ThermoPro TP03 Ultra-Clear Screen Smart Food Thermometer

Last updated: September 12, 2022

ThermoPro TP03 Ultra-Clear Screen Smart Food Thermometer

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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.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 115 expert reviews, the ThermoPro Ultra-Clear Screen Smart Food Thermometer placed 19th when we looked at the top 20 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

ThermoPro TP-03 is an effective solution to achieve the most accurate temperature in a matter of seconds. The digital kitchen thermometer with a simplistic yet practical design that a push of the button, the foldaway probe will pop open for quick an easy temperature reading, and when you’re done taking the temperature measurement you can fold the probe back in to ensure the probe is kept safe and clean. Don’t sweat powering the food thermometer off as it’s designed to conserve battery power after 10 minutes of no use. The meat thermometer with a LCD display, reading temperatures in your preferred unit of measurement between Celsius or Fahrenheit is a breeze. Stop overcooking or under-cooking your meat and perfect meat temperatures like a professional, ensuring the perfect temp every time you’re grilling or cooking!

Expert Reviews


What experts liked

The thermometer exhibits good performance, but the build quality is what you might expect for a unit costing only $12.99.
The thermometer works with simple AAA batteries which is easily set. Its pointed tip makes it easy to stick into meat or any kind of food, just unfold and stick the probe in it.
This instant reading thermometer works super fast and is designed with food grade stainless steel and plastic. The accurate readout is perfect for a variety of cooking situations.
It is simple, fast and efficient in temperature reading. The foldaway probe design ensures your probe stays clean and protected when not in use.
The superbly clear screen is easy to read and offer large numbers for strain-free viewing. The 10 minutes auto shut off saves battery while 180 degrees rotating probe ensures ease temperature probing.
ThermoPro TP03A Digital Meat Thermometer is made of 3.8” stainless steel that is foldable. You can place in your kitchen drawer after use.
It shows perfect meat temperatures to avoid under cooking or over cooking your meat. You can get the measurement in Fahrenheit or Celsius with ease.
On the construction side, it has a contrast red design, made of solid plastic, making it feel pretty sturdy in the hand.
This is also portable and is extremely lightweight. This is perfect for cooking BBQ, and grilling and you can use it anywhere you want.
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The smart design it is made with allows it to auto-shut off, if readout stays on for up to 10 minutes.
Waterproof; temperature readings in 4-7 seconds.
This model has a wide temperature range of -58 to 572°F (-50 to 300°C), making this a very versatile device. It’s great for indoor or outdoor cooking, grilling or even baking.
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This digital kitchen thermometer features a simple and practical design, as well as a button that opens the foldaway probe for a fast and easy temp reading.

What experts didn't like

The housing is not sealed against moisture, making it vulnerable to damage due to moisture.
Some reports of the device malfunctioning under a year’s time
4-7 Seconds to Read the Temperature, making it a bit slpwer than some of the other models.
Hinge on the folding probe breaks easily
The display is not backlit
- BroBBQ
Some customers claim that the magnet weak

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.

Overview

If you routinely cook meats, a food thermometer is a must-have kitchen item. You can test the doneness of everything from steaks to whole turkeys without having to cut into them. But if you haven’t shopped for a food thermometer lately, you may not realize how much they’ve evolved from their earliest days.

Before you start shopping, consider whether you want a probe-based thermometer or one of the newer types that works using infrared laser technology. With the latter, you’ll simply point and click to determine doneness. If you opt for a probe type, consider the kinds of food you’ll be cooking. For cooking large meats in your oven or smoker, you’ll need a probe long enough to reach all the way into the center of something, like a chicken or pork roast.

“If you’re a novice cook, an instant-read thermometer is the way to go,” says Colleen Janke. She’s our resident culinary expert and the owner of Savory Kitchen, a cooking school in San Jose, California. “With other thermometers, you’ll remove the probe too quickly to get an accurate reading. An instant-read will prevent that from happening.”

Newer thermometers also come with food presets, which means no more looking up what temperature your meat needs to be to reach a safe level of doneness. For grilling and smoking, you may also want to consider a type of thermometer that attaches to your grill and communicates with a receiver that you can take around the house with you.

Accuracy is probably one of the most important factors in a meat thermometer. If you’re using a laser-based thermometer, you’ll probably need to be fairly close to the food to get the most accurate reading. Some probe-based thermometers now come with two probes that you can use as verification for the temperature you’re seeing.

If you’re using a food probe, you’ll need to wash it after each use to avoid contamination the next time you use it to test. This can be tricky, though.

“Don’t put your thermometer through the dishwasher!” says Janke. “For cleaning, always use hot, soapy water and let it air-dry.”

Thermometers with extra features like digital readers or receivers need additional care. Check the manufacturer’s instructions to determine exactly what you’ll need to do to clean your thermometer between uses.

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