We last tested meat thermometers in 2018. There are no updates planned.
This digital meat thermometer is extremely accurate and easy to use. But it’s not oven safe.
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.
0 - 130
From Bunnings only.
It has a nice clear backlit screen that is easy to read in dim light so a great asset for an evening BBQ or in a dimly lit oven. The unit is easily cleaned and the cover ensures no risk of damage to the probe in storage. The buttons were small enough to be reasonably unobtrusive but very easy to use.
The buttons may need extra care to clean around if contaminated during use.
Yes, I recommend this product.