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Best Meat thermometers

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Meat thermometers

Best Meat thermometers

We tested 46 meat thermometers to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Meat thermometer based on the following criteria:

  • Type
  • Response time
  • Repeatability
  • Features
  • Accuracy

Below lists the Meat thermometers that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Meat thermometer is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Meat thermometers

Best Meat thermometer for Type

Describes whether the thermometer is a "folding", "fork" or wireless/remote design within the digital categories


This Meat thermometer which tested best for Type has the following features: Easier to read and Approximate minimum probe immersion (in.).

Best Meat thermometer for Response time

The time is seconds from probe immersion into a temperature controlled water bath to a steady sate accurate temperature reading.


This Meat thermometer which tested best for Response time has the following features: Easier to read, Temperature range (F), Approximate minimum probe immersion (in.) and Excellent for extra thin meat.

Best Meat thermometer for Repeatability

A score on how repeatable the temperature readings of a model were within and among the three samples tested of that model


This Meat thermometer which tested best for Repeatability has the following features: Easier to read, Temperature range (F), Approximate minimum probe immersion (in.) and Excellent for extra thin meat.

Best Meat thermometer for Features

This score reflects the presence or absence of convenience features.


This Meat thermometer which tested best for Features has the following features: Easier to read, Temperature range (F), Approximate minimum probe immersion (in.) and Excellent for extra thin meat.

Best Meat thermometer for Accuracy

A score on how accurate the thermometer readings of a model were compared to a calibrated reference thermometer


This Meat thermometer which tested best for Accuracy has the following features: Easier to read, Temperature range (F), Approximate minimum probe immersion (in.) and Excellent for extra thin meat.