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Inkbird WiFi BBQ Meat Thermometer $99 Delivered @ Inkbird via Amazon AU

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Finally, just in time for Mothers Day (or Fathers Day going by the delivery delays).

Inkbird wi-fi BBQ thermometer, 4 probes, waterproof, rechargeable (~25hr battery life).

Perfect for those low & slow cooks, wi-fi (2.4Ghz) for longer range. Connect to your phone & monitor your cooking. The app even graphs your cook.

Do you need this? Well if you're carnivorous & BBQ, then the answer is yes.

But why do I need 4 probes? Well so you can cook 4 different pieces of meat cooked to order, you can monitor different part of the roast, because you bloody well can!

But the Bluetooth one is cheaper! Yeah but wi-fi has a longer range. Doing a low & slow overnighter? you don't even have to get out of bed. <edit> if you have a VPN in theory (I haven't tried it yet) you could VPN back into your home network Apparently it has cloud connectivity (thanks @BIAP & @DWHES) and check whilst your out errr oh yeah we're not allow out in Victoria yet, but one day we might be able to venture outside.

What the hell do I need waterproof for? Err because you can cook in the rain & stay dry.

But can't I just use a cheap $20-$40 instant read thermometer, it allows me to socially distance from my family? Sure, but with this you can cook and socially distance from them in the shed/garage/mate next door, next month you'll be able to cook & watch the footy, uninterrupted….well except when the temp alarm beeps, hopefully at half time).

But the real reason you want it, as soon you'll be allowed to invite friends over for a BBQ (remember when that happened?), you're missus will be impressed by the pretty colours of the probes (OMG you can colour code the meat!!!!) and your mates will be so impressed with your sub $100 purchase.

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    this or meater?

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    Just used mine for the first time today. Paid $115 from the eBay deal.

    Once the unit is online you don't need to be connected to the same wifi network for the app to work so no vpn necessary.

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      Oh it’s cloud based? Excellent!

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        Yep works perfectly too. I ducked down to the shops while doing ribs and could check my temps on 4g.

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    First time knowing that BBQ need so professional!!

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    ive got one of these. Used it several times. Its pretty good, but i find the app and the wifi connectivty to be flakey.

    The initial setup can be painful, and i've found that i need to remove and then re-add the device in the app to get connectivity back when it drops out. When its working, its good. But there have been a few times when i've come back and discovered that it's no longer in sync and i need to go through the setup process again to get it up and running again.

    Would i recommend this? Yes, but only if you're willing to put up with the occasion pain in the ass surprise. My previous bluetooth one wouldn't work at the other end of the house, so a wifi one was welcome, but i cant help but feel it's still a product with several bugs that need to be ironed out. The app seems to be updated fairly regularly and again, when it works, it's been great.

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      Hmm I didn’t find the initial setup a pain at all? It connected straight to my wifi network and was good to go. Note for new users it only works with 2.4ghz networks. So if your phone is connected to your dual band router, change over to the 2.4 band when setting it up. You can then go back to 5ghz after it’s connected.

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        I don't know how the setup works. I manually entered the details for a guest wifi network that my phone wasn't connected to and it worked

        Maybe it's like Google mini devices and the thermometer was broadcasting as an AP which the inkbird app found and connected to?

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    This looks like just the gadget I need to level up my BBQ game! And I already thought my meat was unbeatable!

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    100% get this if you’re looking for a meat thermometer. I used mine for the first time last night cooking ribs. The fact it uploads to the cloud is so so good. Meaning you can have a low and slow bbq on and duck down to the shops and know what your temps are doing. I also recommend getting their instant read thermometer. 5 times cheaper than a thermopen and plenty accurate enough, waterproof, rechargeable and darn fast.

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      and some shrimp

      Lol, looks like we found the “guy” who pretends to bbq.

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        I think we’ve found a bot to stir up comments

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        probably only cooks a salad on the bbq

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    Now where to put this on my Weber rotisserie?

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    google or alexa control?

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      I believe it has both? I haven’t used either with mine but I’ve seen the setting in the app

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    From the photo it looks like there's a clip to attach some of the probes to the grills on the inside of the BBQ, so that the BBQ temperature can be monitored. Is that correct? I'd like to know that my Weber is keeping a steady temp rather than having to go outside and check every thirty minutes.

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      There are 2 of those clips

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      Yep 2 clips for doing exactly that.

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    Can these be used in an oven too? Will they break/melt?

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      The probes can. I replace my probes every 12-18mths as they eventually succumb to the high cooking temps of steaks & roasts (220+)

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        Where do you get replacement probes? How do you know when they need replacement? Do they just stop reading or do they get inaccurate?

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          I just buy them on ebay, I think my last 4 pack was $30.
          The rubber sheaf over where the wire connects to the probe just cracks (most likely because on the BBQ, I don't use the stands and sometimes they touch the metal grill or the lid - I mostly use it on a charcoal egg bbq). I have had one where it just stopped working (the sheaf had already peeled off), but the others I noticed the temp was suddenly wildly inaccurate (i.e. it jumped from 20oC to 160oC).

          It's a bit of money to spend, if you're wondering how they perform you could always grab a cheap $40 bluetooth one (I've got a 2 probe one) and see how it goes.

          How I got onto these in the first place I had an Aldi bbq thermometer which twice crapped themselves twice inside a year, then I got one from Bunnings. I was looking for replacement probes and I bought 2 inkbird ones from Ebay, which didn't really work. So pinged the seller (inkbird reseller) who said they only work on inkbird branded thermometers and offered to sell me the 2 prong one for $30 ($10 off). That was back in Nov 2017. I've been so impressed with them, that I now cook the weekly roast on the bbq (multiprobes are handy as you can tell if one part is cooking faster then another so you can move it around),

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        Thanks for your very helpful answer. Can is ask if the wires from the probes break the seal around the oven door? Does heat escape?

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          the wires are thin mesh cables, the oven will seal around them. technically a tiny amount of heat would escape, but it really isn't noticeable.

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            @DisabledUser35983: Thanks again. Have ordered… Taking the plunge on these over trying the Bluetooth ones. There are heaps of brands that sell cheaper Bluetooth ones but hardly any WiFi ones. Hopefully it will be a good investment.