ThermoPro TP20 Hands-Free Backlit Food Thermometer

Last updated: September 20, 2022


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.

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.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: If you're roasting a turkey or smoking a chicken or pork roast, this ThermoPro TP20 thermometer will be handy, as you can take the receiver with you.

In our analysis of 115 expert reviews, the ThermoPro Hands-Free Backlit Food Thermometer placed 14th when we looked at the top 20 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!

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.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers 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.
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.
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.
There’s no syncing required, the transmitter and receiver automatically find eachother, and this makes use one step simpler than most.
The transmitter and receiver were already paired at manufacturing facility. Usually you do not need to re-synchronize or re-pair the units.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
The dual probe technology ensures proper monitoring of the food on the oven, smoker, grill, etc. even from a distance of 300 feet
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
As well as offering the pre-set programs for different meats, the TP20 is also programmed with five USDA approved ‘doneness’ levels.
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 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.
On the receiver, temperatures are simultaneously displayed. Alarm temperatures for each probe can be selected by the user depending on their preference.
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.
The TP20 comes with a 1-year warranty, but you can extend it to 3 years if you register your device with ThermoPro online.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.

What reviewers 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.
It's not waterproof.
Second probe isn’t as effective for monitoring the meat
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.
The second probe isn’t as effective at monitoring meat
Some complaints about the grill clip not being very functional and difficult to use
Pre-programmed temps may not be quite to your liking
It’s a little expensive and can be challenging to configure.
The only flaw that we were able to find is the fact that you’ll have to keep the receiver on hand.
Sometimes when using two probes, the reading in one will be slightly higher than the other one
Some people have had problems with the probes breaking which could be a number of things.
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).
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.
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.
No alarm when the temperature drops too low
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Beep flash makes noise
Does not give an alert
On some occasions due to any obstruction, the wireless of the device does not work correctly.
Not dishwasher safe
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