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Comark PDT300 Review

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Comark PDT300 Review

This inexpensive, compact thermometer features good accuracy and a quick response time. The probe might be too short for some users. It cannot be left in the oven while cooking.

The probe on the thermometer is only 2.75″ (70mm) long, making it one of the shortest probes we’ve seen. If you are cooking large roasts, this might be an issue. The usual controls are to be found: on/off, F/C, and Hold buttons. The response time is good at 6 seconds in our tests. There is no backlight, and the display size is middle-of-the-pack. It is field-calibratable in an ice bath to assure accuracy.

The manufacturer’s contact info is on the packaging, as are the instructions for use and calibration. It comes with a one year limited warranty.

We gave this thermometer a Silver rating for its good performance and low price. If you’re considering this unit, be sure that the probe length won’t be an issue for you.

  • Thermometer Function:
    Hand Held
  • Item Price:
    $ 19.75
  • Where to buy (buying from this supplier supports this website):
  • Probe:
    Length: 2.75" (70mm), diameter: 0.126" (3.2mm), tip: 0.0625" (1.6mm)
  • Battery Type:
    LR44 (included)
  • Battery Life:
    not specified
  • Safe Operating Range:
    not specified
  • Min & Max Temp:
    -58 to 300ºF (-50 to 150ºC)
  • Display Precision:
    0.1º
  • Actual Temp at 32 Degrees:
    31.5
  • Actual Temp at 130 Degrees:
    130.1
  • Actual Temp at 225 Degrees:
    224.7
  • Actual Temp at 325 Degrees:
    n/a
  • Speed from 32 to 212 Degrees:
    6
  • Speed from 32 to 212 Degrees:
    7
  • Numbers Display Size:
    0.3" (7.6mm)
  • Water Resistance Rating:
    Yes
  • Weight:
    ~1 oz (30g)
  • C/F Switch:
    Built in CF switch
  • Backlight:
    No Backlight
  • Auto shutoff:
    1
  • Color Options:
    Dark blue
  • App:
    No
  • Logging:
    No
  • Included:
    probe, probe sheath
  • Available Accessories:
    none
  • Alarms:
    none

Published On: 5/7/2014 Last Modified: 1/25/2021

  • Bill McGrath - Bill McGrath is AmazingRibs.com'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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