Recommend a thermometer?

I am looking for something as a general purpose household device -
range say -20 to 300 degrees C which I can use for room, fridge,
freezer, oven, liquids (hot/cold/boiling/jam).
Any particular make/type recommendations.
I see that many have a "probe" - I assume that the probe doesn't have
to be "inserted" in to anything - ie it would just read room
temperature if not.
Reply to
jill
Is that not a big ask to expect it to do all jobs .Are you from Aberdeen ? Do you have very deep pockets ? :-)
But seriously if you want one for your fridge,frezer and overn surely you would want then to be situated there all the time and not want to move them around . I have one in my f/a oven and wouldn't dream of taking it out . They are surely not that expensive. Have a look on Ebay Stuart ( Glasgow )
Reply to
Stuart B
I don't think so - I have since googled and found some - but I would much prefer a recommendation.
Many electronic have that sort of range and are multi-purpose.
Reply to
jill
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An infra-red thermometer will easily handle that range.
It will read the probe temperature. An infra-red thermometer will read the temperature of objects, so to measure the room temperature, point it at something passive which has been in the room long enough to have got to room temperature.
Maplin and CPC are commonly recommended suppliers. Both often have then on special offer too.
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Andrew Gabriel
For all they cost ie around a tenner - there are infra red ones on Ebay that will cover that range. I got one a couple of months ago and reckon is was an excellent buy.
Anything else to cover that whole range will be significantly expensive and require a number of different probes depending on the temperature.
Rob
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robgraham
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Not true. CPC IN04915 covers -50C to +300C for (£11.35 + VAT)
Most instruments that accept type K probes should cover -200 to +1370
Depends on the accuracy/facilities required. Conrad K101 + sensor for just over £30
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(I haven't checked whether this includes VAT or p/p)
Barry
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Barry Smith
Thanks to those who commented.
I have now bought one (recommended by a wine and beer maker) - which appears to be just the job - arrived today.
It's called a Digital Oven Thermometer - but it is very general purpose.
Functions: ? Max / Min Temperatures ? Display in ºC or ºF ? Data hold ? Min / Max ? High / Low Temperature Alarm ? 1 Hour Auto Shut Off ? 1 Meter of Stainless Steel cable with a 130mm Stainless Steel Probe
Specifications: ? Range: -50ºC to +300ºC ? Resolution: 0.1ºC or F ? Accuracy: ±1ºC in the range -50ºC +200ºC ? Replaceable battery: LR44 or Equivalent
£14.57
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(Even got a spare probe)
Reply to
jill
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Looks fine apart from one thing. There is no "handle" on the probe. It could get too hot to hold when measuring liquids (hot/boiling/jam).
Might be an idea to make a handle (a piece of wood dowelling?) for one of the probes.
Barry
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Barry Smith

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