Whether you are an amateur griller or are experienced at grilling a wide variety of meats, you may find yourself wanting the convenience of a thermometer that will alert you when your food is done.
Even if you are well accustomed to tracking your meat and knowing when it is done and what the conditions of the grill should be like, if you are juggling cooking other foods or would like to enjoy relaxing with your friends and family instead of monitoring your meat, a good meat thermometer can take the load off of your shoulders and allow you to cook the perfect meats every time effortlessly.
Impress your friends and family with the ease with which you can produce perfect results, while monitoring your thermometer discreetly using your smartphone or other Apple or Android device.
iGrill 3 vs iGrill 2
Both the iGrill 3 and the iGrill 2 are excellent thermometers for measuring both the meat and the ambient temperature within your grill and alerting you to temperature extremes or your meat being done. Not many changes were made in the Weber iGrill 3 from the iGrill 2 except for the compatibility, and while you can sometimes find the iGrill 2 at a lower price it is typically priced the same as the iGrill 3. The iGrill 2 can act as a standalone tool with any grill, while the iGrill 3 is only compatible with LX and Genesis grills. This is the primary difference between these thermometers. The iGrill 3 also has an LP tank level indicator that is not easily accessed within the app.
iGrill 2 Review
The iGrill 2 is a thermometer that is connected to an app on your phone so you can constantly monitor the doneness of up to four cuts of meat at a time from beginning to end. This thermometer will notify you when your food has reached just the right temperature so that you will never overcook or undercook your grilled meats again.
Whether you have been grilling for years or you are just stepping into this wonderful way of preparing meat and other foods, this thermometer can make the process of grilling the perfect meal easy for you. This app can run on Apple or Android so that you are likely to be able to use it no matter what phone you have.
At around $100, this is not a cheap investment, but when you consider the meals that will be safe from over or undercooked meat, this may seem the worthwhile investment to you. The Bluetooth signal of this thermometer will be strong enough to reach from most grills to most kitchens, but be aware that if your home is made of concrete or brick or if your grill is located a far distance from your house, the signal may cut in and out.
- Connect to an app on your phone whether you use Android or Apple
- Bluetooth connectivity will reach from most grills to most kitchens
- Multiple probes for measuring ambient and meat temperature
- Works with any grill
- Bluetooth may not reach if you have a brick or concrete house or if your house is a far distance from your grill
- Won’t work as well with LX and Genesis grills
iGrill 3 Review
The iGrill 3 is the latest in the thermometers made by Weber iGrill to enable you to connect your LX grill or Genesis 2 Grill to your smartphone. You can put up to four probes into the meat, select what kind of meat you are cooking, and just wait for the thermometer to tell you when the correct internal temperature has been reached.
This is an Ideal tool for an amateur griller, since it will alert you to your food being done, freeing you from the requirement of observing your meat cooking. You can control this grill using a carefully designed app for either your Android or Apple device. Connect phones, tablets, or laptops for versatility in your monitoring. The iGrill 3 offers minimum and maximum temperature alerts so that you can monitor not only the correct temperature of your meat but the ambient temperature of your grill as well.
Both custom and preset alerts allow you to either choose an easy temperature by meat option or customize your cooking as you develop your skills. If your grill uses liquid propane, you can use fuel level detection on this thermometer to measure how much fuel you’ve used and how much you have left from your smart device.
- Connect up to four probes to thoroughly measure your meat temperature
- Connect to app on either Apple or Android device
- Minimum and maximum temperature alerts
- Custom or preset temperatures for meats
- Newer model has not resolved connectivity issues with Bluetooth, so if you are too far from the thermometer or if your home is made of brick or concrete, you may lose signal
- Previous model can sometimes be found for lower price
- Only works with LX and Genesis grills