The $13 Meat Thermometer That Amazon Shoppers Are Obsessed With

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Fun fact: Every year my adorable parents have exactly one fight, and it’s over when to take our holiday roast out of the oven. *Checks calendar* Which means that The Annual Fight is right around the corner!

It’s gotten to the point where my last name is now a commonly used synonym for overcooking meat until its only redeeming quality is that it’s a good jaw workout. Here, let me use that verb in a sentence for you: “Oh darn, you Masured the meat again.”

The silver lining here is that I think this fight could be avoided in the future if we simply invest in a quality digital meat thermometer — one that both my parents could trust to let them know that the roast has reached optimal doneness. Perhaps the highly acclaimed would do the trick?


Buy: , $13

According to Amazon shoppers — 11,472 of whom have given it a nearly five-star rating — this foldable, digital kitchen thermometer is the peacemaker that my family has been missing for all of these years. All you have to do is press a single button and the internal temperature will appear on the LCD backlit display in three to five seconds, which is far more high-tech than our obscenely uncalibrated analog meat thermometer. It’s also the on all of Amazon!

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It works outside on the grill, too!

Without any further ado, I’ll give you a snippet of the glowing testimonials.

“About three years ago I saved up and bought a 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.”

Do you have a digital kitchen thermometer that you love?

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