A meat thermometer takes the guesswork out of determining when your food is safe to eat and perfectly cooked. We tested digital and analogue models for accuracy and ease of use.
Overall score breakdown
Overall score is based on:
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.
We've tested 12 meat thermometers.
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