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

There’s not lots of fully 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 fully trustworthy opinion on what I give it some thought within the type of execs and cons.

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Let’s get into this!

You’ll additionally have to obtain the app onto your IOS or Android telephone so you possibly can 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 Value?

At the moment, 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 chrome 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 stand up to a max. temperature of 212°F.

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

The Charger

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

There may be 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 gentle signifies the standing of the MeatStick.

The MeatStick snaps into 2 steel 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 variety of 164 ft indoors and an astounding 650 ft open air with it’s inbuilt premium bluetooth® expertise.

Liquid Proof-ness

Not like any meat thermometer I’ve ever seen, this MeatStick 4X might be submerged in liquid resembling 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 steel a part of the stick is pushed fully into the meat.

Be aware: solely the darkish gray ceramic half must be displaying.

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

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

Once you see the “X” icon within the prime proper of the telephone display, you’re able to proceed.

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

  • Kind of prepare dinner (Grill, Smoke, Sous Vide, And so forth.)
  • Kind of meat
  • Lower of meat
  • Goal inner temperature
  • Goal prepare dinner temperature
  • Alert vary

As soon as the prepare 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 gadget such because the smoker or grill. Additionally, you will see graphs to point out you a visible illustration of your elapsed time and the rise and fall of the temperatures.

Here’s what the app appears like after the prepare dinner:

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

This is the reason it’s an important 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 will likely be. Coping with lengthy wires which can be vulnerable 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 comfortable to make use of it.

Fully Liquid Proof

I LOVE the truth that this stick is so liquid proof. With 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 clever throughout the remaining 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 can be utilized in these environments with out concern of liquid harm. Superb!

The App is Intuitive and Saves Previous Cooks

The app in simple 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 seen and/or reused in a while future cooks.

For what it’s price, I am going into all opinions 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 have been few and considerably weak however I’ll point out them so you can also make a extra knowledgeable determination.

Cooking Small Objects

Some items of meat that we prepare dinner are on the small facet.. meatballs, hen thighs, and so forth. and this implies the stick wouldn’t be capable of totally inserted and/or if it was totally inserted, the tip of the stick could be popping out the opposite facet.

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

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

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

X Icon Disappears within the App

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

I reported this to the corporate and as with different issues, I’ll replace this once 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 remaining gripe that I’ve is that batteries should not included. The charger makes use of 2 AA batteries and, for the worth of this unit, batteries must be included within the field.

It all the time type of will get below my pores and skin when good corporations with an important product skimp on issues like this.. it’s a straightforward strategy to cut back buyer frustration and it’s fully ignored. (rant over)

In case you discover different issues that must 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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