Thermopro TP 25 Review:
Wireless meat thermometers offer the same freedom and precision as experienced grillers.
You don’t want to “wing it”, or if you feel that your old grilling and chef techniques are no longer effective, then read on. With Thermopro TP 25 wireless meat thermometer, you can dial in exact temperatures from far away and even cook your food evenly.
Now, get back to your party and have fun with your guests. You can also make sides and sauces at home. Or, if your party has a WiFi meat thermometer, you can go to the local corner store. Thermopro TP 25 give you the flexibility and accuracy that grillers can only dream of.
ThermoPro TP25 Features:
- Temperature range for probe: 14 to 572° Fahrenheit (-10-30 degrees Celsius) +-1.8° Fahrenheit.
- It is a rechargeable Bluetooth thermometer that runs on a lithium-ion battery. The USB charging port is equipped with dual-headed USB charging cables that can charge the device via a computer, power bank, or phone charger.
- Bluetooth 2.4 GHZ functionality is the best frequency for a wireless thermometer to operate on.
- It has a convenient backlight button. It is the only button on the front. Touch it, and it will stay on for 10 seconds.
- The Power/C/F button on the back can be used to change Celsius or Fahrenheit.
- The back has a Bluetooth button—one of three buttons on a thermometer. Hold the button for three seconds. To activate or deactivate Bluetooth functionality, press and hold.
- Wire stand. The wire stand can either be used to prop it up at a comfortable angle or reversed to hang the thermometer.
- One transmitter is 4 inches high by 3 inches wide, with a 2-inch by 2-inch screen divided into four sections for each probe.
- One dual-headed USB charging cable.
- Two grill clips to prevent probes from igniting on hot oven racks or grill grates.
- 4-6-inch multi-colored probes in four sizes (black, silver, and blue) These probes plug into the transmitter’s black, silver, and blue ports.
- All four probes require probe winders. The probe winder is essential for keeping cords untangled.
Our Thermopro TP 25 Review:
This grilling thermometer is unique because it has a Bluetooth range that sets it apart from other Bluetooth thermometers on the market.
The ThermoPro claims that the TP25 has a 495-foot Bluetooth range. The range of Bluetooth technology is dependent on many factors.
Factors such as obstructions as walls, trees, or metal objects can distort the signal.
The Bluetooth capabilities of your receiver device are what matters most for the Bluetooth range of a meat thermometer. It doesn’t matter if you have the strongest Bluetooth transmission signal to your tablet or smartphone.
The ThermoPro TP25’s Usability
This thermometer has three buttons. This is compared to the TP-20 which has eight buttons. Granted, the TP-20 is a wireless transmitter-to-receiver model that needs to have that many buttons.
The simplicity of Bluetooth thermometers is why they are so popular.
It used to be a tedious task scrolling through the buttons and setting alerts and temperatures. Now it is just a matter of touching your finger on your smartphone. You don’t have to know the functions of all eight buttons.
What are these buttons? On the front, you will find a light button. Then you have a power/Celsius/Fahrenheit button and Bluetooth connection button on the back. It’s that simple.
A further feature that is not available on other thermometers are the color-coded probes and ports, which also correspond to the smartphone app.
It seems simple to integrate the grill probe with your smartphone. The blue probe is sticking out of my steak. Here’s my smartphone app showing the temperature.
Other thermometers may have color-coded probes, but you will still need to line them up with the appropriate ports and places on your phone app.
This is a major plus for the TP25, in my opinion. You’ll remember me when you’re busy entertaining people with your thermometer’s blue probe attached to the red portion of your app.
Why? Aunt Edna’s steak got overcooked. You just cooked Aunt Edna’s steak to 165° Fahrenheit because the red portion of your app was set for chicken.
The phone app is an additional standout feature of the thermometer, aside from its simplified design and logic probe/port functionality.
The ThermoPro Mobile APP
The ThermoPro barbecue mobile app offers many of the same features found in other Bluetooth meat thermometer apps. The Inkbird and Tenergy Solis, Soraken, and NutriChef mobile apps are all the same.
The ThermoPro app offers a high- and low-temperature alarm for all probes. You can also adjust the alarm settings to make the probes sound more soothing. This is only for probe alarms. The disconnection alarm remains the default loud alarm.
You can also set your temperature alarms for each probe or choose a preset temperature from a list of preset temperatures.
The app will notify you when your food is nearly ready by setting the desired temperature. You can also use the app to set a timer for each probe.
The ThermoPro offers two essential features that other Bluetooth thermometers lack. The first is the ability to export time and temperature charts from your cook for later reference.
You could export the data if you had cooked brisket for 14 hours. This would allow you to track the temperature over time and the temperature stall period for cuts such as brisket. You can then use this data to help your next cooks.
One problem with the app is the inability to integrate all the probes into one graph. If you wish to export information on the brisket cook mentioned, export the ambient temperature probe graph and the probe within the brisket’s graph.
Thermometers like the SmokeBloq, Thermoworks Signals, and Tappecue True Touch thermometers are great for keeping track of cooks.
All thermometers listed above are more than 2 1/2 times as expensive as the TP25.
The algorithmic cook time left function is another excellent feature of the ThermoPro App. It’s not difficult if you’re like me and your eyes glaze over when you hear the word “algorithm”.
It will show you how long it takes for something to be done. It takes into account the temperature of your food and how quickly it is rising in heat. Similar algorithmic cook-time functions are available on the MEATER meat thermometer.
Let’s suppose you are cooking steak. You set the temperature to medium-rare, 130 to 135 Fahrenheit. The app will detect how fast the meat is rising from the probe and give you an estimate of when it will reach medium-rare.
This feature is pretty cool, but it depends on the user placing their thermometer in the lowest part of the meat. If the thermometer probe is in the breast reading 165 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s fine. It could still show that the breast temperature is 165 degrees Fahrenheit, even though the thermometer probe in the breast reads 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
The estimated cook time function may be more appropriate for smaller pieces of food. It is still a helpful function that busy people can use to alert them.
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The accuracy of ThermoPro TP25
The TP25 thermometer is accurate, as are all ThermoPro thermometers. This is the TP25 compared to the Thermoworks Signals wifi, and Tappecue True Touch wifi meat thermostats in a 134- to 135-degree sous vide water bath.
The ThermoPro TP25 Thermometer’s Durability
I would not make any claims about the thermometer’s durability. It was released yesterday. It is not waterproof. Online and in the manual.
The body is strong and has a sturdy wire stand. The stability of the stand means that the probes don’t seem to move too much when attached.
You’ve probably used a multi-probe thermometer in the past. The thermometer is flung off the side of the grill with one quick pull of the probe. This model is different.
They are, as with all my reviews of thermometers, flexible and up-to-date for new information. I use them even after the review is complete.
I will be keeping an eye on the TP25 to see if it is still working and updating as necessary. It seems to be as durable as any Bluetooth thermometer, except that I would not use it in the rain.
It’s worth the investment due to its additional features (better Bluetooth technology and better color-coded probe functionality), as well as the fact that ThermoPro makes the thermometer affordable.
This last point cannot be overemphasized enough. ThermoPro is a top seller on Amazon of meat thermometers. They are known for their excellent customer service and high-quality products.
You should have it. They are always top performers, even though I have tested them with other brands.
The ThermoPro TP25 vs The ThermoPro TP-20:
I feel the need to address the obvious and consider how the ThermoProTP25 will impact the market for ThermoProTP 20.
ThermoPro’s TP20 is a very popular remote thermometer for kitchen use. It is currently the best-selling grilling remote thermometer with its 300-foot range wirelessly between transmitter and receiver and its preset and adjustable probe temp alarms.
The ThermoPro TP25 has more features and is easier to use than TP20. It has four different color probes with their color-coded section on the screen. Only two probes are included in the TP-20, so you will have to guess which one is located in the chicken breast or the thigh.
The TP25 can adjust the meat presets, but not the TP-20. The TP-20 thermometer has a preset temperature setting for medium-done pork at 160° Fahrenheit. Even though the FDA says pork should be cooked at 145 degrees Fahrenheit, you can’t change that setting.
The ThermoProTM TP-20 thermometer is still an excellent choice. You might not be able to take advantage of the 495-foot range on the newer TP25 if your device is older than Bluetooth.
My older phone and tablet have a lower wireless range than the TP25. The TP-20 quickly gave me a signal of 300 feet.
However, I found that the TP25 beat all Bluetooth thermometers connected to my smartphone by a distance of two to three times.
Which is the best? You have to decide. Do you prefer to use a smartphone app or a tablet? Are you a smartphone person who likes to use a phone app?
It all comes down to personal preference. You can’t go wrong either way.
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ThermoPro TP 25 vs Inkbird IBT-4XS:
The Inkbird IBT-4Xs Bluetooth grill thermometer is solid, but the ThermoPro TP 25 offers more features and a better Bluetooth range.
Inkbird IBT-4XS displays one temperature per time, whereas the TP25 has four sections.
Inkbird models also come without probe winders. A probe winder is necessary, especially if there are four probes.
I prefer the Inkbird IBT-4XS to be priced lower. Its features are not worth the $$, as of now.
Is It Worth The Money?
Sure. The ThermoPro Bluetooth TP25 wireless meat thermometer is my favorite for remotely monitoring food. It’s also the most accurate Bluetooth meat thermometer available.