The $14 Meat Thermometer That Amazon Shoppers Are Obsessed With

“About three years ago I saved up and bought a Thermapen for about $100 because the reviews were excellent. I have used it ever since, and love it. I wanted another, less-expensive one for travel, so I took a chance, and got this one. As soon as I got it, I wanted to test the speed and accuracy. I tried it, side by side, on some bread just coming out of the oven. They showed the same temp within a second of each other. I tried it again this morning on boiling water for my tea. Exactly the same temp in exactly the same amount of time. I don’t know if it will hold up long-term, but I’m really happy.”

“The product is plastic, so my first thought was that it was a cheap product. To my surprise, this thermometer works like the ThermaPen — at a fraction of the cost. It is handy and gives the temperature close enough to instantly for my satisfaction. The probe pops out with the push of a button. There is a simple on/off button to save on battery life, which uses a standard AAA (included) and not an expensive button type. Great addition to my kitchen.”

“I waited to write a review because I wanted to really test it before drawing any conclusions. I’ve used this on pork roasts, a turkey, a couple of baked chickens, and candy. I compared the temps on this device with those from an older, differently branded thermometer, and they are nearly identical. I’d say it’s as accurate as any other similarly priced thermometer and a bit better than my old, more expensive one. It’s easy to clean, small for storage, and comes with a hook for hanging, which make it a great kitchen tool. I would definitely buy it again and would happily recommend it to anyone looking for a food thermometer.”

Source link