If you’re looking for an appliance that will last forever, and has all the bells and whistles you might want, then consider the PowerMeter from EnerGuide.
This one is pretty much as good as it gets, and it’s only $10 per unit.
There are two main features, however.
First, it has a built-in temperature sensor, which can be set to read at 60 degrees Celsius (158 degrees Fahrenheit) or 70 degrees Celsius (-182 degrees Fahrenheit).
If that’s not enough for you, you can also configure it to read from the USB port on the back of the unit.
The second major feature is the power meter itself, which measures the power from a standard 12-volt outlet.
When you plug the Power Meter into your power line, it sends the readings back to the unit, and you can set the reading to what you like.
Ener Guide recommends setting the reading at 60 percent to 80 percent of the rated wattage of your outlet.
This is a pretty simple setup, but it does come with a few caveats.
If you set the meter to 100 percent, you’ll have to change the outlet to a different outlet every time the meter reads to 60 percent.
The meter also won’t read the wattage that your household uses for cooking or washing, but will use that wattage to calculate how much power to put into your home.
This can add up fast if you have a lot of appliances and electricity.
Energies has included a free app to help you set up the meter.
You can get it from the App Store for $1.99.
The Power Meter is a great example of a well-designed appliance.
It has all of the bells, whistles, and accessories you could ever need to keep your house running smoothly.
However, the main complaint I have with this appliance is that the unit is a little bulky.
Elerges recommends you buy a more compact, lightweight power meter, and this one doesn’t disappoint.
It’s a solid unit, but a little pricey for what it offers.