ThermoPro TP27 Long Range Wireless Meat Thermometer Review
If you like to cook in volume or have multiple meats smoking at one time on the same smoker, the ThermoPro TP27 may be for you.
This long-range, wireless meat thermometer has four probes that allow you to accurately cook multiple proteins at once.
In this review, I’ll be sharing my experience testing out the ThermoPro TP27 to see if it’s worth your money.
ThermoPro sent me a free product to test in return for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
ThermoPro TP27 overview and first impressions
The ThermoPro TP27 packaging gives a pretty good first impression of the features to come. The layout of parts within the box is thoughtfully designed and an efficient use of space.
The wireless range of the ThermoPro TP27 is especially desirable over the course of longer cooking times. You can manage your meat temperatures from the comfort of your home while the grill does the heavy lifting in your backyard.
The receiver is good for distances up to 500ft, so you can do other errands around the house while keeping an eye on temperatures.
The standalone transmitter also has a screen and programmable buttons, good for quick cooking meats like fish or steaks where you won’t want to venture off.
The four color-coded probes are a boon to anyone who cooks in bulk, especially different meat types.
The ThermoPro TP27 is ready to use out of the box too. Just put in the batteries and plug it in for temperature reads.
What we like:
- Range – With transmitting capabilities up to 500ft away, the ThermoPro TP27 is super convenient for long haul BBQ sessions where you don’t want to babysit the smoker for 12 hours.
- Four color coded probes – This is especially handy if you’re cooking in bulk or have different types of meat cooking on the same smoker. You can even use a probe to keep track of the smoker’s ambient temperature to make sure it’s in the right range for BBQ.
- Standalone transmitter – The opportunity to quickly plug a probe in and not have to setup the transmitter and receiver is very handy when cooking fast meats like fish or steaks. The transmitter can be used by itself with all the programmable capabilities as the receiver.
- Temperature alarm – The ThermoPro TP27 will vibrate and flash a backlight on both the receiver and transmitter to alert you when your target temperature is reached. No more overcooked brisket or dried out pulled pork!
- Convenient Placement – The transmitter and receiver both have strong magnetic backs so you can stick them to any non-heated surface. This makes sticking it to the side of the smoker or leg of the grill as easy as can be. If you’d rather, there’s an extendable table-top stand so it will stand up on any flat surface. It also has placement to hang from a hook.
What we don’t like:
- Long probes – The probes are all 6.5” in length and are great for larger cuts of meat like brisket or pork butt, but for smaller proteins, they are a bit long and can fall out or tear the meat – as is the case with flaky fish. Just be mindful of how you place these probes if you’re cooking delicate proteins.
It’s also worth noting that the TP27 doesn’t have any WiFi capability so if checking temperatures on your phone is important you are better off looking at the InkBird IBT-4XS or Weber iGrill 2.
What’s in the box and specifications
The ThermoPro TP27 came well packaged in a notebook-sized box with a battery and user manual. Just install the batteries, and you’re ready to go.
It comes with:
- One Receiver
- One Transmitter
- Four Color Coded Probes
- One User Manual
- Four AAA Batteries
- Two Clips
ThermoPro TP27 specifications
|Remote Range||Up to 500 feet|
|Temp Range||14°F to 572°F|
|Probe Length||6.5 inches|
Using the ThermoPro TP27
The ThermoPro TP27 is quick to use out of the box. Install the batteries, plug in a probe and you’re good to go from a temperature reading standpoint.
I found it very easy to use and customizable to my needs. I didn’t even need to set a target temperature, as it just reads the probe temperature.
Being able to turn off the beep and go with a vibrate or backlight alarm option was very much appreciated. No one is fond of the continuous beeping when you hit your target temperature. The vibe and light function is a great response to customer feedback from the ThermoPro TP20.
I used this for Thanksgiving turkey with one probe staying in the deepest part of the breast. I tested another probe in the thigh once out of the oven, but it would have been just as good to leave both in for the entirety of the cooking session.
Wrapping it up
The ThermoPro TP27 is a great remote thermometer as well as a kitchen companion.
It’s not just for backyard BBQ enthusiasts, but for anyone needing multiple temperature reads at once or who does a lot of bulk cooking.
ThermoPro products are typically priced for budget-conscious shoppers. This thermometer is on the expensive side for ThermoPro but compared to high-end four-probe thermometers like the Smoke X4 from ThermoWorks the price point isn’t too bad.
Consumer-friendly features and ease of use make this well worth the money.