Updated 9 Nov 2018

AcuRite

Digital Cooking & Barbeque Thermometer 00277

Snapshot: The AcuRite Digital Cooking & Barbeque Thermometer 00277 has a 12cm probe and is oven safe. How accurate is it?

Digital Cooking & Barbeque Thermometer 00277
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$69

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Test results

Overall score
80
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good accuracy.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Good size digital display.
  • Can magnetically mount display for easy viewing.
  • Oven-safe.
  • Has alarm.
  • Programmable.
  • Background light for easy viewing.
  • Probe is easy to insert.

But

No obvious bad points.

How we test

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.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$69

Specifications

Type
Digital
Probe length (cm)
12
Weight (g)
130
Battery type
2 x AAA
Temp range (℃)
-10 - 232

Features

Oven safe
Yes
Alarm
Yes
Timer
No
Programmable
Yes
Smartphone compatible
No

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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