Reviews And Ratings Of Thermometers For Food, Grills, Smokers, and Ovens

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  The ThermoWorks Thermapen IR has both an instant-read temperature probe and an infrared sensor in one package. It features a rotating display to enable easy reading in any orientation.   
  • Hand-held
  • Infrared Gun
Speed: 2
Min / Max: IR: -58.0 to 662°F (-50 to 350ºC); Probe: -50 to 572ºF (-50 to 300ºC)
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The ThermoWorks IR-IND Infrared Thermometer is the company's high-end unit in this category. It features a precise 30:1 measurement angle and will accept normal thermocouple temperature probes as well, a feature not typically found on units of this type. It comes at a somewhat steep price tag - $149. There is a similar unit, the IRK-2, with a wider cone of measurement that also has... Read More
  • Hand-held
  • Leave in Food
  • Leave in Cooker
  • Infrared Gun
Speed: n/a
Min / Max: -76 to 1400°F (-60 to 760°C) -IR sensor
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The ThermoWorks IR-Gun-S is an infrared themometer with a few interesting features that set it apart from most other products of this type. Like most IR thermometers, it records the temperature in a cone in front of the sensor whose size is proportional to the distance from the gun. Think of htis cone as the field of view in a camera lens. Many are wide angles - the circle of... Read More
  • Infrared Gun
Speed: Not applicable
Min / Max: -70 to 1022ºF (-60 to 550ºC)
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The Maverick LT-04 Infrared Thermometer replaces the LT-03 in their IR lineup. Like most other units of this type, it has a laser to assist in pointing the device at the target.   
  • Infrared Gun
Speed: n/a
Min / Max: -44 to 1022ºF (-42 to 550ºC)
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The ThermoWorks Combo Thermometer combines a high-accuracy probe with good response times and an infrared sensor to check surface temperatures. It cannot be left in the oven/grill while cooking.
  • Hand-held
  • Infrared Gun
Speed: 10
Min / Max: IR: -27 to 428ºF (-33 to 220ºC), Probe: -67 to 626ºF (-55 to 330ºC)
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This thermometer has both a meat probe and an infrared sensor. Either mode can be activated by itself or in tandem. It features high accuracy and a quick response time. It cannot be left in the oven while cooking.
  • Hand-held
  • Infrared Gun
Speed: 6
Min / Max: -67 to 626ºF (-55 to 330ºC)
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The Tel-Tru QT303F Infrared/Probe Thermometer is a dual mode unit that can measure a wide temperature range accurately using either the probe or its infrared sensor. It features a fast response time and HAACP indicator lights to warn when food is at an unsafe temperature. The unit can have its emissivity response tailored to the user's needs, and comes set at 0.95 by default.
  • Hand-held
  • Infrared Gun
Speed: 5
Min / Max: -67 to 626ºF (-55 to 330ºC) (probe)
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This IR gun has a 1:10 measurement cone, meaning that the area sensed is one foot in diameter when it is ten feet from the gun. Operation is straightforward: pull the trigger, position the laser pointer on the area to be measured, and read the display which backlights for operation in darkness. Both the instantaneous temperature and the maximum temp during this trigger pull are... Read More
  • Infrared Gun
Speed: Not applicable
Min / Max: -20 to 932ºF (-30 to 500ºC)
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Infrared laser guns are really kewl looking, but they are not a necessity for the outdoor cook. They are designed to read the temperature of a hot surface like a griddle or a frying pan. They cannot accurately read meat temp nor can they measure the temp of a grate or the air inside a grill. You point the gun at a surface like a frying pan, pull the trigger, and it puts a laser beam on... Read More
  • Infrared Gun
Speed: Not applicable
Min / Max: -22 to 1200ºF (-50 to 650ºC)

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