Easy-To-Read Cooking Thermometer Display With Large Buttons
The Thermoworks ChefAlarm features large buttons, which is great as the last thing you want to do when you are in a hurry in the kitchen is to be fumbling with tiny buttons. The display is large with large bold type and it contains a surprising amount of information; the ChefAlarm always displays the current temperature, maximum temperature recorded, minimum temperature recorded, low alarm, high alarm, and a timer.
A Thermometer That’s Easy to Read in the Dark and Hear in Noisy Kitchens
The ChefAlarm comes with a simple count-down timer that you can set to a maximum of 99 hours and 59 minutes (long enough for pretty much any cook). You can also start a count-up timer by simply turning on the alarm when it’s set to zero.
The ChefAlarm can easily be seen in the dark by pushing a button with a lightbulb on it; this will illuminate the backlight for 20 seconds; perfect for late night grilling sessions. The ChefAlarm’s volume can also be adjusted all the way up to 92dB; at its maximum volume, it can easily be heard through noisy environments such as commercial kitchens or a loud backyard party.
Change Temperature Settings and Calibrate Your Thermometer Easily
If you flip your ChefAlarm around to the back, you can change the temperature settings to either Fahrenheit or Celsius with a push of a button. You can also calibrate the thermometer easily by pushing the calibrate button. When you turn off your ChefAlarm, it will remember your temperature and alarm settings, so you only have to dial in your settings once.
A Thermometer That Works With Induction Cooktops
The ThermoWorks ChefAlarm is great for induction cooktops. Some electronic thermometers’ displays can blank out when used on induction; however, the ChefAlarm’s included probe has a cable length of just under 4 feet (47 inches). This way you can place it far away from your induction range and avoid any electromagnetic interference. I have both a full-sized induction range and a pair of Breville Polyscience Control Freaks (portable induction cooktops) and have had no issues using the ChefAlarm with either of them.
Additional Specifications for the ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
The ChefAlarm is IP65 (excluding probe connector) splash proof. It comes in 9 colors, including white, yellow, green, red, blue, black, orange, pink, and purple (I chose orange and purple as I like the color combination). The ChefAlarm has a temperature range of -58 to 572°F (-50 to 300°C), but the cooking probe cable can withstand a maximum temperature of 700°F (370°C). The temperature reads out in 0.1 degree increments, which is known as its resolution. It is accurate within ±2°F and it takes 2 AAA batteries. The ChefAlarm has an overall battery life of 5000 hours (~1 year depending on how heavily it is used).
The ChefAlarm comes with a zippered carrying case that holds the probe, the display, the probe clip, and a handy temperature guide.