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Tiny LCD display, easily obscured by steam. Unsafe if using for recording temp of 'boiling' preserves.
on 16 February 2016
The probe on this gadget is six inches long. The casing is only three inches, and the digital display panel is tiny - it's under an inch long, and less than a quarter of an inch wide. You have to have the eyes of a hawk to see what the digital readout is.
It's positively dangerous to use this gadget to record the temperature of a pan of boiling confectionery, jam or marmalade due to the likelihood of boiling splashes, and even if you chance it with lower temperature items, any steam further obscures the readout.
Having said all that, this digital display food thermometer has been a useful piece of kit over the last three years since I bought mine.
It reacts quickly to temperature changes and appears to be accurate, but I've had to downgrade its star rating to merely 'okay' because it's not capable of being used safely for many of the functions it ought to be capable of, plus the pathetically tiny display panel.
It's fine for use in tempering chocolate, and good enough as a temperature probe for 'safe' ranges in hot or cold food.
I've just dug this out of a drawer where it's been lurking unused for months so I can get on with chocolate 'goodies' for Easter, and it's still working well.
If you're looking for an inexpensive product suitable for taking the temperature of confectionery or preserves during boiling, please be aware of the risk.
If you're looking for a good, clear readout display then this probably won't be good enough for you.