Earlier this year, thermometer companies were sending us their cooking thermomters to test. So far, we’ve tested 14 different units, from cheap $8.99 thermometers to fancy wireless bluetooth connectivity with app. Time and time again, we come back to Thermoworks and the Thermapen MK4. We are affiliate partners with Thermoworks, but let me prove to you why it’s worth every penny.
Thermapen MK4 Review
Thermoworks makes the world’s best cooking thermometers. I first heard of them years ago, on Alton Brown’s Good Eats television show, and the again and again from some of my chef friends.
The Thermapen is their best selling product, and it’s a tool that I rely on for perfectly cooked chicken, pork chops and steaks.
Quick temperature readings are essential, especially when grilling steaks. The Thermapen reads temperatures in 2-3 seconds. We’ve had our original Thermapen for 4 years and finally upgraded to the MK4, their latest model.
The MK4 is everything you’d want in a kitchen thermometer:
Auto-rotating display so you can hold the thermometer at different angles and still read the temperature (which means this is perfect for righties and lefties.
Auto-sleep (when you put it down) and auto wake up (when you pick it up) to save battery life – though the AAA battery does last for 3,000 hours!)
Waterproof – you can wash it!
Highly accurate ±0.7°F (±0.4°C)
Intelligent backlight – it senses when you need a backlight for those night grillers ? Actually, it’s a smart idea – often, it’s dark in the oven and the backlight really helps if I’m reading a temp of my roast.
It comes in 10 fun colors
No buttons! It does ONE thing exceptionally well – read temperatures. That’s it! That’s all you need. I’ve had so many thermometers and have always come back to the Thermapen because it’s easy to use. No buttons to figure out.
I highly recommend the Thermapen – it...