Yummly Smart Thermometer Review: Takes the Temperature Guesswork out of Cooking


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The Lowdown

We’re fans of the Yummly Smart Thermometer here. It has some really nice features, a simple-to-use smartphone application, and helps make some really good food. Yummly thoughtfully designed this thermometer, and it shows while using it.



  • Nicely designed
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Powerful and helpful companion smartphone app
  • Charging dock re-charges thermometer
  • Dock is magnetic


  • Nothing so far!

There are times when you want to keep an eye on your food, but you’ve got a ton of other stuff going on. Maybe you’re cooking a side dish or playing with your kids. That’s where the Yummly Smart Thermometer comes into play; it takes all the guesswork out of cooking, and it retails for $129.99.

Yummly Smart Thermometer

The Yummly Smart Thermometer is a small wireless probe that can be left in your food while you multitask and take care of other things. The Yummly smartphone app (available from the Apple App Store and Google Play) will keep track of your food and alert you when you need to take action. The thermometer can handle ambient temperatures up to 572 degrees Fahrenheit and measure up to 210 degrees Fahrenheit in your food.

The Yummly app has assisted cooking programs with temperature presets for many different types of meats, including beef, lamb, pork, fish, and poultry. The app also has integrated timers, notifications, and alerts to let you know when you flip your meat or when it’s ready to come off the heat.

Yummly Smart Thermometer

Yummly Smart Thermometer

The dock for the smart thermometer connects to your WiFi network, while the thermometer itself connects to the base via Bluetooth. The dock needs to remain within about 5 feet of the thermometer while cooking to have the app track your status. The base itself takes two AAA batteries that charge the wireless probe when put away inside the base. The wireless thermometer itself can run up to 25 continuous hours of cooking.

Yummly Smart Thermometer

What’s really nice about the Yummly Smart Thermometer is that it has two temperature sensors; the first measures the temperature inside your food, the other measures the temperature inside your cooker. This way, you can also keep track of the grill temperature to ensure you didn’t run out of gas on your grill, for instance.

The charging dock is also magnetic, making it easy to bring with you out to the grill or keep on the fridge if you’re cooking in the oven in the kitchen. Yummly seems to have really thought about their product here with these nice features.

Yummly Smart Thermometer app

Yummly Smart Thermometer app

The app is really easy to use, which makes the cooking experience a real delight. There are many great options, including beef, lamb, chicken, salmon, turkey, duck, pork, and more. It was simple to choose your food, confirm your doneness, and get cooking. The Yummly app walks you through each step of the recipe, so you don’t miss a beat. It’s a real lifesaver if you’re doing multiple tasks at once.

Yummly Smart Thermometer app

Yummly Smart Thermometer in a salmon fillet

We cooked salmon to test our Yummly smart thermometer, and the process was enjoyable. I was notified when to take the salmon off of the grill, and the salmon was cooked perfectly. Honestly, I think that these smart thermometers with smartphone app companions are the wave of the future for cooking. While, yes, if you’re an experienced cook, you shouldn’t need this; however, this is great for beginners or busy families with a lot on their plate who want to cook dinner while managing kids, work, life, etc.

Yummly Smart Thermometer app

We’re fans of the Yummly Smart Thermometer here. It has some really nice features, a simple-to-use smartphone application, and helps make some really good food. Yummly thoughtfully designed this thermometer, and it shows while using it.

The Yummly Smart Thermometer retails for $129.99: it is available directly from the manufacturer.

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

What I Like: Nicely designed; Wireless connectivity; Powerful and helpful companion smartphone app; Charging dock re-charges thermometer: Dock is magnetic

What Needs Improvement: Nothing so far!

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Perry Brauner
I'm an architect by trade, but the overarching theme of my life has always been trying to keep up with the newest, coolest technology. Ever since I picked up an NES controller, I've been hooked on the latest and greatest gadgets, gizmos, and toys. Whether it's gaming, mobile phones, and accessories, or PCs and Apple products, I'm interested. I use many Apple products in my daily life, such as the iPhone, iPad, and my MacBook Pro. I've also built a few PCs in my day, so I'd like to say that I'm a pretty well-rounded techie.