Instant yet inaccurate temperature reads
Eden from San Francisco, CA
My husband and I regularly entertain and were not happy with a meat thermometer we already had. We were trying to get instant reads on it. I selected this product as it is specifically designed for that use. I was given this product in exchange for writing this review.
This thermometer gives a reading pretty quickly. Unlike a meat thermometer which has safe-to-eat temperatures on it, this one does not. We have a quick reference on our fridge so this isn't an issue. The shape of thermometer makes it easy to put on the counter without fear of it rolling off the edge. And the silicone grips do stay cool as advertised.
However the thermometer is not very accurate. It reads about 15 to 20 degrees lower than the actual temperature of the meat. (Before writing this review I used the thermometer a couple of times. In both instances I compared its reading against that of our existing meat thermometer.) Taylor has other thermometers that have calibration capabilities. This thermometer doesn't have a way to calibrate it. What this means is that when taking a temperature you have to remember that it's off and adjust the reading.