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Kitchen thermometers are an essential tool for anyone considering doing any serious cooking, it is an indispensable tool for measuring if your meals are ready or not, uncooked food can be hazardous. That is why we think having a kitchen thermometer is must have for the modern kitchen. Usually, modern thermometers have a metal probe, usually stainless steel with a sharp tip that can be inserted in meat, then the reading is given by a dial or better through a digital lcd, sometimes it shows the doneness of meat for convenience. Others come with a sound alarm that would beep if a preset temperature were reached.
While thermometers are used extensively for meat, however it can be used for other foods as well, especially soups for example before serving them for children, you can also use it for seafood.
We will look at the new and best ranking thermometers out there.
AimmiNate Food thermometer:
This food thermometer has great accuracy for temperatures, if you have little kids were the soup has to be just the right temperature then look no further, this thermometer will get the job done, it comes with a digital screen to show the temperature, the size of the digits is quite large to make it easier for your to read off the display.
Another reason why we like this thermometer is it is 10 minutres uto-shut off function, this feature is great for prolonging your battery life and is a great saver in the long run.
Equipped with a stainless-steel probe, you won’t have to worry about it getting rusted. It’s a 5.0” long probe so you have plenty of room to take measurement without getting too close to your food.
This food thermometer is quite fast at giving a reading with only 4-5 seconds to get an accurate temperature for a range of -58°F to about 572°F which translate to about -50°C to 300°C which covers all the everyday cooking situations.
Now we jump to our next favorite thermometer Brexfire Digital Meat Thermometer:
This is for people that take their time very seriously with an ultra-fast accurate reading time of 2-3s with an accuracy of +/-1 F° this beats a lot of thermometer on the market. Now this gem is an IP67 Waterproof ABS plastic boy with digital screen display so you don’t have to worry about getting messy as you can always rinse it off with water. Another thing that’s unique about this thermometer is it’s foldable 4.6” stainless steel probe, not only this makes it easier to carry and saves on space but it allows you to take measurements a different angles to make sure you can check every part of your steak.
It comes with a large digital light as with other thermometer on the market but this one in specific has a nice backlight that comes in handy in dim indoor lighting or at night outdoors and comes with an auto-on/off function., the probe can easily be folded to save space. Also features a hanging hole and an internal magnet for storage.
The package comes with 1 food thermometer, 1 meat temperature guide and a user manual, plus two CR2032 button batteries and 4 velcro dots to hang the temperature guide.
Besides the great aesthetics of this food thermometer and ultra-fast of 2-3s and accurate temperature readings, this boasts an accuracy of ±0.9 degree Fahrenheit which translate to ±0.5 Celsius. Another interesting feature of this unique thermometer is it’s auto-rotating display capability making it easier to read the display at any given angle. It has an on/off/sleep/wake feature to save battery which can last an impressive 300 hours.
As with other thermometers this one is also waterproof and has a magnet in case you want to attach it to the refrigerator for nearby access, it is also equipped with a hanging hole for convenience.
One unique thing about this thermometer is it’s lock and calibration features where you an easily lock a temperature reading on the display, calibration makes sure that your thermometer is always up to date and accuracy is on point.
Azcooks meat thermometer:
For people looking for a more practical thermometer the Azcooks meat thermometer gives a 2-4s for an accurate reading of +/-1°C with a range of -58°F to 572°F(-50°C to 300°C), this thermometer is a minimalist dream come true where it has just has the necessary buttons and does just what a thermometer should do without complicated addition. It has a nice chart near the display to give you guidelines for optimal measurements depending on food type. It also comes with backlit screen and Hold feature, with a built-in magnet and a hanger.
HomLeaFac dual probe meat thermometer:
This one is different from the other thermometers in it’s claim for a 1-2 seconds reading which beats the others as far as speed of measurement, the testing range is pretty standard of -50℃~300℃（-58℉~572℉） with accuracy of ±1℃(±2℉), it is easy to convert from Fahrenheit to Celsius with a press of a button, it also has a nice lock feature to keep measurements on display. The stainless probe has a diameter of 2.3mm with a length of 6.7 inches which is longer than other thermometers. The HomLeaFac has a large display LCD with backlight, you can put a preset temperature where if it is reached the thermometer will beep to let you know that the temperature has been reached. The thermometer has 4 AAA batteries and a built-in magnet to make it simple to attach to metal surfaces. It also comes with a 24–months warranty.
ThermoPro TP-16S Digital Meat Thermometer
Reached This one features a large display with backlight button, the digital display stays on for 10s until prompted again, now there is one unique feature about this one which is it comes with preset programmable temperature settings for 7 types of meats with all their doneness levels, so you don’t have to lookup specifications for different meats, all these settings can be changed to your own taste with simple configuration. The 6.5 inches stainless steel probe measures a range of 14 to 572 degrees Fahrenheit which translates to -10 to 300 degrees Celsius. For maximum convenience the probe is attached to a 40 inches stainless steel mesh cable. In addition to the ThermoPro TP-16S has a countdown timer that stays visible at a distance to monitor your cooking. As for storage this thermometer has a magnetic back so you can attach it on refrigerator, oven or any other metal surface, it can also be hanged on for ease of access
We think that all these thermometers get the job done, everyone of them has its own little peculiarities which serve different purposes. So, we encourage customers read the differences between the thermometers and pick the one that best suits their needs. For example, you may not need all the bells and whistles that come with some of them but are looking for a practical thermometer. While on the other hand you might need one with backlight lit LCD display because you most of your BBQ at night outdoors.
We do however that no matter what your needs are, a thermometer is must have for anyone interested in cooking no matter what their cooking skills are.