Here’s a quick rundown of how to use Range Dial:

Stick a probe in your food, and plug the other end into either port on the side of Range Dial. When you're removing the probe from your food, make sure you use the handle, gripping near the probe if possible. Likewise, when unplugging the probe from Range Dial, grip it at the base of the plug, not the cable.

If you're roasting something in the oven, thread the cable out the oven door. If you're grilling, thread it through any hole in the side of the grill—if the cable is clamped under a heavy/hot cover, it may get damaged. After positioning the probe and cable, plug it into your Range Dial.

Press Range Dial's knob to wake it up and connect to your device. You'll hear a brief clicking noise as it connects. After a second, you should see the temperature on your device's screen.

Power. Wake Range Dial by pushing the knob. A light will come on, or if it doesn't, it will come on as you turn the knob. Range Dial will go to sleep on its own when idle, but you can force it to sleep by holding the knob down for 5 seconds.

Use Range Dial without a phone or tablet. Turn the knob to your desired meat, and an alert will be set. Once the target temperature is hit, Range Dial will beep and flash its light.

Connect Range Dial to your iPhone or iPad.Open the Range app and make sure Range Dial is awake and a probe is plugged in. Within a few seconds, they should connect and the temperature will appear in the app.

When you turn the knob on Range Dial, you will see the alerts for each preset appear in the app as well. You can also set alerts from the app (just drag up or down anywhere) , and when the temperature is reached, both the app and Range Dial will let you know. When you set alerts in the app while connected, Range Dial will remember the alert even if it's not connected to your device.

Range app

Most of the time you’ll be using Range's instant-read view (portrait mode). This is where you’ll set alerts — just drag up or down anywhere, and let go to set the alert at that temperature. Or easier, use presets (those icons at the bottom for different kinds of meat, and candy stages if you swipe to the left). Tap the icon of the preset you want to use, and Range will set the right alerts for you.

Once you set an alert, a line will appear to mark it. Drag the line to adjust the temperature. A long press will cycle between alerting for rising temperatures, falling temperatures, or both. Swipe the alert either left or right to remove it, or shake your device to remove all alerts. When an alert goes off, it will alert all other devices that your Range Dial has been connected to before.

If you've got multiple probes hooked up, and therefore multiple temperature readings, presets will set the same alert on all visible probes. This may not be what you want, say, if you're monitoring internal meat temperature with one and the ambient temperature with another. So create an alert for a given probe by touching in that column and dragging up/down to the desired temperature. (You can also touch and hold on that line to change the alert between rising, falling or passing—useful if you only want a notification when your ambient temperature has fallen too much, for example.)

Turn your iOS device to landscape to for visual view, and watch the graph of your food’s temperature over time. You can tap on the share button to email a CSV file that can be opened in a spreadsheet, or a PDF that anyone can view.

The gear icon in the top right corner is for settings: Fahrenheit or Celsius, USDA recommended or ‘gourmet’ preset temperatures, and access to customer support. But you probably already know that if you're here.

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