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Taylor Precision Products Splash-Proof Dual Temperature Infrared/Thermocouple Thermometer
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- Measure internal and surface temperatures with this combination probe and infrared thermometer.
- With a temperature range of -67 to 482 degrees Fahrenheit via the infrared thermometer or up to 626 degrees Fahrenheit with the probe, this thermometer features adjustable emissivity to read dark reflective surfaces like oil.
- Engage the hold setting to freeze the last displayed temperature on the screen.
- A 5-inch long stainless steel probe stem with step-down tip makes smaller punctures to retain juices and cleans easily, folding closed when not in use.
- Auto shut off ensures long life for the included 2 AAA batteries.
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The thing that distinguishes the Taylor from the popular and similarly priced Thermapen, though, is the infrared thermometer. This function reads the surface temperature of objects using IR (heat radiation). For cooks, the main use is to check the temperature of preheated frypans, woks, etc., a function I find myself using at least as often as I use the probe. With a little experimentation, you can figure out the ideal temperature for browning meat, sweating vs. browning onions, or cooking pancakes, stirfries, etc. This makes it much easier to avoid either steaming food you meant to caramelize or burning your good olive oil and smoking up the kitchen. The IR function is not perfect, however. It defaults to a reading simply of "high" somewhere around 500 degrees F., which is not high enough for blackened fish or many wok applications. A more serious limitation is that it does not read effectively off of highly reflective surfaces, such as most stainless cookware, presumably because the probe also reads the temperature of whatever cool surface you see in the reflection.Read more ›
It seems to be fairly accurate, the probe shows the temp of boiling water around 211 and took less then 2 seconds to go from 65 to 211 which is really fast. The infrared part of it is a little harder to gauge. I pointed it at a few things along with my MicroTemp Pro and the Pro normally showed a few deg hotter then the Taylor. Nether gauged boiling water very well since it is "clear". I can't really find anything else that I know should have a defined temp to test it on. But the infrared is really only useful for measuring things like frying pans and the inside of your oven, neither of which require single degree accuracy. The other really (ok relatively) cool thing is they included a built in led light along with the infrared thermometer, while meant for aiming, this is also nice for checking things in a dark oven.
I have never used the Thermapen, which seems to be its chief competition. I could see where the Thermapen could be simpler to use since it is just a probe, and a little easier to read since it has just the temp on its display. But neither of those things seem to much of a draw back vs a built in infrared thermometer for about the same price.
"Unfortunately we do not have any repair parts or schematics for repair of the button circuits on our thermometers. The unit would need to be replaced."
I will replace it with a Thermapen, as I have no interest in buying an electronic thermometer that only lasts a few years and cannot be repaired.
Three years later, I have two Thermapens. They have the display oriented in the right direction, and are faster and more durable than the taylor.
Uh, sorry, that's dead wrong. I do NOT want to hold my arm over the boiling liquid, steaming oven pan, or whatever. It is inconvenient and unpleasant at a minimum; downright dangerous at worst. The display needs to face sideways (as it does on the Thermapen competitor). I've tried to like this unit--after all, it was given with love--but every time I use it, this one problem drives me nuts. I can't believe that anyone with serious kitchen experience was consulted as to the design.
Net: save yourself the hassle and potential injury by getting the Thermapen for the same price.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought mine over 6 years ago. Recently tested its accuracy w/boiling water and still works like new. Highly recommended.Published 3 days ago by DG
There is no explanation inside of the package... After you put in the ice for test you will see we are 0,5 F of error and you cannot change...Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
As a restaurant manager, I use this thing daily. Has made life much easier... line check times were reduced hugely! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Eric Byrd
Very accurate and having both IR and Thermocouple allows teasting more then just food. I check AC and Furnace temps at register for example, grill temps with IR before putting... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Georgejr
My husband is crazy about this product, would recommend it to anyonePublished 2 months ago by #1 Grandmother
I love the thermometer. The case however ripped within 1 1/2 weeks. The belt loop just pulled apart.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer