Last updated: 28 April 2022
When barbequing it is important that correct temperatures are kept to ensure your meat of choice is cooked to perfection and also for food safety. The use of a meat thermometer, temperature probe or guage is highly recommended to measure both the temperature within the bbq and also the internal temperature of your meat.
BEST MEAT THERMOMETERS TO BUY:
- a single or dual probe
- iphone/smartphone connectivity
- rechargeable or battery operated and
- either digital or not.
BEST BBQ THERMOMETER FOR MEAT COMPARISON 
|Model||Model #||Overall Rating||Probes||Review|
|Inkbird IBT-6X 6 Probe Digital BBQ Thermometer||6||Inkbird Review||CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON|
|Maverick Wireless BBQ ET-733 Black Dual Sensors Long Range||2||ET-733 Review||CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON|
|Maverick iChef 2 Probe Bluetooth App Enabled||2||Maverick iChef Review||CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON|
|Weber iGrill 2 Dual Probe Bluetooth Thermometer||2||Weber iGrill 2 Review||CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON|
|Weber iGrill Mini Bluetooth Thermometer||1||Weber iGrill Mini Review||CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON|
|Thermapen® Mk4 Thermometer||1||Thermapen Mk4 Review||CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON|
“The team at Bigwig Jerky don’t just love making jerky, we also fancy a good BBQ and when it comes to cooking a good pork, brisket or even steak, it helps to have a quality thermometer to get those internal temps just right! We have taken some time to check out the latest and greatest bbq thermometers on the market today. Enjoy”
Matt, Owner of Bigwig Jerky Co.
BEST BBQ MEAT THERMOMETER REVIEWS 
Inkbird IBT-6X 6 Probe Digital Meat Thermometer
Great unit at a great price! Take full control of your bbq with 6 probes and bluetooth 50m/150 foot wireless range to your smartphone. This simple to use unit can display in both Centigrade or Fahrenheit with a temperature range of 0~300°C / 0~572°F (continuously monitoring). The 6 probes makes monitoring multiple meat temps a breeze along with temps throughout different locations of your BBQ/smoker.
- iPhone 4S or later
- iPad 3rd generation and later
- iPad mini and later
- iPod touch 5th generation and later
- Requires ISO 7+
- Android 4.4+ devices with bluetooth 4.0 module
- 1 x Bluetooth Thermometer (Battery not included)
- 6 x Probes
- 1 x Manual
Overall a great little device you can’t look past especially at the current price. Grab one today and try it for yourself.
Maverick Wireless BBQ ET-733 Black Dual Sensors Long Range
NEW MODEL AVAILABLE – MAVERICK XR-40
One of the most popular BBQ thermometers! If you have done your research you would have read a lot about the ET-733. It has been the most popular choice among BBQ teams and home cooks for a long time. There are many reviews on BBQ forums and the majority positive. The dual probes allow you to monitor both the bbq temp and your food at once. The probe wires are a good length at 91cm and are rated to 380F. There are many stores online that stock replacement probes, so if you ever have an issues, it’s not hard to get new ones. The ET-733 comes with 15 Presets. 6 preset temperatures for Beef, Veal, Lamb, Pork, Chicken and Turkey and 9 BONUS preset temps and it stores settings even when the unit is off.
Overall a very popular device used by pros and home BBQ enthusiasts. Definitely worth a try.
Maverick iChef 2 Probe Meat Thermometer
NEW MODEL AVAILABLE – MAVERICK XR-40
Grill with ease knowing you won’t be overcooking! This smart little bluetooth thermometer really gives the iGrill devices a run for it’s money. Alerts from the app when your meat is ready will allow you to chill out and roam around rather than babysitting your meat hours on end. The ET-735 also supports up to four probes and has a 160 foot range, so again very similar specs to the iGrill. The temp range though starts at 32 and goes up to 572 degress fahrenheight. The good thing about the probes are they are waterproof, so cleaning is made easy, but like many probes they are very delicate, so do take care. Additional probes can be purchased.
Overall this device has very similar specs to the iGrill. The app has many features and is easily downloaded from your device app store. The iChef is powered by 2 x AAA but you will need a very small phillips head screwdriver to access them.
Weber iGrill 2 Dual Probe Bluetooth BBQ Thermometer
This is a great unit! The ability to monitor up to four separate temperatures simultaneously is definately a great advantage over other devices and makes grilling so much easier. Being a Weber product brings with it that added comfort of a using a quality product with great service and support. The unit comes with 2 probes so you can get cooking straight away, and the free Weber app can be downloaded easily from iTunes and Google Play.
The iGrill2 is also capable of a wider temperature range than cheaper products on the market, with ranges from -22 to 572 degrees fahrenheight, you will have no issues getting the desired temp. It’s impressive wireless range of 150 feet allows you to cruise around the house or pool area and still be able to monitor your temps, so put your feet up grab a beer and settle in and watch the footy while monitoring your temps at the same time.
Overall the product has a pleasant, smart looking design and more importantly is easy to use. Autoshutdown will keep your batteries lasting longer, and the ability to extend to four probes is definately a major selling point!
Weber iGrill Mini Bluetooth BBQ Thermometer
The Weber iGrill is the perfect little gadget for no fuss grilling. It is a quality unit (as you would expect from Weber) and provides precise temperature readings. Loud alarms are a bonus so you can hear when your meat or smoker has reached the desired temperature. Built in presets make cooking a breeze straight out of the box, so you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to cook a pulled pork. With a decent wide temperature range of -22 to 572 f and it’s small sleek design, the iGrill is a perfect addition to the family grill. However if you don’t want to be reliant upon using a smartphone then best look at other devices.
ABOUT BBQ MEAT THERMOMETERS AND TEMPERATURE PROBES
WHAT IS A BBQ MEAT THERMOMETER?
WHY ARE BBQ MEAT THERMOMETERS USED?
DIFFERENT KINDS OF BBQ THERMOMETERS
1. THERMAPEN BBQ THERMOMETERS
2. THERMOPOP BBQ THERMOMETER
3. INSTANT READ DIGITAL THERMOMETER
4. CHEFALARM BBQ THERMOMETER
5. WIRELESS DUAL PROBE BBQ THERMOMETER
6. INFRA-RED LASER GUIDED GUN BBQ THERMOMETER
BENEFITS OF USING MEAT THERMOMETERS FOR BBQ
- Remedy for Food borne Illness
- Prevents Overcooking meat
- Eliminates Guessing
- Help in Food Serving
- Reheating Food
1. REMEDY FOR FOOD BORNE ILLNESS
2. PREVENTS OVERCOOKING MEAT
3. ELIMINATES GUESSING
4. HELP IN FOOD SERVING
5. REHEATING FOOD
HOW TO USE BBQ THERMOMETERS FOR MEAT
- Never leave them in the rain.
- Avoid dropping them as the display may break.
- Also try to use it within temperature ranges.
- Never smash the cable because it may break from inside and you may not know the problem.
- Always keep the probes clean and dry because these may fail. It is even better to purchase some extra probes to avoid any difficulty.
- Regularly clean the probe as carbon may build up at the tips. Also clean the rest of the parts regularly.
- Try to store these in their proper packages when not in use.