My grill didn't come with a thermometer, so I installed one of these. Installation was straightforward - drill 1/2" hole, install thermometer.
The probe isn't very long (under 1") and it just barely clears my grill's inner head shield which may be affecting the reading. Just something to keep in mind if your grill has a heat shield in the lid.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, easy to read
Cons: probe could be slightly longer
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Response from By BrinkmannSupport, March 25, 2015By BrinkmannSupport, March 25, 2015
Thank you for the information, we're glad you were able to install your new temperature gauge easily. We hope you enjoy the spring grilling season! Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
I wanted a temperature guage for my Brinkman gas grill as it didn't come with one when I bought it. I got the Brinkman temperature guage and it took maybe 5 minutes to install it. I drilled a hole large enough so the bolt could be placed on the threads, tightened and presto it was done. The true test will be this evening while my chicken is cooking in the grill.
I normally do not rate things this high but this temp gage is perfect. I used it in a pellet smoker/grill that had a 3/4 inch hole and the gage is designed for a 1/2 inch hole. With the addition of a washer it works just perfect. The gage was less than half the price of the one designed specifically for this grill. Do not be afraid to use it if you have a smaller hole than it is designed for. It will work. Try it!!!
I bought this for my weber that did not have A gauge from the factory. I drilled A hole and installed it in the lid in 5 minutes. The great thing about this gauge is that it is able to be calibrated with the screw at the end of the stem. Just do A boiling water test with the stem and move to screw to reach around 212 if it is not already close. For the price great product!
I chose this gauge to install on a barbecue that had no gauge. This was a very easy install and only took about 5 min. using various drill sizes to step up to 7/16. Using an infrared thermometer to check the accuracy of this gauge I was astounded at the accuracy. According to the infrared thermometer the gauge reads +4° at 225° and it reads +4° at 300°. With the gauge being as close as it is I am very happy with the install and purchase of this gauge and I have not seen any condensation or hazing of the gauge head. Can't beat this gauge for the price.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Assemble, Easy to Clean, Sturdy, Superior Craftsmanship
Installed on my laboratory oven as a backup, it was 90 degrees F off straight out of the box when compared to Fluke standard.. It's not a quality instrument but it could ruin a couple of dinners before someone finds out.. Adjust with boiling water or ????
it was added on a smoker that already had a temperature gauge on it but this one worked so much better than the one it came with!
Pros: Durable, Easy to Assemble, Easy to Clean, Sturdy
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Review 15 for Temperature Gauge
Age Range:55 to 64
Home Improvement Profile:Other
PostedMay 29, 2014
No, I do not recommend this product.
I was disappointed in this temperature gauge. It can be calibrated but the lower temperature readings were not accurate after I calibrated it. I have a cheap candy thermometer that I bought at a yard sale and it is much more accurate than this gauge.
Pros: can be calibrated
Cons: doesn't show accurate lower temperature reading
Replacement temp gauge for Brinkman grill installed quite easily and maintains an accurate temperature reading. When compared to digital thermometer temp it was right on spot. Had a problem with condensation on the glass front making it difficult to read. I'm in the PNW so maybe our wetter weather creates more of an issue here. May not have condensation problems in the dry climate of the SW verses here.
I bought one of these gauge from my local HD to install in a recently acquired Brinkmann Charcoal Smoker since the gauge on the smoker doesn't indicated degrees, only Warm, Ideal, and Hot. I settled down the smoker to 225 deg, which is the recommended temperature to smoke meat, and everything came out charred to a crisp. I used a digital thermometer and found that the smoker was running in excess of 300 degrees while this gauge read 225. I bought a new gauge (silly me for throwing away the packaging for the first one) and again, using an oven thermometer and a digital thermometer to verify, I found that the second gauge was WAY off. A note, I didn't over torque the nut that fastens this gauge, on the second gauge, I didn't even use the nut. Basically, this gauge is JUNK for a smoker!!!