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Finally, a reliable instant read theremometer , just not as reliable as I hoped
on January 20, 2014
Choice came down to between this and a Thermapen. We were tired of the store bought throwaway items that fall apart or lose calibration after just a few uses. Its accuracy has held up over the months that we've had it, and we're quite pleased with this overall. If I had to put forward a really minor complaint, it is that the buttons don't have a lot of resistance, so if not held carefully, you will inadvertently hold the temperature reading, or go from deg C to deg F. Great product.
Update a year later: Started to have trouble turning the unit on and off. Would take two or three tries, then it started to drift. If you are handy, read on... the trouble is the microswitch activated by swinging the probe out. It stopped making contact consistently, and even if the themometer turned on, the connection created sufficient resistance to make the temperature readings drift. Removing the microswitch and installing a small on-off switch was easy and made the original unit as good as new.
As an aside, Taylor customer service, reached by e-mail, was excellent standing behind their product, but sent a defective replacement. Perhaps the third time will be the charm.