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SnS Grills SnS-100 Instant Read Thermometer Review

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SNS 100 thermometer

The SnS Grills SnS-100 instant read thermometer is a full-featured food thermometer that exhibits good accuracy and fast response times. It has a min-max feature, as well as a temp hold button and a bright backlight. The display automatically inverts for left-handed users. It cannot be left inside a hot cooker.

The SnS-100 is the popular folding probe variety. The hinge allows the user to extend the probe only to the straight-out position. The thermometer turns on when the probe is unfolded, and it will power itself off in ten minutes if no buttons are pressed.

There are three buttons that provide the min/max functionality, the temperature hold feature, and activate the display backlight. The backlight can be turned on and off with the button, or will time out in 30 seconds if left alone. The user can choose Fahrenheit or Celsius by long pressing the backlight button.

The thermometer can be calibrated easily to 32°F or 0°C for improved accuracy. It read accurately right out of the box.

The manufacturer claims the thermometer is waterproof, but doesn’t supply an IP number. To crudely test the claim, I submerged the unit in about two inches of lukewarm water for about 15 minutes. It wants to float, but the magnet on its back held it down in the cast iron saute pan. It continued to work properly. The manufacturer does warn against submerging it (in very small print on the package exterior) or putting it in a dishwasher, however.

The instruction sheet is clear and well-written. The warranty is one year. The manufacturer’s contact info, including snail-mail and e-mail addresses, is found in the instructions.

There really isn’t anything to dislike about this product. It performs well at a competitive price point. Gold Medal!

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Product Information:

  • Thermometer Function:
    Hand Held/Instant Read
  • Item Price:
    $ 29.99
    *Price Subject To Change
  • Where to buy (buying from this supplier supports this website):
  • Probe:
    Length: 4.12" (106mm), diameter: 0.138" 3.5mm), tip: 0.068" (1.72mm)
  • Battery Type:
    (1) CR2032 (supplied)
  • Battery Life:
    Not specified
  • Safe Operating Range:
    Not specified
  • Min & Max Temp:
    -58°F to 572°F (-50°C to 300°C)
  • Display Precision:
  • Actual Temp at 32 Degrees:
  • Actual Temp at 130 Degrees:
  • Actual Temp at 225 Degrees:
  • Actual Temp at 325 Degrees:
  • Speed from 32 to 212 Degrees:
  • Speed from 32 to 212 Degrees:
  • Numbers Display Size:
    0.5" (12mm)
  • Water Resistance Rating:
    Waterproof according to mfgr.
  • Weight:
    2.3 oz. (66g)
  • C/F Switch:
    Built in CF switch
  • Backlight:
    Built in Backlight
  • Adjustable Options:
  • Auto shutoff:
    Has Auto Shutoff
  • Color Options:
  • Additional Features:
  • Included:
    Thermometer, instructions, battery (installed)
  • Alarms:

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Published On: 3/3/2021 Last Modified: 5/7/2024

  • Bill McGrath, Chief Thermometer Reviewer - Bill McGrath is's Thermometer Maven. He has sophisticated equipment, an electrical engineering degree from Cornell University, and an MBA (almost) from UC Berkeley. Despite being mostly retired, he is still the person responsible for developing and updating all of ExxonMobil's training modules.


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