Top critical review
Disappointing: slow and expensive
on 26 February 2015
I bought this for making and tempering chocolate, which needs a precise measurement.
This gadget looks good, has a clear display and was great for measuring things like the temperature of the fridge, which stays the same.
It has a clip on the probe so that you can attach it to the side of a pan.
For chocolate, it was a disaster.
It's very slow to calibrate, taking about a 30 seconds for the temperature reading to settle down.
This is fine if your temperature is not changing, but I was trying to heat the mix up 42C- the slowness of the readout meant that I often overshot, and had to start the process all over again.
The clip was no help at all, and I ended up having to hold the probe in the mix with one hand and whisk with the other.
Result: It got covered with chocolate.
In trying to clean it, I got water into it- and it has now died after its maiden voyage.
May it rest in peace, I won't be replacing it.
Definitely not recommended.