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Best Meat thermometers

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Meat thermometers

Best Meat thermometers

We tested 11 meat thermometers to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Meat thermometer based on the following criteria:

  • Range
  • Temperature accuracy
  • Response time
  • Digital
  • Features

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 Range

This score reflects the span between the highest and lowest temperatures the model can register. A wider span makes the thermometer more useful.


This Meat thermometer which tested best for Range has the following features: .

Best Meat thermometer for Temperature accuracy

To test for accuracy, we took multiple readings with each of the tested thermometers and compared them with readings from a calibrated thermometer. The readings were averaged and scored.


This Meat thermometer which tested best for Temperature accuracy has the following features: .

Best Meat thermometer for Response time

Indicates how quickly each model adjusted to temperature changes.


This Meat thermometer which tested best for Response time has the following features: .

Best Meat thermometer for Digital

Indicates whether or not the thermometer has a digital display.


This Meat thermometer which tested best for Digital has the following features: .

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: .