Digital Meat Thermometer Features:
• Meat thermometer provides an instant readout of inner food temperature during cooking cycle without opening the oven door or grill
• Pre-programmed meat thermometer settings include: Beef, Veal, Chicken, Pork, Poultry, Lamb and Fish
• USDA temperature presets include: Rare, Medium Rare, Medium, Medium Well and Well Done cooking preferences
• Customize your own cooking temperature using the easy-set rotary dial
• 3-feet length 700ºF heat resistant cord withstands searing heat
• Stainless steel thermometer probe measures a wide temperature range from 14ºF to 450ºF (-10ºC to 232ºC)
• Degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius
• Makes the perfect cooking thermometer, oven thermometer, meat thermometer, bbq thermometer, deep fryer thermometer or grill thermometer
• Audible alert when desired temperature is reached
• NSF safety certified
Includes: Digital meat thermometer, 3 ft. cord and probe, instruction manual
Warranty: Limited 1 year warranty
Dimensions: 4.75" H x 2.43" W x 0.96" D
Temperature Range: 14º F to 450º F, -10º C to 232º C; Probe cord heat resistant up to 700° F
Temperature Accuracy: +/- 2°F
Power: 2 AAA alkaline batteries (not included)
I use this with my gas grill and it works perfectly. I set the temp I want and the alarm sounds when it is reached. No more overcooking on the grill!
I purchased this thing (full price, unfortunately) December, 2014 so the 1 year warranty expired LAST MONTH. I've used it sparingly for beef and pork roasts and for turkeys. Today I decided to cook a turkey. Thing read 102 deg. F. upon insertion! Set the alarm for 175 deg. F. 2.5 hours later the alarm sounded; HOWEVER, being skeptical I inserted my ol' standby etched stem meat thermometer right next to the probe (not touching). 150 deg. F.!
I'll assume the probe is the culprit as the batteries are right at 1.5 VDC. A replacement probe is $7.00 + shipping & tax. "Assuming" these probes are only going to last a year, I'll keep my $7.00 and go back to using my reliable etched stem thermometer.
NOTE: This is the THIRD piece of equipment I've purchased from Acurite over the years that has "gone ka-floo-ee" and done so in an unacceptable period of time. At this rate, and if Acurite/Cheney does nothing about the lack of quality in their equipment, I'll predict they will be OUT OF BUSINESS within 5 years. I for one am SORELY DISSAPOINTED.
So far I've cooked a small beef roast and a small pork roast. I have an old etched stem thermometer that I've been using until now. I used both on the beef roast and they were within 5 degrees of one another with the etched stem reading the lower temperature. I'll attribute this difference to a typical slower response from the etched stem device. My only concern is with the cable. It has a tendency to kink and coil and, based on my experience with thermocouples over 20+ years prior to retirement (I'm "assuming" it's a thermocouple), I'm concerned that at some point in time it could kink and break which will end this device's usefulness. I also noticed that the instructions say "Do Not Use In An Oven" (WHAT?!) but a follow up call to the "800" number assured me that was a "word problem" that they are aware of and are fixing. Also the alarm could be a bit louder. That's why I gave it 4 stars and not 5. My next cooking adventure will be a turkey.
I have a LOT of "Acurite" equipment throughout my home including a 5-in-1 weather station and I have come to appreciate the quality and accuracy that is provided in all of these gadgets.
Have several different brands this is by far the best.
It wasn't until I started using this that I realized how much I've been overcooking my chicken breasts all along. My wife would probably agree that I'm not a very good cook, so imagine our surprise when we took the first bite into our chicken...juicy! This has saved many meals already and I would gladly purchase another one.
Purchased for the holidays but the probe did not work and the device gave an error. Just received a replacement (1/10) and it seems to work as advertised.