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Hating my MEATER+

This this is what I get for relying on technology.    [email protected] thing will not connect to my phone (the relay box will but not the probe and it’s 100% clean). .   I’ve been struggling with this thing for a while, when it works it’s awesome but when I need it (for today’s Prime Rib Roast) it goes t*ts up.  I synced it yesterday to make sure it was fine and it was perfect.  Today—no dice.   

After 20 mins I threw in the towel and went back to my hard wired unit.   

Throwing it in the trash to be done with a bad relationship.  

End of rant—Happy Thanksgiving to all!
LBGE, HCI 9.4, SE Texas

Comments

  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 26,152
    Damn that sucks man.  Sometimes mine is a bit flaky but a solid clean always does it.  Sounds to me like maybe you just got a bad unit.  I’d contact them and see if they’ll send you a replacement.  

    In any case, I know you’ll get some bourbon today to take the sting off of that.

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • TechsasJimTechsasJim Posts: 792
    @JohnInCarolina

    hahaha yes sir.   Maybe I’ll get with them about that.   It’s frustrating for sure though, especially with a critical cook.   

    Cheers, be safe and happy.  
    LBGE, HCI 9.4, SE Texas
  • My BT tv speaker often has trouble pairing with my tv. My car’s anti-collision system often gives me false warnings. My wifi powered outlets aren’t always responsive via BT. My friend’s home alarm system often falsely triggers. 

    At the risk of repeating myself (and sounding both old and cranky), I yearn for a simpler time. 

    Not an approach for everyone, but for me, no tech = no troubleshooting tech issues. 
  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 3,259
    Call me old fashioned but I don't mind manually spot checking every 45 with my thermapen. I've never been a big fan of leave-in thermometers. 
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • TechsasJimTechsasJim Posts: 792
    Yep y’all get it clearly.    I try to embrace technology but when it doesn’t reciprocate- well…
    LBGE, HCI 9.4, SE Texas
  • TechsasJimTechsasJim Posts: 792
    Well 1.25hrs later it decided to come online.   

    Perfect timing.   

     I’ll take John’s suggestion and get with MEATER.   This unit must be defective.  
    LBGE, HCI 9.4, SE Texas
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 15,687
    My meater+ received an update today, which ruined the stability and caused me a ton of connectivity issues. Up until today it always worked amazing.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    It amazes me, how many people do not realize how the future works.
  • Wait, your thermometer received an online update? What a time to be alive
    South of Columbus, Ohio.

    "It’s very possible I’m doing it all wrong, haven’t watched any videos, but I’m happy with the ones I make."
      - @Legume

  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 15,687
    edited November 24
    Wait, your thermometer received an online update? What a time to be alive
    I got a new phone and in order to connect I needed to do the update.  Wouldn't let me just use it.  Now it is very unstable.

    (And yes, thermometer updates, what a TTBA)
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    It amazes me, how many people do not realize how the future works.
  • Mine is not connecting right now, but I don’t care about it enough to fix it.  I much prefer using my ThermoWorks Bluedot or Smoke.
    XL BGE, Large BGE, Small BGE, Weber Summit NG                                                                                               
    Memphis  
  • SonVolt said:
    Call me old fashioned but I don't mind manually spot checking every 45 with my thermapen. I've never been a big fan of leave-in thermometers. 
    The only downfall to that is poking it causes the juice to pour out at times. It hurts my feelings seeing it rolling out. Lol. 
  • danhoodanhoo Posts: 463
    I only use my meater + when cooking rotisserie.

    My wired therms are much more reliable. 
    current: | Large BGE |  Genesis 1000 | Genesis E330 | 22 inch Kettle | Weber Summit Kamado
    sold:| PitBoss pro 820  WSM 22 
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 14,202
    Mine forced an update that took about ten minutes. Fine after that. 🤷🏼‍♂️
  • PowakPowak Posts: 1,362
    Meater’s live customer service is unbelievable. Better than their actual product sometimes. The only thing I like the Meater+ for is accuracy. My smoke always seems to undershoot by 3°. My Meater and Thermapens MK IV and One all line up.
    Meater’s hard-to-find customer service number:
    (818) 929-8907
  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 1,479
    I had poor placement of my Meater+ yesterday.  That is on me.  I was rocking along, slowing the cook down to be done on time and when I pulled the birds for the rest, My thermo pen in different parts showed 155° instead of the desired 160°.  I knew I wasn't going to get 10° of carryover, so I had to put them back in the oven for 15 minutes.  I need to do that check about halfway through the cook so I know I am in the coldest part of the bird.

    Lesson learned.
    Clinton, Iowa
  • BattlebornBattleborn Posts: 2,884
    I bought one last week when they were on sale. First use today. Update took about 5 minutes. Running well so far. 
    Las Vegas, NV


  • TechsasJimTechsasJim Posts: 792
    When it works it’s great, fantastic even.   

    I’ll get with them next week about my issues.    Won’t need it for a couple weeks now that Thanksgiving is done.   
    LBGE, HCI 9.4, SE Texas
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 17,329
    I have the 4 probe MEATER Block, and am yet to find a reason to love it. 

    Could be operator error, but I haven’t been motivated to dive deep into it since my FlameBoss 200 works so well. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 15,687
    edited November 26
    Apparently Traeger pushed an update yesterday.  A bunch of twitter posts complaining about a forced update on T-Day and their app was down.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    It amazes me, how many people do not realize how the future works.
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 15,687
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    It amazes me, how many people do not realize how the future works.
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 13,264
    I’m glad to read that no meaters are getting thrown in the trash, I was starting to think they were clumping.
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 14,202
    You know Traeger owns MEATER. Not coincidence. 
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 15,687
    You know Traeger owns MEATER. Not coincidence. 
    I did not know that, thanks for the info!
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    It amazes me, how many people do not realize how the future works.
  • TechsasJimTechsasJim Posts: 792
    You know Traeger owns MEATER. Not coincidence. 
    Son of a….  I did not know that but helps explain quite a bit.   Ugh.   
    LBGE, HCI 9.4, SE Texas
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