work or play when they’re cooking.
The transmitter has much the same design but it’s a little bit smaller. It also comes with a great little hook so you can attach it to the door of the oven or the handle on your grill and make the most of the wired probes distance.
The probes themselves are a bent, step down design which will let you easily nab the temperature of anything from a thin steak to a full roast without causing too much damage or losing your valuable juices from the pentetration. They’re especially handy since you’ll only have to stick them in once and hook them up to the transmitter.
Did we mention the wires are rated for up to 716 Fahrenheit? That’s a lot of temperature that can easily be handled if you opt to add the TP20 to your kitchen, and frankly things will probably never get that hot anyways.
It’s easy to use, handy, and best of all it adds convenience to your cooking time and less micromanagement while you’re in the kitchen or at the grill – A cheaper and good alternative might be the Thermopro TP07 thermometer.
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The Bad Stuff
There’s a few minor design flaws which will turn some people off of the TP20, but they’re pretty much dependent on the person.
The first is that the probe clips seem to be the wrong size for some oven racks. This can make getting the probes held on properly a pain, and it really isn’t going to be adding much to your life if you have to keep resetting them each time you walk away for more than a couple of minutes.
Some people have also complained that the thermometer isn’t quite as sturdy as it looks, which is a major drawback if you’ve got butterfingers and greasy hands while you’re in the kitchen. It’ll take a bit of a drop, but it just doesn’t have that invincible feel that some people are looking for.
While the design itself is good enough, multiple people have also complained about receiving faulty probes with their TP20. It might not be wise to buy it in a pinch, while the customer service seems to be top-notch it can take some time to get everything sorted out if you end up with a bad probe.
There’s been some general problems with quality control as well. ThermoPro is quick to replace the unit if there’s an issue, but don’t rely on it being perfect out of the box. Most of the units work perfectly, but there’s always that small chance it won’t.
- Pro: #1 Best Selling Dial Thermometer
- Pro: Life time sensor probe warranty
- Pro: satisfyingly accurate
- Cons: to be determined
If you want a simple, no hassle wireless thermometer the ThermoPro TP20 is a great option as long as you’re willing to accept it might not be perfect right out of the box. Apart from that, there seems to be little to no complaints about this meat thermometer, and the convenience it adds to your life in the end is definitely worth the risk at the low price.