Meat thermometers

We last tested meat thermometers in 2018. There are no updates planned.

steak on grill with meat thermometer

AcuRite

Digital Cooking & Barbeque Thermometer 00277

score

80

Avg price

$69

Member Reviews

    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.

    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.

    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