• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead off the shelf

    • Written by from Verona

    Picked one up at the local Apple store. Would not power on when got it home. Brought it back to the store. They took another off the shelf, also would not power up. Took a third off the shelf, also would not power on. Asked for refund. Apple = great, iGrill = not so great. Would give zero stars if it were possible.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design and concept, but didn't work

    • Written by from Titusville

    Bought the iGrill mini last week. Checked it out, and it appeared to be operational. Turned it off. That was Friday. Today, Monday, tried to turn it on to use. Would not work. Spent several minutes with iDevices customer service, but we could not get it to work. Big disappointment!

    The C/S rep was pleasant and tried to be helpful. I was promised a new working replacement and return label for the malfunctioning item. Will update my review after the replacement arrives and used a few times. That said, my mood now is that I might have wasted my money for a beautiful, well designed paper weight. It's built in China. QC?

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Stratford

    Got the devise at the "Mothership" store in Cupertino. It wouldn't work. Exchanged it for another devise today in CT. Didn't work. Purchased a replacement battery. Can finally boot it up, but it refuses to connect with my 5s and completely shuts down when the back of the unit is attached.. Have decided we were able to grill long before these hi-tech devises hit the market, we can probably continue to do so if this is the type of product available. Save your money.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Read reviews. BAD. Do not buy!

    • Written by from Palm Springs

    Purchase 1 unit at Apple Store Las Vegas Forum Shops. Got home and it would not turn on. Took back to store and had an Apple Store member look at it. No knowledge of unit. Open second box at store and it would also not turn on. Finally, first unit turned on but would not pair. No one at the Apple Store knew about the device and the person that might was with a customer. I'm not sure what I was I this point. Both devices were DOA. Beware. Also frustrated with Apple Store not knowing what's on their shelves. Stick with what you know and leave the other stuff to them. Really worried about all the new "stuff" coming with IOS 8 and the iWatch, etc. Focus Focus Focus....

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    • Written by from Halifax

    I bought this out of my frustration with the original iGrill model which had been behaving erratically ever since I purchased it a couple of years ago. The app which comes with it is particularly user-un-friendly. Try changing the temperature measurements and you'll soon run out of patience (I did).

    This model is tiny - not much bigger than a wristwatch - and appears to be very cheaply produced. Took it out of the box, followed the scant instructions for starting it up, only to find that it came supplied with a dead battery (button cell). I replaced the cell and it switched on - great! However, it wouldn't pair with either my iPhone 5S or my iPad Air - after several attempts with both. Took it back to the Apple Store for a refund, where I was told that it wasn't the first one they'd had returned. 'Nuff said.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible construction

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Received an iGrill mini as a Father's Day present. It would not turn on... had to return it.

    Received a replacement today (they were out of stock when I returned the original) and the new one will only turn on if the battery cover is off and I prop the battery at an angle. Replacing the battery cover pushes the battery back to normal position and kills the device. Operating without the cover on is no good either - the battery shifts and it loses power.

    Will be returning this second device. Not going to bother with a third.

    Don't waste your time or money on these things.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy this product yet

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    Mine only worked a few days and died. Changed the battery and it was dead agin in two days. The manufacture has not respond to warranty requests.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iGrill mini is very poor quality

    • Written by from Maple Ridge

    This device worked well, but it failed after only two usages. In total it lasted about three weeks. Tried replacing the battery but to no avail. Just out of interest, when I disassembled the unit (insofar as it was finished anyway) to see what was inside, I found further evidence of poor build quality. The mounting magnet inside, which is supposed to be a single disc, was actually just a bunch of irregularly shaped chunks from other broken magnets jammed into the circular housing. Pretty cheesy.

    25 of 27 people found this useful