Updated 9 Nov 2018

AcuRite

Silicone Dial Meat Thermometer 03162

Snapshot: The AcuRite Silicone Dial Meat Thermometer 03162 has a 10.5cm probe and is oven safe. How accurate is it?

Silicone Dial Meat Thermometer 03162
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$25

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Test results

Overall score
78
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

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.

But

  • 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.

Price is from an October 2018 survey.

Key data

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
Yes
Alarm
No
Timer
No
Programmable
No
Smartphone compatible
No

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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