A new accessory for your kitchen utility belt

Wireless meat thermometer sensor tells you remotely if your meat is done grilling

Jennifer Lowell
Jenn Lowell spent her time at the University of Colorado building robots and other toys before earning her graduate degree in mechatronics and mechanical engineering. She is a self-proclaimed lover of anything that runs off of electricity and has moving parts or motors. Currently pulling double-duty as a high school science teacher and freelance blogger, she has free time seldom enough to deeply appreciate the modern technological conveniences that give her more of it. She is a long-time recreational blogger currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY.
Jennifer Lowell

The summer weather is cooling off, but that doesn't mean that your grill has to. The next time you plan to have a cookout and the approaching fall rains you out, you may want to consider equipping yourself with this wireless talking meat monitor.

The Brookstone Grill Alert is a two-piece device that tells you when your meat is done from a distance, which means that you can avoid getting soaked in an unexpected downpour by monitoring the meat from the warmth of your home. All you do is insert a probe into your entree, select meat type, and the level of "doneness" preferred, and the remote wireless belt monitor speaks up when food is "almost ready," then "ready!"

The Grill Alert has eight food settings, including beef, lamb, veal, hamburger, chicken, turkey, and fish. It also has a backlit display, so you can grill at night if you want to. The only downside is that now that you have no excuse to leave the conversation to work the grill, so you'd better start working on your joke-telling skills. The Grill Alert retails for $75, and can be purchased at Brookstone stores.