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First Look: iGrill cooking thermometer and iOS app

updated 04:20 pm EST, Sat January 29, 2011

Temperatuer updates sent via Bluetooth

It is not quite grilling season in most of the country, but iDevices is already showing off its iGrill system for iOS devices. MacNN stopped by the company's Macworld Expo booth to check out the impressive system, which helps to eliminate the need to constantly run outside and manually check meat temperatures for the perfect doneness.

The system centers around a temperature probe that can be left in the meat through the duration of the cooking cycle. The probe connects to a small box, which also displays the temperature so chefs do not have to use an iPad in every situation. We also like the smooth design that seems easier to properly clean than many standalone thermometers.

While food is cooking, iGrill sends temperature information to the company's app via Bluetooth. Range is said to extend to 200 feet, long enough for most people to monitor the temperature from inside the home. Users can even set up additional probes for simultaneous monitoring of two different pieces of meat.

The entire system is simple yet impressive, while the $100 price tag seems reasonable for the features. Customers don't have to pay $200 for two systems, as the extra probe only adds another $20 to the base price.











by MacNN Staff

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Comments

  1. davedawgnyc

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    $100?!?!

    i don't know... i might just take another walk by the grill in 5 minutes to save $100.

  1. coffeetime

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    Need iPhone stuff

    I want an iPhone app that can remotely start up my car during winter.

  1. tortenteufel

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Does it also

    warn you when your Ipad is done?

  1. facebook_Michael

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    Joined: Jan 2011

    0

    Mswebb

    I purchase a wireless thermometer set for $14.99 at Canadian Tire. Works great and isn't hugely inconvenient (cell phone sized receiver).

    $100 is way out of line.

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