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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 4
Quite nice for the price – 0.9" Digital LCD Food Probe Thermometer (-50~300'C/1*LR44) Reviews

posted by SomeGuyFromBR on 04/05/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
The tip isn't sharp but it's pointed enough to make poking into meats relatively easy. I bought two of them and when used together, they show very little variation in the temperatures - around 0.5 C - close enough for my needs.
Cons:
The probe is a little short and there's no metallic clip to stick the thermometer onto the side of a pan.
Other:
As one of the other reviewers noted, the probe is a little slow in getting up to the right temperature range but I offset this by "priming" the probe before turning it on - I warm it or chill it before using it. It's not a perfect solution but then again I'm not going to complain too much over a US$ 5 probe thermometer.
Bottomline:
A nice buy but don't expect it to be quick. My favorite use for it so far is making homemade yogurt - I've made it perfectly three times so far thanks to proper temperature control.

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