The ThermoWorks T-Grip thermometer is a heavy-duty device for use in environments where the speed of an instant-read thermometer isn’t needed. The unit is available in different probe lengths — 5″, 12″, 24″, and 36″ — plus four different color options.
The thermometer exhibits excellent accuracy, but speed is not its strong suit. It takes about eight seconds for a reading to stabilize which is too slow for it to be considered an instant-read product.
The temperature scale can be either °F or °C, selectable by holding the on/off switch for five seconds on power-up. The display can rotate 180° to facilitate reading from awkward angles. To save battery life, the unit will turn itself off after 10 minutes. The auto on/off feature can be turned on or off if desired by pressing the power button six times. If enabled, the thermometer will power itself down after 10 minutes.
The backlight is activated by pressing the power button while the unit is on. Another momentary press will turn the backlight off. When activated, the light will shut itself off after 10 seconds to conserve battery power.
If needed, the thermometer can be calibrated. There is a MIN/MAX button to capture the reading in difficult situations.
The e-mail address and phone number of the company are found on the instruction sheet should help or service be required.
This is a heavy-duty thermometer for use in demanding scenarios. It is well-made and is waterproof to IP67, but it IS NOT suitable for situations where a quick reading is required.
Quality construction is evident throughout; this will last a lifetime. We’re giving it a Silver Medal because it’s not really well-suited for our mission, but it is an excellent product if speed isn’t a determining factor.
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Published On: 8/11/2023
Last Modified: 8/17/2023
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