Get the results you want every time with the wireless meat thermometer. Choose your preferred doneness, adjust cooking settings, and track your cooking remotely with your smartphone or tablet using the free Yummly app. The preset programs for meat, fish, and poultry eliminate the guesswork, while the timers and alerts let you be confident in your cooking even when you're multitasking.
You can track and control your cooking remotely using your smartphone.
Allows you to control your cooking through the free Yummly app available for iOS and Android devices.
Completely wireless operation
This wireless thermometer and charging dock allow you to monitor cooking from up to 150 feet away, with 25+ hours of continuous use between charges.
Built-in timers and alerts
Let you go ahead and multitask. The additional alerts tell you when to flip your food, adjust the heat if needed, and how long to let it rest before eating.
Leave-In Thermometer Continuously Monitors Food Temperature
Leave-in wireless thermometer continually monitors your food to help you grill, roast, and pan-fry with ease.*Not suitable for measuring hot liquids.
Assisted cooking options
Use the assisted cooking to set the target food temperature according to your preference.
Protects your hands when you remove the hot thermometer from your food.
Magnetic charging dock and cover included
Keep your thermometer charged, clean, and protected. The magnetic dock affixes to metal surfaces for easy storage on your oven or refrigerator, and is powered by two AAA batteries (included).
Tell Yummly your diets, allergies, tastes, and preferences, and it will serve up the recipes that match. The additional search filters allow you to narrow down your search by prep time, course, cuisine, nutrition and more.
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App, Cooking, Ease of use
Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Good for some uses but not for all
App, Cooking, Ease of use
I was really looking forward to trying out this digital thermometer to see if the convenience of being able to walk away from the item being cooked was worth the investment and effort.
The product arrived in a very nice case which serves as the Bluetooth cradle for charging and connecting. There are very few instructions in the box as it is managed completely through the app.
Note that the website clearly states that it is only intended for use with certain cuts of meat.
Initial impressions are that the product is made of high-quality materials and the thermometer itself should last a long time.
The app setup was easy and intuitive and the connection only took two tries, not bad for any IoT device. The device claims connection up to 150 feet away but that it not going to be the case anywhere near walls, so maybe grilling in a park you might be able to connect at that distance. I tried it indoors and found it to connect as far away as the next room.
In addition to the device connection, the app features a lot of recipes, a space for your shopping list, the ability to scan food items using your camera (not sure why), and is actually a "freemium" strategy to get you to sign up for their "Pro" subscription which features an expanded recipe book and diet support.
The first item I tried to cook was a hamburger in a skillet. I opened the app, followed the instructions for pairing, "Set Up Cook," "Beef" and Other (hamburger is not on the list for a good reason, as I will explain). The instructions tell you to "Fully insert the thermometer...into the thickest part...all the way to the black cap.". Also note the dock must remain 5 feet away from the thermometer, meaning near the grill if you are grilling. Next you select the level of doneness and begin cooking, with the option to have it tell you when to turn the meat. You can change your mind regarding the level of doneness as you are cooking.
I also tried cooking a steak on the grill and a roast in the oven.
CONCLUSION: this thermometer is definitely made for cooking large, thick cuts of meat such as a whole turkey, chicken, or roast. I do not recommend it for cooking hamburgers or steaks unless they are over 2 inches thick. The reason for this is that the product only functions as designed when inserted all the way through. As the meat cooks and shrinks, the thermometer would start to slip out or through the thinner cuts, requiring me to remove it. There I encountered another problem - the extractor that is supplied is designed to fit into the bottom of the charging dock but not really designed to work as a lever to extract anything. If the thermometer slips as you extract it, it can possibly fall through the grates on a grill. The temptation is to grab it by hand but it gets very hot. I would prefer to see an extractor with a scissor action to provide a surer grip.
Overall, it is not a very practical device for everyday cooking. - a regular steel-cased thermometer will do as well for telling to when your meat is done, albeit without doing it at a distance.
The primary benefit of the convenience of being able to walk a short distance away from the cooking surface and be notified when the meal is done may be worth it to some, but the trouble of going through the motions of charging, pairing every time. carefully cleaning, etc. for only a few select cuts of meat that I may cook once a month may make this an excellent choice for a caterer or restaurateur, but for the homeowner is little more than a hook into a recipe subscription service, the exception being for the homeowners who have the connected appliances which will also be able to communicate with the thermometer in the future.
We love grilling a good steak on a charcoal grill but sometimes it's a challenge to hit the right doneness every time due to outside temperature, wind or even coals size. Well, not anymore! This thermometer is a great addition to our tool kit!
Thermometer is super easy to use and has simple instructions in the app. Make sure to familiarize yourself with an app before your first session as thermometer may need a software update.
There are total of 3 pieces - thermometer probe, dock and a probe removal tool (tool sits at the bottom of a dock). Dock is the only piece you put batteries in, probe will charge it's internal battery when docked so do that before the 1st grilling session. Full probe charge is achieved in about 30 minutes.
To start cooking - open up Yumly app on your phone and take the probe out of a dock, follow in-app instructions to select the kind of meat you cooking and desired doneness, insert the probe into steak and put it on a grill! Few caveats - probe is about 1/4" thick and 3" long so one of your steaks will have a quarter inch hole thru it... Dock is the piece that will be talking to your phone and a probe itself so make sure to have dock sitting outside by your grill. I've found that I get the best signal if I put dock on one of the grill handles. Dock has magnets at the bottom so you can attach it to anything magnetic (and not hot).
Probe will report current meat temperature in pretty much real time as soon as you stay within about 50' from the dock. There is a "let me know when to turn the food over" feature, but I did not like it a lot as it told me to turn the food over way after it needed to be. I typically grill 5 minutes on each side over direct heat and then about 2-3 minutes on each side on indirect.
When you steak is almost ready (130F in my case, target was set to 135F) - you will get a notification on your phone to remove steaks from the grill and leave to rest. Steak will come up to the proper temperature while resting as heat will travel from the outside to the inside of a steak. And.. viola - perfectly cooked piece of meat, enjoy!
Cleanup was pretty easy - wipe probe with a paper towel and carefully hand wash the metal part with dish soap, plastic part is not submersible.
So besides the laggy "turn the food over" feature and limited Bluetooth connectivity (I really wish that dock would be WiFi, even if that means AC power is needed for the dock) - it's a great helper. Amazing results!
This meat thermometer is great when it is actually able to connect via bluetooth. Had little trouble connecting it via bluetooth at first. It gives accurate temperature readings and is very hassle free since there are no wires to deal with compared to my other wired meat thermometers. However, after using it the first time - it mentioned it was low on battery. I charged it for 3 days... actually forgot about it until the third day, and when i checked it - it didn’t seem to have charge at all... Now i can’t even connect to it... Tried swapping out new AAA batteries in to see if that fixed the issue but it didn’t...
I normally use a digital thermometer for all of my grilling temperature checks. I got this Yummly - Smart Meat Thermometer to review and I guess it’s everything I thought it would be.
But that doesn’t mean it’s everything I was hoping for.
Let’s break down the components: A temperature probe, dock, dock cover, probe puller and batteries.
Regular AAA batteries power the dock, which charges the probe; the probe is thick - just shy of the thickness of a #2 pencil.
The App is a recipe App, which threw me for a loop. But, after not setting any else from Yummly for thermometers and the like, I installed it and found the menu option for “connected kitchen” -- where you can access your smart cooking devices. Yummly need to be more clear that the Recipe App is what you need.
Initial setup was fine, firmware updates and some instructions.
In using the App to cook, you can go manual mode (you know you like things cooked more/less than “normal), or with some preset foods and their ‘known temp setting’ - Beef/Pork / Medium, Rare, etc.
You can also have it prompt you to flip the food over, if you so wish.
I used it to cook chicken and found that one end - even though it said it was ready to go, was a bit undercooked for my liking. Moving forward on chicken, I did use my old thermometer to double check the part where the probe doesn’t reach.
Now including a probe puller is a necessity. Even though I KNEW the probe was 400+ degrees - as I was removing the probe with the puller, I pushed down with my thumb to have it fit more snug into the puller and subsequently - yep, burned my thumb a bit. Idiot.
For the next food, I used it on a Pork loin in the oven - and that was FANTASTIC. I guess I usually overcook pork, but now - I will not!
Not long ago, before the Yummly, I got a nice filet. Thought I knew the temp for a filet and proceeded to overcook the living daylights out of it.
After getting this new thermometer, I got another piece but this time, it was a better cut. I like it medium … not rare and not medium well. So this was the test for me.
I used the App and picked Medium for “beef.” I told it to alert me to flip it and went on my way. I followed the instruction and it even prompted me to remove it early, because it would cook a bit more as it sat. This was awesome. Best steak.
So, overall - if you have ONE thing to cook - this is a good device. If you have a bunch of randomly sized pieces - you can use it for the thickest piece and use your old methods to check the other pieces.
Some things to note ...
You can’t tell if the probe is charging. You can see the off-dock battery percentage of the probe - but there are no lights / indicators that it’s charging.
Over the course of using it, I did find it to be slow to acquire connection to the charging dock, get through “retrieving data” - and be ready to cook.
So, do I recommend it? Sure. But perhaps as a specialty thermometer for your specialty single-sized foods.
The wireless connected thermometer for the modern day cook. Cooking meat is always a struggle for me as I want to ensure food safety for temperature but don't want to overdo it. This thermometer is a smart food cooking device that pays off big when the food comes out just how you want it to.
I would say this would be a tool for the grill master chef or family household that loves to cook meats, chicken, pork, and fish. The app to pair with this device can be found in the App Store of your choosing. For my scenario the app loaded onto my iPhone XR easily and the thermometer paired up with my phone via bluetooth. The thermometer itself doesn't have any kind of number gauge on it so it needs to be paired up with your mobile device in order to work to get a readout.
The app is very intuitive as it asks what type of meat product you are cooking and then offers it's best advice for time and temperature. It worked out really well for my household as we eat a lot of chicken dishes. The thermometer was in the food and I was able to walk away from my grill and get alert notifications on my phone. It told me the key numbers I needed to know when cooking a full chicken breast. Estimated total cook time, ideal temperature, internal temperature as the food is cooking, and when to remove it from heat and let it sit. This all helps me to ensure my chicken or burgers are coming out at the perfect texture, and flavor I need. I have noticed that this has helped to keep the meats from being overdone and losing all their moist juicy flavors.
This thermometer is a fun new way to cook in our household as it has helped to liven up the kitchen and our own culinary efforts. The meats are more flavorful and they are always coming out just right. Meat eaters rejoice as this thermometer can help your kitchen cooking skills.
Item continually loses itself requiring repairing while cooking. Sometimes the item does not find itself causing you to estimate when you think your food will be finished cooking. Top portion of thermometer fell off into pan in grill while cooking.
A:AnswerYes, the app calculates cook time remaining and projects the clock time at which you'll want to remove the meat. It adjusts those calculations as you go along so you're getting revised estimates as cooking conditions vary,
A:AnswerCan I use the Smart Thermometer on my BBQ grill?
Yes! Yummly Smart Thermometer is great for grilling, handling grill temperatures of up to 572 degrees Fahrenheit and internal meat temperatures up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Be sure to keep the dock next to your grill for continuous temperature monitoring while you cook.
A:AnswerYUMMLY APP is what to look for and install ... the use of the thermometer is accessed within the RECIPE app ... but you might have to update the app to the latest version (late June 2020) in order to access it. Contrary to the description in the small black pamphlet that comes with the device, there is no "activate". It's an "add device". Have the dock and thermometer near you when setting up via your phone, but remove the thermometer from the dock. After pairing your phone with the dock, the rest takes care of itself!
A:AnswerYummly Smart Thermometer works at a range of up to 150 feet. The probe connects to the dock (to be kept close to the probe) and then the dock connects to the Yummly app on your phone. Distances can vary depending on cooking techniques, home layouts and other obstructions.