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I obtained a model new product a month or so in the past known as The MeatStick 4X and I’ve been wanting so ahead to sharing it with you guys.

There’s not lots of utterly wi-fi leave-in thermometers on the market and the one’s which can be, have had some points with vary, usability, app intuitiveness, and so forth..

Let me inform you in regards to the options and the way it works after which I’ll provide you with my utterly sincere opinion on what I give it some thought within the type of professionals and cons.

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Let’s get into this!

You’ll additionally have to obtain the app onto your IOS or Android cellphone so you may arrange the MeatStick 4X thermometer and be capable of observe the temperature. Don’t fear, the app will stroll you thru the setup course of step-by-step.

What Does it Price?

Presently, the MeatStick 4X prices $124.99

Dimensions and Construct

The MeatStick is roughly 5-3/8 inches lengthy and three/8 inches in diameter at it’s thickest half.

The half that goes into the meat is stainless-steel and the half that stays on the surface of the meat is ceramic with a stainless-steel cap.

Temperature Sensors

Throughout the MeatStick 4X are 4 sensors.

3 sensors are situated within the stainless-steel a part of the stick for detecting the meat temperature and may face up to a max. temperature of 212°F.

1 sensor is situated within the metallic cap on the high finish for detecting ambient temperature and may face up to a max. temperature of 572°F.

The Charger

The charger is a uniquely designed field that holds the MeatStick. It comprises 2 AA batteries (batteries not included) for charging the machine.

There’s additionally a single button for turning the MeatStick 4X on and off. Hit the button as soon as to show it on and maintain it for 3 seconds to show it off.

An onboard LED mild signifies the standing of the MeatStick.

The MeatStick snaps into 2 metallic clips on the charger for storage and charging.

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Battery Life

The battery life is 70+ hours on a full cost.


The MeatStick 4X has a spread of 164 ft indoors and an astounding 650 ft outdoor with it’s in-built premium bluetooth® know-how.

Liquid Proof-ness

Not like any meat thermometer I’ve ever seen, this MeatStick 4X might be submerged in liquid comparable to in sous vide and deep frying and this additionally permits it to be cleaned within the dishwasher.

Simply earlier than cooking, the MeatStick is faraway from the charger.

Push the MeatStick 4X into the meat ensuring the sensor space is situated within the thickest a part of the meat and that the metallic a part of the stick is pushed utterly into the meat.

Notice: solely the darkish gray ceramic half ought to be displaying.

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Go away the charger near the smoker, grill or cooking machine. There are magnets on the again so it’s very easy to stay the MeatStick 4X charger to the pellet hopper or another metallic object shut by.

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Now open the app on you cellphone and press the button on the charger to attach.

Whenever you see the “X” icon within the high proper of the cellphone display screen, you’re able to proceed.

The app will stroll you thru organising your cook dinner together with:

  • Kind of cook dinner (Grill, Smoke, Sous Vide, And many others.)
  • Kind of meat
  • Lower of meat
  • Goal inner temperature
  • Goal cook dinner temperature
  • Alert vary

As soon as the cook dinner has been created, it is possible for you to to trace the temperature of the meat in addition to the temperature of the cooking machine such because the smoker or grill. Additionally, you will see graphs to indicate you a visible illustration of your elapsed time and the rise and fall of the temperatures.

Here’s what the app seems to be like after the cook dinner:

Notice: I eliminated the steaks and positioned them right into a pan lined with foil once they hit 128°F and was in a position to see that the steaks continued to rise in temperature whereas they rested.

For this reason it’s an awesome thought to take away them earlier than they attain the ultimate end temperature.

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It’s Wi-fi

I really feel like wi-fi is the brand new frontier the place meat thermometer are involved and finally, that’s what all meat thermometer shall be. Coping with lengthy wires which can be prone to water harm, kinks, and so forth. is simply not possible or enjoyable.

The MeatStick 4X with it’s a number of sensors, modern charger and lengthy battery life actually matches the invoice and made me actually pleased to make use of it.

Utterly Liquid Proof

I LOVE the truth that this stick is so liquid proof. Having the ability to go away it buried right into a pan filled with steaks whereas they rested was GREAT and actually allowed me to see what occurs temperature smart throughout the remainder with out worrying that the additional steam, moisture, dripping steak juices, and so forth. would have an effect on it.

I’ve not used this to sous vide or deep fry however I additionally assume it’s superior that it will also be utilized in these environments with out worry of liquid harm. Wonderful!

The App is Intuitive and Saves Previous Cooks

The app in straightforward to setup and use strolling you although the method step-by-step.

It additionally saves your whole previous cooks and you’ll title them no matter you want to allow them to be considered and/or reused in a while future cooks.

For what it’s value, I’m going into all critiques able to shoot it down if there’s something that frustrates me or appears troublesome to make use of.

The issues I didn’t like in regards to the MeatStick 4X had been few and considerably weak however I’ll point out them so you may make a extra knowledgeable resolution.

Cooking Small Objects

Some items of meat that we cook dinner are on the small aspect.. meatballs, rooster thighs, and so forth. and this implies the stick wouldn’t be capable of absolutely inserted and/or if it was absolutely inserted, the tip of the stick can be popping out the opposite aspect.

I requested the corporate about this and right here’s what they mentioned:

“For correct temperature readings and to guard the probe, we advise absolutely inserting the stainless-steel probe into the meat. We’re actively creating an answer to satisfy this requirement, so keep tuned!”

That is undoubtedly a difficulty and simply signifies that the MeatStick can’t be used on smaller objects till they discover a strategy to make this work.

X Icon Disappears within the App

One other factor that I observed was the “X” icon disappeared from the app after about quarter-hour of use. It stored working fantastic so it might simply be a beauty bug.

I reported this to the corporate and as with different issues, I’ll replace this after I hear again from this on whether or not that’s regular or if and when that is corrected.

Batteries Not Included

The final and last gripe that I’ve is that batteries aren’t included. The charger makes use of 2 AA batteries and, for the value of this unit, batteries ought to be included within the field.

It all the time kind of will get below my pores and skin when good firms with an awesome product skimp on issues like this.. it’s a simple strategy to scale back buyer frustration and it’s utterly ignored. (rant over)

For those who discover different issues that ought to be included within the Execs or Cons or if my data is wrong someplace, let me know in the comments below.

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