Whether you’re cooking a Thanksgiving turkey or smoking a freshly caught salmon, the difference between delicious and dismal all has to do with temperature. Meat thermometers are handy tools to help you hit the specific doneness of any main course. The problem is many of these tools are still stuck in the 20th century. MEATER Plus Wireless Meat Thermometer isn’t just one of the most accurate ways to temp your food, it’s the smartest, and this quick review will detail its capabilities.

The most obvious upgrade is the complete absence of wires. MEATER Plus operates through Bluetooth, sending detailed temperature readouts directly to a companion app available on iOS and Android. Here are a few of the thermometer's standout features. 

A Thermometer with Range: MEATER Plus’ charging dock doubles as a built-in Bluetooth repeater that extends up to 165 feet, so you don’t have to nurse your food while it’s cooking. The companion app has presets for beef, pork, chicken, and fish, along with videos showcasing recipes and techniques.

Handles the Heat: The MEATER Plus doesn’t simply monitor the internal temperature of the food, but the temperature of the environment it’s cooking in. Despite the heavy tech inside the thermometer, it can handle ambient heat of up to 527 degrees Fahrenheit so it’s equally at home in an oven or on a white-hot charcoal grill. It’s also well-suited for stovetops and smokers. 

MEATER Plus never misses the mark. Jaime Carrillo/Futurism

Seriously Smart: If you’ve ever used a meat thermometer, MEATER Plus will feel all too familiar. The difference here is that the more you use MEATER Plus, the more polished your cooking skills become. Its Guided Cooking System walks you through every step of the cooking process. Plus, the Advanced Estimator Algorithm will help you plan mealtimes, by gauging how long your piece of protein will take to cook to perfection. It even takes into account carryover cooking, because meat can still overcook while it's resting. MEATER Plus alerts you to pluck your food from the heat so it reaches the perfect temperature while it nests on a carving board.

Unmatched Build Quality: If you’re looking for weak wires and cheap plastic, look elsewhere. The MEATER Plus is made from durable stainless steel and heat-resistant ceramic. Its bamboo charging dock is magnetic, so it sticks conveniently to ovens, grills, and refrigerators. It also charges the thermometer up to 100 times on a single AAA battery. 

Using the MEATER Plus Wireless Meat Thermometer leaves no guesswork or room for user error. Cooking a thick bone-in rib-eye steak was done easier than before, starting in a moderate oven and finishing it off on a hot skillet. The MEATER also comes with cloud capabilities and shares real-time cooking info to smart devices and internet browsers. It can even sync up to Amazon Alexa, and tap into tons of voice commands like “steak update” and “when will my game hen be ready?” These are welcome additions, but thankfully, many high-tech accouterments are totally optional. MEATER Plus is the best-selling Bluetooth meat thermometer, and it’s easy to see why. 

It also makes a great gift for someone that loves cooking.

This post was created by a non-news editorial team at Recurrent Media, Futurism’s owner. Futurism may receive a portion of sales on products linked within this post.

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