ThermoPro TP20 Wireless Dual Probe Digital Food Thermometer

Last updated date: October 14, 2020

DWYM Score

9.0

ThermoPro TP20 Wireless Dual Probe Digital Food Thermometer

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We looked at the top Food Thermometers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Food Thermometer you should buy.

Editor's Note October 14, 2020:
Checkout The Best Food Thermometer for a detailed review of all the top food thermometers.

Overall Take

The ThermoPro TP20 Wireless Digital Thermometer is ideal for items that cook in the oven or on a grill or smoker. You'll simply insert the probe and take the receiver with you, where you can monitor your food from a short distance while it cooks. The presets are among the best features of this thermometer, as they let you choose from five USDA-recommended doneness levels for nine different meats.


In our analysis of 129 expert reviews, the ThermoPro ThermoPro TP20 Wireless Dual Probe Digital Food Thermometer placed 9th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

A good thermometer helps you eliminate all the guesswork and cook food perfectly every time. ThermoPro TP20 is equipped with dual-probe technology, enable you to monitor two kinds of meat or use one sensor as an oven probe that will accurately read its surrounding temperature. With a mobile receiver range of up to 300 feet away that will keep you updated on the temperature of your meal, feel free to mingle, do chores or watch TV without ever having to physically check on your food!

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

9.0
29 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

9.0
6,288 user reviews

What experts liked

Has a sturdy build and modern capabilities. Wireless feature is awesome – wander away from your grill (for example) and monitor food temperature remotely. Has a 3-year warranty when you register it.
- BestReviews
The user's manual is reasonably complete and clearly written. Contact info, including a telephone number and e-mail address, is provided in case of problems.
- Amazing Ribs
January 26, 2018 | Full review
Thermopro has a well-regarded line in its Thermopro wireless meat thermometers. With the TP20, you get a high-end thermometer with a nice wireless range.
- The Grilling Life
August 4, 2017 | Full review
There’s no syncing required, the transmitter and receiver automatically find eachother, and this makes use one step simpler than most.
- Food Fire Friends
June 25, 2019 | Full review
The transmitter and receiver were already paired at manufacturing facility. Usually you do not need to re-synchronize or re-pair the units.
- Thermometer Reviews
There is no syncing required, and the large intuitive backlit LCD display is easy to read, so the ThermoPro is ideal for use in low light conditions, and the keypad also has easy to read control buttons.
- Morning Chores
Both the wires and probe are rated up to 716F which is great since they most likely will be resting on or close to your bbq or smoker. The wireless connection works out to a standard 300 ft.
- Kitchen Sanity
It comes with two probe monitors that ensure you enjoy the cooking experience. Its backlit, and large LCD displays mean that you can use it in low light conditions.
- Theme Country
Having this digital thermometer brings peace of mind in your home. It has a wireless functioning and dual probe monitors which allow you to keep in touch with your cooking meat while 300 feet away.
- AmaPerfect
August 10, 2019 | Full review
The dual probe technology ensures proper monitoring of the food on the oven, smoker, grill, etc. even from a distance of 300 feet
- Village Bakery
July 29, 2019 | Full review
You can stay ahead on your meal temperature with mobile receiver, and feel free to do other tasks, socialize, or watch TV without having to check your food physically.
- Cookware Stuffs
August 11, 2019 | Full review
This amazing hands-free monitor is wireless and digital to make reading temps a breeze. You can read the temps of your food from up to 300 feet away from where it is cooking!
- Reasons To Skip The Housework
All the features here are just very straight forward and you will surely love the hand’s free monitor that is really enhanced with the dual probe that allows easy monitoring even at a distance more than 300 inches.
- CTOP Reviews
The best feature of the TP20 thermometer for meat is that you can run other errands or work on other meals and leave it to the remote transmitter to alert you when the right temperature is reached. It is great for barbecuing, smoking, grilling or cooking meat and all other types of food.
- Merch Dope
March 17, 2019 | Full review
What is good about this device is the communications loss alarm that beeps when the receiver is out of range. If you forget to turn the device off after use, and there are no communications between the devices for more than 30 minutes, the receiver will shut off.
- Best Outdoor Items
June 2, 2019 | Full review
Amazingly, the device saves temperatures and timer until it is switched off, for easy cooking. With timer having the ability to reach 99 hours, it means you can cook a variety of food with great peace of mind.
- Dotbeasts
July 28, 2019 | Full review
As well as offering the pre-set programs for different meats, the TP20 is also programmed with five USDA approved ‘doneness’ levels.
- Food Shark Marfa
It has a dual probe so you can make sure the temperature is reading correctly, and it has an LCD display too. This screen shows up the ideal temperature for nine meat types, as well as what it’s currently reading.
- The 9 Best
August 2, 2019 | Full review
The wireless range of 300 feet is fantastic, making things easy to keep track of while you’re on the go and socializing with your guests. It’s pretty hard to get out of range in most yards.
- Homethods
April 24, 2019 | Full review
On the receiver, temperatures are simultaneously displayed. Alarm temperatures for each probe can be selected by the user depending on their preference.
- BBQ Queens
June 19, 2018 | Full review
The build quality of the TP20 is also very good. The main unit feels very sturdy and is comfortable in the hand. It’s made form mostly plastic and rubber but has a durable feel to it.
- King of the Coals
The TP20 comes with a 1-year warranty, but you can extend it to 3 years if you register your device with ThermoPro online.
- BBQ Smarts
Wireless digital meat thermometer with dual probe monitors food or oven/grill/smoker temps up to 300 feet away, enabling you to enjoy your company without continuously excusing yourself
- Hot Thermometer
The biggest benefit of this thermometer is that it comes fully installed and synced, which allows users to get started immediately after they are done unpacking them. This is particularly handy for people who are not familiar with digital technology and how devices need to be installed or synced.
- My Offset Smoker
November 14, 2018 | Full review
With the twin probe design, the thermometer can be used to read the temperature of the food as well as the oven, grill or smoker. The screen is backlit and it can be used in low light conditions or even night time.
- BroBBQ
February 3, 2019 | Full review
With the large backlit LCD that comes along with ThermoPro TP20, you can do your grilling at night without worrying about the darkness. It also features a programmed temperature for any food you want to cook.
- Fast & Nutritious Recipes
April 7, 2019 | Full review
This is one hell of a meat thermometer. No matter what you have in mind – from cooking your favorite dish to trying out something new – you can always rely on the perfect temperature this meat thermometer gives to cook you an even food.
- Grills & Outdoor Cooking
May 18, 2019 | Full review
It is a perfect wireless instant-read meat thermometer which is very simple to use. . . you can check the temperature of the two different types of food at one time.
- Dehydrator Blog
It easily measures 2 different sets of temperatures with the dual probe technology up to 300 feet away from the source of measurement as well. It measures temperatures within seconds with a range of 32 degrees to 572 degrees.
- Buy Kitchen Stuff
October 15, 2018 | Full review

What experts didn't like

Occasional inaccurate readings, especially of the programmed temperatures, have been reported, but this is a common concern of digital models. Some faulty units, but customers service is prompt.
- BestReviews
It's not waterproof.
- Amazing Ribs
January 26, 2018 | Full review
Second probe isn’t as effective for monitoring the meat
- The Grilling Life
August 4, 2017 | Full review
If you read HHH on the transmitter, you MUST push the little headphone jack style probe into the transmitter HARD until you hear a snap.
- Thermometer Reviews
The second probe isn’t as effective at monitoring meat
- Morning Chores
Some complaints about the grill clip not being very functional and difficult to use
- Reasons To Skip The Housework
Pre-programmed temps may not be quite to your liking
- Food Shark Marfa
It’s a little expensive and can be challenging to configure.
- The 9 Best
August 2, 2019 | Full review
The only flaw that we were able to find is the fact that you’ll have to keep the receiver on hand.
- Homethods
April 24, 2019 | Full review
Sometimes when using two probes, the reading in one will be slightly higher than the other one
- BBQ Queens
June 19, 2018 | Full review
Some people have had problems with the probes breaking which could be a number of things.
- King of the Coals
A second potential negative is the lack of “smart” device features. As mentioned earlier, there is no Bluetooth capability. This thermometer isn’t going to talk to your phone via an app (or through any other method).
- BBQ Smarts
The first is that the probe clips seem to be the wrong size for some oven racks. This can make getting the probes held on properly a pain, and it really isn’t going to be adding much to your life if you have to keep resetting them each time you walk away for more than a couple of minutes.
- Hot Thermometer
It has constant battery usage, even when not being used. As a result, batteries may need to be replaced more frequently, or taken out when not being used.
- My Offset Smoker
November 14, 2018 | Full review
No alarm when the temperature drops too low
- BroBBQ
February 3, 2019 | Full review
Beep flash makes noise
- Fast & Nutritious Recipes
April 7, 2019 | Full review
Does not give an alert
- Grills & Outdoor Cooking
May 18, 2019 | Full review
On some occasions due to any obstruction, the wireless of the device does not work correctly.
- Dehydrator Blog
Not dishwasher safe
- Buy Kitchen Stuff
October 15, 2018 | Full review

Our Expert Consultant

Colleen Janke
Owner of Savory Kitchen, a cooking school and culinary events space

Colleen Janke is the owner of Savory Kitchen, a cooking school and culinary events space located in San Jose, California. Savory Kitchen offers cooking classes from kitchen basics like knife skills and baking to advanced classes that focus on regional specialty dishes. A trained sommelier, Colleen also loves finding local wines to incorporate into her cooking classes and instructing students on making divine food and wine pairings.

Outside of her business, Colleen loves spending almost all of her free time in her home kitchen, cooking and baking with her three children and her husband.

An Overview On Food Thermometers

If you routinely cook meats, a food thermometer is a must-have kitchen item. You can test the doneness of everything from steaks to whole turkeys without having to cut into them. But if you haven’t shopped for a food thermometer lately, you may not realize how much they’ve evolved from their earliest days.

Before you start shopping, consider whether you want a probe-based thermometer or one of the newer types that works using infrared laser technology. With the latter, you’ll simply point and click to determine doneness. If you opt for a probe type, consider the kinds of food you’ll be cooking. For cooking large meats in your oven or smoker, you’ll need a probe long enough to reach all the way into the center of something, like a chicken or pork roast.

“If you’re a novice cook, an instant-read thermometer is the way to go,” says Colleen Janke. She’s our resident culinary expert and the owner of Savory Kitchen, a cooking school in San Jose, California. “With other thermometers, you’ll remove the probe too quickly to get an accurate reading. An instant-read will prevent that from happening.”

Newer thermometers also come with food presets, which means no more looking up what temperature your meat needs to be to reach a safe level of doneness. For grilling and smoking, you may also want to consider a type of thermometer that attaches to your grill and communicates with a receiver that you can take around the house with you.

Accuracy is probably one of the most important factors in a meat thermometer. If you’re using a laser-based thermometer, you’ll probably need to be fairly close to the food to get the most accurate reading. Some probe-based thermometers now come with two probes that you can use as verification for the temperature you’re seeing.

If you’re using a food probe, you’ll need to wash it after each use to avoid contamination the next time you use it to test. This can be tricky, though.

“Don’t put your thermometer through the dishwasher!” says Janke. “For cleaning, always use hot, soapy water and let it air-dry.”

Thermometers with extra features like digital readers or receivers need additional care. Check the manufacturer’s instructions to determine exactly what you’ll need to do to clean your thermometer between uses.

The Food Thermometer Buying Guide

  • Historically, food thermometers have operated by inserting a probe into the item being cooked. You can then check the temperature based on what the probe finds. However, a newer type of thermometer has emerged that uses infrared laser technology to test the meat merely by aiming it at the item being cooked. These point-and-shoot models eliminate messy probes.
  • Among digital thermometers, some models stand out for their receiver setup. The receiver communicates with a device you clamp onto your grill or smoker. You then stick the two probes into the meat and step away. They can have a reach of several hundred feet, so you can keep an eye on your food from a safe distance.
  • Preset recommendations can be a big help. Some thermometers come with preset programs for five USDA-approved doneness levels for nine different types of meat. Others come with recommended cooking levels for beef, veal, pork, poultry and fish.
  • Timers are an essential part of a food thermometer. Look for a thermometer with both a countdown and reverse-countdown feature, allowing you to either monitor how long your food has been cooking or insert a specific time. The reverse-countdown feature is especially ideal for those with smokers who need to slow-cook a large piece of meat.
  • When using a probe-based thermometer, pay close attention to the length of the probe if you routinely cook big items like ham, turkey or pork shoulders. Any probe that’s more than 4.5 inches is considered very long.
  • When it comes to accuracy, laser infrared thermometers boast the closest accuracy ranges. However, as you move further away, the laser can lose that accuracy.
  • Food thermometers are typically battery-powered, so make sure you have the right batteries in stock if they aren’t included. Some models shut off automatically when not in use to save battery power. They may also come with a low-battery indicator to ensure you aren’t stranded without extra batteries when you’re ready to start cooking.
  • If you’ve ever waited for a food thermometer to give you a reading, you know it can be frustrating. Some laser thermometers can give you results within 500 milliseconds of pulling the trigger. Thermometers that use something called a step-down tip give almost instant readings.
  • Thermometers that stay attached to your grill need to have a higher heat tolerance than those you only use when it’s time to test doneness. Make sure the wires and probe on any digital thermometer can withstand your grill’s heat when it’s clamped on during the cooking process.