Using a borrowed “classic” Thermapen, not tested this round, to provide a neutral-but-trusted base temperature, I took a reading with each thermometer close to the chicken’s bone but not touching. Each thermometer was then timed in how quickly it could arrive within three degrees of that reference temperature in that exact same spot of the chicken, starting from room temperature (about 80 degrees on a warm summer night, with the stove running). The three-degree range is when many digital thermometers, especially those reading to a decimal-point tenth of a degree, start to slow down and hone in on a precise temperature.
If you often use an cooktop or burner, you will find that the electromagnetic field above the cooking surface will cause any digital thermometer that is not specially shielded to read inaccurately, or simply “crash” and fail to work at all. This was seen by , a pastry chef on the , and elsewhere in web searches. ThermoWorks, maker of two of our picks, tells us that induction cooktops are known to disrupt their devices. Thermometer maker CDN . One solution: you can temporarily turn off the induction cooktop while you take a reading; you lose very little heat and momentum by briefly halting an induction cooktop. If that’s not going to work for you, the is Consumer Reports’ top pick for an analog thermometer, though it is slower, only reads up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit, and can be hard to read in increments smaller than 10 degrees.
Based on research, home kitchen experience, and expert interviews, this is what we looked for in an instant-read digital thermometer: speed (both overall and in reaching a close-enough temperature), then probe action, temperature range, versatility, and durability. Everything else―calibration, button feel, dishwasher safety, audible beeps, carrying cases, or clips―is a thoughtful extra but not a dealbreaker.
For sure, you know how difficult it is to get your babies temperature, it’s almost impossible for them to stay still for a minute or two, right? Good thing this Metene Digital Forehead Thermometer is on sale at Amazon, get the tempt in a matter of seconds. Just use this promo code KRWLLZF8 to drop the price.
| Our digital thermometers provide accurate temperatures in about 60 seconds. These thermometers have a simple push-button start and a large LCD screen for easy readings. Disposable sheaths allow for sanitary oral, rectal or axillary use. |
*Please note that the stock photo may differ from the actual product model listed above. For more product information read marketing informational brochures below where available.