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Battle of the Brands: Tappecue vs. Meater

Updated: Oct 6, 2023

In this post, we're going to give you the differences between two best selling wireless probe brands in the market - Tappecue and Meater.


Both brands have a completely wireless meat probe. The latest version Tappecue launched is the AirProbe3. The latest version Meater launched is the Meater Plus.


The AirProbe3 vs. the Meater Plus


AirProbe3

Meater Plus

Battery Source

Supercapacitor

Solid-state Lithium

Works in pressure cookers

Yes

No

Dishwasher safe

Yes

No

Potential to explode

No

Yes

Temperature range

212/100 - 572/300 F/C

212/100 - 527/275 F/C

Waterproof

IP67

No rating

Probe diameter

5mm

6mm

Dual Sensor

Yes

Yes

BLE Range

165FT

165FT

Charge lasts for

48 hours

24 hours

Time it takes to charge

2 hours

12 hours

Charge cycles (how many times you can recharge the the probe before the battery source gives out)

100,000 plus

1,000 - 10,000

Charging dock

Uses AAA or USB-C

Uses AAA

Cloud-connected software

AirProbe Direct (works with cell service or Wi-Fi)

Meater Link (only works with Wi-Fi)

Works with Alexa

Yes

Yes

Works with Google Home

Yes

N/A

Works with Apple Watch

Yes

N/A

Works directly with Smartphone

Yes

Yes

Works with Wi-Fi unit

Tappecue Touch

Meater Block

The Tappecue Touch vs. the Meater Block

Tappecue Touch

Meater Block

Wi-Fi enabled unit

Yes

Yes

Alerts from anywhere

Yes

Yes

Imbedded alarm

Yes

No

Touch screen display

Yes

No

Works stand-alone (view temperatures on screen)

Yes

Yes

Has Offline Mode (can still send temperatures to your smartphone without Wi-Fi)

Yes

No

Battery source

Rechargeable Lithium Ion

4 AA alkaline batteries

Charge length

20 hours (unlimited with Power Supply)

8 hours

Probe types

Wired or wireless

Only wireless

Probe capacity

8 Sensors (4 to 8 probes depending on probe type)

8 Sensors

Works as thermostat for charcoal grills and smokers

Yes (Tappecue Cruise Control System)

No


Tappecue Cruise Control System

The Cruise Control is an easy way to control the air intake to your fire in your grill or smoker so that you can control the temperature. Simply set the desired temperature for your grill or smoker and let the Blower give life to your fire!


The Meater unfortunately doesn't have a control unit that can work with their Block, so the Tappecue wins the round here by default.


Innovating Solutions LLC vs Apption Labs

The makers of Tappecue, Innovating Solutions LLC, are from Kansas City, MO - the capital of BBQ! We're a small, family-owned and operated business who got our start inventing the world's first internet-enabled meat thermometer (Tappecue) back in 2013. It's been 10 years of progress and innovation. We're continually improving our products and spending our money on innovation and not big marketing budgets for ads and influencers. Unlike Apption Labs, who was bought out by Traeger last year, we take pride in being a small company; and we strive to create the best products on the market. As a small business, we prioritize relationships and BBQ!


If you align with those principles and want to join Team Tappecue, we have options for you. Become a customer, a brand ambassador, or work with us directly on our team!


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