Today, I am going to review the Soraken Wireless Bluetooth Meat Thermometer. It is a six-probe (it comes with four) wireless meat thermometer capable of connecting to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth technology. It also looks very similar to a lot of other Bluetooth meat thermometers on the market.
Full disclosure: I own the Tenergy Solis Thermometer, not the Soraken, but as you can see they are virtual twins. This review will focus mainly on the differences and similarities between the two, as well as the other similar models. For more information on the performance check out my Tenergy Solis review.
At first glance, it looks similar to the Tenergy Solis Bluetooth Meat Thermometer, the Oprol Bluetooth Meat Thermometer, and the NutriChef Bluetooth Meat Thermometer. No really, take a look.
See the similarities? This dilemma conjures up a few questions.
Because they are similar looking, does this mean their mechanics are the same? Is one brand better than the other? Does each of these thermometers actually have their own distinct features?
These are all legitimate questions when you are shopping for a Bluetooth thermometer. I am going to answer all of these questions and a few more in this review of the Soraken Wireless Bluetooth Meat Thermometer. Does it actually stand out from the other thermometers or is there a better option? (There actually is.) Let’s take a look.
Similarities of the Soraken, Tenergy Solis, Oprol, and NutriChef Bluetooth Meat Thermometers
Let’s take a look at some of the similarities that the Soraken Bluetooth Meat Thermometer shares with all of the previously mentioned Bluetooth meat thermometers.
The Soraken Bluetooth Meat Thermometer shares these features with the other thermometers:
- Ports for six thermometer probes.
- Heat resistant probe cords up to 716 degrees Fahrenheit with probe handles heat resistant up to 482 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Probe monitoring temperature capabilities between 32 degrees and 572 degrees Fahrenheit.
- The Easy BBQ phone app on the Apple or Google Play stores. This app allows for the setting of high and low-temperature alerts.
- Magnetic Back.
- Plastic thermometer probe cable wraps to keep your probe cords organized.
Differences Between the Bluetooth Thermometers
As you can see there are quite a few similarities between all the different Bluetooth thermometers, but what about the differences?
If you dig deeper you will find some discrepancies that are very telling when trying to measure the value of each Bluetooth thermometer. There are some tangible things that are easier to see such as how many probes come with each thermometer. Or how many extra things do they include to add value such as carrying cases, grill clips or meat-shredding claws?
However, when it comes down to choosing similar thermometers, the most important thing is who is the company selling it and do they stand behind their product?
Are they involved in customer reviews and answers on Amazon? Do they have a website?
Here is a table showing the differences between all of these models.
Warranty and is it mentioned?
Yes. 2 years and free lifetime probe replacement
No. A half price replacment offer on website.
Company engaged in reviews?
Reeko Direct. No
Tenergy Corporation. Highly engaged.
# Probes included?
Four with silicone handles
Six with silicone handles
Six with silicone handles
Two with stainless steel handles
Comes with meat shredders and a grill clip for some reason
Comes with a nice zippered-case
Meat shredders AND a grill clip
My Final Verdict on the Soraken Bluetooth Meat Thermometer
Because of the lack of accountability and visibility by Soraken in terms of a warranty I am not recommending their Bluetooth meat thermometer. There is a better option than all of the Bluetooth thermometers mentioned in this article.
It is the ThermoPro TP25 Bluetooth Wireless Four-Probe Meat Thermometer. It has a superior Bluetooth range, a better phone app with integrated color-coded probes as well as being made by ThermoPro. ThermoPro sells superior thermometers and has impeccable customer service and warranty services.
As for the rest of the Bluetooth thermometers mentioned in this article I feel that only the Tenergy Solis Bluetooth Meat Thermometer is worth your time.
The Oprol meat thermometer has no customer service presence whatsoever. Stay away from them. As for the NutriChef model, they were active in the customer reviews but after some digging on their website I came across their warranty. They will replace your current defective thermometer for a new one at half the price. Plus shipping. So, in essence, the price of a new NutriChef thermometer. No thanks.
The Tenergy Solis Thermometer comes from a transparent company with a highly-visible warranty and replacement policy.
It comes with a 2-year warranty with free lifetime replacement probes. The most important part is that this is stated clearly in the headline of the product on Amazon. There is no hiding or having to go to their website and dig for answers.
Along with the superior warranty and free probe replacements, they are very active on Amazon in answering questions and fielding customer complaints. And, the thermometer comes with a very handy and durable case. I do recommend this thermometer because of these things.
Well, that’s it for this review, if you do have any questions or comments please drop me a line in the comment section. Thanks for reading!