Meat thermometers

We last tested meat thermometers in 2018. There are no updates planned.

steak on grill with meat thermometer


Smart Meat Thermometer 03171335



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Member Reviews

    This digital meat thermometer is extremely accurate and easy to use. It’s also oven safe.

    Test results

    • 100
    • 77
      Ease of use

    Good points

    • Excellent accuracy.
    • Easy to use.
    • Easy to clean.
    • Probe is dishwasher safe.
    • Good size digital display with touch controls.
    • Can integrate with SmartThermo app to track temperature and get alerts when food is ready.
    • Good cord length on probe.
    • Can magnetically mount display for easy viewing.
    • Oven-safe.
    • Has alarm and timer.
    • Programmable.

    Bad points

    • Small silicone grip area which gets dangerously hot after being in the oven.

    How we test

    Overall score is based on:

    Accuracy (60%) We assess accuracy using a calibrated thermal bath. When the thermal bath reaches 70℃ a reading on each thermometer is taken. A reading of -/+ 1℃ gets an accuracy score of 8.0, a reading of -/+ 2℃ scores 5.0.

    For thermometers that claim to be oven-proof, we check how accurate the reading is at 70℃ while cooking scotch fillet. All were within 2℃ of the calibrated reading. This didn’t contribute to the overall score.

    Ease of use (40%) We check how easy it is to use and read the thermometer, insert the probe, and clean the thermometer.

    Price is from an October 2018 survey.


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    • Type


    • Probe length (cm)


    • Weight (g)


    • Battery type

      Button cell

    • Temp range (℃)

      30 - 300


    • Oven safe

    • Alarm

    • Timer

    • Programmable

    • Smartphone compatible

    More info

    • Notes


    • Availability

      From Bunnings only.

    Member reviews

    2 Member reviews

    matador probe


    have been using this for about a year , easy to setup, excellent blue tooth range ,bbq outside monitor from inside not a problem thoroughly recommend


    none that i have found

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Peter O.

    Used 6 months or more

    Difference of opinion


    See below.


    I haven’t used this product but found these recent reviews

    They are based on Bluetooth connectivity and range which isn’t included here but would affect the recommendation I would think.

    I’m keen to purchase but am a little dubious now.

    Recommend it?

    Maybe, it depends on what you're after.

    Previous member

    Used 1 month or less