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ThermoWorks RT8400 Talking Digital Thermometer Review

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ThermoWorks RT8400 Talking Digital Thermometer Review

The ThermoWorks RT8400 Talking Digital Thermometer has a wide temperature range, excellent accuracy, and moderate response times. It speaks the temperature when the yellow button is pressed. It cannot be left in the oven/grill while cooking.

The notable feature of this thermometer is its ability to speak the temperature. Pressing the yellow button will turn it on or announce the temperature if it’s already on. It will auto-shutoff after about 10 minutes of inactivity. There is no statement of resistance to moisture, and the construction suggests that it should be kept away from water. The response times make it a marginal choice as an instant read thermometer, but its voice capability might be a huge advantage for some users.

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

We give this a Bronze medal for overall performance and its unique voice capability

  • Thermometer Function:
    Hand Held
  • Item Price:
    $ 29.00
  • Where to buy (buying from this supplier supports this website):

    Thermometer: ThermoWorks

     

  • Probe:
    Length: 4.9" (12.5cm), diameter: 0.12" (3mm), tip: 0.08" (2mm)
  • Battery Type:
    2xAAA (included)
  • Battery Life:
    4000 hours
  • Safe Operating Range:
    32 to 122ºF (0 to 50ºC)
  • Min & Max Temp:
    -58 to 572ºF (-50 to 300ºC)
  • Display Precision:
    0.1º
  • Actual Temp at 32 Degrees:
    32.2
  • Actual Temp at 130 Degrees:
    129.9
  • Actual Temp at 225 Degrees:
    225.0
  • Actual Temp at 325 Degrees:
    325.2
  • Speed from 32 to 212 Degrees:
    17
  • Speed from 32 to 212 Degrees:
    25
  • Numbers Display Size:
    0.38" (10mm)
  • Water Resistance Rating:
    Not specified
  • Weight:
    2.6oz (73g)
  • C/F Switch:
    Built in CF switch
  • Backlight:
    No Backlight
  • Auto shutoff:
    1
  • Color Options:
    Grey
  • App:
    No
  • Logging:
    No
  • Included:
    Thermometer, probe sheath
  • Available Accessories:
    None
  • Alarms:
    Voice

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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