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Top 5 Electronic Kitchen Thermometers

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When choosing an electronic kitchen thermometer, you must first analyze your usage. If you plan on using it for both meats and candy, you'll want one with a wide range to accommodate high temperatures. Large easy-to-read dials, shatter-proof clear lenses and calibration options are optimum. Other options include dual probe, timer and remote beeper.

1. Taylor Digital Oven Thermometer/Timer

Battery-operated with an on/off switch. Four-foot long metal probe connects to the monitor to allow checking temperatures without opening the oven door. Alarm sounds when desired temperature is reached. Temperature range: 32 to 392F (0 - 200C). This product gets a high performance rating with both professional and home cooks.

2. Polder Cooking Thermometer with Timer & Clock

Probe goes into meat and into the oven while magnetized monitor remains outside to check progress. Checks the oven temperature as well as internal food temperature up to 572 degrees F. Includes a 10-hour countdown timer and alarm.
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3. Acu-Rite Meat Thermometer

Digital display with 24-hour timer. Probe goes in the food, while monitor remains outside the oven. Memory option for frequently-used settings. Range: 32 to 392F (0 - 200C), convertible to Celsius. Wireless version also available.
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4. Nu-Temp Temperature Detective Wireless BBQ Temperature Probe

Probe monitors food temperature in the grill and signals a wireless remote up to 75 feet away. Battery-operated with large digital read-out. Model NU-701. Extra remotes available. This one is on the pricey side.

5. Pyrex Digital Probe Oven Thermometer/Timer

Battery-operated thermometer with oven-safe probe which is inserted into food. Outside monitor keeps track of internal temperature in fahrenheit and celsius degrees. Timer sounds alarm when food is ready. Lifetime warranty.

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