The 10 Best Meat Thermometers

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This wiki has been updated 22 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Nothing ruins a dinner party or barbecue faster than undercooked meat, and the best cuts can be expensive, so you don't want to risk overcooking, either. If you want to avoid poisoning your guests while still presenting the most succulent, juicy dishes, it's time to invest in a meat thermometer. Our selection includes instant-read models for quick checks and handy wireless options. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Meater Block

2. CDN IRM190

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3. Thermo Pro TP21

Editor's Notes

February 02, 2021:

Without a doubt, our favorite option for home use is the Meater Block, which is a new addition to our recommendations this year. Not only is it very accurate, but it also has a lot of useful features, like the ability to monitor not only the internal temperature of the meat the probe is inserted into, but also the ambient temperature around the meat as well. This means that you should be alerted if there is a flare up on the grill, even when you are watching it. We also like the Thermo Pro TP21, which has a handy display that changes color according to the temperature reading of the probe, so even if you are too far away to clearly read the digits, you'll still have a decent idea of the general doneness of your food. CDN is the brand many professional chefs use, and we have included two options from them. The CDN IRM190 is a traditional analog model that you can leave in the oven while cooking, and the CDN Pro DTQ450X is what you often see clipped to a chef's pocket and designed for taking quick temperature readings.

March 06, 2019:

Cooks who are in the market for a new thermometer are most likely to want a digital read-out, but we did include a reliable, high-quality analog choice for anyone who might prefer the option to see the Farenheit and Celcius temperature at the same time. We chose a wireless, oven-safe probe model for the top spot, the Thermo Pro TP21 with a lot of bells and whistles, because it's got a very functional interface and it isn't difficult to figure out how to use it.

4. ThermoPro TP27

5. Lavatools Javelin Pro Duo

6. Nutri Chef PWIRBBQ80

7. CDN Pro DTQ450X

8. ThermoPro TP18

9. Smartro ST59

10. Habor 022

Brett Dvoretz
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