By: Bill McGrath
The CDN ProAccurate TCT572 is a full-featured hand-held instant-read thermometer that has good performance and a reasonable price. It has a USDA food temperature guide on the back for reference. The unit cannot be left in the oven while cooking.
Unlike many folding thermometers, this unit turns on and off via a button on the face. Other buttons are the ºF/ºC selector, a backlight and min/max readouts that can be independently reset. The unit can also be calibrated using a control on the rear of the unit.
Accuracy was very good and the response times are also short, an important feature for this type of thermometer. The unit is splash-resistant but it cannot be submerged. The large LCD display is easy to read.
The unit comes with a certificate of calibration at three different temperatures, but the results of the measurements are not given – an odd arrangement. The manufacturer’s contact info is given in the instruction sheet, including name, address, website, telephone and e-mail. The unit is covered by a five-year limited warranty.
We give this a Gold medal for excellent accuracy, fast response, a full feature set and a moderate price.
Published On: 1/13/2015 Last Modified: 1/25/2021
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