What are the Different Types of Meat Thermometers?
There are two main types of meat thermometers you need to know about. Both have the power to transform your cooking. But if you go for just one, we'd suggest an instant-read meat probe.
Instant-read meat probe thermometers
Ideal for everything from pan-seared steaks to oven-roasted chickens, an instant-read meat probe is a kitchen essential. A quick probe of every meat dish will help you instantly know if your food is safe to eat. Plus, it will stop it from becoming overcooked and dry.
Leave-in meat thermometers
Great for long cooks like Sunday roasts, a leave-in meat cooking thermometer will alert you when your food is perfectly cooked. Insert the probe into your meat, set your desired temperature, and watch it climb. The thermometer will notify you when it reaches temperature.
Which Digital Meat Thermometer Is For You?
Whether you're a beginner cook who just wants something simple or a creative cook who loves high-tech kitchen equipment, we've got plenty of options for you. Learn the difference below.
Best meat thermometer probes
Whichever meat probe thermometer you go for, you can guarantee it will become your new favourite cooking companion. They can also be used on lots more than meat — our Instagram followers use their Thermapens for everything from baked potatoes to bath water!
Best leave-in meat thermometers
Our leave-in thermometers come with a meat probe but are compatible with a range of probes for specialised uses. Each also features magnetic backing for attaching to your oven door or BBQ lid.