The Maverick PT-50 is a folding-type instant read thermomenter that has quick response times and adequate accuracy. It cannot be left inside an oven.
It has a large, easily read display with a blue back light. The display can be selected to read correctly for a right- or left-handed person. There is a hold button that retains the current temperature when pressed. It can be calibrated against a known temperature like ice water. Fahrenheit or Celsius scales are selectable. The nearly 4″ (10 cm) probe should be long enough for most purposes. Care must be taken with liquids as the unit is not waterproof.
An instant read thermometer should be quick to reach a stable temperature, and this one is very fast, reaching the final temp in about three seconds. Accuracy is fine.
Contact info for the manufacturer, including address, telephone and website are found in the instruction sheet. The warranty is 90 days.
Overall, a good unit that would be better if it were more resistant to moisture. At $40, it’s reasonably priced. We’ll give it a Silver Medal.
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