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ThermoWorks Therma K Plus with 313-158 Probe Review

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ThermoWorks Therma K Plus with 313-158 Probe Review

The ThermoWorks Therma K Plus Kit is an expensive thermometer that exhibits superb accuracy and very rapid response times. The readout cannot be left in the oven/grill while cooking, but cabled probes can, making this a versatile unit that can act as a rapid-read hand-held or an in-food/in-cooker thermometer.

The thermometer can accept any K-type thermocouple probe. The thermometer’s inherent temperature range is –148 to 2501ºF (-100 to 1372ºC), but with the kit probe, the temperature range is a more suitable -58 to 482ºF (-50 to 250ºC). Other probes can extend the range considerably, but our focus here is on food temperature measurements. The unit does not have a water-resistant rating, but otherwise it has all the features one might want: min/max functions, a hold button, a backlight and F/C flexibility. The accuracy is right-on, and this probe reacts almost instantly, going from ice water to boiling water in about 4 seconds. The battery life is so long that you might never need to change them.

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 1 year warranty. A certificate of calibration is included.

While this thermometer isn’t cheap, it is well made and performs with the best of them. For these reasons, we give it a Gold medal.

* Temp range is probe dependent

  • Thermometer Function:
    Hand Held, Leave in Food, Leave in Cooker
  • Item Price:
    $ 134.00
  • Where to buy (buying from this supplier supports this website):

    Thermometer: ThermoWorks

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    Kit featuring this thermometer: ThermoWorks

  • Probe:
    THS-303-158: length: 4" (10cm), diameter: 0.12" (3mm), tip: 0.06" (1.5mm)
  • Battery Type:
    3xAAA (included)
  • Battery Life:
    10,000 hrs
  • Safe Operating Range:
    32 to 122ºF (0 to 50ºC)
  • Min & Max Temp:
    –148 to 2501ºF (-100 to 1372ºC) (probe dependent)
  • Display Precision:
    0.1º
  • Actual Temp at 32 Degrees:
    32.2
  • Actual Temp at 130 Degrees:
    129.6
  • Actual Temp at 225 Degrees:
    225.0
  • Actual Temp at 325 Degrees:
    325.3
  • Speed from 32 to 212 Degrees:
    4
  • Speed from 32 to 212 Degrees:
    4
  • Numbers Display Size:
    0.5" (12mm)
  • Water Resistance Rating:
    Not specified
  • Weight:
    4.6oz (130g)
  • C/F Switch:
    Built in CF switch
  • Backlight:
    Built in Backlight
  • Adjustable Options:
    1
  • Color Options:
    Black
  • Thermometer Sensor:
    Thermocouple
  • App:
    No
  • Logging:
    No
  • Included:
    Thermometer, Case, Instructions, Certificate of Calibration
  • Available Accessories:
    Many to choose form - see links
  • Alarms:
    No

Published On: 5/7/2014 Last Modified: 1/28/2021

  • 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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