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Beware of thermometers with probe: unreliable models !

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Beware of thermometers with probe: unreliable models !

KissesFromParis | Mar 5, 2012 03:11 PM

Hello,

After one month of usage, my thermometer with probe started to give random results.

I was very surprised as it did work very well for the month I owned it. So I looked at user feedbacks on amazon.fr, amazon.co.uk and amazon.com for my model (eKitch brand) and I saw that I was not alone in that case.

But more interestingly, I noticed that many makes and models suffered from abnormal rates of random failures that looked similar to mine.

See for instance:

"Taylor 1470 Digital Cooking Thermometer/Timer"
http://www.amazon.com/Taylor-1470-Dig...

"CDN Digital Programmable Probe Thermometer"
http://www.amazon.com/CDN-Digital-Pro...

"ThermoWorks The Original Cooking Thermometer"
http://www.amazon.com/ThermoWorks-Ori...

All these models seem to share the same Achille"'s heel: the probe itself.
So far, I haven't figured out what makes it fail, but until then, if you shop for an oven thermometer with probe (a tool that I otherwise find extremely useful), skip those models with that sort of probe, it's junk.

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