The holidays are stressful enough without having to worry about finding the perfect gift for the ones you love. That’s why this holiday season, MyITpros is stepping in and doing all the shopping for you! Whether you’re technically savvy or not, we’ve picked out 12 awesome gadgets that are sure to make you the gift-giving hit of the season.
Check back each day to discover the next perfect present during our 12 days of technology!
What it is: MEATER Smart Thermometer
Have you ever heard the saying “a watched ham never cooks”? Neither have we, but thanks to our personal experience trying and failing to wait patiently for the beloved holiday ham to be ready for consumption, we can attest that it’s a fact. It can be difficult for us regular cooks to tell when meat has cooked all the way through—but luckily, the MEATER Smart Thermometer is here to help.
How does the MEATER work? Simply insert the probe into your chosen meat and then fire up the app. Input some basic information about the type of meat and the desired temperature, and the app does the rest! The MEATER has a dual sensor that can simultaneously monitor meat internally up to 212 degrees Fahrenheit and externally up to 527 degrees Fahrenheit, the thermometer is durable and water-resistant, and the device can be used in any kind of cooker (an oven, a grill, a smoker and more). The MEATER connects to your mobile device via Bluetooth, with a range of up to 33 feet for the basic model and 165 feet for the MEATER+.
The MEATER app includes everything from step-by-step cooking guides to cooking time estimates—and did we mention the customizable alerts that let you know when the optimal temperature has been reached? The thermometer is also programmed with an estimator algorithm that lets you know how much cook time and rest time your dish will need, which will prove invaluable in terms of planning out the rest of your meal and managing your time. Preparing big dinners has never been easier!
How much it costs: Starts at $69
The MEATER retails on both Amazon and the MEATER website for $69 for the standard model and $99 for the MEATER+. Your purchase will include one smart thermometer, one charger and one battery. Both sites offer free standard shipping.
Who to buy it for: The amateur chef in your life
We all know someone who loves to cook but may need some help becoming a Food Network star. While this gift might not get them on TV, it will absolutely make them the star of their next holiday meal or summer BBQ!