Grill Alert Talking Remote Thermometer

Incredibly accurate... and it talks.

Incredibly accurate... and it talks.

In a previous post, I mentioned the importance of consistency in grilling. One of the best ways to achieve consistency is by using a grill thermometer, and this is one of my favorites. Wireless grill thermometers add a bit of convenience. Talking ones are possibly creepy, probably nerdy, and definitely overboard. So, we like them.

Features include:

  • Water resistant construction to support easy cleaning
  • Backlit display, which I fully endorse
  • Belt clip. Improves mobility!
  • Supports multiple meats / doneness alerts
  • 300ft Range

It can’t all be good, though. The Grill Alert Talking Remote Thermometer has a notorious lack of durability. Based on my experience and many reviews from around the net, expect a shelf life of 1-2 years; less if you are rough on your equipment. (Joke about being rough on your equipment.) There is also a problem with replacement parts; Brookstone limits the selection to solely replacement probes. Go for the replacement plan.

While this product is a strong performer, the high cost and questionable durability translate into mediocre value. This is a great gift but not the grill thermometer you buy for yourself.