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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
Good product, accurate!
on 7 January 2014
I bought two of these oven thermometers as after getting sub-standard baking results, I suspected that my oven temperatures were not entirely accurate. I already had a Salter oven thermometer but mistrusted the result as even at gas mark 8, the temperature it was showing was only 185c.
I tested both the Andrew James thermometers at the same time as the Salter and this proved that the Salter one was horribly inaccurate, both Andrew James thermometers showed 180c at gas mark 5 (so my oven is 10c out, not 30c according to the Salter).
The thermometers are fairly lightweight and the top hook can easily be bent back to grip better when hung from an oven rack (otherwise I found it can slip off) and unless I was really unlucky and both just happen to be inaccurate to the same degree, I think these thermometers can be trusted for their accuracy.
One tip, and this applies to any Andrew James products (as I've bought a few things recently), the items may be listed cheaper on Amazon than on their own website, BUT, shipping here can cost as much as £7.99 whereas it is free within the UK on their website so it's worth checking both Amazon and the Andrew James website as it can actually work out cheaper buying direct (particularly when they have a sale/promotion on) and they ship quickly in all cases.