Top positive review
17 people found this helpful
on 14 November 2012
Unsure about what temperature my fridge freezer was running at, I bought two of these thermometers - one for the fridge, one for the freezer.
When they arrived it was immediately obvious they're not 100% accurate, as there was a discrepancy of a degree or two between them. I double-checked this by putting them both in the fridge at the same time, where the discrepancy remained. For that, I'm knocking a star off!
On the plus side, they're super-easy to read. The ballpark temperatures you are aiming for are clearly marked in green on the dial: 0-5°C for the fridge, 18-25°C for the freezer. Adjust your appliance so that its temperatures sit somewhere between these, and you know you've got it right. (I discovered mine was running far too cold, so was needlessly wasting electricity by maintaining it at that temperature.)
Being in centigrade only, this thermometer is ideal for UK households. It can either be stood on its base or hung by its hook, although the instructions do recommend that it be hung somewhere towards the centre of your fridge or freezer. For me this was no problem, as mine has wire shelves. I do knock them off occasionally when moving items in or out, but that's a minor irritation.
Dial is 70mm as stated. Base is 70mm x 25mm. Weight 18g.