Cooking nerds, I have some fantastic news for you. It’s called iGrill, and it’s the coolest kitchen gadget you have seen this year. IGrill is a combination of two parts. First, there’s a probe thermometer which skewers your meat, cake or other target food. This unit has its own readout, and can be used with one or two probes (it ships with one). It also has Bluetooth, which brings us on to…
The iPhone app. Instead of beaming its info to a dedicated box like most remote thermometers, the iGrill sends it to an iPhone, iPod or iPad (it’s a universal app). The Bluetooth signal will go up to 200-feet, and tells you phone what is happening back in the oven.
And because it runs on a touch-screen computer, there’s more than just a temperature readout. As well as the current temp (along with a scale reminding you not to cook your beef over 140ºF, for example), you get a timer, an estimate of the remaining cooking time, and a handy feature to dial in the food type and required doneness, which spits back the correct target temperature.
There’s also a browser and recipe book, but those are icing. The main meat (if you’ll excuse me for the pun) is the thermometer, meaning that the iPhone has replaced yet another piece of hardware.
The iGrill itself costs $100, and the app is free. An additional probe adds $20 to the price.
iGrill app [iTunes]
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