Thermometers are the most useful and essential tool you will own and use as a cook, for one simple reason:
Thermometers are the only way to accurately know if food is cooked to safe temperatures, and if cooked to your desired doneness level.
And because many built-in grill and smoker thermometers take temperatures many inches above grate level – and aren’t at all accurate anyway – they are also the only way to truly know what temperature you are cooking at.
The best thermometers allow you to remotely and continually monitor both the temperature of your cooker and the internal temperature of meat, so you always know precisely what’s going on and can achieve consistent results.
Digital thermometers aren’t expensive, and they can save you a ton of money by avoiding medical bills for sickness, and by ensuring you don’t spoil food by under or overcooking.
In this section of the site, you will find buying guides and hands-on thermometer reviews of the best models available on the market today.
From instant-read thermometers to no-touch infra-red models, and from Bluetooth thermometers to those that work over wifi, there are many types to consider.
Have a browse through our guides, where you can rest assured that we have compiled lists of, and reviewed only the best, and present you with factual and educational buying advice, so you get the right thermometers for you.
Most Recent Thermometer Reviews and Buying Guides
Thermometer Reviews Archive
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