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Polder Original Cooking All-In-One Timer/Thermometer

by Polder
4 out of 5 stars 930 customer reviews
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  • Ultra handy, high tech thermometer has a pre-settable alarm that works simultaneously with temperature and time
  • Set alarm to go off when it reaches set temperature, or set it to go off when set amount of time has elapsed
  • The pre-settable alarm temperature range is from 32 to 392 degrees F, and the alarm is a loud 5-minute alarm
  • Equipped with a longer probe wire measuring 43 inches; requires 1 AAA battery for power, which comes included
  • Also comes equipped with memory for frequently used settings; makes a great gift idea for any kitchen enthusiast
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An ultra handy and high tech thermometer, the Polder takes a lot of the guesswork out of cooking. It has a pre-settable alarm that works simultaneously with temperature as well as time. Set the alarm to automatically go off when it reaches the temperature you set, or set it to go off when your set amount of time has elapsed. The pre-settable alarm temperature range is from 32 to 392 degrees F, and the alarm is a loud 5-minute alarm. It comes equipped with a longer probe wire measuring 43 inches long. The unit requires one AAA battery for power, and one battery comes included. It also comes equipped with memory for frequently used settings. The Polder makes a great gift idea for any kitchen enthusiast.

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Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.4 x 1.5 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • ASIN: B0000CF5MT
  • Item model number: 362-90
  • Batteries 1 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (930 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #838 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF]

From the Manufacturer

Stable-Read THM-389-90 Speed-Read THM-375 Safe-Serve With Torch Light & Display THM-390-39 Speed-Read With Presets THM-372 Safe-Serve THM-160
Temperature Results 4 seconds 6 seconds or less 8 seconds 6 seconds or less NA
Temperature Range -49°F to 392°F (-45°C to 200°C) 32°F to 392°F (0°C to 200°C) 32°F - 212°F (0°C to 100°C) 32°F to 212°F (0°C to 100°C) 32°F to 212°F (0°C - 100°C)
Illuminated Display - - - -
Preprogrammed USDA recommended temperatures - - -
Battery Included

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I've had the Polder 362-90 for about 5 years. I purchased it after seeing Alton Brown using one on the Food Channel show "Good Eats". Now, I'd be lost without it. It takes all the guesswork out of roasting chicken or turkey or a roast beef or whatever else you care to cook in your oven.

You insert the metal probe into whatever you're cooking, set the target temperature and start roasting. When your roast reaches the desired temperature, the Polder will beep to let you know. Perfectly cooked. No wiggling Mrs. Chicken's legs, no pressing on the roast, no "Gee, is it done? I'm not sure." It couldn't be easier.

It has a countdown timer (but not a clock) as well. The back of the main unit has 2 strong magnets which allow it to be attached to any metallic surface, vertical or horizontal. The LCD pivots, so no matter where you put the unit, you can tilt the LCD to make it easy to read. A slide switch on the back allows you to change between Farenheit and Centigrade.

When you wash the probe, you *must* be careful. The probe is a metal tube that contains a temperature sensor. At the point where the cable from the main unit enters this tube, it is sealed merely by crimping the tube. It isn't waterproof. So during washing, if you allow water around this area, it will find its way into the tube and kill the sensor. This is the basis, I believe, for many of the complaints regarding the probe's fragility.

I wrap my hand tightly around the top of the probe when I wash it to prevent this from happening, and I'm still using the original. I use it at least twice a month, so that means it has been used at least 100 times and washed 100 times and it works fine.
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i didn't realize how much time and energy this thing would save me until i started using it. the one thing to watch out for is washing the sensor - be careful about getting water in it. i solved the problem by sealing the wire end of the sensor with liquid tape.
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I bought two timers, this Poulder and a 6 buck Taylor. The Taylor was for timing things that take under 10 minutes and I could set next to the outdoor BBQ. The Poulder was for more complex stuff like actually telling the temperature of the meat (or fish or whatever) when it's in the oven. It works. It works beautifully. My wife loves it.

BUT, this is our second one. The first lasted about four years before the tabs that allow it to sit upright on a countertop either wore out or broke. That meant that it couldn't be seen straight on unless you used the magnetic backing and "pasted" it on the range. I don't know if that will happen again. I don't know if it's a design flaw. It's plastic, so maybe four years is more than I should have expected. The timer still worked, and I suppose Poulder would have replaced it if I wanted to go to the trouble. Giving them the benefit of the doubt and the fact that it does work very well, 5 stars.
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I have use Polder brand products including replacement probes for years, but the latest version of probes is a complete and utter failure. The replacements and new probes on recent shipments of thermometers all have a heat-resistant plastic-like coating over the probe wire much like a heavy guage coated wire rather than the prior successful metal mesh exteriors. Those with mesh occasionally kinked if abused by the user, but they never totally failed to give a reading with such short life. The mesh ones were good for one or more seasons. I am thoroughly dissapointed with Polder's "new and improved" probes. This, of course applies to any of the Polder products shipped with the new worthless probes. Another disturbing thing is that the photos of the probes appear to be the old mesh covered good ones and nothing in product description says anything about a different probe.
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I bought this upon Alton Brown's recommendation.

I have had perfectly cooked turkey every single time. I will never cook another roast or turkey or anything without using this.
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I've been using this for at least 10 years and I love it. It's only on it's second set of batteries and it's used almost every day. I haven't had any of the problems with the probe that I've read about and that also gets used frequently--probably at least once a week.

I'm particularly impressed with the fact that it's been left out in the rain several times while attached to the smoker, gotten full of water and as soon as it's dried out it's been as good as new. It's hard to read when the display is full of water.....

This is a terrific value for the money. I bought a back up several years ago thinking my original one must be close to reaching the end of it's useful life, but it's still in the box.
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I have used this thermometer for the better part of 3 years now, and I am sorry to say that I killed it this Thanksgiving. I had the probe in the turkey, and left the unit sitting on the stovetop. Problem was, all 4 burners were on and fried the internals.

Now I will buy a new one. I used it in the oven, for bbqing, timing, you name it, I got my moneys worth from this guy.

I must now go mourn.
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