The ThermoPro TP-08 is a dual-probe, wireless remote food and cooker thermometer. It comes with a 6″ (15cm) food probe with a thin tip and a 3.5″ (9 cm) blunt-tip cooker probe. The probes should not be submerged while cleaning or exposed to temperatures above 572ºF (300ºC).
The transmitter has a single display that toggles back and forth between probe 1 and probe 2, displaying the temperature of each in either Fahrenheit or Celsuis. There is no backlight on the transmitter. The battery compartment is not sealed against moisture, so this unit should not be used in the rain.
The receiver displays both food and cooker temperatures simultaneously in thermometer mode. In timer mode, the upper display toggles the temperature back and forth between the food probe and the cooker probe while the lower display shows the timer’s value. The timer, if started, runs even in thermometer mode, and the probes’ alarms both work while in timer mode. The food channel has only an upper temperature alarm while the cooker channel has both an upper and a lower limit. All temps are set by the user; there is no USDA programmed setting. When an alarm threshold is reached, the temperature for that channel flashes and an audible alarm sounds, but the backlight does not illuminate. To silence the alarm, press the Alarm/F/C button which turns off all alarms unless it is pressed again to re-arm the alarms.
The timer operates in either an up-counter or a down counter mode. If the user sets a time value, the counter will count down to zero, displaying a flashing 00:00 and a steady backlight. If the timer is cleared to zero and started, it will count up to 99 hours and 59 minutes, but no alarm will sound.
If the receiver loses signal from the transmitter for over four minutes, the receiver will alert the user by displaying dashes in lieu of the temperature reading and the receiver will emit a short chirp every four seconds.
The build quality of the electronics is average and the probes are more rugged than most. This thermometer is easy to use and provides the basic temperature and timing information that most cooks will want. The unit is covered by a one-year limited warranty on the electronics and a lifetime warranty on the temperature probes. Contact information, including an e-mail address, website and telephone number, are provided in the owner’s manual and on an enclosed card.
We give this unit a Bronze Medal for decent performance and average build quality.
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Published On: 2/27/2018
Last Modified: 1/28/2021
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