The app also pairs the probe to your phone via Bluetooth. The app is the main interface of the MEATER product, where you can select the food that you’re baking and how cooked you like it. Once the meat or fish is in the oven, and the cook is activated, the app will then show you three pieces of information – the internal temperature of the food in pink, the target temperature in blue and the ambient temperature in green.
Below this is a circular graphic which shows three triangles using the aforementioned colours and the estimated cooking time. Basically, you want the pink one to marry up with the blue one by the end of the cook. This means internal equals target.
As you approach the end, the app on your phone then sends sounds an alarm to let you know you are five minutes away from your food reaching the desired temperature. To ensure a perfect taste, there’s a recommended 10-minute resting period before it’s time to dig in and enjoy the fruits of your labour.
What’s more, if you don’t want to forget about what you have just conjured up, you can sign up to the MEATER Cloud, which stores each of your cooking sessions, and displays a simple chart graph showing how the meat achieved the target temperature over the duration of the cook.
What do we think of the MEATER+?
We tested the technology on a lamb shoulder roll and set it to medium well-done. It was extremely accurate and delivered a good result, so we are completely sold on the MEATER concept. The only constraint that we really found was that, if you cover the meat with tin foil (to stop your oven getting splashed and the juices from the meat escaping), connectivity will be lost with the charger and can take some time for it to be re-established (the flashing green light turns to red).
We also think that it would equally be advantageous if the MEATER charger could be plugged into the mains or be powered by USB (like the MEATER Block), rather than solely relying on a small AAA battery that has the chance to disrupt the connection if it was to run out whilst cooking.
The MEATER+ smart wireless meat thermometer is a luxury, and there are, of course, cheaper and less sophisticated alternatives out there. However, for the added health and safety element, and knowing that the meat is of the right temperature and cooked according to personal preference, it is definitely worth paying the premium for the privilege.
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