MEATER 2 Plus Review: A Thermometer Designed for Every Cook, Even Over an Open Flame

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The Lowdown

The MEATER 2 Plus is a much upgraded wireless meat probe. Its ambient temperature range of up to 932ºF allows it to be used in just about any situation, including in an open fire or a deep fryer. The multiple internal and ambient temperature sensors make it extremely accurate, and the extended Bluetooth range allows freedom to receive alerts from nearly anywhere in your home.

Overall
5

Pros

  • Elegant, waterproof stainless steel design that can be cleaned in a dishwasher
  • Five internal meat sensors and one ambient sensor
  • Can be used for any type of cook, even over an open flame
  • Charges fast, and the AAA battery lasts for up to two years
  • Great app experience
  • Long range Bluetooth connection of up to 250′

Cons

MEATER has been purchased by Traeger, bringing new products to their already incredible lineup. The MEATER 2 Plus brings wireless meat probe thermometers to the next level with its all-new design and features. The new edition is all stainless and can be used in any cooker, including deep fryers. Let’s take a dive into its features.

The MEATER 2 Plus includes MEATER’s Smart Temp technology, which uses five sensors to find the true internal temperature of the meat up to 221ºF, as well as an ambient sensor for temperatures up to 932ºF; that’s right — you can even use the MEATER 2 Plus when searing or cooking over an open flame!

The MEATER 2 Plus probe is 100% waterproof and comes with precise calibration to keep temps exact. With no wires, this stainless steel thermometer can get accurate temperature readings from your meat while also monitoring the ambient cooking temps.

The MEATER 2 Plus is stored and charged in a handsome bamboo case that holds a single AAA battery; there are rubber feet and magnets on the bottom. One AAA battery provides two years of fast charging, and I love that the magnets are on the case because it means I can leave it on my smoker shelf, close to the probe.

MEATER 2 Plus in its charging case

When charging, you must ensure the probe is inserted properly, as shown in this photo.

MEATER 2 Plus resting on its charging case

Connecting the MEATER 2 Plus to the mobile app is super easy. The app walks you through the entire process, and I was up and cooking in minutes. Using long-range Blluetooth 5.2, you can be up to 250′ away and still get accurate readings through the app.

There are also short videos available on the app to help you set up the cook, as well as information on proper resting and reverse searing. I recommend watching these videos before you use the probe, at least the first time.

MEATER app

I chose to cook a tri-tip for Christmas lunch and followed the methods in the video. After the meat smoked on the Traeger Ironwood [review coming soon], I let it rest, then seared it in a cast iron pan with Wagyu beef tallow.

 

During the cook, the app displays the meat’s internal temperature, the target temperature, and the cooking ambient temperature.

Once the cook has been going long enough, the app will also estimate the time remaining to reach the target. I have found the remaining time to be pretty accurate. The display is easy to read, color-coded, and works perfectly.

The MEATER app showing internal, target, and ambient temperatures.

Once the meat is finished cooking, you will get an alarm to take the meat from the heat.

The entire process is simple and has worked flawlessly for me. The Bluetooth range on the MEATER 2 Plus is also really good. I had no problem losing connection from anywhere within my house. You can also share your cook and change the view to a graph.

A gorgeous cook done using the MEATER 2 Plus.

Once the meat was pulled, it was cooked perfectly; the MEATER 2 Plus performed perfectly and was easy to use. The meat was exactly as I wanted after the sear, and everyone at the table was blown away by how great the meal was.

Cooking temperatures make or break cooked meats, so why not get a MEATER 2 Plus and get almost guaranteed perfection?

MEATER 2 Plus Review: A Thermometer Designed for Every Cook, Even Over an Open Flame

The MEATER 2 Plus is a much upgraded wireless meat probe. Its ambient temperature range of up to 932ºF allows it to be used in just about any situation, including in an open fire or a deep fryer. The multiple internal and ambient temperature sensors make it extremely accurate, and the extended Bluetooth range allows freedom to receive alerts from nearly anywhere in your home.

The MEATER App is simple yet elegant; if you don’t know what temperature you need for a particular cook, you can choose from a list and get automatic alarms. The MEATER 2 Plus makes cooking so much easier and more convenient, and the probe is waterproof and even dishwasher safe, so it’s easy to clean.

The MEATER 2 Plus is an all-around must-have for any cook.

The MEATER 2 Plus retails for $119.95; it is available directly from the manufacturer and other retailers, including Amazon.

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

What I Like: Elegant, waterproof stainless steel design that can be cleaned in a dishwasher; Five internal meat sensors and one ambient sensor; Can be used for any type of cook, even over an open flame; Charges fast, and the AAA battery lasts for up to two years; Great app experience; Long range Bluetooth connection of up to 250′

What Needs Improvement: Nothing

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About the Author

Travis Ehrlich
Travis is a high school teacher and coach in a small South Texas town. His love for gadgets began at a very early age, and he has been a cross between a jock and a geek for most of his life. He has two boys and a wonderful wife who lets him be a gadget freak. He is a Mac convert and has drank the whole pitcher of Kool-Aid! He is also an avid guitar player and loves the outdoors, especially hunting with both a bow and rifle.

1 Comment on "MEATER 2 Plus Review: A Thermometer Designed for Every Cook, Even Over an Open Flame"

  1. i love that this works with an app and that made of bamboo . i didn’t realize how many different types were out there until i had already got my wife one. good to know and to do more research on them for next time .

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