posted December 02, 2022
ChefsTemp Quad XPro Thermometer Review
Hey there, BBQ Friends! Today, I’m taking a look at the ChefsTemp Quad XPro Thermometer. The Quad XPro is a 4 probe external RF thermometer system designed to help you keep track of your cook no matter where you are in your house. Is it a good value for the mid-tier price tag? Follow along and find out.
ChefsTemp sent us this equipment for testing and review purposes, however, all opinions are our own.
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ChefsTemp Quad XPro Features
The Quad XPro features the following:
- Extended Long Range Transmission: Extended Long Range Transmission: 500 feet, up to 1000 feet in open areas. Guaranteed to keep you connected to your cook from anywhere in your home or yard.
- 4 Probe 4-Channel: Track up to three different cooks at once plus your pit temp.
- Dashboard-Style Display: Shows Min/Max; High/Low.
View all channels and temperature data at once.
No fumbling with buttons or switching between channels.
- IP66 Waterproof: Splash-proof sealed design for outdoor use, rated to IP66.
- Long Battery Life: 1000 hours of battery life. Great for your smoking which needs a long time temp monitoring.
The ChefsTemp Quad XPro
The ChefsTemp Quad XPro is a remote thermometer featuring 4 external probes, as you can easily gather from the “Quad” moniker. In the box you’ll find 4 probes; 3 of which are food temperature probes and one ambient probe to track your grill temperature. You’ll also find a grate clip, the main unit, and remote receiver. It’s worth noting that ChefsTemp doesn’t include any batteries even though both the transmitter and receiver each require two AAs. While the receiver must have batteries to function, the transmitter can be powered via a USB-C port on the right-hand side of the case.
The unit is well built and feels solid in hand, with the main base station featuring a kick stand to help stand it up on your grill shelf and the receiver using a shirt clip or built-in magnets to help you keep track of it. In addition, the Quad XPro holds an IP66 waterproof rating, which means it will hold up against some weather or yard sprinklers if you accidentally leave it outside for a bit.
Both receiver and transmitter units have a decent backlit screen, allowing quick access to all the information you’ll need. The Quad XPro base station allows you to set high/low temperature alarms, check current temperatures for your probes, and track maximum and minimum temperatures for your current session. While the receiver unit will display most of the same info (minus the maximum and minimum temperatures), no adjustments can be made to the alarms from it. Alarm volume is the only adjustable parameter here.
ChefsTemp Quad XPro Testing
During my many test cooks with the ChefsTemp Quad XPro, I haven’t encountered a single issue. It did require calibration out of the box for the ambient probe, but the food temperature probes were within a degree of my ThermoWorks Smoke X4 and Signals units. Calibration can be achieved via a button on the back of the main unit.
It features 500ft of range with between the base station and remote units under normal use conditions, but ChefsTemp says double that is possible when clear of any obstructions. I didn’t have any issues walking about a block down the street, but your mileage may vary.
All in all, this ChefsTemp thermometer worked exactly as I’d expect it to. It keeps pace with my more expensive thermometer setups while costing a fraction of the price which is currently $109.99. Long-term durability still remains to be seen, but my other thermometers from the company (three Finaltouch X10 units) haven’t had any issues and have been through weekly use for about 8 months now.
What We Like
Here are some of my favorite things about the ChefsTemp Quad XPro:
- Solid Construction with IP66 Rating – These units feel like they could take a drop or three, while keeping excess water out.
- Large Backlit Displays – Even though it’s just a standard LCD display, it’s easy to read and a cool blue backlight is always a plus for me.
- Magnetic Receiver
What Could be Improved
- Batteries – I can’t be the only one that hates going to find batteries. Include them, especially since the units require 4 AAs total.
- Price – $109.99 at the time of review.
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Great Recipes for the ChefsTemp Quad XPro
Do you have the Quad XPro or are you planning on buying one in the future? If so, I recommend trying these awesome recipes on your grill.
ChefsTemp Quad XPro Review: Final Thoughts
The ChefsTemp Quad XPro is a solid choice for anybody looking for a 4 probe system. I feel like it’s a little expensive for what it provides. Similar options from InkBird and ThermoPro can be had for less money and more features like Bluetooth connectivity and rechargeable batteries. While the Quad XPro is a solid choice, I’d recommend waiting for a sale or a coupon before picking one up for yourself.
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