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By: Bill McGrath
This $4 digital thermometer is an import from an unidentified Chinese manufacturer. It cannot be left in the oven/smoker while cooking.
While it has good accuracy, its glacial response time makes it virtually unusable for cooking purposes. The display has small, 1/4″ (6mm) digits and no backlight, although it does have a “Hold” button that will freeze the reading so you can find some light. It’s better than nothing, but if $4 is all you can afford for a thermometer, you are probably cooking squirrel, so who cares?
There is no manufacturer specified in the tiny little instruction sheet, so there isn’t any contact info either. Same with the warranty – five minutes or five miles? Don’t even ask about calibration data. Leave this one for the spouse when the divorce is settled.
Published On: 5/7/2014 Last Modified: 12/29/2021
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