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Polder THM-375 Speed-Read Instant Read Thermometer Review

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Polder THM-375 Speed-Read Instant Read Thermometer Review

The Polder THM-375 Speed-Read Instant Read Thermometer is an inexpensive unit that has good accuracy and average response time. It cannot be left in the oven/grill while cooking.

The thermometer has a large, easy to read display and basic functions like min/max readout. These numbers can be cleared either by switching the unit off and back on, or by pressing the clear button while viewing the min or the max reading. It can be switched between the F and C scales. The thermometer does NOT auto-shutoff, a behavior that could result in a dead battery if inadvertently stored in the on state. USDA-recommended food temperatures are printed on the probe sheath in a very tiny font.

The manufacturer’s contact info, including address, website and e-mail, is found on the instruction sheet. The unit carries a two-year limited warranty.

The performance of this thermometer is decent, but it doesn’t stand out from the crowd in any meaningful way. It has good accuracy and reasonable response time. We give it a Bronze medal for meeting expectations.

  • Thermometer Function:
    Hand Held
  • Item Price:
    $ 17.99
  • Where to buy (buying from this supplier supports this website):
  • Probe:
    Length: 4" (10cm), diameter: 0.14" (3.5mm)
  • Battery Type:
    LR44 (included)
  • Battery Life:
    not specified
  • Safe Operating Range:
    Not Specified
  • Min & Max Temp:
    32 to 392ºF (0 to 200ºC)
  • Display Precision:
    0.1º/1º
  • Actual Temp at 32 Degrees:
    32.0
  • Actual Temp at 130 Degrees:
    128.7
  • Actual Temp at 225 Degrees:
    226
  • Actual Temp at 325 Degrees:
    326
  • Speed from 32 to 212 Degrees:
    13
  • Speed from 32 to 212 Degrees:
    20
  • Numbers Display Size:
    0.56" (14mm)
  • Water Resistance Rating:
    Yes
  • Weight:
    1.25oz (34g)
  • C/F Switch:
    Built in CF switch
  • Backlight:
    No Backlight
  • Color Options:
    White/Black
  • App:
    No
  • Logging:
    No
  • Included:
    Thermometer, probe sheath
  • Available Accessories:
    None
  • Alarms:
    Audible/Visible

Published On: 5/7/2014 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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