The 10 Best BBQ Thermometers 2020

s a grillmaster, your job is to keep your meat juicy and tender without letting it dry out, while also ensuring it’s properly cooked, so your family and guests will be safe from food-borne bacteria. These barbecue thermometers provide accurate readings quickly, and some can even monitor the grill remotely while you craft side dishes in the kitchen or mingle

1. Luxe Grill Digital

The Luxe Grill Digital (around $24) offers a clean, streamlined button layout and display, and a wide temperature reading range of between -40 and 450 degrees Fahrenheit. It shuts off automatically after 10 minutes of inactivity to conserve its battery.

  • Includes a protective sleeve
  • Easy calibration feature
  • Readings are a bit slow

2. Alpha Grillers Instant Read

The Alpha Grillers Instant Read (around $18) sports a high-precision sensor that is accurate to within one degree, ensuring your meat is never under or overcooked. It works right out of the box and takes less than seven seconds to get a reading.

  • Laminated temperature guide
  • Easy to wipe clean
  • Somewhat fragile

3. Inkbird Digital

If you’ve got things to do in the kitchen and can’t hang around at the grill, the Inkbird Digital (appx. $35) offers a wireless display with an easy-to-read screen. It’s simple to set alerts for different types of meat, so you’ll always know if you’re in a healthy range.

  • Can monitor 2 items
  • Displays in celsius or fahrenheit
  • Bluetooth finicky beyond 25 feet

4. Lavatools Javelin Pro Duo

The Lavatools Javelin Pro Duo (about $54) produces readings in only 2 to 3 seconds, and works with all kinds of meat, sauces, and even baked goods. It is equipped with a convenient magnet, so you can always have it quickly available by sticking it to the refrigerator.

  • Rotating backlit display
  • Auto sleep to conserve battery life
  • No preset ranges for meat

5. iDevices iGrill2

The iDevices iGrill2 (appx. $24) features a proximity wake-up that lets you see how close to done your brisket is without having to lift the lid on your smoker. It has a 150-foot Bluetooth range and apps for both iOS and Android devices.

  • Impressive 150-hour battery life
  • Can be mounted magnetically
  • Sometimes has trouble syncing

6. NutriChef Bluetooth

The stylish NutriChef Bluetooth (appx. $34) has a sensitive probe that offers a smart, hands-free solution for monitoring your meat. The companion mobile app displays temperature in real time and can sound an alarm when your food is ready.

  • Large liquid crystal display
  • Stainless steel cable
  • One-year warranty

7. Tenergy Solis

If you’re preparing a large feast, the Tenergy Solis (around $58) comes with six separate probes that let you monitor each individual piece. You can keep track from up to 100 feet away via Bluetooth with an app available in the Apple or Google Play stores.

  • Backlit lcd screen
  • 11 preset temperature ranges
  • Can withstand up to 716 fahrenheit

8. Maverick ET-732

The Maverick ET-732 (around $69) displays the temperature inside your smoker as well as the internal temperature of the meat. It beeps and flashes when either goes above a preset range, which you can establish based on the specific item being cooked.

  • Two hybrid probes
  • Lcd screen is easy to read
  • Wireless range of 300 feet

9. ThermoPro TP21

The ThermoPro TP21 (around $26) includes a handheld wireless unit that offers preset levels for nine types of meat based on USDA safety recommendations, so you’ll always know your food has been thoroughly cooked. The monitor has a very large LCD for easy reading.

  • Screen changes color to show temp
  • High-quality probe
  • Several mounting options

10. Feelle Backlight

The Feelle Backlight (about $43) has two probes that are safe to leave in your meat, so you can get more accurate measurements by checking both ends of a big hunk of brisket. It comes with a generous 18-month warranty and lifetime probe replacements.

  • Very straightforward to use
  • Fast readings within 3 seconds
  • Can display in celsius or fahrenheit