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Maverick PT-50 Instant Read Thermometer Review

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Maverick PT-50 Instant Read Thermometer Review

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.

  • Thermometer Function:
    Hand Held
  • Item Price:
    $ 39.95
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  • Probe:
    Length: 3.87" (9.8cm), diameter: 0.14" (3.5mm), tip: 0.06" (1.6mm)
  • Battery Type:
    2xAAA (included)
  • Battery Life:
    Not specified
  • Safe Operating Range:
    Not specified
  • Min & Max Temp:
    -40 to 660º F (-40 to 349ºC)
  • Display Precision:
    0.1º
  • Actual Temp at 32 Degrees:
    33.7
  • Actual Temp at 130 Degrees:
    129.8
  • Actual Temp at 225 Degrees:
    227.2
  • Actual Temp at 325 Degrees:
    329.1
  • Speed from 32 to 212 Degrees:
    3
  • Speed from 32 to 212 Degrees:
    3
  • Numbers Display Size:
    0.6" (15mm)
  • Water Resistance Rating:
    Not specified
  • Weight:
    2.4 oz. (71g)
  • C/F Switch:
    Built in CF switch
  • Backlight:
    Built in Backlight
  • Adjustable Options:
    1
  • Color Options:
    Gray
  • Thermometer Sensor:
    Thermocouple
  • Included:
    Thermometer, instruction sheet

Published On: 5/29/2016 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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