Meat thermometers

We last tested meat thermometers in 2018. There are no updates planned.

steak on grill with meat thermometer


Stainless Steel Meat Thermometer 43194



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Member Reviews

    This analogue meat thermometer is extremely accurate and easy to use. But it’s not oven safe.

    Test results

    • 100
    • 75
      Ease of use

    Good points

    • Excellent 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.

    Bad points

    • Small grip area.
    • Not oven safe.

    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.


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    • Type


    • Probe length (cm)


    • Weight (g)


    • Battery type


    • Temp range (℃)

      54 - 88


    • Oven safe

    • Alarm

    • Timer

    • Programmable

    • Smartphone compatible

    More info

    • Notes


    • Availability