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Weber 6491 Original Pocket Thermometer Review

Weber 6491 Original Pocket Thermometer Review

The moderately priced folding thermometer exhibited good accuracy but slow response times. It cannot be left in the oven while cooking.

The thermometer has an on/off switch, an F/C switch and a hold switch. The design of the probe hinge prevents the probe from being fully inserted into the food, reducing the effective length to only 3.75″ (98mm). The hinge and the case did not appear to be water resistant. The on/off switch doubles as a backlight trigger which remains on for about five seconds.

The manufacturer’s contact info is in the owner’s manual. There is no explicit warranty stated in the accompanying literature.

The price, construction and response time of this thermometer make it less than competitive in this category, so we don’t recommend this particular unit.

  • Thermometer Function:
    Hand Held
  • Item Price:
    $ 27.99
  • Where to buy (buying from this supplier supports this website):
  • Probe:
    Length: 3.75" (98mm), diameter: 0.118" (3mm), tip: 0.094" (2.4mm)
  • Battery Type:
    2xCR2032 (included)
  • Battery Life:
    not specified
  • Safe Operating Range:
    not specified
  • Min & Max Temp:
    -30 to 500ºF (-34 to 260ºC)
  • Display Precision:
    0.1º
  • Actual Temp at 32 Degrees:
    31.8
  • Actual Temp at 130 Degrees:
    130.1
  • Actual Temp at 225 Degrees:
    225.1
  • Actual Temp at 325 Degrees:
    326.1
  • Speed from 32 to 212 Degrees:
    20
  • Speed from 32 to 212 Degrees:
    23
  • Numbers Display Size:
    0.33" (8.5mm)
  • Water Resistance Rating:
    No
  • Weight:
    1.5 oz (45g)
  • C/F Switch:
    Built in CF switch
  • Backlight:
    Built in Backlight
  • Auto shutoff:
    1
  • Color Options:
    Black
  • App:
    No
  • Logging:
    No
  • Included:
    Thermometer, manual
  • 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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