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Best Budget BBQ Thermometer: ThermoPro TP-08 Review

For those who cannot afford the ThermoWorks Smoke, the TP-08 is a viable option.

There is a two-probe thermometer that is less expensive than the Smoke, but it is less user-friendly and dependable.

The TP-27 extended range thermometer, which has four probes and a new design, is a good option if you need to monitor food from many sources at once or in large quantities.

Brief introduction of the ThermoPro Tp-08

“If you’re looking, you ain’t cooking” is the pit master’s golden rule. You don’t have to open your grill or be right next to it the whole time with the TP-08, which has a range of 300 ft, a 3-inch grill probe, and a 6.5-inch probe for the meat.

This allows you to entertain if you’re holding a party, prepare your side dishes, or simply relax and watch the game.

It comes with an alarm that goes off when the meat reaches a specific internal temperature, which can be adjusted between 32° and 572° Fahrenheit.

An onboard timer is also included, which may count either up or down. This means you can also use it to keep track of any side dishes you want to prepare with your meats, such as veggies.

When the device is shut off, the settings are stored. Barbecue grills don’t benefit from pre-programmed thermometers. There are a number of helpful materials available, including our own guide on the ideal cooking temperature for various meats.

Specifications and what is included in the package.

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There are food and oven probes, four AAA batteries and a handbook included with every TP-08.


  • Manual temperature settings
  • Backlit LCD display
  • Display in either Celsius or Fahrenheit
  • Receiver belt clip and pullout stand
  • Alarm
  • Durable rubber sleeve
  • Lost link distance alert

Technical specifications:

  • Temperature range of 32°- 572° Fahrenheit (0-300 Celsius)
  • Remote Range: Up to 300 feet
  • Cable Length: 40″ stainless steel mesh cable
  • Transmitter Display Size: 1×0.55 inches (26×14 mm)
  • Probe length, 3” for grill probe and 6.5” for meat thermometer
  • Receiver Display Size: 1.5×1.3 inches (39×34 mm)
  • Certifications: FCC certified, CE certified, ROHS, FDA approved probe
  • Probe and Wire can withstand up to 716˚F (380˚C)

Convenience in usage

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Cooking thermometers, let’s face it, all perform the exact same thing. Although they should be simple, manufacturers are making them more complicated as time goes on. In order to run one, the owner’s handbook now seems to provide the following information:

Step 1: Earn a mechanical engineering degree.

Step 2 – Make use of a thermometer

As a result, discovering that ThermoPro didn’t go overboard with the features on this specific model was a welcome surprise. Because of this, the good features are many and refreshingly simple.

  • The illuminated display is easy to read.
  • Alerts may be set to display Celsius or Fahrenheit.
  • Notification that the link has been removed
  • A countdown timer and an up timer are included.
  • Can be used to a wide range of different foods (candy, meat, vegetables, cakes)

The fact that ThermoPro didn’t go overboard with the features was a welcome surprise.


  • For the first setup, there is no indication of which probe is number one and which is number two. This is where the Maverick ET-733’s two probes come in helpful.
  • It might be a bit difficult to configure the buttons. ThermoPro has opted to utilize a single button for many options in order to save space. To accomplish the desired effect, you must hit the shift key’s equivalent. As a result, it might be aggravating.
  • The device lacks an up/down button. As a result, if you accidentally cook your meal to a higher temperature than you intended, you’ll have to start the process again. The temperature may be raised in ten-degree increments by pressing and holding the button.

In the ET-733, Maverick corrected this glaring omission in the original design.

It’s worth mentioning that ThermoPro’s customer service is top-notch. You may talk to a person immediately quickly using their website’s live chat feature, demonstrating that they are attentive to the demands of their customers. They’ll be pleased to answer any questions or address any issues you may have.

Speed and accuracy

Customers have frequently commended the TP-08 for its accuracy, so much so that it can be used as a candy thermometer if desired, an astounding achievement.

When compared to other thermometers, this one is consistently accurate. However, using an ice water bath on a regular basis can help you get more accurate readings.

Within the first few hundred degrees, the TP-08 has a tolerance of 4° to 6° Fahrenheit. After that, the disparity becomes bigger. But for the typical cook, this shouldn’t be a problem.

The TP-08 isn’t the quickest draw in the West when it comes to speed. This won’t be an issue, though, if you’re trying to gauge the temperature of your pit or check the interior temperature of your meat.

For quick readings, an instant-read thermometer like the Themapen may be the best bet.

Build quality into your products

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Some of the TP-08’s flaws may be attributed to its price point. The transmitter and receiver’s rubber bumpers peel off easily, and neither device is water- or heat-resistant.

Leaving it out in the rain or in the scorching sun for an extended period of time might be fatal to this device. So, if you’re going to leave the transmitter outside unsupervised, at the very least, put it in a plastic bag.

If the transmitter is going to be left outside alone, it should at the very least be placed in a plastic bag.

Only paper towels should be used to clean and disinfect the probes rather than soaking them in water. Also, no one has expressed concern about the wires breaking apart, as far as we know.