The Taylor Meat Dial 5939N is part of the Meat thermometer
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Meat thermometer
models like the Meat Dial 5939N are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Accuracy: A score on how accurate the thermometer readings of a model were compared to a calibrated reference thermometer
Repeatability: A score on how repeatable the temperature readings of a model were within and among the three samples tested of that model
Features: This score reflects the presence or absence of convenience features.
Easier to read
Easier to readThose that are easier to read (yes) have a higher display contrast, and/or larger temperature digits or screen size and other attributes such as effective backlight or auxilliary letter size as compared to other products in the same thermometer type
Temperature rangeReflects how wide a temperature span the grill offers by comparing temperatures at the high setting and low setting using all the main burners.
120 - 200
Approximate minimum probe immersion
Approximate minimum probe immersionMinimum probe immersion depth required for accurate temperature reading.
Excellent for extra thin meat
Excellent for extra thin meatRequired 0.10 (in) or less probe immersion depth for accurate temperature reading.