Thermapen – Instant Read Thermometer
This review might be useful for you if you looking for high quality, one handed, very accurate, and versatile instant read food thermometer. But if you are left handed, or are not willing to pay that much for it (about 100$), you may want to take a look at more affordable, but very highly rated instant-read model from the same manufacturer, at the end of this article.
Splash-Proof Super-Fast Thermapen – Instant Read Thermometer, Perfect for Barbecue, Home and Professional Cooking
The device is ergonomically designed, splash-proof, and very easy to hold, use, clean and store. It has durable finish for everyday use with no external buttons to catch food residues. No confusing special features or extra buttons, but it does what it claims.
The digital display has large enough numbers to easily read the temperature without glasses. The display has a light sensor which automatically turns on the backlight in a dark room.
Small stainless steel probe is sharp, penetrates easily, makes small holes, and doesn’t allow meat juices to flow out. The sensor is at the very tip of the probe, which makes it possible to measure internal and outside temp of a roast, and also temp in a thin piece of meat.
It has auto on/off when you unfold/fold it. No unnecessary buttons to catch germs or confuse you. There are switches in the battery compartment to set it for Fahrenheit or Celsius readings, in tenths or whole degrees. You also can disable the auto-off for continuous readings. Here is the link to download user manual from manufacturer’s website.
Thermapen Thermometer registers temperatures ranging from -58.0 to 572.0 degrees F (-49.9 to 299.9 degrees C). You can use the Thermapen with confidence of accuracy because each unit comes with a NIST-Traceable certificate of calibration, which shows test results for the individual product. It needs 3 seconds for accurate reading. To take a quick check you don’t have to hold your oven door open long.
People use Thermapen for a variety of purposes. The sharp long probe enables it to measure the temperature of everything. It is often used for grilling, smoking, baking, cooking meat and poultry or making candy. It helps remove the cookies at the optimal temperature for moist and soft cookies. It is good for checking temperature in baby bath water or in the fish tank.
Easy to read display
Simple to use
Small, sharp tip
Excellent customer service
Recommended by America’s Test Kitchen
No double-sided readings
There is no a lock for the temperature
The reviews for the Thermapen – Instant Read Thermometer have been very good. It currently has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5.0 from nearly 700 reviews. It is a professional device, used and recommended by America’s Test Kitchen. If you want to be able to cook better, or want to make a valuable gift to someone take it into consideration.
If you looking for high quality food thermometer, that has both a high and low alarm, ChefAlarm is worth consideration.
ThermoWorks ChefAlarm with Pro-Series High Temp Cooking Probe
ChefAlarm comes with a sturdy carrying and storage case. There is also a dual tip protector for the probe in the case. It is available in nice selection of bright colors.
comes with a sturdy storage & carrying case.
ChefAlarm thermometer is solidly built, professional quality cooking device. Stainless still probe measures to 572 degrees. The probe is very long and can be inserted and left into the food without frying the cable. There is additional ThermoWorks Pro-Series Needle Probe for ChefAlarm available on Amazon, if the original get damaged. The metal-encased cord for the probe is resistant to heat and long enough for convenient use.
The display has large font temperature read outs. The blue backlight is very bright, so reading the screen in a dark is easy.
The magnet in the back allows attach it where you need it. Adjustable angle on the display makes it easy to read no matter what surface you attach it to.
The buttons are sealed and well-organized, with large font sizes. On/off power switch is on the back, so it is harder to accidentally turn it off.
It comes with pot attachment for the probe, which is useful for deep frying. Included instructions are easy to follow. Batteries and a little pack of JellyBelly beans are included.
The ChefAlarm is very accurate and reads in only 4 seconds. The probe measures to 572 degrees F. The cable withstands to 700 degrees F short term exposure. The thermometer can be used for both hot and cold foods.
You can adjust alarm volume to make sure it is loud enough to hear if you are not in the kitchen.
A “High Alarm” sounds when your food reaches your setting. “Low Alarm” is useful for making yogurt and other cold dishes. There is also a built in timer.
People use ChefAlarm for variety of foods. It works well for grilling, smoking, candy making, meat cooking, and yogurt making.
High temperature range
Outstanding customer service
No dual-temp capability
The magnets on the back are weak
The zipper on the case doesn’t run smoothly
ChefAlarm currently has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5.0 from over 100 reviews. This is a little on the expensive side but if you need a quality thermometer it is worth the extra $! Once you get it you will realize why there are so many good reviews. This is excellent value for the money.
ThermoPop – Rotating Display Pocket Thermometer
ThermoWorks ThermoPop Super-Fast Thermometer with Backlit Rotating Display
Rotating readout is another innovation from ThermoWorks. The ThermoPop is very compact and portable food thermometer, which feels good in your hand. It has very tiny tip, a lit screen and easy to read numbers. You can hold it in either hand or read it when it’s upside down. ThermoPop is very accurate and reads in only 5 to 6 seconds! It shows temperature in both C and F. It will shut off automatically after 10 minutes. Battery life is about 5,000 hours and CR2032 battery is included. It comes in a protective case, so can be easily put in a pocket. The wide temperature range (-58⁰F to 572⁰F) makes it suitable for both deep fryer testing and frozen foods.