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BBQ Thermometer

You need all the right grilling accessories to hack all your summer barbeques. Whether smoking a juicy steak or searing strip steaks, your grill can always do the magic with the right supplies. Barbeques Galore brings you various grilling supplies like thermometers to match all your cooking requirements. Our items are from reputable brands like Twin Eagles and Weber, guaranteeing lifelong service.

Can you leave a meat thermometer in the meat while it’s cooking?

YES, but it depends on the thermometer’s heat resistance ceiling. Cooking temperatures are unusually high, which most thermometers can’t contend with. The right option for leaving in the meat while cooking is probe thermometers. They have high heat resistance, making them perfect for inserting into a grilling steak.

When should you insert a meat thermometer?

The stage where you insert a meat thermometer relies on your cooking techniques. You can insert the thermometer as you start grilling if you are cooking slow and on low heat. We recommend putting the thermometer in the meat at the latter cooking stages if you are going with a standard cook. You can insert instant-read thermometers at any grilling stage, but since you can’t leave them in, you’ll lose valuable smoke and heat.

Should a meat thermometer start at zero?

No, it would be best to start the meat thermometer at room temperature when grilling in most instances. You might need to wait a few minutes for the thermometer to adjust and read accurately. It is essential to cold calibrate the thermometer before a cookout to ensure it is functional – it will bring down the thermometer temperature to 0 degrees C or 32 degrees F.

What is the range for Bluetooth thermometers?

The range depends on the thermometer model, but most options reach 100 to 200 feet on average. The range is subject to obstacles in the signal’s path since Bluetooth technology can get limited. Obstructions like trees, walls, metal objects, and electrical devices with strong RFs can interfere with the signal or block it entirely.

What is the range for WiFi thermometers?

WiFi thermometers have a range that is restricted based on one’s internet access. As a result, you can only access your WiFi thermometers as far as your wireless internet goes. If you are still within your WiFi range on your smartphone, you should check your thermometer.

What is the range for wireless thermometers?

It depends on the exact model of wireless thermometer you are working with. Some options offer you up to a mile of coverage under ideal conditions. A huge range can cause quick battery drain or slow down the thermometer, giving intermittent readings. Wireless thermometers operate through radio frequency and can give you a range of about 500 feet on average.

Where should I place the thermometer or probe to get the best reading?

The center of your meat is the thickest part, most likely to record the lowest temperature – you should place your thermometer here. Avoid fat and bone when sticking the probe into the meat since they can affect the reading. Ensure that your thermometer is placed at least half an inch into the meat. For meats thicker than one inch, you will have to go deeper.

Do I need to calibrate the thermometer?

You can calibrate your thermometer, but it is not always necessary if you are already getting good readings. Calibration helps you ensure accuracy by guaranteeing the thermometer is in perfect working condition before going into the meat. You should calibrate if you find the readings off. Re-adjusting the thermometer yourself doesn’t always work, so you should record the margin of error and work by deducting it each time.

How do I calibrate the thermometer?

There are two ways to calibrate a thermometer; hot and cold calibration. Hot calibration involves inserting your probe into a pot of boiling water. Ensure the probe doesn’t touch any hot surfaces to get an exact 100° C or 212° F. Cold calibration works by getting the thermometer to a reading of 0° C or 32° F. You can obtain such readings by crushing ice cubes into a glass and filling it with water.

What are the minimum safe food temps?

America’s Food Safety Organization recommends the following minimum food temperatures safe for human consumption:



Internal Temp (F°)

Poultry All Poultry including whole bird, stuffing, and ground poultry 165
Casseroles Leftovers 165
Fresh Pork & Ham Pork & Ham (Recommended rest time 3 min.) Reheating Precooked ham 145-165
Seafood Fish, Shrimp, Scallops, Lobster, Oysters, Clams, and Mussels Cook until the flesh separates easily with a fork (Around 145°) Cook until the flesh is opaque and pearly white Cook until shells pop open
Ground Meat Lamb, Beef, Pork, Veal, Chicken and turkey 160-165
Fresh Lamb, Beef and Veal Chops, Roasts, Steaks, (Allow all meats to rest for 3 minutes) 145
Eggs Egg dishes like frittata, Shakshuka, and quiche Assembly time ranges from 15 to 30 minutes

Can I use a thermometer when cooking on an infrared grill?

Yes, you can use a thermometer when cooking on an infrared grill. Using the thermometer when grilling meats is a surefire way to ensure food safety. Infrared grills are thermometer-friendly since they lack an open flame, but ensure it doesn’t touch the cooking surfaces. The temperature on the meat is ideal for cooking it, unlike on the cooking surfaces where it gets hotter.

What is the max temperature a BBQ thermometer can handle?

It depends on the thermometer type and its model, so we cannot make a specific recommended maximum temperature for all thermometer types. A general observation is that probe thermometers can withstand heat within the cooking chamber, but only if there are no heat flare-ups.

What’s the difference between Bluetooth, WiFi, and Wireless thermometers?

Bluetooth thermometers are powerful for short-range communication with your smartphone offering a 100-200 feet range. The WiFi thermometers are ideal should you desire a range better than what Bluetooth offers. They are also controllable on a smartphone app which makes them convenient. Wireless thermometers are controlled remotely through radio frequency (RF) transmission with a decent range of up to 500 feet.

What does a temperature controller do?

A temperature controller ensures consistent results for your barbeque grill by maintaining its temperature throughout cooking. The temperature controller allows you to set the preferred temperature of your smoker to ensure your cooking happens evenly. The temperature controller manages the temperature level by regulating the airflow coming into the smoker, maintaining a constant temperature throughout cooking.

Why can’t I use my grill’s built-in thermometer to tell when meat is done?

Most grills come with a built-in thermometer, but it is not effective for telling when your meat is done. Built-in thermometers have a margin of error in their readings, making them ineffective when cooking meat. The temperature difference or error is, in most cases, about 75 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. It would be best to have a probe thermometer or any other option that directly measures your food or grill gates for an accurate temperature.

Are instant-read thermometers any good? Doesn’t poking the meat allow juices to escape?

Yes, Instant read thermometers are ideal for telling if your meat is done since they are accurate for measurements. Their speed of use when offering readings makes them reliable. You can quickly get in and out of your meat fast with great measurements. You can lose heat and smoke by opening the hood of your smoker, but with instant-read thermometers, the measurements are accurate and offered without delay.

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