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Thermopro TP27 Review

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Ideal for
  • Those who prefer grilling meat in large volumes.
  • People who constantly host barbeque parties and have different types of meat grilling at the same time.
  • Those that would like to monitor their grilling meat remotely.
Main features:
  • Waterproof.
  • 500-foot wireless signal
  • Standalone transmitter
  • 4 stainless steel probes that are color-coordinated.
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  • Design 9.8
  • Accuracy 9.7
  • Features 9.7
  • Durability 9.7
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Grilling is an exact art. Whether you’re an expert grill master or are looking to improve your barbeque skills, getting the meat temperature right is very important; it’s the only way it’ll cook evenly without being overly dry. Fortunately, unlike in the past, you don't have to keep hovering over your grill. All you need is a reliable wireless grill thermometer.

Thermopro has been unleashing next gen met thermometers, and the Thermopro TP27 wireless meat thermometer is top of the range. Its reviews are generally impressive, and its body style is an upgrade from the previous model. It also has 4 metal probes that allow you to cook multiple cuts at the same time. Check our objective ThermoPro TP-27B review below!

Specifications

Remote range
Up to 500 ft
Probes
4, stainless steel
Probe length
6.2”
Temperature Range
14°F to 572°F (-10°C to 300°C)
Accuracy
±1.8°F (±1°C)
Display
LCD, with touch backlight
Modes
4

Review

The first thing we loved about the ThermoPro TP-27B is the impressive packaging and the efficient layout of the parts. This gadget was also relatively affordable, based on the upgraded features it has even though it’s priced higher.

Perhaps the most notable feature is its wireless range that takes convenience to a whole new level. You can easily monitor the meat temperatures as you watch a game on the couch while your grill does all the work in the backyard. We’ve compiled a comprehensive guide below, covering other features of the Thermopro TP27 wireless meat thermometer.

Overall performance

Thermopro is known for manufacturing top-of-the-range meat thermometers, and they are changing the game with this model. As we see it, this meat thermometer strikes the ideal balance between design and functionality. It may be priced higher than other models, but that’s because it has more advanced features.

For instance, the body has more water resistance, and it comes with 4 color-coded probes, 6.5 inches each, that are made from food-grade stainless steel.  Most meat thermometers only have one probe, but with this model, you can easily cook different types of meat on the same grill.  We also loved the bigger screen on which you can monitor all your meats and the touch backlight feature.

This model also comes with an inbuilt alarm function that vibrates once your meat reaches the preset temperatures. No more burnt cuts! The temperature readings have pinpoint accuracy to the tenth of a degree, and the 500ft wireless signal range is quite impressive.

The entire package comes with two clips, one receiver, 4 probes, one transmitter, four AAA batteries, and a user manual.

This wireless meat thermometer is also very easy to use, and once you install the batteries, you’re good to go. The only major downside we experienced with this model is that the probes are a bit long for small cuts. Overall, it’s a well-priced, easy-to-use meat thermometer with customer-friendly features.

Keep reading for a more in-depth review of the specific features!

Design and setup

Thermopro TP27 Review

The Thermopro TP27 wireless meat thermometer has 7 buttons, and contrary to what you’d expect, they aren’t overwhelming. Once you go through the user manual, you’ll have an easier time operating this gadget.

The standalone transmitter and receiver feature a flip-out counter stand, a soft rubber sleeve, and a magnet on the back. We especially loved the LCD screen that was divided into 4 sections, each representing a specific probe. The transmitter is also waterproof and can handle splashes.

For this model, the buttons are not on the receiver but are on the transmitter. This reversed configuration may be confusing if you’re used to other thermo pro models. It also means that you can’t adjust temperature settings from the house and have to go to the grill, where the transmitter is at. This, however, makes more sense because the transmitter is a bit large and would be difficult to carry around.

Another impressive feature is that the transmitter is programmable and can handle most of the receiver’s capabilities. This comes in handy when you’re grilling fast meats like steak and fish.  We also loved the fact that the receiver and transmitter were already paired, and all we had to do was turn them on.

Probes

Thermopro TP27 Review

The stainless steel probes are about 6.5 inches each and come in 4 colors; silver, gold, blue and black. They are highly durable and made from food-grade steel to maintain the integrity of the meat. It’s easy to match each probe to the device because the cord plugin and probe handles are both color-coded. For instance, if you use the silver probe on chicken, you can easily set up the probe’s section on the controller to the recommended 165 degrees Fahrenheit. This eliminates the risk of confusing different probes and undercooking or overcooking meat.

These probes come in handy if you enjoy grilling your meat in bulk or constantly grill multiple types of meat on the same cooker. If you’re cooking the same type of meat and dont have to use all probes, you can use one of the probes to check the grill’s ambient temperatures to ensure it’s not too hot.

We noticed that the length of the probes made them perfect for large meat cuts, including pork butts and briskets, but they are too big for small cuts and delicate meats. For instance, if you use them when cooking flaky fish, you have to be mindful of how you place the probes inside the meat; otherwise, they might tear it or fall out.

The measuring range of these probes is between 14-572 degrees Fahrenheit and their heat resistance capabilities are up to 716 degrees Fahrenheit.

Remote range

Most wireless meat thermometers claim to have the best wireless range, but it’s important to note that this doesn’t take obstructions into consideration. There are several things that can block the wireless signal, including walls, cell phone towers, trees, etc. Seeing as most of us grill in our backyards, it goes without saying that there will be several obstructions.

The Thermopro TP27 wireless meat thermometer is a 500-foot wireless signal which we found quite impressive. Most of the other meat thermometers require you to chill around the grill, but with this model, you can easily do chores around the house as your meat cooks.
This feature is also highly convenient for slow cooking barbeque sessions that can take up to 12 hours.

All factors considered, the ThermoPro TP-27B will give you a good 300-foot wireless signal if it encounters obstructions.

Accuracy

The Thermopro TP27 wireless meat thermometer is pretty accurate and has a ± 1.8°F margin of error. We, however, realized that it lags when it comes to responding to temperature changes, especially those below 130°F. The lag was barely noticeable and very close to the actual temperature, so this is nothing to worry about.

This device doesn’t have reprogrammable capabilities, but it still gets the job done.

Modes

This meat thermometer has an auto-off feature that automatically turns off the receiver if it doesn’t receive any temperature signal for more than 30 minutes from the transmitter. The alarm will, however, sound for one minute to notify you before it goes off.

If after 2 hours the temperature of the 4 probes is below 40°, the transmitter will go off. The good news is that the current settings will still remain the same, even after this.

The transmitter and the receiver both have several buttons to aid with operating the meat thermometer. On the transmitter, the buttons include:

  1. ALARM/°F/°C: this button will help you switch between celsius and Fahrenheit by pressing it for at least 3 seconds. To turn the alarm on and off on all the probes, you should press it once. It’s also possible to only turn on the alarm for one probe using the probe button. We, however, realized that pressing the Alarm button resets all the probes.
  2. BBQ/MEAT: This feature allows you to display the set alarms for each probe.
  3. PROBE: this button allows you to disable individual alarms for the different probes.  To get to each probe’s setting, you have to keep pressing this button until you get to the one you’d like to change. Once you select a probe, the screen will display its current temperature. You can then disable or enable the alarm for that probe by holding down this button for a couple of seconds.
  4. SET: to set or change the temperature settings for each probe, you should press and hold this button. You, however, have to select the particular probe using the ‘PROBE’ button. Once the temperature is correct, press this button again to activate the setting.
  5. UP ARROW: this button is used to increase the temperature settings of the probes.
  6. DOWN ARROW: use this button to reduce the probes’ temperature settings.
  7. POWER/RESYNC: this button turns the device on or off when you press it once. You can also use it to get the transmitter into pairing mode, but we didn’t have to use this feature as the devices were already paired.
  8. THERMOPRO logo: we initially thought that this was simply the logo, but it turns out that it’s actually the on button for the backlight. Once you touch it, the backlight will beep and turn on for about 15 minutes.

The receiver, on the other hand, only has 3 buttons:

  1. POWER/RESYNC: this button turns the receiver on and off. If you press and hold it for more than 3 seconds, the receiver will go into synchronization mode, but since the transmitter and receiver are already paired, you probably won’t have to use it.
  2. MODE: This function helps you choose between the 2 alarm modes. The default alarm setting is beep alarms which can be quite distracting, especially if you’re grilling during the day. If you press this button once, it will switch to vibration mode, which we found very convenient. The beep alarm mode is very insistent and also triggers the backlight, which is why we recommend that you only activate it if you’re doing an overnight grill.
  3. THERMOPRO logo: like on the transmitter, the logo is the backlight button, but on this device, every time you press it, it will also trigger the beep alarm. Make sure you switch it to vibration mode; otherwise, it will be very distracting.

Durability and warranty

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The Thermopro TP27 wireless meat thermometer is highly durable and has a more waterproof body. Most remote models lack this feature, and while you can’t fully immerse this gadget in water, it has an IP rating of IPX4. This means that it can handle splashes which is still highly efficient.

Like all of its other models, Thermopro stands by its products with a limited 1-year warranty from the date of purchase. This is, however, extendable to 3 years if you submit your warranty details here. The warranty covers all thermometer defects and will ship you a new one at no additional cost.

If you need any services under the warranty cover, you should contact Thermopro’s customer care, and they will instruct you on how to ship your thermometer to them.

Ease of use

We found this gadget very easy to use, especially because reading the meat temperatures only requires you to take the device out of the box, put in the batteries, and plug the codes. You don’t have to pair the transmitter and receiver as they come fully synchronized. This setting also remains even after you replace the batteries.

One of our favorite features has to be the mode function on the receiver because it makes it extremely easy to silence the alarms. The continuous beeping when the meat reaches the set temperature can be annoying.

Here are some other things that could come in handy when it comes to accurate temperature readings are:

  • Avoid placing the probe on bone or fatty areas.
  • If the temperature rises too fast or is too high, confirm that the probe isn’t poking out of the meat.
  • Always ensure the tip of the probe is located in the thickest part of the meat.
  • If the temperatures aren’t reflecting on the receiver or transmitter, it often means that the probe hasn’t reached room temperature, so give it more time.
  • Ensure the probes make good contact with the transmitter by pushing them harder.

This device also comes with a manual which we recommend you go through as it contains some hidden helpful hints. It’s well laid out and only takes about 5 minutes to go through.

Price

Most meat thermometers cost between $40-$50, but the Thermopro TP27 wireless meat thermometer’s price is about $80. This may seem like a significant price difference, but this device has impressive features which make it worth every dollar. This also puts it within the range of other wireless meat thermometers like the Thermoworks Smoke and the TP20.

The Thermoworks smoke has a waterproof rating of IP65, a more durable build, and a low margin of error.  The TP20 also has solid features, but the ThermoPro TP-27B has upgraded functionality and 4 probes, in addition to being durable & waterproof. Compared to the other 2, this gadget is a good buy.

PROS

CONS

  • Easy to set up
  • Highly accurate
  • Has multiple color-coded probes
  • Waterproof
  • Strong wireless signal
  • Fairly affordable
  • Convenient placements
  • Temperature alarms to prevent overcooking
  • Very long probes that are unsuitable for delicate meats.
  • No wifi capability, so you can’t monitor temperature on your phone.

 

 

Thermopro TP27 vs Thermopro TP25

The Thermopro TP27 and Thermopro TP25 have 2 main similarities; 4 color-coded probes to eliminate confusion when grilling different types of meats and a 500ft wireless range. Thermopro TP25 is Bluetooth-enabled and can be controlled via an app. It also has a notification feature that lets you know if you move out of the Bluetooth range.

While the Thermopro TP27 uses AAA batteries, the Thermopro TP25 is rechargeable. The TP27 is, however, waterproof and allows you to switch from beep alarm mode to vibration. Thermopro TP25, on the other hand, has a temperature track graph, while the TP27 simply displays the individual probes’ temperatures as they are on the LED screen.

Both meat thermometers are within the same price range, and since most of their differences are on functionality, the purchasing decision should boil down to your preferences.

Conclusion

The Thermopro TP27 wireless meat thermometer is a clear upgrade from the previous models. It has a high waterproof rating, is durable, and extremely easy to use. We especially loved the fact that it doesn’t have preset meat temperatures because it allows us to customize them to our recipe. The 500ft wireless range is also a huge plus because you dont have to keep monitoring the grill.

This model shows that Thermopro is in touch with its customers, particularly due to the addition of a vibration option of the receiver. This greatly enhances the already superb user experience because the beeping alarm can be very distracting. Even though the price tag is higher, the upgraded features make the Thermopro TP27 a worthy kitchen investment.

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