ThermoPro TP-15H Instant Read Thermometer Review

By:

Bill McGrath

ThermoPro TP-15H Instant Read Thermometer Review
The ThermoPro TP-15H is a well-made instant-read food thermometer with several usability features that sells for a reasonable price. It responds quickly and has very good accuracy. The thermometer cannot be left in food while it is cooking.
 
The thermometer is powered by a single AAA battery, readily available everywhere. It can display the temperature in either Fahrenheit or Celsius to 0.1° resolution. There is a Hold button that allows you to capture the current temperature. The display does not rotate, so it favors right-handed users. There is a backlight button for easy reading in low light conditions. A small screw driver is included that fits the battery door fastener.
 
There is a calibration feature in case the user requires greater accuracy. If the calibration procedure fails, there is a procedure to return to the default calibration.
 
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The probe is over 5 inches (125mm) with a thin tip to aid in rapid response. There is a magnet built into the case that allows the unit to stick to a steel surface. There is also a loop at the end to hang the unit on a peg.
 
The instructions are straightforward and easy to comprehend. The manufacturer’s contact info includes a telephone number, e-mail address and website. The warranty is for one year.
 
I’m giving this thermometer a Gold Medal for good construction, excellent performance and a low price.
  • Thermometer Function:
    Hand Held
  • Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price:
    $13.99
  • Where to buy (buying from this supplier supports this website):
  • Probe:
    Length: 5.375" (137mm), diameter: 0.138" (3.5mm), tip: 0.069" (1.75mm)
  • Battery Type:
    (1) AAA included
  • Battery Life:
    Not specified
  • Safe Operating Range:
    Not specified
  • Min & Max Temp:
    -58 to 572° F (-50 to 300°C)
  • Display Precision:
    0.1°
  • Actual Temp at 32 Degrees:
    32.4
  • Actual Temp at 130 Degrees:
    130.8
  • Actual Temp at 225 Degrees:
    225.7
  • Actual Temp at 325 Degrees:
    324.3
  • Speed from 32 to 212 Degrees:
    2
  • Speed from 32 to 212 Degrees:
    3
  • Numbers Display Size:
    0.375" (9.5mm)
  • Water Resistance Rating:
    IPX6-rinsable under running water
  • Weight:
    1.65 oz. (46g)
  • C/F Switch:
    Built in CF switch
  • Backlight:
    Built in Backlight
  • Adjustable Options:
    1
  • Color Options:
    Orange/Black
  • Included:
    Thermometer, instructions, screwdriver for battery compartment
  • Alarms:
    None

Published On: 12/10/2020 Last Modified: 4/19/2021

  • 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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