• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only good for trash

    • Written by from Burnaby

    Purchased, used and very happy. Weeks later wanted to use again and battery was dead. New battery, difficult to get started, but it worked. Much less happy. Weeks later- dead again.
    Quality of product feels cheap and not well made at all.
    Final use is a in trash can.
    Do not buy.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Junk

    • Written by from Ankeny

    Bought one at Mills Fleet Farm. Would only power up if battery cover was off and battery slightly lifted up away from housing. Returned it for another and this one won't even power up at all. How a product so worthless can even reach the marketplace is baffling.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be great, instead it's junk.

    • Written by from Atlanta

    The packaging was of very high quality. Nice graphics, semi-matte cardstock. Inside was a product that I immediately thought to myself, "wow, I hope I get a year out of this thing." I was too optimistic. I got 2 uses out of it.
    When it did work it was pretty nice. There were apps for both my iPad and Android devices. They worked well, gave accurate temps, and drew out very nice (and useful) graphs over time. When cooking slow and low it was nice to see a very slow but steady rise in the temp over time. I saw the chart stall out and knew I needed to go out and stir the coals up a little bit. The thermometer was of decent quality.
    The range was limited to Bluetooth. Truthfully, it barely made it into the house. Better than nothing I suppose, but the connected devices were pretty much just inside the back door of the kitchen. Wi-Fi would greatly increase how useful this product would be.
    What would also greatly increase how useful this product would be is if the battery unit was not the biggest piece of junk, ever. The first unit I bought I had to make a shim to make the battery contact the unit properly. Terrible omen, but I had meat ready to be cooked and needed a thermometer. I exchanged it for another one. I had to shim that battery to make contact too. Just wow. The power switch is some kind of touch thing, and it blinks all kinda of really cool colors that mean nothing to me. I think I eventually left the unit on and now the battery is dead after just the second use. An actual on-off switch would be far better since I would know if it was, on or off.
    Anyhow, I'm not even going to buy a replacement battery, I'm going to package it up and return it to iDevices and tell them it's just low grade Chinese junk and they can have it back. 2014 and companies still just fail to meet the freaking minimum. Embarrassing and I feel like a tool for even having had to experience a product of such terrible quality.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 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.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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?

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works ok, instructions are awful

    • Written by from Monroe

    After failing to get the Bluetooth to sync, I went online and found that you have to sync the Bluetooth through the iDevice app, NOT through your IOS settings. After that, it seems to work ok. We have sensitive temperature monitoring equipment at work, I found that this device has dead band of about 5º. If it reads 100º, it could 102.5º or 98.5º. If you need a accuracy, this is not the device for you. But you get what you pay for.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really?!?

    • 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.

    12 of 13 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....

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 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.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 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.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Maverick 732, Eat your heart out! ;)

    • Written by from Vleuten

    As and low and slow cooker on my Weber One Touch Premium i could not do,withoutma proper thermometer. I had several Ikea Fantast models but wanted A wireless model. Maverick is the reference standard. But for how long? If you own a Apple device with Bluetooth 4.0 this really small wireless Bluetooth controller is absolutely great!

    Now i am sitting down WITH the guests white queing! And my IPod Touch on a docking device stands needly on the table!

    I am going to buy two more for more food usage at the same time and for the grill plate temperature reading. AWESOME! And with Apple build quality!!!

    2 of 16 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.

    54 of 56 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.

    62 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iGrill mini is PERFECT for the Summertime BBQ!

    • Written by from Frankfort

    I have an iPod touch 5th generation and it works perfectly with the iGrill. The temp is perfect! I recommend this to anyone wanting a good BBQ!

    15 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from Dalhart

    Perfect size for grilling. The temperature seems to be right on. App could be better, but is very functional.

    104 of 117 people found this useful