Updated 9 Nov 2018

Matador

Smart Meat Thermometer 03171335

Snapshot: The Matador Smart Meat Thermometer 03171335 has a 10cm probe and is oven safe. How accurate is it?

Smart Meat Thermometer 03171335
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$60

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Test results

Overall score
91
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent accuracy.
  • Easy to use.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Probe is dishwasher safe.
  • Good size digital display with touch controls.
  • Can integrate with SmartThermo app to track temperature and get alerts when food is ready.
  • Good cord length on probe.
  • Can magnetically mount display for easy viewing.
  • Oven-safe.
  • Has alarm and timer.
  • Programmable.

But

  • Small silicone grip area which gets dangerously hot after being in the oven.

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
$60

Specifications

Type
Digital
Probe length (cm)
10
Weight (g)
54
Battery type
Button cell
Temp range (℃)
30 - 300

Features

Oven safe
Yes
Alarm
Yes
Timer
Yes
Programmable
Yes
Smartphone compatible
Yes

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
From Bunnings only.

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