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Taylor Compact Instant-Read Pen Style Digital Kitchen Meat Thermometer 

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$14.59 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Pen-style digital kitchen thermometer from Taylor
  • Waterproof design perfect for kitchen use
  • 10-min timer automatically shuts off the thermometer
  • Large LCD display gives an instant read
  • Probe cover fits the back as a handle

Description

This compact digital thermometer from Taylor is great for kitchen use. It has an on/off switch, hold feature and a stainless-steel stem. The large LCD display makes for fast and accurate readings. With its waterproof design, this food thermometer can be used care-free in the kitchen. It has a quick response time and wide temp range from -40 degrees F to 450 degrees F. It's also easy to care for -- just wipe with a damp cloth.

WARNING: INGESTION HAZARD: This product contains button cell or coin battery
Dimensions (Overall): 7.1 Inches (H) x 1.2 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: .1 Pounds
Features: Storage Sleeve, Digital Display
Minimum Fahrenheit temperature reading: -40
Maximum Fahrenheit temperature reading: 450
Thermometer type: Digital
Material: Stainless Steel, Plastic
Power Source: Battery
Battery: 1 LR44 Alkaline, Required, Included
Care & Cleaning: Spot or Wipe Clean
Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty. To obtain a copy of the manufacturer's or supplier's warranty for this item prior to purchasing the item, please call Target Guest Services at 1-800-591-3869
TCIN: 11010202
UPC: 077784017708
Item Number (DPCI): 070-05-0944
Origin: Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 8.67 inches length x 4.17 inches width x 1.02 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.11 pounds

Return details

This item can be returned to any Target store or Target.com.
This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
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Q: Can it be used for liquids?

submitted by Rye - 1 year ago
  • A: You can use this thermometer for liquids. Temp range from -40 degrees F to 450 degrees F.

    submitted byLifetime Brands, Inc. - 1 year ago
    Brand expert

Q: will it read freezer and refrigerator temps?

submitted by Cat - 1 year ago
  • A: It has a quick response time and wide temp range from -40 degrees F to 450 degrees F.

    submitted byLifetime Brands, Inc. - 1 year ago
    Brand expert

Q: where is it made in ?

submitted by Shelly - 2 years ago
  • A: Made in China

    submitted byLifetime Brands, Inc. - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Does it come with a battery?

submitted by Kathie - 2 years ago
  • A: The Taylor Thermometer includes 1 LR44 Alkaline (Required).

    submitted byLifetime Brands, Inc. - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Is this a good thermometer for whole turkeys?

submitted by Pat NJ - 3 years ago
  • A: This is a digital instant read thermometer so it is intended to be used to check the internal temperature of food including turkeys. It has a quick response time and wide temp range from -40 degrees F to 450 degrees F. NOTE - This is not intended to be left in the meat. Please reach back out if you have additional questions. Thanks!

    submitted byLifetime Brands, Inc. - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Can this be used as a candy thermometer?

submitted by Jules - 3 years ago
  • A: The instant read thermometer is not meant to be a candy thermometer since this is not a thermometer you can leave-in for a length of time, it is an instant read type. For candy, we recommend getting a specific candy thermometer. Please reach out with additional questions. Thanks!

    submitted byLifetime Brands, Inc. - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Will this thermometer work when making yogurt to get accurate temperature of milk that is being heated?

submitted by shopper - 3 years ago
  • A: Yes! This will work or get accurate temperature - It just can't be left in the pan. Please reach back out if you have additional questions. Thanks!

    submitted byLifetime Brands, Inc. - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Can this be used to take temperature of bread while being baked?

submitted by zoey - 3 years ago
  • A: The compact digital thermometer from Taylor is not made to be left in the oven while cooking. This thermometer is an instead read thermometer with a large LCD display It has a quick response time for fast and accurate readings and wide temp range from -40 degrees F to 450 degrees F. Please reach out if you have additional questions and we would be happy to help!

    submitted byLifetime Brands, Inc. - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: can this be used to measure the temperature of cooking oil or other liquids in a pan/pot on the stove top, e.g. prior to deep frying or as a a candy thermometer?

submitted by ab - 3 years ago
  • A: You should be able to use this to get a temperature on oil, etc. It has a quick response time and wide temp range from -40 degrees F to 450 degrees F.

    submitted byLifetime Brands, Inc. - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Is the battery replaceable, or will I have to buy a new thermometer when the batteries run out?

submitted by Disappoint mother - 3 years ago
  • A: Battery is replaceable. Requires 1 LR44 Alkaline (Included). Thanks!

    submitted byLifetime Brands, Inc. - 3 years ago
    Brand expert
4.1 out of 5 stars with 347 reviews
60% would recommend
115 recommendations
easy to clean: 3.95 out of 5
value: 3.46 out of 5
quality: 3.35 out of 5
ease of use: 4.01 out of 5

Thermometer

5 out of 5 stars
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Science Mom - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
Just what we needed- to measure temp of liquids.
quality: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
easy to clean: 5 out of 5
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Don't Buy

1 out of 5 stars
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Kannis - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
Doesn’t work at all and the part that holds the battery is such poor quality plastic, that the plastic tears and bends so easily.
value: 1 out of 5
easy to clean: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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NOT instant

1 out of 5 stars
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LM - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Not instant read at all. In fact it’s slower at getting up to temp than other non-instant thermometers that I have.
quality: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
easy to clean: 2 out of 5
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Not “instant”

1 out of 5 stars
Cowpattie - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
this gauge is total disappointment as there's nothing "instant" about it. takes long time for it to accurately measure food temps. very disappointed that this probe is marketed as instant whereby it is anything but.
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The light is handy

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
JKA - 9 months ago
We’ve gone through several of these, not because they are not durable but because my husband leaves them in the sink and starts rinsing dishes and soaks the unit causing to get waterlogged and ultimately stop working. If you need a large read out, this is on the smaller side. We typically grill after the sun sets so the light is handy.
easy to clean: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
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Good if u like rubbery chicken

2 out of 5 stars
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Yaw - 10 months ago
The amount of times I’ve had to eat chewy overcooked chicken because of how slow this dang thermometer is
ease of use: 1 out of 5
easy to clean: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Did not work out of the package

1 out of 5 stars
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Familyof3 - 10 months ago
This item did not work out of the package, despite the accompanying battery.
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Junk

1 out of 5 stars
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Ashley - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
Broken. It won't turn on and if it does it's not for long. Broken right out of the packaging. Can't get it wet so yeah that blows. Just don't do it.
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Temped visibly raw chicken as safe

1 out of 5 stars
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enpwhorten - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This thermometer keeps temping things higher than they are…much higher. I finally threw it away after it said our obviously still raw chicken was 169 degrees.
easy to clean: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
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Washing renders it useless until dry

3 out of 5 stars
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Kristen K - 1 year ago
WHEN it worked, it was great. It was accurate, and the display was easy to read. However, two big issues: 1) As noted by others, the display turns itself off automatically. However, this is not the thermometer itself turning off. Result: if you don’t remember it’s on, you will run down the batteries. 2) The biggest issue in my eyes is that when you wash the thermometer, you need to be extra careful to not get the top portion wet. If you do, the thermometer stops working. You then need to remove the batteries and prop it up, probe end down, so all moisture drains out and dries. I’m pretty sure this is why ours finally died, as when we recently brought it out, it would not turn on, even after replacing the batteries. It was dry, but I suspect the electronic parts simply stopped responding. So now, I need to buy yet another meat thermometer. (I bought an analog one at the same time, and it never gave an accurate reading, plus it was very slow. Someone needs to make a waterproof, or at least water-resistant, digital thermometer!)
easy to clean: 1 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
ease of use: 4 out of 5
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Excellent value

5 out of 5 stars
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CParrish - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Very simple to use. Great designed tool (although the cap is a strange fit - I’d prefer a cap that covered the whole thing instead of the half cap design.) Can’t do better for the price.
easy to clean: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
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Plastic melted quickly

2 out of 5 stars
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Danielle - 1 year ago
It was great but only lasted for 6 months before it started warping and a year before the metal became detached from the plastic. If you are looking for something cheap for a season and not wanting longevity it works.
easy to clean: 5 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
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Don't buy

1 out of 5 stars
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Claire - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Wish I could give it 0 stars. We took it out to use it for the first time and the display was broken.
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Junk

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Peg - 1 year ago
Used for only a few months before the probe came loose and fell out.
ease of use: 2 out of 5
easy to clean: 2 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Crap

1 out of 5 stars
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bdub - 1 year ago
Literally melted just checking temp of chicken over the grill.
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Didn't last

1 out of 5 stars
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Steve - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Have had it 3 weeks and used a half dozen times. When I turn it on the display will not stay on. Have to hold power button to keep display on. Going in trash and getting a different brand elsewhere. Don't recommend.
ease of use: 1 out of 5
easy to clean: 4 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Died after two weeks

1 out of 5 stars
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Terrible in every way - 1 year ago
Had a problem as soon as I opened it. Discovered some corrosion on the battery terminal. Cleaning it seemed to solve the problem. Two weeks in, the display dimmed to unreadable. Tried two new batteries, but the problem persisted. Returning to Target tomorrow. Incidentally... I would not call it "instant read." It takes ten to fifteen seconds to read close to the actual temperature.
ease of use: 5 out of 5
easy to clean: 5 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Good basic thermometer

4 out of 5 stars
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Phillymom3 - 1 year ago
Works great. However this is the second one I bought. You cannot leave it in the heat for more than a minute or so or else the thermometer breaks and will not function again. It’s not heavy duty
value: 4 out of 5
easy to clean: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
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Good and easy-to-use

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Rose - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Overall a good product
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Great

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Mark C - 2 years ago
Really good ! No complaints
ease of use: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
easy to clean: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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