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By: Bill McGrath
This in-oven/in-food thermometer/timer has basic features and good accuracy. The unit comes with a probe whose cable is sheathed in silicone and a pot clip is supplied as well.
The thermometer does not have any preprogrammed meat/doneness combinations. The user sets the desired temp and an alarm sounds when that temp is reached. There is also a count-down timer that can be set to the desired hours and minutes. When it reaches zero, an alarm sounds, the display flashes, and it switches to a count-up mode so the user can see how far past the set time he/she is. The timer can be stopped and restarted at will. Curiously, the instruction manual says that there is no on/off switch, but this is not true, it is located on the rear of the unit. There is an F/C switch on the bottom, and magnets to attach the unit to a metal surface. The instruction sheet has recommended temperatures that conform to USDA standards for a variety of meat types.
The manufacturer’s contact info, including address, telephone number, website and e-mail address, is found on the instruction sheet. The unit is covered by a one-year limited warranty.
This is a reasonable choice for a cook who wants to make her/his own decisions on cooking temperatures without wading through a menu structure to select meat/doneness combinations that are invariably too conservative. This unit does that it says with good accuracy and an easy-to-master user interface. We give it a Bronze medal as a good buy.
Published On: 5/7/2014 Last Modified: 1/28/2021
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