Ah, the Best of the Best!
Here are our favorite cooking thermometers, both instant-read and leave-in varieties. Our experts have tested over one hundred fifty units, and rated them in our searchable database. Use the search features on this page to narrow your search to the type of thermometer you want. Below you'll find what we consider the best of the best, our Platinum Medal winners. We give Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals to thermometers based on criteria ranging from ease of use and durability to performance and price. Once a year we review the Gold Medal winners and select the absolute cream of the crop. These products receive our highest accolade, a Platinum Medal (***** 5 Stars). These outstanding Platinum Medal winners are the best in class and will provide excellent performance in each category.
The following thermometers have been selected as the cream of the crop from over 150 products tested. Check out the individual reviews, and click on the Where to Buy link to pick one up.