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Digital thermometers are getting better all the time, and this model is one of the best we have seen. Housed in a durable stainless steel case, it features a Quick Tip™ probe (on a 5" stainless probe stem) for the fastest response time yet in a digital (8 seconds or less to display the correct temperature).
In addition, it is waterproof and self-calibrating. To calibrate, place it in a crushed ice solution, and press the calibration button. Within seconds, it has calibrated itself to 32° F. (the temperature of a crushed ice and water solution).
It also includes a maximum temperature function, so you can leave it in your fermentation or aging area and have it record the maximum temperature, and a data hold button, so you can lock the reading in low light conditions to read in a brighter area. To save batteries, it shuts off after 10 minutes of use. Temperature range: - 40° F. to 450° F. This thermometer features a manufacturers 5 year limited guarantee (return it to the address on the back of the package for replacement or repair for 5 years after purchase).
A great thermometer at a great price !
I use this to calibrate the thermometers on my vessels. Gives a fast readout and seems accurate.
I have 3 because I use them in different areas for different purposes. One's in my Kitchen, one's on a lanyard when I brew and one is fitted to the outlet of my chiller.
They are quick read, stable, long lasting and easy to calibrate. Good stuff at a good price.
I've been through two of these. The first one went haywire after a month. It became stuck on a Celcius number and would only recover when I took the battery out for a few hours. After a few fixes, it just froze. I wasn't aware of the 5 year warranty, so bought a replacement and I now have two thermometers with exactly the same problem! I'm going to send them both back to CDN in hopes of replacement, but will never purchase a new one from them.
I've already reviewed this thermometer, but I would like to add some comments about customer service. I contacted CDN about my thermometer problems and they said to send them in. I did, and within four days I had two new thermometers in original packaging! Granted, I live in Oregon, so turn around time would be short, but I am impressed by how quickly they responded to my situation. I expected some additional questions and typical hassle, but no way.
This definitely improves my opinion of CDN, and hopefully my experience with these new thermometers will match other ratings.
William's Brewing Responds: CDN has a five year warranty on these, let us know if you have any problems with a warranty claim. Sorry to hear of this., we have had good luck with these with very few problems. Let us know at 800-759-6025 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Great for brewing ,but also good in the kitchen. Fast and easy to read when in a hurry to get a reading.