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Clip-On Probe Thermometers for Meat, Deep Frying, and Candy Making

We made French fries, fried chicken, and caramel sauce, evaluating four thermometers for accuracy, functionality, and durability.

By Updated Feb. 1, 2018

What You Need To Know

In the test kitchen, we use hands-free clip-on digital thermometers to monitor temperatures when deep-frying food, making candy, and—with some models—checking food as it cooks in the oven without needing to open the oven door. We tested four models, priced from $24.99 to $59. Three have probes that clip onto a pot, with a wire that transmits readings to a small countertop receiver. ...