The Oregon Scientific Wireless BBQ/Oven AW131 is part of the meat thermometer
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, meat thermometer
models like the Wireless BBQ/Oven AW131 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Describes whether the thermometer is a "folding", "fork" or wireless/remote design within the digital categories
A score on how accurate the thermometer readings of a model were compared to a calibrated reference thermometer
A score on how repeatable the temperature readings of a model were within and among the three samples tested of that model
Features & Specs - Oregon Scientific Wireless BBQ/Oven AW131
Easier to read Those that are easier to read (yes) have a higher display contrast, and/or larger temperature digits or screen size and other attributes such as effective backlight or auxilliary letter size as compared to other products in the same thermometer type
Easier to read
Temperature range (F) Reflects how wide a temperature span the grill offers by comparing temperatures at the high setting and low setting using all the main burners.
Temperature range (F)
32 - 572
Approximate minimum probe immersion (in.) Minimum probe immersion depth required for accurate temperature reading.
Approximate minimum probe immersion (in.)
Excellent for extra thin meat Required 0.10 (in) or less probe immersion depth for accurate temperature reading.
The probe stopped working after a while. I have had two of them. The probe has failed on both. Otherwise a nice unit. It would be great if they sold the probe as a separate part!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Aargh !
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Done with Oregon Scientific
When it works it works
How Quickly It Fails
Skip Across A Pond
I can't tell you how many times I have yelled at this thing! Little bitty switches hidden in battery compartments. Might as well take batts out after every use (and leave the covers off because you have to do that before use every time) because the batts will be dead next time you want to use it. Please don't lose the instructions, because nothing on this unit makes any sense - you need to read them every time. Stupid barnyard characters, smartproof controls and almost done vocal warnings! I know that the probes are tender and cannot be submerged and it still failed. Maybe all these devices stink, I don't know, but this one will just raise your blood pressure - don't bother. Oh yeah, forget customer service and the spare parts are only available from them - if you can find them on their site - and probes cost 75% of a new unit with shipping.