If you compare the Meat°it+ to the Meat°it, the visual changes are not obvious. The probe is offered with its magnetic holder (very practical to keep it within reach, on the refrigerator door). But there is a small difference this time: a transparent cover protects the device from dust. Another notable difference: the probe no longer works on battery with USB recharge, but on batteries. A choice that it seems difficult to consider as a progress – maybe in terms of recycling?

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The Meat°it+ probe.

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While the base of the Meat°it had one LED (charge indicator), the Meat°it+ has two: one, blue, indicates if the Bluetooth connection is good; the second, green, ensures that the dock, the probe and the smartphone are well connected. This is the principle of the device: it communicates via Bluetooth with its base, which itself communicates with the smartphone.

This base also allows to recharge the probe, which looks like a thin metal thermometer. It consists of a long rod, pointed on one side and completed on the other by a plastic part containing the electronics. The probe can withstand temperatures ranging from -30°C to +400°C, but also direct contact with flames, which is good if you want to use it with a BBQ.

Instead of using meat, as we did with the Meat°it probe, we choose fish this time. So we choose a nice Scottish salmon steak.

Once loaded, you just have to take the probe out of its base to start it. When you open the application, it only takes a few seconds to see that the probe is connected. All that’s left to do is choose the type of cooking appliance you’re using (from steamer to smoker, rotisserie, frying pan and charcoal, gas or electric BBQs), the type of meat or fish (from pork to beef, sea bass or grouper) and the type of cooking you prefer.

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The application acts as a step-by-step.

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From then on, the application suggests the ideal cooking temperature (for certain fish in particular), but it is above all possible to choose the one you prefer yourself. For example, six different cooking temperatures are possible for a rib of beef: from blue (49°C) to well done (68°C). A fOnce the selection is made, you just have to “stick” the probe in the leather set, taking care to let its black plastic end stick out. Each time, a diagram is proposed by the application, making this manipulation very simple.

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The user is guided through each step.

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The application indicates the internal temperature of the piece being cooked, as well as the target temperature defined when choosing its cooking. As the temperature rises, the application displays the remaining time. The advantage is that you don’t have to worry about anything. Be careful not to move too far away from the probe’s support/relay though. The link can be lost, as it happened to us while we were changing rooms. But a warning message received in this case invites us to move closer. A few minutes before the end of the cooking time, another alert message arrives, this time with a police-type ringing. An old-fashioned timer sound would have been more charming. Still, we are warned that the cooking is about to end.

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The probe is extracted with a small hook to avoid burning.

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Then you just have to extract the probe with a small plastic tool provided. Be careful, with its metal parts, the Meat°it+ is extremely hot. The use of this tool is essential. The whole unit can be cleaned under clear water before being wiped off and put away.

The application has not changed much since our test of the Meat°it probe and we invite you to read the review we made at that time. The tutorial has become clearer and the number of recipes available on the mastrad-paris.fr website has increased considerably – there were only about ten before.

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No need to watch your dish anymore: an alert warns you © Christophe Séfrin / Les Numériques

Beware, during our tests, the link between the application and the Mastrad website responded with a 404 error. On the website, the proposed recipes are accessible via this link.

Allhese are not directly related to the Meat°it+ probe. Many of them seem to be there to promote other accessories of the brand.