Meat thermometers

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AcuRite

Silicone Dial Meat Thermometer 03162

score

78

Avg price

$25

Member Reviews

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

    Test results

    • 80
      Performance
    • 75
      Ease of use

    Good points

    • Very good accuracy.
    • Easy to use.
    • Easy to clean.
    • Good size display with cooking guidelines.
    • Probe is easy to insert.
    • Silicone cover around the display can reduce the risk of accidental burns.
    • Oven-safe.

    Bad points

    • Small grip area.

    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.

    Find out more about how we test meat thermometers.

    Model

    • Avg price

      $25

    Specifications

    • Type

      Analogue

    • Probe length (cm)

      10.5

    • Weight (g)

      48

    • Battery type

      n/a

    • Temp range (℃)

      50 - 100

    Features

    • Oven safe

    • Alarm

    • Timer

    • Programmable

    • Smartphone compatible

    More info

    • Notes

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    • Availability

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