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By: Bill McGrath
The ThermoWorks MicroTherma 2K is a high-accuracy unit that accepts any K-type thermocouple sensor. It comes with a high price tag. It has excellent accuracy and a quick response time with the kit probe, one that cannot be left in the oven/grill. However, since any K-type probe can be plugged into this unit, it can double as an in-food/in-cooker thermometer as well as a rapid-read hand-held unit.
This unit isn’t really designed for food use as it lacks any protection from water or dust ingress, and it has no backlight. It does have a min/max function and a hold button. It’s strongest suit is its accuracy.
It can be configured in a number of ways, including adjusting the screen contrast. Other configurable options include the ability to trim the readout to compensate for probe errors and switch between F and C scales. The thermometer’s inherent temperature range is –328 to 2501ºF (-200 to 1372ºC), but with the kit probe, the temperature range is a more suitable -58 to 482ºF (-50-250ºC). Purchase additional probes to take advantage of the unit’s inherent range if you have the need or if you want to add an in-food/in-cooker capability to your arsenal.
The manufacturer’s contact info, including address, telephone number, website and e-mail, is found on the instruction sheet. The thermometer is covered by a 2 year warranty. A certificate of calibration is included.
We’re giving this kit a Silver medal for its performance. If it had a waterproof rating and a backlight, it would be Gold, so we’re downgrading it on suitability to purpose, not performance, which is excellent.
* Temperature range is probe dependent. This value is for the stated probe.
Published On: 5/7/2014 Last Modified: 1/28/2021
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