22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Handy little gadget,
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This review is from: oven thermometer with 55mm dial - stainless steel housing
This has proved useful because I didn't want a hefty call-out fee until I was sure it was necessary. My bottom oven has been slowing. I tested it out with this thermometer and found it about 30 degrees too low. It is a fan oven, and I tried switching off the fan, and the temperature rose immediately, almost to an acceptable level. I also tested the top oven and found it about 5 degrees too high. Now I know how the ovens are working I can use them accordingly and keep an eye on them for further change. I'm loathe to buy a new built in cooker until it becomes unmanageable.
One thing to consider is that this gadget registers the true temperature several minutes behind the oven thermostat. So when the thermostat switched off the top oven at 220 degrees, the thermometer only registered 200 degrees. After a few minutes it caught up with the oven thermostat and registered the same. Once you know this, you can calculate the difference. But that is why I have given 4 stars instead of 5 stars.
The design is good. It can sit on a shelf, or hang face forward, whether the oven rails run laterally or back to front.