Are there any areas of your life which are not being changed due to technology? For me, the most mundane areas of my life have suddenly become easier to manage. For example, getting up to turn on a lamp used to be annoying, but now I can just use the Wemo app and turn the lamp on.
With technology moving away from the office and into all parts of our homes, areas previously unaltered with technology are becoming increasingly exciting as technology can aid in mundane task. Checking the temperature of meat can become mundane when cooking for an extended period of time. A good grill or smoker can and should be able to maintain its temperature without much fuss from the cooker, but I am not comfortable yet to leave my grill temperature unchecked for hours. In recent years there has been an improvement and innovation with wireless thermometers but these require the griller to carry around an extra item to check the temperature.
To aid in improving grilling enjoyment the iGrill wants to make grilling or smoking meat easier. By using the iGrill device you can connect your iOS device through Bluetooth and remotely monitor the temperature of your meat or grill￼. While time is a helpful gauge on whether a piece of meat is ready, I am never as confident with that first cut unless I have stuck a temperature probe into the meat. The iGrill is a unique idea but what about the execution? Is it reliable enough to forgo all visual temperature checks during those long cooks? Let’s dive in and see if this device really makes grilling an easier experience.
Summertime is great. Whether you enjoy the sunshine by the beach, camp out in the middle of nowhere, or just catch some rays at home, summer is meant to be enjoyed outdoors. One of the best ways to enjoy the summer sun is with a good, old-fashioned, backyard BBQ.
If the thought of firing up the grill and planning a cookout overwhelms you, have no fear. There are tons of iPad apps that are perfect to help you with both planning and executing your next outdoor eating adventure. The apps range from recipe planners and finders, to cooking tools, to apps that can keep you entertained while you slave over the hot grill. Read on to learn about some of the many applications that are handy to have on hand when you prepare your next BBQ. (more…)