ThermoWorks Smoke Review

So if you’re like me and have been using ThermoWorks products for years for cooking both outside and inside…then you’ve probably always kinda wondered why they hadn’t ever come to the table with a wireless cooking thermometer to compete with a lot of other options on the market (one popular option being the iGrill 2). That’s always been the question in my mind…up until now. The new ThermoWorks Smoke was recently released and it is a 2-channel wireless cooking thermometer that has hit the ground running and has been well received from cooking enthusiasts (like myself). Like many ThermoWorks products, it is simple to both setup and use; it’s constructed of high quality materials that includes a splash-proof design; and there is also an upcoming optional WiFi add-on (called the Smoke Gateway) that will allow you to view your cook from anywhere on a phone or tablet (release date is Spring 2017).

The Smoke is probably one of the hottest cooking tech gadgets to hit the market this year and I instantly love mine. I’ve always loved how well thought out ThermoWorks products are and that is seen again here with the design of the Smoke. This is an excellent gift idea if you’re looking for any last minute cooking ideas. You can purchase one HERE.

I’ve added some comments to the photos below as well as a complete unboxing and review video at the bottom of this post. Thanks for stopping by and please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions in the comments section.



ThermoWorks Smoke Review

This is a shot of the rear of the base station showing the On/Off, °C/°F, Calibrate and Sync buttons.

ThermoWorks Smoke Review

The Smoke is 2-channel and comes with 1 ambient air probe and 1 meat probe that connect to side of the base station. You can purchase additional probes if you prefer to monitor 2 pieces of meat or 2 cookers.

ThermoWorks Smoke Review

The front of the base station has a nice large display with just a few buttons. As I demonstrate in my review video at the bottom of this post, it only takes a few seconds to set up your cook alarms. It also has a nice backlight.

ThermoWorks Smoke Review

The received feels really good in the hand and has a rubber bevel around it that provides a nice grip. The receiver updates every 15 seconds with data from the base station.

ThermoWorks Smoke Review

ThermoWorks Smoke Review



7 Responses to ThermoWorks Smoke Review

  1. Chris December 19, 2016 at 11:16 am #

    I’m glad they went with the wifi option because bluetooth is the achilles heel of BBQ wireless devices. Our house has bluetooth connection issues from our deck to our bottom and upper floors so I could only use a bluetooth device on our main floor. Wifi I can get all over the house and even at the store.

    The Web portal that they are coming out with sounds a bit like Flame Boss’ set up and that works amazingly well.

    I’ll probably get around to buying one but I already have 3 ChefAlarms, a ThermQ, 2 TimeSticks, 2 TimeStick Trios, 3 Thermapens (1 Mk1, 2 Mk4), and a Thermapop so I’m kind of Themoworked out, lol.

    Great review, Steve.

    • Steve December 21, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

      LOL! I have a ton of ThermoWorks stuff too…I wasn’t sure how it was going to fit into the mix until I used it the first time…and I could tell instantly that this is going to be my new go-to. Think Chef Alarm…but better. This w/ a Thermapen is the perfect setup for a backyard cook like myself…but I know you comp guys need a lot more timers b/c of the variety of cooks you have going on.

      • Chris January 11, 2017 at 6:13 pm #

        I think it would be good for comps too. I already bring my portable wifi with us at comps to use with our Flame Boss units and general internet access. Seems like a really good unit.

        I’ll be down in Jax for the Eggfest in March 11 and Melbourne for the Sunshine State Eggfest April 29. Maybe we can get together while I’m down there. Better yet, work some waves in at Melbourne 🙂

  2. Thomas February 16, 2017 at 8:01 am #

    I think this is an awesome monitoring device for heat.

  3. Patrick November 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm #

    Loved the review and the Smoke looks great. I too have been a fan of Thermoworks for years and own several of their products. I am looking to upgrade my current and beat up probe thermometer (iGrill2). I was hoping you could let me know your opinion on the actual probes/wires and their durability as I know some are more fragile than others.

    Also, has Thermoworks released the WiFi option yet? That is the main thing holding back. I appreciate your feedback. Keep up the great work.


    • Steve November 19, 2017 at 1:17 pm #

      In my experience…ThermoWorks probes/wires have held up better/longer than any other brands. Also, I just posted a review of the ThermoWorks Smoke Gateway (the WiFi option) on my channel last week, so go check it out and let me know what you think.

  4. Patrick November 20, 2017 at 11:05 am #

    Thanks, this was very helpful. Great job on the review.


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