REVIEW FOR THE FIRBOARD
Fireboard Wi-Fi Digital Read Thermometer for grilling
Whether you are a meat cooking mess or a boss when it comes to grilling the Fireboard digital read thermometer is a worthy asset to your arsenal. Cooking, smoking, or grilling can be a bit of a task on its own; with the waiting, and the watching, and the patience, and of course the poking. The Fireboard digi read thermometer takes the guess-work out of the age old question “Did you poke it? “Is this chicken done?” or “How did I get my pork this rare?” by wirelessly sending you the exact temperature to the palm of your hand.
This smart product is easy to use and as handy to have as your smart-phone. Speaking of smart-phone it includes an easy to install app and is very user-friendly if you were born on the grill, or a novice of the open flame.
Here’s a quick Sneak-peek at some of the important features of the Fireboard WiFi thermometer.
•Probe Channels with support for up to 6 Temperature Probes
•6’ long probes with an accuracy of ±0.7°F (±0.4°C)
‒2 Ambient Probes, 6 Food Probes, 2 Grill Clips in the $249 version
‒1 Ambient Probe, 2 Food Probes, 1 Grill Clip in the $189 version
•Nifty LCD Display that shows live probe temperature recordings, remaining battery life, and connectivity status.
•Compact size – Dimensions: 3.9″W x 2.4″H x 1.1″D and Weight: 4.6oz
•Internal rechargeable Li-Ion battery that can last up to 24 hours on a full charge (chargeable via a mini-USB port)
•Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE) connectivity options to alert you remotely when temperature thresholds are met
"YOU HAD MY CURIOSITY BUT NOW… YOU HAVE MY ATTENTION"
Not only does this handy dandy Wi-Fi thermometer take the guess work out of grilling, it also slaps the meat in the face with its versatility of reading internal temperature:
- On your Smartphone or tablet with the Fireboard app
- On your Laptop, computer (via a web-based dashboard)
Additionally, it has the capability to connect to most of your computer/smartphone devices via Bluetooth even at a distance of 300 feet.
Reviewing the app
- Allows you to name and date each of your cooking/grilling sessions and make notes
- The probes can be named (point or flat for example) or hidden and can show the min/max for each probe
- Alarms can be set for any of the probes for when target temperature is hit you can also be notified through a text of email
- The app also creates charts of your past BBQs that can be very useful to have they can also be stored on the Fireboard website
The buying options
- Basic Kit:
Includes the meter, a charger, and 3 water-resistant probes 2 for meat and the other for air-temp
- The Extreme BBQ Kit
Includes the meter, a charger as well as 2 air-temp probes, and 6 meat-temp probes)
Enough of the good stuff! Let’s get objective here and see a few shortcomings and downfalls of the Fireboard thermometer (if there is any at all). Thankfully the company behind this product is as SEAR-ious as a seared steak about grilling and smoking all of your BBQ favorites. As a result, it leaves you very little to worry your little head about.
Unfortunately, the device is not water proof. You’ll need to take precautions to be sure it doesn’t get wet. One trick would be to wrap in plastic, however, there is rumored to be a waterproof case in the works.
Also, the Fireboard needs to be carefully placed on a horizontal surface. A simple magnetic strip at the back of the case would have made it mountable on a vertical surface or on the front of most grills.
Lastly, the probes are water-resistant (not the same as waterproof) so you’ll need to be careful. It’s worth mentioning that aside from not being waterproof, the probes are built extremely sturdy, giving this product a very well done.
All in all
For anyone who has ever burned a steak, over smoked a beautiful piece of prime rib, or undercooked pork, this product makes a novice griller into a master grills-man/grills-woman by displaying internal temperature right on your smart phone.
The wireless Fireboard is going to be on everyone’s must have list, or really need list. It’s a product for the recreational griller to expert grillers. Additional accessories are in development that will improve the product for future grillers.
I’m giving this wireless Fireboard thermometer 4.5 stars for user friendliness, and for making me look like Anthony Bourdain on the grill (and even in the kitchen).