At Sous Chef we have spent ages looking for a high quality, reliable, thermometer. The Thermapen is miles ahead of all others we've looked at, and is the only thermometer we've come across with consistent rave reviews. And with the release of the Thermapen 4, it is now even better. This one really is worth it.
The Super-Fast Thermapen thermometer - the Thermapen 4 - incorporates a large digital display with a precise read-out of temperature over the range of -49.9 to 299.9 °C with a 0.1 °C resolution and an accuracy of ±0.4 °C. The resolution can be switched to 1 °C, if required, via a switch in the battery compartment. The new Thermapen 4 features an auto-rotating display – so whichever way you use it the readout is the right way up – and the backlight automatically adjusts depending on the brightness of the room. A clever new motion sensor puts the Thermapen 4 to sleep when you put it down, and only turns it on again when you pick it up to save battery power.
The casing is washable and includes 'Biomaster' additive that reduces bacterial growth. The improved ergonomic design of the new Thermapen is even more comfortable to hold, and the rubber seal minimises the risk of ingress of water, dust or food. As well as being water resistant, it is still 'probably' the fastest reading contact thermometer on the market today. The true temperature of a product can be tested in three seconds.
Both low battery (icon) and open circuit indication are displayed, when applicable. Each Thermapen is powered by two lithium coin cell batteries, and the minimum life expectancy is now an impressive 3000 hours.
Reduced tip, foldaway probe: The Super-Fast Thermapen thermometer incorporates a reduced tip, stainless steel, food penetration probe that conveniently folds back through 180 degrees into the side of the instrument when not in use.
The response time of any thermometer is dependent on many factors, the mass of the sensing tip, heat transfer and, most importantly, the state of the substance being measured. With both air and liquid, agitation is crucial to rapid response. The ETI calibration laboratory has tested the Thermapen in a stirred water bath with amazing results - the Super-Fast thermometer reached 100% of the test temperature in under four seconds.
Specification: Super-Fast Thermapen 4
- range - 49.9 to 299.9°C (Centigrade only model)
- resolution 0.1 °C or 1°C - user selectable
- accuracy ±0.4°C (-49.9 to 199.9 °C) otherwise ±1 °C
- battery 2 x 3 volt CR2032 lithium coin cell
- battery life 3000 hours (without backlight)
- sensor type K thermocouple
- display 15mm LCD
- dimensions 19 x 50 x 157mm
- weight 120 grams
- ABS plastic with Biomaster additive
- fully waterproof in 15cm – 1m of water (IP67)
- FREE traceable certificate of calibration included
- 2 Year Parts and Labour Warranty