Need recomendations for a temperature probe

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albow

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I'm new to grilling and bought a used pellet grill. I'd like to buy a constant thermometer, preferably 2 probe, that's relatively inexpensive. I don't care if it's wifi/bluetooth or not. My requirements are accurate and not aggravating to use. What do y'all suggest?
 
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If I had to pick one product where price and quality are both good I'd go with the ThermoPro
TP829.It is bluetooth and has 4 probes but it's a great unit imo.Plus the units have a 3yr warranty.

InkBird is a site sponsor and runs specials for members and can be had super cheap at times but I've found they can be inconsistent with quality,buy two of the same and one will work awesome for years and the other craps the bed two days after you buy it.
 
Now sure what "inexpensive" is to you, but the Thermoworks Smoke is on Sale now for $80.
Two probes, solid and reliable.
I was afraid of that open question. Here's my definition of inexpensive. I guess $30 would be my ceiling if there was a product that was head and shoulders above the $20 ones. I won't be grilling that much so I can't justify throwing money at one. I already have a couple of IT ones. Edit. LMAO. As I type this, the link looks as a normal link. However, when I see it on my actual post, it merely says robot or human and is underlined instead of looking like a link. It does work when clicked though.

 
Cry once, buy once. It’s an investment, you’ll be happier later.
Won't cry over 20-30 dollars. I don't think I'll ruin any meat without one or even with an inferior one. I've still got my grill temp and 2 IT thermometers. I just like the idea of continuous readout.
 
I was afraid of that open question. Here's my definition of inexpensive. I guess $30 would be my ceiling if there was a product that was head and shoulders above the $20 ones. I won't be grilling that much so I can't justify throwing money at one. I already have a couple of IT ones. Edit. LMAO. As I type this, the link looks as a normal link. However, when I see it on my actual post, it merely says robot or human and is underlined instead of looking like a link. It does work when clicked though.

I’m not a big therm guy for cooking and smoking, I cook buy site and feel of the meats. That said, it is nice to be able to watch some temps like grate temps and I do use the pen sometimes to spot check final meat temps.

In both cases I run Thermopro products. I have the “Lightning “ for a pen therm and have the dual probe “Tp-20” which is Bluetooth but I don’t use that feature. Both of these I have done the Ice water and boiling water tests and they are spot on. Ive also tested them with the SV for mid temp ranges and they run +/- within 1* of my SV stick which is the Anova Pro.. I think I payed 35 bucks for the TP-20. Works for me.
 
Score this one for 15 while it is on sale......
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My inkbird stuff is accurate and suits my needs. I have an instant read and a 4 probe remote from them.
I have a 4 probe one and it reads with in 5 degrees of my thermapens, the instant I have reads within 2-3 degrees of my thermapens as well. The probes need to be replaced sooner than later, I've gone through a few over the past couple years but the unit keeps working.
 
A lot of Thermoworks being tossed around and while i love Thermoworks i find a better value in Inkbird Inkbird . Also they might have a coupon for you in a day or two if they see this mention. I spent about $50 (and I'm a cheap ass) on their wifi 4probe thermometer about four years ago. Still working great. I bought another one on sale just in case but it's still in a box. Might become a gift.
 
I have, and love the Inkbirdbbq Inkbirdbbq I-BBQ-4T wifi . there are two versions on amazon. I have the wifi version, which can be pain to set up the app, unless your smart home savvy. Its accurate and with the wifi pp i can check my temps anywhere my phone has signal. The bluetooth versio is around $30 on amazon.
 
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I've got so many thermometers my family thinks I have a problem.

...My name is Randy and I'm a smoke-ahaulic. :emoji_disappointed::emoji_laughing:
What do they know!?!? A man can never have too many therms. Heck Rafter H BBQ Rafter H BBQ enabled me into buying another one the other day.
A albow just to throw my .02 in....I have several of the inkbirds. The 4 probe I've been using heavily for 4 yrs now. Occ I'll do a spot check and its keeping accurate. And it wont break the bank.

Jim
 
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