Meat thermometers

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

steak on grill with meat thermometer

AcuRite

Digital Cooking & Barbeque Thermometer 00277

score

80

Avg price

$69

Member Reviews

    This digital meat thermometer is very accurate and very easy to use. It’s also oven safe.

    Test results

    • 80
      Performance
    • 80
      Ease of use

    Good points

    • Very good accuracy.
    • Very easy to use.
    • Easy to clean.
    • Good size digital display.
    • Can magnetically mount display for easy viewing.
    • Oven-safe.
    • Has alarm.
    • Programmable.
    • Background light for easy viewing.
    • Probe is easy to insert.

    Bad points

    No obvious bad points.

    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.

    Model

    • Avg price

      $69

    Specifications

    • Type

      Digital

    • Probe length (cm)

      12

    • Weight (g)

      130

    • Battery type

      2 x AAA

    • Temp range (℃)

      -10 - 232

    Features

    • Oven safe

    • Alarm

    • Timer

    • Programmable

    • Smartphone compatible

    More info

    • Notes

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    • Availability

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