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The MeatStick Review (I Tried the MiniX; Here are My Results)

If you want to feel like a professional chef and cook perfect steak every time, then you have to check out this wireless meat thermometer by The MeatStick
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If you’re a foodie like me, you appreciate that perfect cook.

I’m talking about down to the exact degree,

If you’re not a professional chef, you know how hard that is to achieve.

This is what I love about The MeatStick.

So, I saw this incredible gadget the other day online and had some options in my mind. The first thing I thought was that it couldn’t be as good as they described.

I reached out to them, and they were nice enough to send me a sample to try. I used The MeatStick for several days, and I will give you my unbiased opinion in this article.

First of all, this thing is small. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I received it in the mail and opened up the package. It’s The MeatStick MiniX, and mini is a perfect name for this smart thermometer.

Design

It’s made with stainless prob, which can withstand 185°F, and a ceramic handle which can withstand 572°F – so this thing is not only small, it’s also extremely durable.

It’s only 9.5cm long and just 5.5mm thick.

You can put this thermometer in the BBQ, oven, air fryer, and deep fryer. The batteries will last 8 hours on a charge and have a magnetic back for easy storage and access.

I wish the magnetic back had a little more strength. You can’t stick it to the front of your fridge, or it will slide down and crash to the floor.

One of the great features of the MiniX is that it comes with a built-in extender. This extends the range to 100 feet indoors and an impressive 260 feet outdoors.

Compare this to the original 33 feet with the Mini, and that’s a big difference.

I found this very useful when you’re grilling on the BBQ, and now you can sit inside and watch the temperature. You’ll be glad for the extender if it’s pouring or starting to rain during your cook.

You can keep an eye on your temperature while staying nice and dry.

Setup

Setting up The MeatStick MiniX wasn’t overly complicated.

You’ll need 2 AA batteries to begin the process. Place The MeatStick in the dock and let it change to full.

Then connect your MiniX to the app, which can be downloaded here for Apple devices, and here for Android. It does take a while to set up the app; you need to approve particular settings on your phone, including your location, which has to be enabled for the Bluetooth function to work.

To set up your MiniX to the app, follow these simple steps.

First, hit the plus button on the top right-hand corner of the app.

You’ll then see a screen like this one. You’ll want to put the Stick in the charger, and just press the button on The MeatStick Hub to activate it. You can now press next on the app.

The app should show a screen that says it’s searching for Stick, and it will begin to search and find your device. Once The MeatStick MiniX is found, you’ll be prompted to begin a new cook.

Now you’re ready to begin.

Function

I put The MeatStick to the test the first day I received it. I decided to throw a few steaks on the BBQ and see how the MiniX performed.

I went on the app and set up a new cook. Steak, and it has to be medium for me!

I selected grill on the menu, then beef, next I selected steak, and then medium.

That was awesome!

I now have the app temperature set up for my steak to be cooked at a perfect medium cook at 145°F. The app will tell me to take the steak off the grill at 140°F so it can rest.

This amateur cook sure feels like a professional now.

I added The MeatSteak to the steak as instructed.

I turned the BBQ on low and went inside with the app to prepare the side dishes.

The MiniX has a built-in extender, so I just left it beside the BBQ and went inside.

I glanced at the app from time to time and noticed the temperature slowly making its way up, until it reached the optimal temperature.

9
Best Kitchen Gadget
The MeatStick MiniX
What I Loved
  • Small and compact
  • Built-in extender, up to 260 feet
  • Wireless
  • Durable
  • Dishwasher safe
What I Didn’t Love
  • App set up is long
  • No ambient temperature sensor

The App gives you several stats to help you. You have your current temperature and target displayed on a lovely circular graphic. The app also shows you your elapsed time and the estimated remaining time left on the cook. At the bottom of the app, there are three settings: edit, notes, and end.

The app did exactly what it was designed to do. It notified me when it was time to remove the steaks with a visual alert and audible alarm.

I took the steak off the BBQ, as instructed by the app. And when it was time to eat, those steaks were flawless. They were a perfect medium rare, and they were terrific.

I have to say that I was impressed. I had tried other “Smart” thermometers before, but they always overpromised and underdelivered. The MeatStick definitely delivered. But I wasn’t convinced just yet. I had to test this gadget using the most complicated protein to cook – chicken.

Could The MeatStick help me deliver perfectly cooked poultry that’s moist and delicious? Every time I cook chicken, it’s always dry. We’re about to find out if The MeatStick is going to be a difference maker.

The answer is yes.

The MeatStick cooked the chicken perfectly moist and juicy. This has to be the best kitchen gadget on the market today.

I love that the app lets me know when I should take the chicken out of the oven and how long I should let it rest. The app worked perfectly for me.

9our rating
The MeatStick MiniX
The MeatStick MiniX is the smallest smart thermometer that I’ve ever seen. It’s durable and works with almost any cook. The app allows you to perfectly cook any meat with precision. Now you can be a professional cook!
Design
9.5
Function
8.5
Value
9

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It was a perfect cook.

As far as function is concerned, The MeatStick was easy to operate and set up, and the extender perfectly connected me from my backyard.

Conclusion

Overall, The MeatStick is a gadget everyone should have in their kitchen.

It’s the best thermometer I’ve ever owned, and with the app, it is the best way to cook perfect meat dishes.

The MeatStick removes the guesswork from your cook, and especially when you have friends or family over, you want to ensure it’s cooked right.

You can follow the links below and learn more about this incredible kitchen gadget.

9
Best Kitchen Gadget
The MeatStick MiniX
What I Loved
  • Small and compact
  • Built-in extender, up to 260 feet
  • Wireless
  • Durable
  • Dishwasher safe
What I Didn’t Love
  • App set up is long
  • No ambient temperature sensor

Author

Allan is a product review specialist. Allan enjoys handling, researching, and reviewing each product that comes across his desk and writing an honest, thorough review.

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