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    We are very happy to be carrying this thermometer which is made right here in the USA. This Tel-Tru thermometer is a wonderful thermometer made from the highest-quality stainless steel. The 12" stem is equiped with a pan clip for easy use and the large two inch dial is great for quick temperature checking. This is the thermometer the pros use because of its accuracy and durability.

    Tel-Tru is known as one of the world's premier thermometer manufacturers.

    FEATURES:

    • Manufatured in USA
    • 2" Dial
    • 12" Stem
    • 0/220 Degrees F Temp. Range
    • -10/100 Degrees C Temp. Range
    • Pan Clip
    • Recalibration Nut
    • ±1% Full Span
    • Glass Lens

    TO CLEAN: Wash stem only in hot, soapy water after use and sanitize well before use.

    RETURN INFORMATION: We cannot accept returns of used equipment. For our full return policy, please click here.

    To Recalibrate:

    Since the cheese making process happens at temperatures similar to our healthy body temperatures, a good quality medical thermometer can be used to calibrate your new thermometer, since they tend to be extremely accurate for this short range.
    1. Run some warm water to between 88-98F into a container deep enough to immerse both thermometers and place thermometers in the water.
    2. Read both thermometers once they have stabilized.
    3. If your new thermometer is not reading at the same temp as the medical thermometer,  locate the nut found under the dial head.
    4. Using a wrench, turn the nut clockwise or counterclockwise as needed until the needle on reads the same temperature as the medical thermometer.
    5. Your good to go!!! Repeat this procedure every 2 months or as needed.
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    From: Virginia

    Perfect size and reliably accurate. Can be calibrated.

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    From: KS

    Excellent quality

    Very nice thermometer, works great. Its amazing how much better a persons cheese turns out when you have a proper way to keep an eye on the temp! Im not able to clip it on the side of my cheese pot because it touches the side of the pot and gives me a false reading so it would be nice for me if the clip was designed to hold the bottom of the thermometer out a bit.

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    • Very long
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    • Calibration
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    From: Vicksburg, MI

    Great Birthday Present

    This was a great birthday present this past year. Having the long stem makes for a more accurate picture of whats going on in my cheese.

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    Works exactly as required.

    This thermometer is long enough for the tall pots needed to make multi-gallon cheese. It clips to the side of a pan, making the temperature reading convenient.

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    From: Boise, Idaho

    Wonderful

    This is a staple for making my cheese. I'm able to SEE the temperature!!! No more holding the thermometer with one hand. Clip it on the side of the pan for a hands free cheese making experience. It's great. I purchased this as a gift for a friend. We could never go to another thermometer. Try it, you'll love it.

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    Extremely useful thermometer

    Keeping accurate temperatures is important in cheese making. This thermometer is long enough to not get lost in oversized pans and clips to the side of my pan.

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    • quality
    • made in USA
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    From: Susanville, CA

    thermometer holding up well despite some (unintended) abuse

    I'm new to cheesemaking and love this thermometer. I do small batches of milk products (1/2 to 1 gallon at a time) and use stainless steel Revereware pots...and this size of thermometer fits nicely in them. In getting used to the cheesemaking process, I have been klutzy at times and accidentally had the thermometer flying off into ice water or on the floor and miraculously it still works just fine. I particularly like how fast and seemingly accurate it is.

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    • long probe
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    From: Wyoming

    Love this thermometer

    I have had and used this thermometer for probably 3 years and have loved it! The long probe work great with all my pots!

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    From: Oswego, OR

    Love, love this thermometer!

    This is a very reliable and accurate thermometer. It is a reasonable price and excellent quality. I now have two in different length sizes! One is for two gallons and under and the other for 3 plus gallons.

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    From: St. Louis, MO USA

    Really nice thermometer, easy to calibrate by just holding the nut on the back with pliers, dipping the stem in boiling water, and turning the dial to 100C / 212F. Temperature of ice water varies so much it's not useful for calibrating.

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    We Like It!

    Works great! We went through several store bought cheep ones before buying this one. It's lasted lots longer than the others. If I'm using a shallow pot, like when warming milk for yogurt making, it's a bit unhandy to have it so long and I have to be careful not to let it fall out of the pot. I guess I need a shorter one as well. :)

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    Finally a Great Thermometer

    I've owned a number of thermometers for cheesemaking, baking, etc. I like this one for its extra length.

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    Nearly wonderful!

    This thermometer does everything that it says it does, but it does need recalibrating quite often. This is really no hardship with a medical thermometer as a yardstick, but you need to remember to do it quite regularly for accurate results. Otherwise it's wonderful!



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    • calibrated
    • easy to read
    • both C & F
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    From: Abbotsford, BC

    Good thermometer

    Calibtated just right out of the box. Excellent diplay with both Farenheit and Celsius.

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    Good, sleek, easy to read thermometer. Slightly too long or tall for a standard pot.

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    From: VA

    great thermometer

    I've owned this for years and it works great. It tells true and rarely need recalibration. I mostly use it for cheesemaking and the length makes it much easier to use than shorter thermometers. I'll occasionally stick it in a roast chicken (once I've taken the chicken OUT of the oven) and it works fine for checking the internal temperature of meat.

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    You give a thermometer that goes to around 200 a bad review because it broke when you put it in your oven and ran it to 350. I hope for the sake of the people around you, you gave up cheesemaking.

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    From: New York

    Tel-Tru 12" Thermometer

    This thermometer works just the way it should. It's easy to calibrate and clips to the side of the pot. It is not intended for oven use. The dial only goes up to 220 degrees F. Glad to buy a product made in the USA.

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    From: Ohio

    Busted

    I used this thermometer in my oven for Thanksgiving dinner and it shattered, scattering broken glass onto my hot food. The description does say "oven safe" but do not trust it. The oven was oly set at 350 degrees, the thermometer was only used about 6 times for cheese and yogurt and it was never fully immersed in water.