ThermoWorks ThermoPop (TX-3100-XX) Review

ThermoWorks ThermoPop (TX-3100-XX) Review
The ThermoPop is an inexpensive, high-performance, rapid-read handheld thermometer for food usage. It has a rotating display that makes it easy to read from any angle. It cannot be left in the oven or grill while cooking. This review has been updated to reflect a redesign of the probe which results in faster response times and apparently better accuracy.
 
This unit gives very good accuracy and response time in an affordable package. It is switchable between Fahrenheit and Celsius. The display can be changed to one of four positions so that it can be easily read from any angle. The display is backlit for 10 seconds by pressing the Power switch. It will auto-shutoff after 10 minutes to save battery power, although with 5000 hours per battery, that might not be a huge concern.
 
The manual is simple and straightforward, given the simplicity of the device. The warranty isn't explicitly stated, but the company has an excellent reputation for standing behind its products. The address and telephone number are on the instruction sheet.
 
We give this thermometer a Platinum rating - recommended. Its accuracy, response time, and low price make it an excellent choice.
Thermometer Function: 
Hand-held
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: 
$29.00
Included: 
Thermometer, Probe Sheath, Instructions
Probes: 
Length: 4.5" (114mm), diameter: 0.12" (3mm), tip: 0.08" (2mm)
Accessories: 
None
Battery type: 
1xCR2032 (included)
Battery life: 
5,000 hours
Min / Max: 
-58 to 572ºF (-50 to 300ºC)
Ambient operating temperatures: 
32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
Display precision: 
At 32ºF it actually reads: 
32
At 130°F it actually reads: 
131
At 225°F it actually reads: 
225
At 325°F it actually reads: 
325
Speed from 32°F to 212°F: 
2
Speed from 212°F to 32°F: 
3
Size of numbers in display: 
0.35" (9mm)
Water resistance rating: 
IP66
Alarms: 
No
Weight: 
~2 oz (43g)
Logging: 
No
C/F Switch: 
Yes
Backlight: 
Yes
Adjustable: 
No
Auto shutoff: 
Yes
App: 
No
Colors: 
9 colors available
Sensor: 
Thermistor

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