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Cheap meat thermometer that actually works?

Posted by khallock (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 20, 13 at 11:13

I need a meat thermometer to use when I cook in my new BlueStar range. I dont want to spend alot of money though. Can anyone recommend one that works consistently and doesnt cost too much? I would only use it a few times a year, Thankgiving for turkey, Christmas for a roast, maybe a couple of more times throughout the year.

The real cheapies that I end up running out to the grocery store for at the last minute almost never work!

Thanks!


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RE: Cheap meat thermometer that actually works?

I use an instant-read thermometer like this one and find it to be very accurate.

Here is a link that might be useful: Instant Read thermometer


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RE: Cheap meat thermometer that actually works?

Consumer reports tested them and I'll post the results chart below.


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RE: Cheap meat thermometer that actually works?

If you are looking for an instant-read thermometer, Cooks Illustrated tested less expensive ones and liked these best:


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RE: Cheap meat thermometer that actually works?

I had several CDN and Taylor thermometers that all died within a year. My waterproof thermapen, while not cheap, has paid for itself over the 5 years I've had it. I'd highly recommend it.


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RE: Cheap meat thermometer that actually works?

My Taylor Thrutemp Digital timer thermometer has worked fine since 2006.


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RE: Cheap meat thermometer that actually works?

I'm not the most gentle cook so maybe that's why my Taylor thermometers never lasted?!


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