Thermometers Buying Guide

Make quick work of your outdoor cooking experience with a thermometer that's designed to provide accuracy when you're grilling. These fairly low-cost items are a great addition to everyone's outdoor tool set.

Types of Thermometers

Types of Thermometers

Is it done yet? When it comes to outdoor mealtime, that question has to be the most common refrain from friends and family. The easiest way to determine the answer is through the use of a reliable thermometer. But one thermometer might not perform like another. As you think through how you'll use a thermometer and what outdoor cooking needs you have, review the various types, which include digital, dial, thermometer fork, disposable, pop-up, and oven probe with cord. Use this guide to help you buy.

Digital

While digital thermometers typically cannot be left in food while it's cooking, this type is much faster at providing temperature readings and works no matter the thickness of the food. Many digital thermometers have extra features, such as calibration.

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AmaziPro8
$29.99 $14.97

**SPECIAL BONUS** When you purchase this digital thermometer, you get a Collection of 8 Books for easy download so that you can st...art cooking and using your thermometer right away. Books will be emailed to you after order is placed..DUALTEMPERATURE:... read more

AmaziPro8
$29.99 $14.97

**SPECIAL BONUS** When you purchase this digital thermometer, you get a Collection of 8 Books for easy download so that you can st...art cooking and using your thermometer right away. Books will be emailed to you after order is placed..DUALTEMPERATURE:... read more

AmaziPro8
$29.99 $14.97

**SPECIAL BONUS** When you purchase this digital thermometer, you get a Collection of 8 Books for easy download so that you can st...art cooking and using your thermometer right away. Books will be emailed to you after order is placed..DUALTEMPERATURE:... read more

Dial

More traditional in style and function, dial thermometers take much longer to provide a temperature reading and are generally best for food that's several inches thick. However, these thermometers can typically stay in food while it's cooking.

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Taylor
$11.89

Lodge dial thermometer. Lodge design with silk screen technology. UV fade-resistant ink and weather-resistant. Scale: Fahrenheit, ...Outdoor Temperature Range:-60 Degrees F to 120 Degrees F, Type: Dial, Material: Plastic, Size: 13-1/4 Dia, Color: Brown... read more

Taylor
$11.89

Flag dial thermometer. Flag and eagle patriotic design with silk screen technology. UV fade-resistant ink and weather-resistant. S...cale: Fahrenheit, Outdoor Temperature Range:-60 Degrees F to 120 Degrees F, Type: Dial, Material: Plastic, Size: 13-1/4... read more

Taylor
$16.56 $11.99

Largest dial available. Easy to read with Color Track design. For indoor and outdoor use. -60 F to 120 and -50 C to 50 C temperatu...re ranges. Weather resistant construction. 13-1/2". Made in China. read more

Thermometer Fork

These combination thermometers offer two-in-one functionality but typically cannot remain in food while it's still cooking. They are best used when the dish is almost done and a great tool for grilling. However, the sensor needs to be properly inserted to provide an accurate reading.

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Grande Chef
$15.17

A perfect medium rare is sometimes hard to come by, at least if you're using the old finger poke method. With the Digital BBQ ther...mometer, it's easy to achieve the perfect rare, medium, or well-done cooking temp, every time! The thermometer features a... read more

GrillPro
$39.99

GRL1255 Features Internal thermometer instantly reads food temperature Accurate readings from rare to well done Material: High gra...de stainless steel LCD Digital display Easy to clean Assures that your meat is done Product Type: Digital Food Type: Meat... read more

GrillPro
$39.99

GRL1255 Features Internal thermometer instantly reads food temperature Accurate readings from rare to well done Material: High gra...de stainless steel LCD Digital display Easy to clean Assures that your meat is done Product Type: Digital Food Type: Meat... read more

FRESHLOOK LCC
$100.00 $10.99

This weather-resistant digital meat thermometer fork takes the guesswork out of grilling and allows you to cook your meat perfectl...y every time! Displays the meats internal temperature and includes pre-programed settings for Steak, Veal, Lamb, Pork,... read more

Disposable

Disposable thermometers are one-time-use tools that have quick read times. However, these are designed for foods indicated on the label, and they change color when the temperature is reached.

Pop-Up

A pop-up thermometer usually comes with the piece of meat -- think of the gauges that come with turkeys. They provide an internal read of the temperature and alert doneness by popping up. However, they should be supplemented by another thermometer to ensure an accurate reading.

Oven Probe with Cord

Some newer ovens offer a thermometer utility: A cord connects to a unit outside the oven that provides a temperature reading. The thermometer can also be used outside the oven.

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Perfection Meat Thermometer
$69.97 $20.97

Take all the guesswork out of roasting and grilling Every serious cook knows that the only reliable method to determine how well m...eat is cooked is with a meat or grill thermometer. Determining the correct cooking time requires experience and skill. Now you can cook your lamb and beef to your preference - well done, medium rare or rare. Just choose the setting and let the thermometer do the rest. This probe thermometer comes with suggested cooking temperatures for several different meats, poultry and fish. You won't need to look up the cooking temperature with the pre-set temperatures. Versatile, portable and efficient Use indoors and out. The probe can be used in a grill, barbecue or oven. The wire lead is long enough for the probe to be left in your meat and the oven door to be closed on it without damaging the seal. A pot lid can close on the wire, and the lid to your griller or smoker can also be closed securely on the wire. No heat will escape. Now there's no need to open the oven and check. There will be no left overs! This temperature sensor thermometer will turn you into a great home cook. Imagine roasting a medium rare whole eye fillet without the stress and worry of how it might turn out. It makes big family bbq get togethers a whole lot easier. This clever kitchen tool makes a perfect gift or a welcome addition to the arsenal of a busy cook. Requires 2 x AAA batteries (not included) Check out the promotional savings for multiple orders and BUY NOW 1 year warranty read more

OUTAD
$14.99

The Digital Food thermometer features an easy to read LCD that displays both the temperature and the alarm set temperatures Ideal ...for restaurants, bars and cafes as an economical solution for temperature measurement applications. Probe comes attached... read more

ICOCO
$14.99

The Digital Food thermometer features an easy to read LCD that displays both the temperature and the alarm set temperatures Ideal ...for restaurants, bars and cafes as an economical solution for temperature measurement applications. Probe comes attached... read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Most of the differences in thermometers that you can use for cooking both indoors and out stem from the way they operate and how quickly they provide readings. For some people, more functionality -- which typically adds to the cost -- may be important. For others, basics work best. Before you buy a thermometer, review the following purchase considerations: oven-safe, food-appropriateness, reading time, and calibration. This short guide will help you make a selection that works best for you in every situation.

Oven-Safe

Some food thermometers must be inserted into the food, read, and then removed. Others may be left in the oven during cooking. Check the utility of yours to determine how you can use it.

Food-Appropriateness

Thermometers indicate what kind of food they are appropriate for, as well as the thickness of food they will read.

Reading Time

Typically digital thermometers provide a temperature reading much faster -- in about 10 seconds -- than traditional dial-read thermometers.

Calibration

Sometimes oven temperatures differ from the setting of the oven in the actual heat generated. If you know the exact temperature of your oven, you will be able to set your thermometer to match that.

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Taylor
$42.99 $3.86

Mechanical Food Service Thermometer, Grill, Temp. Range (F) 100 Degrees to 700 Degrees , Temp. Range (C) 50 Degrees to 350 Degrees... , Accuracy +/-10 Degrees F/C, Dial Size 2 In.Diameter 2 In.Stem Material Stainless Steel, Case Material Stainless... read more

Taylor
$54.97 $47.35

A food scale is an essential part of any kitchen! Using a food scale daily will help in proper portion control, which is helpful w...hether just following a diet or the food pyramid. Taylor also offers food scales that calculate the nutritional values for... read more

Measupro
$19.95 $15.99

MeasuPro has implemented the latest technologies to create the most precise instruments in the industry. The MeasuPro digital ther...mometer offers unique features to assist you in your cooking. Cooking thermometer has 8" long probe which will allow you... read more

ATB
$26.26 $7.49

1 New Candy And Deep Frying Thermometer 57-400 Degrees, Glass, 8-Inch ! This tools is great addition when baking and, imagine usin...g it often for grandma's secret fudge.Hangs on pot very well. Easy to read numbers. Temperatures accurate.Easy to read... read more

AGPtek
$19.99 $13.99

Features: °F/°C switchable 4s super fast response time Large LCD display Measurement range:-50~300℃(-58~572℉) Measurement accuracy...:±1°C at -20~200°C and ±2°C at other range Display resolution: 0.1°C Instant Read Hold temperature function 10-minute... read more

AGPtek
$14.99 $13.99

Features: °F/°C switchable 4s super fast response time Large LCD display Measurement range:-50~300℃(-58~572℉) Measurement accuracy...:±1°C at -20~200°C and ±2°C at other range Display resolution: 0.1°C Instant Read Hold temperature function 10-minute... read more

gHTN
$11.99 $5.99

1 Mini Magnetic Thermometer Monitor Temperature Easy Accurate Readings Temperature Range -20°C to +50°C The Magnetic Thermometer... is one of the most economic methods of measuring the temperature. Our easy to read magnetic thermometer is portable and... read more

Cuisinart
$16.79 $13.93

Cook your favorite meats to perfection with this Cuisinart stainless steel meat thermometer. The thermometer features an easy to r...ead dial display with a meat temperature guide. Oven safe to 450 degrees, this thermometer is a must have when preparing... read more

Maverick
$49.99 $10.00

The table is set, and the guests are arriving, but you're too busy watching the grill to socialize or even eat. Now you can mingle... and enjoy your secret barbecue sauce. Just set this remote thermometer to what meat you're cooking, and the receiver will... read more

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