Just when I thought I couldn’t love my iPhone any more, along comes iGrill. Food geeks, get ready to be amazed; iGrill is going to rock your world. It’s an instant-read remote thermometer that sends temperature updates to your iPhone in real time. Should I print that in CAPS? That’s how excited I am.
Yeah, I know, it's kind of sad, but bear with me. You plug the temperature probe (it comes with two of them) into the transmitter, download a free app on your phone (iPhone or Android), and you’re ready to go. A friend who is way ahead of me on these things says it works even better with an iPad.
The probe is at the end of a long wire, so you can prop the transmitter on a picnic table next to the grill. The transmitter links to your smartphone by Bluetooth, so you can get read-outs up to 200 feet away from the food you’re cooking. Of course, there’s no reason you couldn’t also use it for roasting meats in the oven.
It works just like one of those Polder probe thermometers I’ve been using for the last 10 to 15 years, but it connects automatically to your phone so the temperatures can be read remotely.