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CDN DTQ450X ProAccurate Quick-Read Thermometer

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  • Pocket-sized quick-read thermometer that's great for measuring temp in thin cuts of meat, fish or poultry
  • 5-inch stainless steel stem can get a reading in 6-8 seconds; stainless steel housing surrounding the digital readout
  • Large-digit readout, data-hold capabilities, 10-minute auto-off, plastic sheath with pen clip
  • Temperature range of -40 to 450 degrees F (-40 to 230 degrees C)
  • Powered by LR44 button battery (included); backed by 5-year limited warranty

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches ; 2.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0021AEAG2
  • Item model number: DTQ450X
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,058 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #218 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

"Perfect for thin cuts of meat, fish or poultry. Easy To Use: 6 second response, Data-hold, Big digit, Temperature guide on sheath. Features: NSF Certified,1.5 mm thin tip, 5""/12.7 cm stem, Waterproof, Shatterproof, Food-safe ABS plastic with BioCote, Stainless steel stem, Field calibration, On/off button, Auto-off after 10 minutes, Sheath can be used as handle extension, Mounting: pocket clip, Battery and instructions included. Operating Instructions: A. Temperature Measurement 1. Press the ON/OFF button to turn the DTQ450X on. 2. After use, press the ON/OFF button to turn the DTQ450X off and conserve battery life. The DTQ450X automatically turns off after 10 minutes of inactivity. B. Temperature Scale Press the °F/°C button to select temperature reading in Fahrenheit or Celsius. C. Data-Hold Before withdrawing the DT450X from the food, press the HOLD button. This will “hold” the reading until pressed again. HOLD appears in the upper right corner of the display. D.Max Mode Max Mode is always working behind the scenes, continually storing the highest temperature. 1. Press the MAX button to display the highest temperature. MAX appears on the display. 2. The display automatically returns to the temperature mode after a few seconds. 3. Press the MAX button for 3 seconds or more to clear the stored MAX value. E. Self-Calibration 1. Place the stem into a mixture of 3 parts ice and 1 part water. 2. Press the CAL button for 2 seconds. The display will be blank for 2 seconds. Release the CAL button and 32.0°F appears. Note: To avoid accidental recalibration, this function only works when the water temperature is 30 to 34°F. ERR will appear for 2 seconds if the water is not within this range and then return to the temperature display mode."


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Customer Reviews

Reads quickly and accurately, very easy to use.
Alison Barrett
Use mainly for checking grilled meats (chicken and steak)and they are now cooked to perfection!
kakic
Used it for 3 years now and it's working just fine.
Domestic Gnome

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

809 of 851 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Flack on December 11, 2009
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As a Chef I demand only the best products to work with, and this is by far the best pocket thermometer I have ever used! I love that it doesn't take me 20 seconds standing over my roasts, steaks, burgers, etc. to get a fast, accurate reading, cause I honestly don't have time for that in a busy kitchen.

At first glance:
The thermometer is exactly as described by the manufacturer. The response time on this thermometer is honestly the best I've had the pleasure of using... in fact I'm pretty well convinced that it even matches the speed of those very large ones with the attached probe on a wire (now granted if you pay $300+ dollars you can get one that will give you the fastest most accurate read but for the money, best deal here)

I especially love the finer pointed tip on this thermometer that goes quickly, and easily into any protein that I need, no matter how tough, or thin the product is I get a perfect reading fast, so I'm never tied up waiting 30 seconds to get an accurate read out of my regular dial thermometer which you have to make sure you keep calibrated correctly, or the cheaper digital thermometers that just take longer (and the fact they have a much larger tip that DOES NOT like to go into products easily)... for a few extra bucks, SERIOUSLY BUY THIS!

The extra temperature range of this thermometer is also quite handy, if even for some reason i have to check the temperature of my deep fryer its still capable of handling, extra kudos for that.

And yes, it is waterproof, I have tested it.
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244 of 254 people found the following review helpful By Scott HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 5, 2009
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This is the new version of the CDN Proaccurate Stainless Digital Thermometer, which is very well reviewed on Amazon. That model (DTQ450) has been discontinued and replaced with this model (DTQ450X). This is the first quick-read thermometer I've owned for cooking. If you don't have a quick-read, I highly recommend it. Traditional thermometers can take up to a minute to read temperature. This CDN model provides a temperature reading within about 2-3 seconds. That is extremely convenient compared to a traditional thermometer. The form factor is fairly nice. The thermometer is small (6.5" long), and the readout is not too big, maybe a little larger than a quarter. The buttons are easy to press and the readout is easy to view. The stem is made of stainless steel and it feels fairly solidly built. It can be switched between metric and English units as well.

When actually using the thermometer, don't stick the entire stem into your food like I did for a week. It will give you an inaccurate reading. Just place the very tip of the stem in your food about 1/2" in and it will read. The only possible problem I can see with this is that you might not be able to check the temperature in the very middle of your food if you have a thick piece of meat.

Length: 6.5"
Temperature range: -40 to 350F
Instant Read: <3 seconds.
Cleaning: Just wipe clean with damp cloth. Comes with a case to protect the stem.
Special Features: Shatterproof; auto-off option (cuts off automatically after 10 minutes)

UPDATE: 24 Dec 2011 - Two years and hundreds of dishes later and this thermometer still works, however the case it comes in has expanded or loosened up and no longer fits, which is disappointing. It is still one of my most used kitchen items.
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108 of 118 people found the following review helpful By K. G. Schneider on October 7, 2009
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I bought this primarily for homebrewing, where a difference of 5 degrees F can make a large difference in results. I compared it side-by-side with my trusty old Taylor thermometer. The CDN reads quickly and accurately, and the huge digital fonts are easy on the eyes. The fact that the temp stays on the thermometer after measurement makes it easy to record the temperatures on my brewsheet. I'll keep my Taylor as a backup, but this is now my go-to thermometer of choice. Excellent value for the price.
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52 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Joel on June 19, 2010
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For the price, this thermometer is excellent. We purchased this based on the Cook's Illustrated recommendation because their review process is impeccable. It's one of the best kitchen purchases I've ever made for the price. I used this every time I cook or grill meat and it's incredibly fast and reliable. This works great on any cut of beef, chicken or pork and its easy to maintain.

I recalibrate about once every six months, but so far it's been dead on every time. With constant use (about 3-4 times a week for 2 years), that's impressive.

I'd highly recommend this, hands down.
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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Steve B VINE VOICE on November 19, 2009
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I bought this to replace the CDN ProAccurate I dropped and broke. The tip on the previous model was covered in a thin epoxy that chipped off when the thermometer hit the floor tip first. The new one is metal to the tip making it better protected but slightly slower than the original. This inexpensive instant-read thermometer gives a close reading in just a couple of seconds and a very accurate reading a few seconds later. I wanted something that I could check steaks and roasts without burning my hands over an outdoor grill. For roasts in the oven I use a thermometer that stays in the meat and sends the signal to a unit outside the oven. I highly recommend this little unit unless you have bucks to burn and want something faster. The best one on the market that I've found is used by Alton Brown on his show and sells for about $80. This CDN model is about 80% as good at 20% of the price. By the way, after I knew this one was coming, I cleaned up the tip of the old one and put a thin layer of epoxy on the tip. Now I have two and like both of them very much. The two readings are identical in a glass of hot water.
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