My Pick of the Top 5 Best Barbecue Thermometers

Below are my pick of the Top 5 Best Barbecue Thermometers on the market today. I feel these thermometers would be perfect for any backyard griller all the way up to competition BBQ teams. (This list is in no particular order…click on the product name to see its full review.)

1. Maverick PT-100BBQ Pro-Temp Thermometer

The PT-100BBQ Pro-Temp Thermometer is an NSF approved commercial grade Type K Thermocouple thermometer with an integral stainless precision micro tip probe. It also has a temperature response time of 3-4 seconds.

The PT-100BBQ Pro-Temp Thermometer is water and dust resistant to IP44 and shock proof against multiple 3’ drops onto a concrete floor. It has a temperature range of -40° F (-40° C) to 450° F (230° C).

It has a large backlit LCD readout that is perfect for early morning or night time cooks and an auto power save after 5 minutes of inactivity to conserve the 3 AAA batteries that are included. It also has a low battery indicator.

You can find a great deal on the Maverick PT-100BBQ Pro-Temp Thermometer here.

2. ThermoWorks TW8060 Thermometer

The TW8060 is a Two-Channel Thermocouple with alarm. It has a backlit display and can be used to monitor your food and smoker/grill temperatures simultaneously.

The TW8060 has 2 connection points on top that are not your typical connection points used by most thermometer manufacturers. This unit uses a miniature Type K Thermocouple. ThermoWorks states that using a thermocouple gives you the ability to measure a wider range of temperatures; so higher temperatures are not a problem with this unit.

You can find a great deal on the TW8060 here.

3. iGrill Cooking Thermometer

The iGrill is a cooking thermometer that connects to your iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad by Bluetooth connection.

There are 2 apps for the iGrill that can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store. The first app is named iGrill and the second app is iGrill Classic.

The iGrill has a touch sensitive interface that is easy to keep clean because there are no buttons or seams to gather dirt. It also has a 200 foot+ range.

You can find a great deal on the iGrill here.

4. Splash-Proof Super-Fast Thermapen

The Thermapen is one of the fastest, most accurate thermometers on the market today (reads internal temperatures in mere seconds). It’s a thermometer that’s extremely popular for use by backyard grillers all the way up to competition BBQ teams. Thermapens come in a vast variety of colors.

You can find a great deal on the Thermapen here.

5. Maverick ET-732 Wireless Barbecue Thermometer Set

The Maverick ET-732 is a barbecue thermometer set that comes with 2 thermometer probes. One probe monitors the food temperature and the other is an ambient temperature probe which monitors the smoker or grill temperature. Both probe wires are heat-resistant to 716 degrees. The wireless receiver that comes in this set allows you to monitor both probe temperatures from an impressive distance of up to 300 feet away.

You can find a great deal on the Maverick ET-732 here. (Now comes in 5 new colors: Black, Red, Silver, Grey and Copper)


Thanks for checking out my pick of the Top 5 Best Barbecue Thermometers!

Jay Prince

BBQ Tools & Tech Reviewer @


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