Top positive review
Great value alternative to the Thermapen
Reviewed in the United States on July 20, 2016
This is a great thermometer at a great price. I also own an original Thermapen thermometer that I received as a gift several years ago and is my most used tool in my kitchen. I purchased this thermometer because it appeared to be a knock off of the Thermapen, which retails for about $90 and I was looking for something less expensive that I could use for making soap. At $12.99 with free prime shipping, this one more than exceeded my expectations, to my surprise, it's actually more accurate than my Thermapen, which rounds up or down to the nearest degree, while this one gives the temperature in decimal points. I also received a very nice email from the vendor stating that they covered the thermometer for 6 months in case of damage. The only negative thing I can say about it is that the cooking temperatures printed on the thermometer are not the most accurate, but I don't use them anyway. Also, the probe part of the thermometer folds and I've noticed it doesn't like to stay closed at times, but considering it has an on off button, this is less of a concern. The original Thermapen has no button, so you have to keep it folded to protect the battery life. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this product to anyway, it's really a great value for what you get.