This inexpensive unit has a unique probe that measures both the oven temp and the food temp. It has excellent accuracy. The unit does not have a backlight, making reading in dim light problematic. There is an audibly distinct sound for food temp, oven temp, timer and overtime. The braided cable is more robust than most.
There are no preprogrammed meat/doneness tables – the operator must know what temp to use. The user can set an independent alarm temperature for food and for oven temperature. This is done by scrolling upwards. If you pass your intended temperature, you’ll have to continue scrolling through all the range until you again get to your desired temp. An up/down button would be appreciated. I’m not sure what the oven alarm function would be used for, but it’s there if you need it.
There is a timer that can operate in a count up or count down mode. When counting down, an alarm will sound when zero is reached. The maximum time up or down is 24 hours.
The manufacturer’s contact information, including address, website and telephone number, is found in the owner’s manual. The unit is covered by a 90-day limited warranty.
We’ll give this a Bronze medal for ingenuity.
Leave in Food, Leave in Cooker
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