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Have everything up and running on the iGrill and I have to say I am very impressed.  The app on the phone is very user friendly, and th einfo it is sending wil be used, no doubt about it.

 

Currently, it is measuring my grill.  The Right side is consistently 15-20 degrees cooler than the Left, and the grill is actually averaging 20 degrees COOLER than the grill measurement states.

 

As I look at the location of the probes, I am not surprised.  The GMG probe is BELOW the drip trays, which are wrapped in foil, so it is getting a direct read of the heat below, instead of on top where the meat is sitting.  Surprising they would choose that location to place the probe.  Many questions are being answered for me on why my first cooks were such a struggle. Set at 180 and was actually cooking at 160-165!!!

 

This makes me think, not that I would ever need it often, but how will it ever be possible to get to the 500 temp the grill is supposed to be able to get to?

 

Bottom line though for this thread...if you are on the fence, spend th extra money and get the iGrill2....I am very pleased with the quality and the way the info is sent to me. I am glad I went with this over a Maverick.  Really feel like it is something I will not Out Grow..........

post #142 of 146
I got one of these for my birthday tonight and I'm pumped to use it. Best wife ever!
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I got an iGrill a few weeks ago, used it 3 times and so far I am pretty unhappy with it.  The first day I used it, it would lose connection to my iPhone 6S (even when I left the phone sitting next to the smoker) and the ONLY way I could get it to reconnect was to power cycle the base unit.  What is the point of a bluetooth/app thermometer if I have to get up to power cycle it at the smoker?

 

The second time I used it I switched it to my iPad (older hardware) and the connectivity was better but it still dropped fairly frequently.  Now it would however reconnect more easily.  

 

I am still not sold on the temp readings.  They seem to be all over the place on the 2 probes.

 

I am on the verge of returning it and getting something else but figured I'd check here for any thoughts/advice first.

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Originally Posted by Drew Manzella View Post

I got an iGrill a few weeks ago, used it 3 times and so far I am pretty unhappy with it.  The first day I used it, it would lose connection to my iPhone 6S (even when I left the phone sitting next to the smoker) and the ONLY way I could get it to reconnect was to power cycle the base unit.  What is the point of a bluetooth/app thermometer if I have to get up to power cycle it at the smoker?

The second time I used it I switched it to my iPad (older hardware) and the connectivity was better but it still dropped fairly frequently.  Now it would however reconnect more easily.  

I am still not sold on the temp readings.  They seem to be all over the place on the 2 probes.

I am on the verge of returning it and getting something else but figured I'd check here for any thoughts/advice first.

Sounds like you got a bad unit. I have had my iGrill2 since they first came out. I have had very few issues. Usually when the unit isn't connecting it is due to the batteries being weak. I have used my iPhone 5 and 6s. All of my probes are tested and are accurate. I have had to replace (2) ambient probes. Which is pretty good. My Maverick unit would go through a couple probes a year.
post #145 of 146

I got it from Lowe's 2 weeks ago and kept the receipt so I shouldn't have any problem exchanging it.  Maybe I will try that.

post #146 of 146
I have both the igrill and the maverick and i find myself reaching for the maverick more. I prefer the range of the maverick to the igrill.

Thought id share my thoughts in case youre planning to switch out of bluetooth monitoring
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