Tel-Tru BQ300 Barbecue Grill Thermometer Review

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Tel-Tru BQ300 Barbecue Grill Thermometer

The Tel-Tru BQ300 Barbecue Grill Thermometer is an accurate and easy-to-read instrument intended to replace the small, inaccurate units found on many grills/smokers. With its rounded probe, it is not intended to be inserted into food, although you could probably force it. It has a wide temperature range, but lacks a Celsius scale. The back of the thermometer has a 1/2" NPT thread that will fit through a 7/8" hole. An accessory nut can be purchased at additional cost. Different probe lengths are available, as well as some that do not glow in the dark - this one does! The thermometer can be calibrated by turning a large nut on the rear, although it came well adjusted from the factory.

We took some additional readings to cover the range that this unit has. The results are:
100ºF actual reads ~101º
200ºF actual reads 203º
500ºF actual reads 492º

The manufacturer's contact info is found on the packaging, including address, telephone number, e-mail and website. There is no explicitly stated warranty.

This is a heavy duty, large dial thermometer that reads accurately and should fit its intended purpose well. At nearly $57, it is pricey but well made. We'll give it a Gold medal for exceeding expectations.

Thermometer Function: 
Leave in Cooker
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: 
$56.78
Included: 
Thermometer, instructions
Probes: 
Length: 3.34" (85mm), diameter: 0.25" (6mm), pipe thread on back of dial to mount.
Accessories: 
None
Battery type: 
n/a
Battery life: 
n/a
Min / Max: 
100 to 500ºF (no Celsius scale)
Ambient operating temperatures: 
100 to 500ºF (no Celsius scale)
Display precision: 
At 32ºF it actually reads: 
n/a
At 130°F it actually reads: 
130
At 225°F it actually reads: 
229
At 325°F it actually reads: 
328
Speed from 32°F to 212°F: 
n/a
Speed from 212°F to 32°F: 
n/a
Size of numbers in display: 
Dial diameter: 3.13" (80mm)
Water resistance rating: 
Yes
Alarms: 
None
Weight: 
6oz (170g)
Logging: 
No
C/F Switch: 
No
Backlight: 
No
Adjustable: 
Yes
Auto shutoff: 
No
App: 
No
Colors: 
Stainess steel, glow-in-the-dark dial
Sensor: 
Bimetal
Other features: 
Glows in the dark

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