ThermoPro TP-16 Battery Powered Programmable Food Thermometer

Last updated: April 29, 2024


If you want to save money without sacrificing quality, the ThermoPro TP-16 LCD Digital Thermometer is a great option. You'll get preset recommendations and the option of a countdown or reverse countdown. The step-down tip design also means you'll get a reading soon after inserting the probe into your food.

We looked at the top Food Thermometers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Food Thermometer you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: Those who want the latest features without spending too much will love this thermometer.

In our analysis of 100 expert reviews, the ThermoPro Battery Powered Programmable Food Thermometer placed 3rd when we looked at the top 18 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The ThermoPro TP-16 food thermometer enables inexperienced or experienced cooks to enjoy the simplest operation imaginable to measure the internal temperature of their meat. Whatever type of meat you wish to cook and to whichever preferred doneness level, the TP-16 can provide temps for all! Plus, you can also set a timer for vegetable side dishes that need to cook for exactly 10 minutes.

Our Expert Consultant

Colleen Janke
Owner of Savory Kitchen, a cooking school and culinary events space

Colleen Janke is the owner of Savory Kitchen, a cooking school and culinary events space located in San Jose, California. Savory Kitchen offers cooking classes from kitchen basics like knife skills and baking to advanced classes that focus on regional specialty dishes. A trained sommelier, Colleen also loves finding local wines to incorporate into her cooking classes and instructing students on making divine food and wine pairings.

Outside of her business, Colleen loves spending almost all of her free time in her home kitchen, cooking and baking with her three children and her husband.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

It’s not the best on the market, but it makes up for it by being super cheap and super reliable, both of which are awesome qualities for those with a lighter pocketbook.
The thermometer does a good job and is pretty quick in registering updated temperatures.
It features STEP-DOWN probe tip design along with LCD display so you can easily keep track of accurate temperature.
The clear and detailed LCD display and the step down probe ensure fast and easy to read results.
This amazing digital thermometer features cook and timer modes for your convenience.
What is good about this model, is that it comes with the standard ThermoPro preset temperatures for different foods.
While monitoring food temperatures, the timer can run in the background. You must go back to timer mode to silence the alarm once the count-down timer expires.
ThermoPro offers consumers a 1-year warranty on this model, but the guarantee extends to 3 years if you register the TP-16 after purchase. Even the price is reasonable when you consider everything that’s included.
The large LCD display provides accurate and fast temperature readings from the 6.5″ food grade STEP-DOWN stainless steel probe. Included on this thermometer is a timer and preset temperatures for foods at recommended cooking levels for Poultry, Beef Well, Veal/Pork, Beef Medium, Ham, and Beef Rare/Fish.
This device also has a countdown and reverse-countdown feature in the software. This means that you can use it to time how long the meat should be smoked, and once the time elapses, i.e. countdown ends, the device rings an alarm to inform you that the time you set has passed. As easy as it gets!
The ThermoPro TP-16 is a speedy, precise thermometer with some extraordinary highlights that make it simpler to use.

What reviewers didn't like

Only runs a single probe
The three buttons on the top are pretty small and hard to navigate.
Some issues with probes malfunctioning
This is not waterproof, so you need to hand wash this probe carefully.
One of the things that can be irritating in its feature list is that the alarm cannot be silenced without letting it cooling, raising the target temperature or removing the probe.
Cord attached to probe tends to kink up with repeated use
Customers have experienced cases where the device stops working after only a few months. Although there is a warranty for them, the frequency of malfunctions is an issue.
The sensor test is rigidly produced and after a long-term time of use, some units could encounter wrong temperature readings issue because of the inappropriate use of sensor probe.
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