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Taylor 9842 Commercial Waterproof Digital Thermometer

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  • Water-proof thermometer displays an easy-to-read 4-digit LCD readout on a 1-inch dial
  • 5-inch stainless-steel stem stores in an antibacterial storage and carrying sleeve
  • Temperature range is from -40 to 450 degrees F, and -40 to 230 degrees C
  • The NSF-listed thermometer uses a watch battery for power; on/off button protects the life of the battery
  • Measures 5-3/4 inches long and comes backed by a 1-year warranty
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 4.9 x 1.4 inches ; 5.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00009WE45
  • Item model number: 9842
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (863 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #512 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Product Description

Keep this Taylor thermometer close by for ALL your cooking and baking needs! Never worry about overcooked meals or food safety concerns because the Taylor 9842 Commercial Waterproof Digital Thermometer with wide temperature range and anti-microbial casing will give you a super-quick and reliable reading. The temperature range is from -40 to 450 degrees F, and -40 to 230 degrees C. The NSF-listed thermometer uses a watch battery for power and an on/off button protects the life of the battery. The thermometer measures 5-3/4 inches long and comes backed by a 1-year warranty. This thermometer will surely be in the running to be your favorite kitchen gadget.


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Customer Reviews

Save your money and please do not buy it!
AWP
We liked the old one well enough to buy another, and it has lasted about 4 years, and we are still using it.
C. Toombs
Works well, easy to read display, and seems to be very accurate.
Therese L Caveney

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

334 of 338 people found the following review helpful By Mary Jo Sminkey VINE VOICE on March 6, 2006
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I love this little thermometer. It reaches a reading within 10 seconds or so, and is accurate over a great temperature range. I use it for all kinds of things...checking my water to proof yeast, meat temperatures, candy, chocolate, and even to check the ambient temperature. It has a nice protective cover and is small and easy to store. I simply could not cook without this little helper beside me.

UPDATE: I've had this thermometer for almost 2 years now and it is still going strong! Seems to be very durable and has great battery life.
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306 of 313 people found the following review helpful By doctorsirena VINE VOICE on December 25, 2004
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This thermometer works fine for all my kitchen tasks. I wanted one thermometer to use for everything - yeast, yogurt, candy, meat, and this does the job. Pluses: seems to be accurate, waterproof (easy to wash), auto shut-off, wide temperature range, small for easy storage. Minuses: it does take several seconds to read the final temp, the on-off button is kind of small, cannot be left in the oven (in a turkey, for example). Overall, I give it 5 stars.
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56 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Brian Sharp on November 9, 2007
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The thing I care most about with a thermometer is the delay on a reading, because usually I'm on my knees in front of my open oven trying to check on a roast chicken or something, and the longer I have to leave the oven open, the more it interferes with the cooking.

This thermometer responds very quickly. Within about 5 seconds, it may still be changing a bit, but it's converged to where I know the temperature.

Mine was very accurate right out of the box. I tested it with ice water and boiling water and both were spot-on. And the little calibration dial looks simple enough to use if it happened to be slightly off.

My only complaint, but it's not even enough to bump my review down a star, is that the battery insertion is a bit of a pain. I opened it at first to see how it worked and then it took me 15 minutes of fumbling to get the thing back together. That's due to the waterproofing -- the drawer is this fiddly piece of rubber, so it's hard to really get the battery lined up just right, and the rubber's a bit bigger than the opening, so that it forms a tight seal. Given how infrequently I'll need to replace the battery, it's not a big concern.

I haven't tested the waterproofing too aggressively; for me the benefit is just being comfortable holding the whole thermometer under running water to clean it, or leaving it on the counter where I might splash liquid on it and not having to worry that it'll short out.
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177 of 201 people found the following review helpful By William Evins on June 14, 2010
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I already owned one of these for several years. I recently bought another from Amazon of the exact same brand/model, to have two. I use them for cooking and testing the hot water temp out of the kitchen tap. Would you believe they disagreed by 11-12 degrees F or more? Same tap, one says 121 and the other 150. So I brought a pot of water to boil to see which one is closer to 212 (sea level of course - I am about 600 feet up in the Chicago area so boiling temp should be a little lower). One got to about 210.5 and sat there. Good enough for this price. The other was all over the place. I tried adjusting the temp via the calibration screw. That did not help. I don't know which thermometer was new and which was my older one - they look identical. Makes no difference really - the one off went off to the trash. If you rely on the temperature the Taylor gives - it does register to tenths of a degree - get a second opinion, or do the boiling water test.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Walter G. Wilson on August 19, 2005
I have been cooking for 18 years and have yet found a thermometer that can take the beating i put it through. I order this thermometer on just looks and was inpressed from the minute i used it. I would recommend this thermometer to anyone. In fact i order two more for my crew.
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50 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Francis Legac on September 13, 2005
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I wanted an instant read thermometer that I could use for meats & poultry (110 deg. - 160 deg.) and for checking temp for deep fat frying ( 300 deg. - 360 deg.) This unit has performed both functions very well, taking bumps and knocks better than standard analog pocket thermometers. Worth the money.
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45 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 30, 2006
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I've gone through several instant read thermometers. This is by far the best I've used. Its wide range is ideal and it stands up to more abuse than others. Well worth the price.
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170 of 199 people found the following review helpful By David Shafik on January 11, 2007
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The readings on this are certainly not instantly accurate, though they are instantly within say 5-10 degrees, it then takes 5-10s to get it perfect, its OK for what I use it for though.

My biggest problem with this thermometer, is that it bills itself as waterproof, and it most certainly isn't. It might be water resistant, but certainly not water proof. After two washings, it still works, but the screen has condensation and discoloration inside it, making it nearly illegible. I have added a very clear custom image of what it looks like, I urge you to take a look before buying.

I will be returning this item shortly

- Davey
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