September 27, 2023


Elegant Food

MeatStick 4X Assessment – Study to Smoke Meat with Jeff Phillips

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

There’s not plenty of fully wi-fi leave-in thermometers on the market and the one’s which might be, have had some points with vary, usability, app intuitiveness, and so on..

Let me inform you in regards to the options and the way it works after which I’ll offer you 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!

  • 1 Meatstick 4x
  • Charger/Extender

You’ll additionally have to obtain the app onto your IOS or Android telephone so you may arrange the MeatStick 4X thermometer and be capable to monitor the temperature. Don’t fear, the app will stroll you thru the setup course of step-by-step.

What Does it Value?

Presently, 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 chrome steel and the half that stays on the skin of the meat is ceramic with a stainless-steel cap.

Temperature Sensors

Inside the MeatStick 4X are 4 sensors.

3 sensors are situated within the chrome steel a part of the stick for detecting the meat temperature and might 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 might stand up to a max. temperature of 572°F.

The Charger

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

There’s 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 mild 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 spread of 164 ft indoors and an astounding 650 ft open air with it’s in-built premium bluetooth® expertise.

Liquid Proof-ness

Not like any meat thermometer I’ve ever seen, this MeatStick 4X may be submerged in liquid equivalent to 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 system. 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 screen, you’re able to proceed.

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

  • Sort of cook dinner (Grill, Smoke, Sous Vide, And many others.)
  • Sort of meat
  • Lower of meat
  • Goal inside temperature
  • Goal cook dinner temperature
  • Alert vary

As soon as the cook 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 system 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 seems like after the cook dinner:

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

For this reason it’s an ideal concept 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 ultimately, that’s what all meat thermometer will probably be. Coping with lengthy wires which might be prone to water harm, kinks, and so on. is simply not possible or enjoyable.

The MeatStick 4X with it’s a number of sensors, glossy charger and lengthy battery life actually matches the invoice and made me actually pleased to make use of it.

Utterly Liquid Proof

I LOVE the truth that this stick is so liquid proof. With the ability to depart it buried right into a pan filled with steaks whereas they rested was GREAT and actually allowed me to see what occurs temperature smart throughout the remainder with out worrying that the additional steam, moisture, dripping steak juices, and so on. 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 will also be utilized in these environments with out worry of liquid harm. Wonderful!

The App is Intuitive and Saves Previous Cooks

The app in straightforward to setup and use strolling you although the method step-by-step.

It additionally saves your entire previous cooks and you may identify them no matter you want to allow them to be considered and/or reused afterward future cooks.

For what it’s price, I’m going into all evaluations able to shoot it down if there’s something that frustrates me or appears tough 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 choice.

Cooking Small Objects

Some items of meat that we cook dinner are on the small facet.. meatballs, hen thighs, and so on. and this implies the stick wouldn’t be capable to 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 chrome steel probe into the meat. We’re actively creating an answer to fulfill this requirement, so keep tuned!”

That is positively a difficulty 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 saved working positive so it could simply be a beauty bug.

I reported this to the corporate and as with different issues, I’ll replace this after 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 will not be included. The charger makes use of 2 AA batteries and, for the value of this unit, batteries must be included within the field.

It at all times form of will get underneath my pores and skin when good corporations with an ideal product skimp on issues like this.. it’s a straightforward strategy to scale back buyer frustration and it’s fully ignored. (rant over)

If you happen to discover different issues that must be included within the Professionals or Cons or if my data is inaccurate someplace, let me know in the comments below.

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