ThermoWorks RT600C Super-Fast Digital Thermometer Review

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ThermoWorks RT600C Super-Fast Digital Thermometer
The ThermoWorks RT600C Super-Fast Digital Thermometer has a temperature range wide enough for most food usages and very rapid response times. It cannot be left in the oven/grill while cooking. There are two virtually identical units from ThermoWorks: the RT600B and the RT600C. Don't confuse them! The B unit is relatively slow to respond, but has a wider temperature range. The C unit is very quick with a temperature range more suited to food measurement. This unit, the C version, has a rapid response time, a min/max feature, can be switched between F and C scales, and will shut itself off after 1 hour of inactivity. It is also dishwasher safe to 190ºF, according to the manufacturer. The manufacturer's contact info, including telephone number, e-mail and website, is found on the instruction sheet. There is no explicit warranty stated, although the packaging gives a number to call if warranty service is needed. This company stands behind its products. We give this unit a Gold medal for its low price, features, high performance and resistance to water. Meathead's Notes from the Field: "More than once I have dropped a thermometer in a pot of custard or bowl of chocolate, and then I get to lick it off before I throw it away. Not this one. Best of all, it is only about $20!" Here is a review from a reader "jimqpublic" from our comments below "I love the RT600- the fine sharp point [0.06"], spot reading, and quick response has dramatically improved my steaks. My old digital thermometer was accurate, but makes big holes in the meat, reads the temperature over about 1 1/2" of the tip of the probe, and takes 25 seconds for a true reading. Now I can test a couple spots on a steak, or test all the steaks on the grill, and do it quickly. My wife likes 124°F, daughter 135°F, son and I like 128-130°F. I can do that now."
Thermometer Function: 
Hand-held
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: 
$19.00
Included: 
Thermometer, probe sheath
Probes: 
Length: 4.8" (12.0cm), diameter: 0.1" (2.5mm), tip: 0.062" (1.6mm)
Accessories: 
None
Battery type: 
CR2032 (included)
Battery life: 
5000 hrs
Min / Max: 
-40 to 302ºF (-40 to 150ºC)
Ambient operating temperatures: 
32 to 190ºF (0-88ºC)
Display precision: 
0.1º
At 32ºF it actually reads: 
32.0
At 130°F it actually reads: 
130.3
At 225°F it actually reads: 
225.3
At 325°F it actually reads: 
n/a
Speed from 32°F to 212°F: 
3
Speed from 212°F to 32°F: 
3
Size of numbers in display: 
0.28" (7mm)
Water resistance rating: 
IP65
Alarms: 
None
Weight: 
1.3oz (37g)
Logging: 
No
C/F Switch: 
Yes
Backlight: 
No
Adjustable: 
No
Auto shutoff: 
Yes
App: 
No
Colors: 
White

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