The Cappec Flare KTH04 is a folding instant read thermometer with a temperature alarm and average response times. It comes with a nylon carrying case that has a belt loop.
The temperature alarm will sound when the temp rises to the user’s setting. A small alarm icon on the display will also flash. The probe is amply long with a small tip to speed response time. In our test of temperature slewing, the unit took about ten seconds to go from 32ºF water to boiling water. This is acceptable but not outstanding performance, and it will require the user to be a bit patient when checking doneness. The unit cannot be left in a smoker or oven. Fahrenheit or Celsius scales are selectable, and there is a backlight operated by a push button. The thermometer comes with a meat temperature guide with both “gourmet” and USDA recommendations.
The low price of this unit works in its favor. The addition of the carrying case is a nice addition. The unit carries a one-year limited warranty, and the owner’s manual has only a website and an e-mail address but no telephone number or other contact info. We’ll give it a Bronze medal for adequate performance at a low price.
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