• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice concept! Disgusting, substandard and disappointing implementation!

    • Written by from Stillwater

    I get so tired of this. The iGrill mini is great in concept but the instructions and the app are horrible. The front page of the app is nothing but advertising. Come on put it at the back. Let people use the thing before pitching them to spend more money. Turn the iGrill on, connect the temperature probe ... Then the phone and the iGrill don't want to pair. After four or five tries though usually find each other Now the battery is dead. I thought it would shut down if the probe is unplugged. Awh, I've spent too much time on this stupid thing already. I hate it when people waste my time and money.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Helpful Product!

    • Written by from Brooks

    These guys make some great hardware. I received a iGrill mini for my birthday last spring and enjoyed using it and improving my BBQ’d meats last summer. I bought a kitchen thermometer for my wife in the fall and though she has used it for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and a couple of other times.

    This Christmas I thought a few of my friends would enjoy an iGrill mini, so I bought 3 from the Apple online store (because they had free shipping in Canada). I did I learn that one of my gifts was dead on arrival, but after some great customer support and troubleshooting, they shipped my friend a new device free of charge!

    The software could use some polish,but it works well. Being about to monitor temperature without opening an oven or going outside to the BBQ is super-handy - especially in the middle of winter!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from Crystal Lake

    I've had two minis for several months now and used them both (one for the grill and the other in the meat for smoking) several times for 8-12 hours each time and I've never had to replace the batteries. They work perfect and lead to very good and easy to smoke grilling.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This Product is absolute Rubbish

    • Written by from FERNTREE GULLY

    Nice box and packaging, product feels in your hands on the cheaper side. The activation button has no real tactile response, when you press it the stupid thing will not activate. I persisted with it for about 25 mins. I got my multimeter out and checked the battery was not flat, the battery was good. I got so annoyed with it i tossed it onto the coffee table, came back into the room 30 mins later and it was actually activated, paired with my phone after downloading their latest app, which is not that good, more about selling you something than being a good interface for their product. It worked once, then went to use it again and didn't work. Got my multimeter out and found the battery in good order. I pulled the Igrill mini apart, what a piece of junk, cheap utter rubbish (I work in aviation electronics). They could be on a massive winner here, they need a new engineering manager. I would happily pay another 10 or even $20 for a very high quality product that would work. What a waste of money!!!!!!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    Absolute junk. Battery doesn't last, battery cover disconnects battery from unit when inserted so you have to wiggle it to make a contact. Product disconnects constantly. Worthless.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great device, just make sure you turn it off

    • Written by from TARRAGINDI

    I love his device and use it a couple of times a week. iI has revolutionised steaks on the BBQ (Google "reverse sear"), and now we never order steak when we go out. It is never as good as it is at home.

    My first unit stopped working after a couple of uses and the Apple store swapped it no worries. Then I learned how important it is to make sure it is turned off after each use, or the battery will run down.

    I highly recommend this device

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would not buy until they fix the design/operating flaws

    • Written by from Houston

    Received this item as a gift and could not get it to turn on. I jumped online to troubleshoot and found issues with the battery. I got it to turn on after 10 minutes because I had the battery cover "improperly" attached. When the battery cover was improperly attached it actually made the battery make the correct contact with he device and I got it to turn on. Once on I could not get it to connect to my iPhone 6 with he current iOS. I returned it to the store and will wait for the better designed version.... The super strong magnet on the base may have been pulling the battery out of place but I sill had the same issues when the unit was not connected to the base.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems.

    • Written by from Mountain Creek

    I got mine as a pressie. I have used it on many occasions and it works fine. I sit watching the box with a glass of red with my phone next to me while I'm smoking a ham, watch the temp and only get up to add more hickory. Great invention (I'm 66 yrs old) and if I can use it anybody can. What are all you other guys doing wrong?

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only good for trash

    • Written by from Burnaby

    Purchased, used and very happy. Weeks later wanted to use again and battery was dead. New battery, difficult to get started, but it worked. Much less happy. Weeks later- dead again.
    Quality of product feels cheap and not well made at all.
    Final use is a in trash can.
    Do not buy.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Junk

    • Written by from Ankeny

    Bought one at Mills Fleet Farm. Would only power up if battery cover was off and battery slightly lifted up away from housing. Returned it for another and this one won't even power up at all. How a product so worthless can even reach the marketplace is baffling.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be great, instead it's junk.

    • Written by from Atlanta

    The packaging was of very high quality. Nice graphics, semi-matte cardstock. Inside was a product that I immediately thought to myself, "wow, I hope I get a year out of this thing." I was too optimistic. I got 2 uses out of it.
    When it did work it was pretty nice. There were apps for both my iPad and Android devices. They worked well, gave accurate temps, and drew out very nice (and useful) graphs over time. When cooking slow and low it was nice to see a very slow but steady rise in the temp over time. I saw the chart stall out and knew I needed to go out and stir the coals up a little bit. The thermometer was of decent quality.
    The range was limited to Bluetooth. Truthfully, it barely made it into the house. Better than nothing I suppose, but the connected devices were pretty much just inside the back door of the kitchen. Wi-Fi would greatly increase how useful this product would be.
    What would also greatly increase how useful this product would be is if the battery unit was not the biggest piece of junk, ever. The first unit I bought I had to make a shim to make the battery contact the unit properly. Terrible omen, but I had meat ready to be cooked and needed a thermometer. I exchanged it for another one. I had to shim that battery to make contact too. Just wow. The power switch is some kind of touch thing, and it blinks all kinda of really cool colors that mean nothing to me. I think I eventually left the unit on and now the battery is dead after just the second use. An actual on-off switch would be far better since I would know if it was, on or off.
    Anyhow, I'm not even going to buy a replacement battery, I'm going to package it up and return it to iDevices and tell them it's just low grade Chinese junk and they can have it back. 2014 and companies still just fail to meet the freaking minimum. Embarrassing and I feel like a tool for even having had to experience a product of such terrible quality.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead off the shelf

    • Written by from Verona

    Picked one up at the local Apple store. Would not power on when got it home. Brought it back to the store. They took another off the shelf, also would not power up. Took a third off the shelf, also would not power on. Asked for refund. Apple = great, iGrill = not so great. Would give zero stars if it were possible.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design and concept, but didn't work

    • Written by from Titusville

    Bought the iGrill mini last week. Checked it out, and it appeared to be operational. Turned it off. That was Friday. Today, Monday, tried to turn it on to use. Would not work. Spent several minutes with iDevices customer service, but we could not get it to work. Big disappointment!

    The C/S rep was pleasant and tried to be helpful. I was promised a new working replacement and return label for the malfunctioning item. Will update my review after the replacement arrives and used a few times. That said, my mood now is that I might have wasted my money for a beautiful, well designed paper weight. It's built in China. QC?

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works ok, instructions are awful

    • Written by from Monroe

    After failing to get the Bluetooth to sync, I went online and found that you have to sync the Bluetooth through the iDevice app, NOT through your IOS settings. After that, it seems to work ok. We have sensitive temperature monitoring equipment at work, I found that this device has dead band of about 5º. If it reads 100º, it could 102.5º or 98.5º. If you need a accuracy, this is not the device for you. But you get what you pay for.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Stratford

    Got the devise at the "Mothership" store in Cupertino. It wouldn't work. Exchanged it for another devise today in CT. Didn't work. Purchased a replacement battery. Can finally boot it up, but it refuses to connect with my 5s and completely shuts down when the back of the unit is attached.. Have decided we were able to grill long before these hi-tech devises hit the market, we can probably continue to do so if this is the type of product available. Save your money.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Read reviews. BAD. Do not buy!

    • Written by from Palm Springs

    Purchase 1 unit at Apple Store Las Vegas Forum Shops. Got home and it would not turn on. Took back to store and had an Apple Store member look at it. No knowledge of unit. Open second box at store and it would also not turn on. Finally, first unit turned on but would not pair. No one at the Apple Store knew about the device and the person that might was with a customer. I'm not sure what I was I this point. Both devices were DOA. Beware. Also frustrated with Apple Store not knowing what's on their shelves. Stick with what you know and leave the other stuff to them. Really worried about all the new "stuff" coming with IOS 8 and the iWatch, etc. Focus Focus Focus....

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    • Written by from Halifax

    I bought this out of my frustration with the original iGrill model which had been behaving erratically ever since I purchased it a couple of years ago. The app which comes with it is particularly user-un-friendly. Try changing the temperature measurements and you'll soon run out of patience (I did).

    This model is tiny - not much bigger than a wristwatch - and appears to be very cheaply produced. Took it out of the box, followed the scant instructions for starting it up, only to find that it came supplied with a dead battery (button cell). I replaced the cell and it switched on - great! However, it wouldn't pair with either my iPhone 5S or my iPad Air - after several attempts with both. Took it back to the Apple Store for a refund, where I was told that it wasn't the first one they'd had returned. 'Nuff said.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible construction

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Received an iGrill mini as a Father's Day present. It would not turn on... had to return it.

    Received a replacement today (they were out of stock when I returned the original) and the new one will only turn on if the battery cover is off and I prop the battery at an angle. Replacing the battery cover pushes the battery back to normal position and kills the device. Operating without the cover on is no good either - the battery shifts and it loses power.

    Will be returning this second device. Not going to bother with a third.

    Don't waste your time or money on these things.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Maverick 732, Eat your heart out! ;)

    • Written by from Vleuten

    As and low and slow cooker on my Weber One Touch Premium i could not do,withoutma proper thermometer. I had several Ikea Fantast models but wanted A wireless model. Maverick is the reference standard. But for how long? If you own a Apple device with Bluetooth 4.0 this really small wireless Bluetooth controller is absolutely great!

    Now i am sitting down WITH the guests white queing! And my IPod Touch on a docking device stands needly on the table!

    I am going to buy two more for more food usage at the same time and for the grill plate temperature reading. AWESOME! And with Apple build quality!!!

    3 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy this product yet

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    Mine only worked a few days and died. Changed the battery and it was dead agin in two days. The manufacture has not respond to warranty requests.

    74 of 79 people found this useful