Steak on grill with meat thermometer.
Product review
Updated November 2018

Meat thermometers

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November 2018

AcuRite

Digital Cooking & Barbeque Thermometer 00277

Price
$69
Score
80
Good

This digital meat thermometer is very accurate and very easy to use. It’s also oven safe.

Test results

  • 80
    Performance
  • 80
    Ease of use

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.

Bad points

No obvious bad points.

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
  • Alarm
  • Timer
  • Programmable
  • Smartphone compatible

More info

  • Notes

    -

  • Availability

    -

Member reviews

1 Member review

Liked it while it lasted

Pros

Good for monitoring food temperature without having to open up the BBQ/oven and release that retained heat.

Simple to use.

Cons

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.

Recommend it?

No, this product has too many drawbacks.

Andrew B.

Used 6 months or more

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