Welcome!


This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

IGrill2 vs. ICelsius

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    IGrill2 vs. ICelsius

    Ok BBQ brethren and sisters. Looking to invest $100 in a thermometer with graphing/tracking capability. What are your thoughts on the IGrill2 vs. the ICelsius? They both look good. I just can't decide.

    #2
    Only thing I heard is the iGrill2 probes have problems sometimes and a lot of people have to replace them early. There is something on their site about it, I think

    Comment


      #3
      I got the ICelsius Wireless dual BBQ probe as a gift.

      Hooking up direct was no problem. It ran on an Iphone 5S and IPad Mini simultaneously.

      Remote mode is another deal. The ICelsius folks claim there is a bug on IOS devices when running remote mode and getting temp updates at less than 10 second intervals. They are supposed to get a firmware update out to fix it. Direct Mode is constant and can't be adjusted. A full battery will last about 6 hours. No biggey to plug it in.

      Wife and I finally got it going the other day through the WiFi. Not sure what time laps we had, maybe 1 minute.

      I've only done one cook. I lost connection cause I moved the unit. Glad I found that out on my initial run. It will stay forever planted on future cooks.

      I know crap about apps. I am the only one in the house without an "I" something. My wife said it was one of the more quirky apps she has messed with.

      I really like graphs.

      Comment


        #4
        I just got an Igrill2. So far, everything has been impressive. Very simple setup (plug in probe, link to phone app, watch graph appear). The features are useful and clear. Using multiple probes is no more complicated than using one. Each probe can have a peak or a range alarm. They can be labelled specifically. The probes seem to be study enough, although they are still relatively new.

        I am shocked at how frequently it updates the temp. In a 4 hour cook I had 1400 readings per probe. More readings are obviously better, unless you have to export to excel or whatever for an output of the graph. I'm sure they have a feature for outputting the graph as a pic, I just haven't found it. The other features on the app - maps, recipes, social network, etc., I've had little interest in so far.

        I tested the probe accuracy, and it was in agreement with my thermoworks chef alarm and little probe. Read ice water correctly.

        Battery life seems really good. I've probably used two probes for a maybe 20 hours of cooking, and still have 70% power remaining.

        The Bluetooth range is also very impressive. It's 150' line of sight, which gives enough (through walls) range for most of the house. Secondly, it's been stable. Few, if any, drops.

        My one big critique, getting graphs off the app. It exports as a CSV one probe at a time. In this post I combined them, but it took a little shenanaganizing in excel. http://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/for...rt-ribs-on-pbc

        Finally, the customer service has been excellent. I've contacted them with a couple of questions, and they were very prompt and courteous.

        Graphs really are cool.

        Comment

        Announcement

        Collapse
        No announcement yet.
        Working...
        X
        false
        0
        Guest
        500
        ["pitmaster-my-membership","login","join-pitmaster","lostpw","reset-password","special-offers","help","nojs","meat-ups","gifts","authaau-alpha","ebooklogin-start","alpha","start"]
        false
        false
        {"count":0,"link":"/forum/announcements/","debug":""}
        Yes
        Rubs Promo

        Spotlight

        These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

        These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

        Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

        A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs


        Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

        Green Mountain Grills Trek smoker

        Green Mountain Grills Trek smoker

        Green Mountain’s portable Trek Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it’s also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Trek from your smart phone or laptop.

        Click here to read our detailed review and to order


        The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One


        The Good-One Open Range is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

        Click here to read our†complete review

         

        Comprehensive Temperature Magnet With 80+ Important Temps

        Amazingribs.com temperature magnet
        Winner of the National BBQ Association’s product of the year award. This 8.5″ x 11″ magnet contains more that 80 benchmark temperatures for meats (both USDA recommended temps as well as the temps chefs recommend), fats and oils, sugars, sous vide, eggs, collagens, wood combustion, breads, and more. Although it is not certified as all-weather, we have tested it outdoors in Chicago weather and it has not delaminated in three years, but there is minor fading.

        Click here to order.


        The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted


        Napoleon’s 22″ Pro Cart Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It’s hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the 22″ Pro Cart a viable alternative.

        Click here for more about what makes this grill special


        Blackstone Rangetop Combo: Griddle And Deep Fryer In One


        The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, grilled cheese, and so much more. And why deep fry indoors when you can avoid the smell and mess by doing it outside!

        Click here to read our detailed review and to order


        Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker


        This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. Set ThermoTemp’s dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin’.

        Click here to read our detailed review


        The Efficiency Of A Kamado Plus The Flexibility Of The Slow ‘N Sear Insert

        kamado grill
        Built around SnS Grill’s patented Slow ‘N Sear charcoal kettle accessory, this 22-inch kamado is a premium ceramic grill that brings true 2-zone cooking to a kamado.

        Click here for our article on this exciting cooker