Why this $17 meat thermometer gives Amazon reviewers 'peace of mind'

·Shopping & Lifestyle Editor
·2 min read
two roast chickens on bbq with white thermometer inside
This $17 thermometer is "accurate" and "so simple to use." (Photo via Getty)

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Depending on its bells and whistles, food thermometers can climb upwards of $100 — a costly investment for the casual at-home chef.

Luckily, Amazon Canada shoppers have discovered an accurate and versatile food thermometer that rings in at less than $20 — the DOQAUS Instant Read Food Thermometer.

With more than 5,700 five-star reviews in its corner, scroll down to find out why shoppers call the "Amazon's Choice" thermometer their "BBQing new BFF!"

DOQAUS Instant Read Food Thermometer

DOQAUS Instant Read Food Thermometer in black with digital screen (Photo via Amazon)
DOQAUS Instant Read Food Thermometer (Photo via Amazon)

$17 at Amazon

What is it?

The DOQAUS Instant Read Food Thermometer provides precise temperature readings on a range of foods so that at-home chefs can say goodbye to undercooked meals.

The stainless steel cooking probe measures 4.6 inches and has a temperature range of -58°F to 572°F (-50°C to 300°C). It boasts an accuracy of +/- 0.9°F and is foldable for easy storage.

The food thermometer can take accurate readings in as little as two to three seconds and has a 180-degree rotating display that will meet you at your desired angle.

An ideal kitchen tool for cooking large pieces of meat, jams, candy and more, the thermometer has detailed meat temperature guidelines so chefs can cook beef, lamb, pork, steak, chicken, turkey and fish dishes to perfection.

What people are saying

This "Amazon's Choice" food thermometer has racked up more than 7,800 reviews and an average customer rating of 4.5 stars.

"My BBQing new BFF!" writes one shopper, who says they always struggled to get the "'doneness' just right" when barbequing steaks, chops and other meats, "until now." The thermometer is "accurate" and "so simple to use."

"Everything about [it] is great!" raves another reviewer. "Fast, accurate, inexpensive," and it's "really thoughtfully designed." Overall, it's been a "very good addition to my kitchen."

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Another reviewer says that the thermometer "gives me peace of mind" that the food I cook is "not a hazard" to their health. They also say that the affordable thermometer doesn't cost much but "makes a world of difference."

While the food thermometer has earned a 4.5-star rating or higher for accuracy, ease of use, and being easy to read, some shoppers say the readings are not "as accurate as you might expect."

The temperature readings are "not totally accurate, but [they're] close," writes a shopper who says "it isn't as reliable with temperature" as other brands.

Verdict

If you're in the market for a reliable and affordable food thermometer, Amazon reviewers call the DOQAUS Instant Read Food Thermometer "fast, accurate [and] inexpensive," and a "good addition" to any kitchen setup.

However, before you head to checkout, some shoppers caution temperature readings are "not totally accurate" compared to pricier brands.

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

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