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Digital Waterproof Meat Thermometer with Folding Probe
Features of Digital Waterproof Meat Thermometer
Long Probe Model with Protective Sheath
Features of Long Probe Model with Protective Sheath

Digital Food Thermometer

Regular price
$29.99
Sale price
$29.99

Info: Available in Two Instant Read Models: Long Probe Model with Sheath; in Black; or a Water Resistant Model, with a Red Housing

Food thermometers have come a long way from the fixed probe, analogue dial versions our parents and grandparents used, which took a while to register, had a limited range, were hard to read and keep clean, clumsy to store, and whose accuracy left a lot to be desired. These new digital thermometers turn all that on its head, and are a pleasure to use – not only for traditional roasts, baking, or barbecues, but also for many other types of cooking or food preparation, including candy making, deep frying, slow cooking, warming a baby's bottled milk, or making your own beer or wine.

Info: Available in Two Instant Read Models: Long Probe Model with Sheath; in Black; or a Water Resistant Model, with a Red Housing

Food thermometers have come a long way from the fixed probe, analogue dial versions our parents and grandparents used, which took a while to register, had a limited range, were hard to read and keep clean, clumsy to store, and whose accuracy left a lot to be desired. These new digital thermometers turn all that on its head, and are a pleasure to use – not only for traditional roasts, baking, or barbecues, but also for many other types of cooking or food preparation, including candy making, deep frying, slow cooking, warming a baby's bottled milk, or making your own beer or wine.

Product Notes:

We are currently featuring a choice of two different Instant Read Digital Food Thermometer models here:

* a Water Resistant Model with a Folding Probe, which is larger, and has more advanced features, is easier to read, and has several storage options, which are all explained in the first part of this next section; and,

* the more economical non-retractable Long Probe Model with a Protective Sheath, which includes a clip so you can keep it in your shirt pocket like a pen.

Water Resistant Model with Folding Probe:

Main Features

This digital food thermometer displays unmistakable readings within just a few seconds in large black numbers (about 1/2" high) in its 4 cm wide LCD window, backlit with illumination if desired, in your choice of scales (Fahrenheit and Celsius). It can cover a temperature range all the way from way below freezing (-58°F/-50°C) to as high as 572°F/300°C (although it's better to keep it to below 446°F/230°C), and is accurate within 1 degree Celsius for the lower and middle range temperatures (up to 302°F/150°C), or to +/-2 degrees, thereafter.

And if you're not in a position to read those measurements right away (when reaching into the oven, e.g.), you can easily lock in those readings by depressing the larger, central 'Hold' button while it is still inserted in the food, to look at later. You can also toggle that button to show the Minimum and Maximum readings shown so far if you're checking multiple times (as with a roasting turkey).

Because its temperature probe folds neatly into the handle like a pocket knife (which automatically shuts the unit off, to conserve battery life), this unit can easily be stored in a kitchen drawer, if you only use it occasionally. But it also has built-in magnets, so you can just attach it to the fridge or stove to keep it handy if you use it more frequently; as well as a hanging loop to store it on a hook with your other utensils, if you have a hanging rack. There is even a bottle opener built into that loop, which can be used to open beer bottles or wine coolers etc. while you barbecue.

This model also comes with a Meat Temperature Guide: a three column table arranged by types of meat, indicating the USDA minimum temperature recommendations for each type, and the ranges expected for the various levels of doneness (e.g. well done) for some types (if applicable), along with point form cooking or serving recommendations.

Technical Features

  • Dimensions: The housing is about 15.3 cm (slightly over 6") long, by up to 3.7 cm (1.5") wide by 1.7 cm (5/8") deep (not including the buttons). The stainless steel probe is 11.2 cm (about 4-1/2") long.
  • Provides precise temperature readings in increments of 0.1° (either F or C).
  • Button makes it easy to switch instantly between Fahrenheit or Celsius readings.
  • Nearly instant results: displaying ambient temperature immediately when you pull the probe out about 90 degrees from the handle, and updating within 2 to 5 seconds of insertion into whatever food you want measured.
  • Operates using a standard, long-lasting 3V Lithium Button Battery, type CR2032.
  • Battery life gets preserved with two types of Auto Shut-Off: after a standby period of 10 minutes of use, if you're just leaving it out on the counter; or as soon as you retract the probe back into its resting place in the handle.
  • Ergonomic design for the housing (which is made of durable ABS plastic), which fits easily into the palm of the hand when using it with the probe fully out, or enables you to slip your index finger into the hanging loop on the end when carrying around when the probe in folded in.
  • With an IP67 Waterproof certification, it can survive being accidentally fully immersed in water (or a roasting dish, or soup or crock pot, etc.) - but don't leave it there for long; and it can also be rinsed off, or hand washed using a water.
  • There is an antibacterial coating on the tip of the Stainless Steel probe, the part which you would insert into a roast or pot of candy or soup, etc.
  • If the temperature readings ever do get out of whack for some reason, this unit can be recalibrated if needed, using a simple procedure given in its directions (using a glass of ice water known to be at the freezing mark, along with the two of the buttons, to force it to reset to 32°F/0°C then).

Long Probe Model with a Protective Sheath:

This model has a longer probe which is nearly five inches long, which you may appreciate if you tend to use it on a barbecue grill, for example, as it can keep your hand farther away from the source of heat. The tip of the probe is quite slender, which makes it easier to puncture the foods you are measuring, and helps keeps the holes to a minimum and keep the juices in, if they still need more cooking.

Technical Features

  • Dimensions: Probe is 12.5 cm long; top housing is 7.8 cm long, including the battery housing at top (which is about 2.3 cm in diameter); entire unit is 11 cm long, with the protective plastic tube / sheath on.
  • Probe Material: high quality 304 Stainless Steel.
  • Case Color: A mix of Black, White, and Blue.
  • Type of Display: LCD.
  • Temperature Measuring Range: Potentially all the way from -50 to +300 Celsius (or from -58 to +572 Fahrenheit), in increments of 0.1 C or F.
  • Measuring Accuracy: Accurate to +/-1°C, from -20 to +200C (or -4 to +392F).
  • Dedicated button for alternating between Centigrade or Fahrenheit.
  • Powered by: a single 1.5V LR44 button battery cell (included).
  • Power saving mode: Automatic shutoff after about 10 minutes, if it has just been put aside without receiving changes in input.

Care Instructions and Cautions:

Water Resistant Model with Folding Probe:

Please wash the metal probe in soapy water. It can be sterilized by inserting it (but not the entire housing) in boiling water for several minutes. Clean the housing using a wet washcloth under running water.

When inserting the probe into something hot, be sure that at least 1.5 cm of its tip  gets inserted, to get an accurate reading, but do not insert it so deeply that it gets to within about 1 cm of the top end of the probe, so as not to melt or otherwise damage the housing.

Do not touch hot probe with bare hands. Do not leave thermometer in the oven while cooking. Do not let the entire digital thermometer (apart from the probe) stay completely immersed in water (or in any other liquids or foods) for more than a few moments.

Long Probe Model with a Protective Sheath:

Do not touch hot probe with bare hands. Do not use the thermometer in a closed oven, or leave it in the oven while it is on.

Avoid scratching the cusp of the probe.

Clean the sensor thoroughly with a damp cloth after each use. If handwashing in soapy water, do not immerse the whole product in water - only the probe.

Replace the battery when the display becomes dim, and please dispose of the used battery properly which the appropriate waste facilities in your region.


Product Options:
Water Resistant Model with Folding Probe & Bottle Opener - $29.99
Long Probe Model with Protective Sheath - $12.99