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ThermoWorks RT301 Digital Thermometer Review

ThermoWorks RT301 Digital Thermometer Review

This unit is no longer available.

The ThermoWorks RT301 Digital Thermometer has high accuracy and moderate response times. It cannot be left in the oven/grill while cooking.

The thermometer has an on/off switch and will shut itself down after about 10 minutes of inactivity. There is a switch to change between F and C scales. There is no hold or min/max feature. The unit is not sealed against water incursion. The display is fairly large, so reading the temperature won’t be a challenge.

The manufacturer’s contact info, including telephone number and website, is found on the instruction sheet. There is no explicit warranty stated, however, this company stands behind its products.

This basic unit comes with a low price, good accuracy and middle-of-the-pack response times. We’ll give it a Bronze rating for meeting expectations but lacking some features we like to see in a food thermometer.

  • Thermometer Function:
    Hand Held
  • Item Price:
    $ 14.00
  • Where to buy (buying from this supplier supports this website):

    Thermometer: This unit is no longer available

  • Probe:
    Length: 5" (12.8cm), diameter: 0.125" (3mm)
  • Battery Type:
    LR44 (included)
  • Battery Life:
    not specified
  • Safe Operating Range:
    Not Specified
  • Min & Max Temp:
    -40 to 302ºF (-40 to 150ºC)
  • Display Precision:
    0.1º
  • Actual Temp at 32 Degrees:
    32.0
  • Actual Temp at 130 Degrees:
    130.3
  • Actual Temp at 225 Degrees:
    225.9
  • Actual Temp at 325 Degrees:
    n/a
  • Speed from 32 to 212 Degrees:
    13
  • Speed from 32 to 212 Degrees:
    15
  • Numbers Display Size:
    0.38" (10mm)
  • Water Resistance Rating:
    Not specified
  • Weight:
    0.8oz (21g)
  • C/F Switch:
    Built in CF switch
  • Backlight:
    No Backlight
  • Color Options:
    Black
  • App:
    No
  • Logging:
    No
  • Included:
    Thermometer, probe sheath
  • Available Accessories:
    None
  • Alarms:
    None

Published On: 5/7/2014 Last Modified: 1/25/2021

  • 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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