Updated 9 Nov 2018

BBQ Buddy

Digital Programmable Meat Thermometer BBDTHERM

Snapshot: The BBQ Buddy Digital Programmable Meat Thermometer BBDTHERM has a 10.5cm probe but isn’t oven safe. How accurate is it?

Digital Programmable Meat Thermometer BBDTHERM
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$20

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Test results

Overall score
90
Performance
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Ease of use
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Good points

  • Excellent accuracy.
  • Easy to use.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Good size digital display.
  • Probe is easy to insert.
  • Has alarm and protective cover for probe.
  • Programmable.

But

  • Not oven safe.
  • Buttons are small for changing the set temperature.

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
$20

Specifications

Type
Digital
Probe length (cm)
10.5
Weight (g)
69
Battery type
Button cell
Temp range (℃)
0 - 130

Features

Oven safe
No
Alarm
Yes
Timer
No
Programmable
Yes
Smartphone compatible
No

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
From Bunnings only.

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