BlueTherm Duo, A Great Remote Thermometer

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I pried my wallet open and decided I wanted to get myself a Christmas present. My old remote thermometer was failing as the setting buttons were worn out and required several presses to work. So, I decided to go upscale. She Who Must Be Obeyed even agreed I could get a higher scale thermometer.

I have had such good results from the Thermapen I own, decided to look around the Thermoworks site. I settled on the Bluetherm Duo as it links to my tablet and my computer by blue tooth. You also get to select from a whole series of different kinds of probes. I went with a package deal that gives you a penetration probe and an ambient temperature probe on a clip.

I have used it a couple of times and I love it.

The pluses.

The display is easy to read and it connects immediately and easily to both my Android tablet and my laptop running Windows 8.1. It also has software for Android and Apple phones.

The range is way better than my prior thermometer. I can monitor from the house easily, even the basement.

It is deadly accurate with thermocouple technology and reads quickly.

The free software allows for you to set multiple alarms and to graph the temperatures and chart the data. You can even email the data from the software. The chart is scaleable.

The whole unit is rubber wrapped so the buttons don’t gunk up.

It recharges by a USB connection and a charge lasts for a long time. I did a 9 hour smoke and the battery was still showing full.

The cables on the probes are well shielded and protected. You can even buy high heat probes that can be used in extreme grill temperatures.

There is a tripod threaded hole so you can mount the unit on a small tripod to make it more visible.

The Downsides:

It is expensive.

The software for windows doesn’t have an audible alarm I can find. It will flash a light on the unit or SMS a message to you but no audible alarm. The Android version has great audible alarms that you can modify.

It is expensive.

The cables on the probes are well armoured but tend to kink a little.

It is expensive.

The clip on the ambient temperature probe is a little finicky but works.

It is expensive.

The penetrating probe is a little long.

It is expensive.

The Verdict

The unit works great, seems incredibly solid and I love the charting and data options. Thanks to the charts, I have a lot better ideas what is going on in my Bradley.

The Old Fat Guy

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