We last tested meat thermometers in 2018. There are no updates planned.
This digital meat thermometer is very accurate and very easy to use. It’s also oven safe.
No obvious bad points.
Overall score is based on:
Accuracy (60%) We assess accuracy using a calibrated thermal bath. When the thermal bath reaches 70℃ a reading on each thermometer is taken. A reading of -/+ 1℃ gets an accuracy score of 8.0, a reading of -/+ 2℃ scores 5.0.
For thermometers that claim to be oven-proof, we check how accurate the reading is at 70℃ while cooking scotch fillet. All were within 2℃ of the calibrated reading. This didn’t contribute to the overall score.
Ease of use (40%) We check how easy it is to use and read the thermometer, insert the probe, and clean the thermometer.
Price is from an October 2018 survey.
2 x AAA
-10 - 232
Good for monitoring food temperature without having to open up the BBQ/oven and release that retained heat.
Simple to use.
Probe not subjected to any kind of abuse yet died after about a year. I looked into purchasing a replacement part on the website for Acurite, but it appears they only deliver to Australia, US and Canada.
Not really compatible with a Weber kettle - I had to delicately balance the meter on the moving handle For the BBQ because there is no metal surface cool enough to use the magnet attachment.
No, this product has too many drawbacks.