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Maverick CT-03 Digital Oil & Candy Thermomter
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- Digital thermometer with 14 pre-programmed settings for hot oil and candy
- Signals with beeps and flashes when ideal temperature is reached
- Large LCD monitor; splatter/heat shield; pivoting stainless-steel probe
- Automatic shut-off after 3-1/2 minutes
- Runs on AAA battery (included); wipes clean with damp cloth
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|Item Dimensions||2.6 x 12.5 x 1.8 in||1.25 x 14 x 0.75 in||5 x 9.7 x 1.8 in||4.75 x 6.75 x 15.25 in|
Digital Candy & Oil Thermometer
Equipped with 14 pre-programmed settings, this digital Maverick thermometer helps you achieve ideal results for both candy confections and fried treats. Plus, the simple operation means that you no longer have to stand by the stove and make estimates. In addition to helping get candy textures just right, the thermometer ensures that fried food cooks for the minimum time, so results are more crispy and less fatty.
Sturdily built with a stainless-steel splatter/heat shield, the thermometer features a 10-1/2-inch pivoting probe and a large LCD monitor. Simple icons guide pre-set use, while a handy temperature guide on the back helps out with measurements. Readings can be displayed in either Fahrenheit or Celsius, and when the ideal temperature is reached, the monitor beeps and flashes. The unit comes with a sturdy clip for the side of the pot and wipes up clean with a damp cloth. Maverick also includes automatic shut-off and a low-battery indicator. The unit runs on a AAA battery, which is included. --Emily Bedard
Top Customer Reviews
The manufacturer got a the hardware design and functionally right. The temperature readings are very accurate. The view-screen tilts for easy reading, even on pots with sloping sides. And having the 14 most common candy and oil temperatures stored in the unit for easy selection is a nice addition, unfortunately it's also the Maverick's Achilles heel.
Because if you ever want to cook something at a temperature 'other' than those 14 presets, you may as well use a cheap analog thermometer. Unlike any other digital thermometer I've ever used, the Maverick does not permit setting of custom temperature alarms. You'll either use their 14 alarm presets or nothing at all.
Certainly the unit will display whatever temperature it is currently reading, but so can any $3 analog candy thermometer. In my mind, the primary purpose of a digital thermometer is to alert a cook when a specific temperature is reached. Not allowing the cook to set alarms at their chosen temperatures is a ridiculous and fatal defect.
The unit does have some issues even aside from that major flaw. The 14 available temperatures are selected from an LCD display, unfortunately the text on the display is very tiny it's awfully difficult to read. I have good eyesight, those suffering even moderate nearsightedness will be unable to read this display unassisted. This tiny-text problem seems also to a consequence of those 14 presets. If this thermometer worked like most other digital thermometers, the display would be more than big enough show 3 digit temperatures in huge lettering.Read more ›
The clip still works, though, and coupled with my wonderful Polder probe thermometer, I've got the best candy thermometer ever.
My first Maverick CT-03 was off by 7 degrees as measured by boiling water and comparing all my thermometers. Being near sea level, they all measured within 1 degree of 212 degrees F. The first CT-03 measured 205. Also, when cooking bubbling candy, the bubbles and evaporation gave it a lot of trouble, the temperature was wild and often went down! I did keep the tip off the bottom and used a narrow pot to keep it properly submerged. Needless to say, the first batch of fudge was overcooked and ruined.
Other major limitations:
You can not set the temp alarm to a value you choose, you can only select from the small presets that some might find difficult to read. With carry over, you often want an alarm that is a few degrees below a certain temperature.
The presets just say things like "soft ball" instead of also listing the temp. If you want to know what they think "soft ball" is, you have to consult a sticker on the back.
There is a "max temperature reached" alarm, but no "minimum temperature reached".Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this. This is my second one, I had the old one for may years before it friedPublished 2 days ago by A discerning customer
Works wonderfully, so easy to use, easy to read, stays in place when clipped on, very good price.Published 25 days ago by lisa disalvia
Had my last one for years, and it is starting to bug out on me occasionally (nothing like having your candy almost to temperature, then having the thermometer shut off...). Read morePublished 1 month ago by ConservativeMe
Got the first one wet and did not work so ordered the second. Needed it to keep candy production up for Christmas giving. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lawrence Sanders
Just used it to make a batch of caramels. Easy to set. It seemed to take an awfully long time to increase the temperature after 220 degrees so I checked it with my Thermopen... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Baking Bear