We’re smack dab in the middle of National Barbecue Month and nothing will upgrade your grilling game like the iGrill Mini. The original iGrill made our list of Must Have Grilling Gadgets, and the iGrill Mini is even hotter. The pocket-sized bluetooth device allows you to pull off the perfect barbecue with ease. Once the small temperature-monitoring probe is stuck into your meat of choice, step away from the grill and wait for the signal delivered to your phone, letting you know that your meal is ready.
If you really think about it, cooking meat over an open flame is a little archaic, but this device takes your grilling into the future. Set up notifications through the accompanying iOS app to get a notification when the desired temperature is reached. The smart base station communicates with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to let you know when your food is cooked to perfection. Just program, plug in the probe, toss your favorite food on the heat and walk away.
Instead of getting all up in that grill, checking and double checking under the lid, just leave the flames alone — play a yard game or whip up a batch of margaritas without having to worry about things getting scorched on the grates. Even without the mobile alerts, the Smart LED display on the magnetic-mounted base station lets you see the progress without ever lifting the lid.
If you don’t believe the iGrill Mini is a grilling gadget that’ll seriously change your life, you should know it has a 150-hour battery life and a 150-foot range. Plus, the compatible app puts the entire suite of iDevices on the same screen, so you can check your Kitchen Thermometer at the same time, making you a major multi-tasker. So what are you waiting for? Grab yours from the Apple store for $40, give your phone a break from photo editing and catching up on headlines and let it finally help you pull off a delicious backyard barbecue.
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