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Taylor Professional Dual Temp IR/Thermocouple Thermometer

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  • Taylor 9306N Splash-proof Dual Temperature Infrared Thermocouple Thermometer is a safe, non-contact device that measures surface temperatures.
  • It features a 4 inch fold out probe that measures internal temperatures and has an infrared range from -67 to 482 degrees fahrenheit and -55 to 250 degrees celsius.
  • It has a thermocouple range from -67 to 626 degrees fahrenheit and -55 to 330 degrees celsius
  • Other features include a white light targeting illumination zone, a HACCP check warning light system and adjustable sensitivity.
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Taylor Professional 9306N Splash-Proof Dual Temp Infrared/Thermocouple Thermometer

The Taylor 9306N is a combination quick-read professional infrared surface temperature thermometer and instant read thermocouple thermometer. Originally developed for the food service channel, this thermometer provides extreme accuracy for serious cooks. Taylor designed a thermometer combination perfect for outdoor use, in home tasks and professional cooking applications. The fast reading 4 inches foldable stainless steel probe has an FDA approved 1.5mm step-down tip to make smaller punctures in meats to keep juices in. With the addition of a non-contact infrared laser thermometer you can keep growing concerns for food safety at bay eliminating cross-contamination. This dual function thermometer provides exemplary consistency with temperature measurement and is a kitchen essential. The 9306N really does it all and is a great value compared to the similarly featured and more than twice the price competition – just read the Amazon reviews for proof!

  • NSF listed
  • HAACP Pass/Fail light indicates food safe temperature zones
  • Min/Max/Lock features
  • IP65 rated to be splash-proof
  • Adjustable emissivity is preset to dark surfaces to help with infrared temperature measurement off reflective surfaces such as oil or stainless cookware see instructions on resetting
  • White targeting infrared illuminating zone
  • Infrared Range -67°F to 482°F/-55°C to 250°C. Accuracy +/-2°F or 1°C.
  • Distance to Spot Ratio =3:1
  • Thermocouple Range -67°F to 626°F/-55°C to 330°C. Accuracy +/-2°F or 1°C.
  • Resolution 0.5°F or 0.2°C
  • Auto shut off to preserve battery life
  • Storage case
  • 2AAA batteries, included
Ease of Use: It’s Simple!

The Taylor 9306N is ready to go right from the packaging for most temperature measurement situations. We recommend reading the instructions carefully before first use. Just remove any wrapping from the batteries or pull the insulation tab within the battery compartment to activate the thermometer. If there is a cling label over the LCD remove prior to use. Just unfold the probe, press PROBE the thermocouple turns on or press SCAN to take an infrared measurement.


The compact design (6.25 inches length x 1.5 inches width) of the Taylor 9306N makes it easy to use at home, transport or travel to work with this thermometer. The foldable probe is protected during storage too (4 inches probe length). Use the convenient nylon storage case to protect the LCD and buttons from accidental scratching.

What You Get:

• 9306N Dual Temp Infrared/Thermocouple Thermometer

• Nylon storage case

• Instruction manual

• 2 year warranty

• 2 AAA batteries

Comparison Chart
Taylor 9306N Professional Dual-Temp Surface Infrared/Thermocouple Thermometer
Taylor 9867FDA Folding Pocket Thermocouple Thermometer
Taylor 9523 Pistol Style Infrared Thermometer
Folding Thermocouple Competitor
Temperature Measurement Tools
1.5mm FDA step-down, folding thermocouple AND non-contact surface infrared thermometer 1.5mm FDA step-down, folding thermocouple thermometer Non-contact surface infrared thermometer 1.5mm FDA step-down, folding thermocouple thermometer
Thermocouple: -67°F/626°F and -55°C/330°C
Infrared: -67°F/482°F and -55°C/250°C
-40°F/572°F and -40°C/300°C -49°F/752°F and -45°C/400°C -58°F/572°F and -49.9°C/299.9°C
0.5°F or 0.2°C 0.1°F/C 0.1°F/C 0.1°F/C
IP Rating
IP65 Splash Proof NA NA Splash Proof
Response Time
Thermocouple – 1 to 2 seconds
Infrared - Instant
Stabilized reading in 5 seconds 0.5 seconds 3 to 4 seconds
+/-2°F (1°C) +/-1.8°F (1°C) through most of the range +/-1.8°F or +/-1°C +/-0.72°F (0.4°C) through most of the range
Adjustable Emissivity
Yes No No No
Other Features
HAACP pass/fail lights, min/max/hold, surface illumination light, adjustable emissivity, NSF listed, distance: spot – 3:1 Auto-on when stem unfolds, blue backlight, anti-microbial casing , recalibration system, NSF listed Blue backlight, scan and hold, surface illumination light, distance: spot – 6:1 Auto-on when stem unfolds, internal recalibration, anti-microbial casing, NSF listed
Nylon Case NA Nylon Case NA
Auto shut off
Yes Yes Yes Yes
2 – AAA batteries, included 2 – AAA batteries, included 2 – AAA batteries, included 2 - CR2032 batteries, included

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 9.1 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000XS7WTG
  • Item model number: 9306N
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,735 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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98 of 99 people found the following review helpful By Jim on December 28, 2008
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A fast-reading thermometer probe is essential for grilling and roasting, and this one works as well as any I have tried, equilibrating in a couple of seconds. Except for getting the temperature of boiling water right on, I have not checked their accuracy claims, but the probe is certainly accurate enough for kitchen use, and given that the readings come from a thermocouple, I would expect the probe measures to be good within a degree or so, maybe better. Taylor is a leading maker of both scientific and consumer temperature-measuring devices or all kinds, so also I would expect the circuitry and durability will be good.

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.
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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful By N. Cody on April 23, 2008
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I really like this product. It has a nice solid compact feel, the buttons are ambidextrous (though a little easier to use correctly in the right hand), its water proof, easy to clean, etc. The probe tip seems to be the same size as most of the other thermocouple thermometers (3mm diameter with a reduced 2mm tip that is 10mm long.
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.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By chef sm on May 28, 2011
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I bought this one because it has dual readings and was told it took readings as quick as 3 seconds.Don't get me wrong this is a good product but, I'm a chef and two of my coworkers have the Thermopen. The thermopen takes readings almost instantly kicking the crap out of my Taylor 9306. My Taylor 9306 has never taken a temp in 3 seconds. my advice is if you work as a chef/cook and need temps really fast spend the extra money on the thermopen. If not this a good product and has worked correctly every time it just takes at least 10 seconds to get your final temp from the probe. The surface temp reader is accurate and instant.
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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 26, 2011
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I had one of these for a little over three years. It received pretty light use, but was handy. Then it started to malfunction and is now dead. After eliminating the obvious possibility that the batteries had run down, the most likely suspect seems to be the membrane switch assembly on the front. I contacted Taylor about repair. Although they still market the unit, they replied:

"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.
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69 of 90 people found the following review helpful By A long-time Amazon customer on January 3, 2012
I received this thermometer as a gift, 2 years ago, when I had asked for a digital instant-read thermometer. Unfortunately the well-meaning gift-giver was not a chef, and chose this one based on marketing hype. It works as advertised, but the display faces the WRONG WAY. It looks like it should work, at first, but as soon as the probe is unfolded, it faces you, forcing you to hold the unit as though you were going to stab yourself instead of the expected probe-out position.

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.
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