Even professional chefs are impressed by this 'fast, easy to use' meat thermometer — and it's on sale

Kate Mendonca
·Shopping Editor
·3 min read

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Smak Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer. Image via Amazon.
Smak Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer. Image via Amazon.

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned about creating a stress-free environment in the kitchen, it’s that the solution to many kitchen dilemmas is relatively simple. From easy weeknight dinners to elaborate meals for the family, the secret to perfecting any recipe is ensuring that you’ve got the right tools on hand.

Whether you’re looking to step up your cooking skills this year or are just perfecting your craft, there’s one gadget that you’ll want to have on hand when cooking all of your meals this year - the Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer by Smak, which also happens to be on sale right now.

Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer

Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer. Image via Amazon.
Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer. Image via Amazon.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $18 (originally $22)

What is it

This easy-to-use thermometer ensures that your food reaches the correct temperature using precise measurements and a clear display, eliminating the guesswork when it comes to figuring out whether your food has fully cooked through.

It features a bright LCD screen that provides accurate temperature readings within just two to three seconds. You can choose between temperature display in either Celsius or Fahrenheit, and never have to worry about draining the battery since this thermometer automatically shuts off after 10 minutes of inactivity.

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On sale for just for $20, it makes a great gift idea for the chef in your life, as well as an affordable addition to your collection of kitchen must-haves. It’s also available in six fun colours to brighten up any kitchen.

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What shoppers are saying

Backed up by a near-perfect 4.7-star rating on 9,400 reviews, this meat thermometer is a hit among thousands of Amazon Canada shoppers, including professional chefs.

“The temperature is accurate. I took my own which for me is 36.2 and it was right on the mark. It is about twice as fast as my last thermometer. If it means anything to anyone, I am a professional cook, and am impressed by the product so far,” reads one review.

“I have been looking for a quick reading food and beverage temperature probe for quite some time [as] the current one we have been using was very slow,” says another. “The Smak Thermometer provides a temperature reading in 2 to 3 seconds, I also like the hold and backlight. I recommend this product.”

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The only downside that shoppers have found with this meat thermometer is that it doesn’t fully live up to its claims of being entirely waterproof. Water-resistant seems to be a more accurate description, so if you do opt for this device, be sure to carefully hand wash the probe in order to ensure it continues to function well.

“It's fast, easy to use and easy to read but not waterproof/water resistant. If being waterproof is important for you I suggest not buying this thermometer,” cautions one reviewer.

The verdict

For easy and accurate temperature readings, reach for this affordable meat thermometer to get the perfect cook on all of your favourite meats.

Whether you’re grilling, roasting, or sautéing, it’s a must-have tool for any home cook. Just be sure to wash it carefully, and you’ll be sure to get plenty of use out of the Smak Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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