Happy Cheese Makers Since 1978
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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.


    • 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.
    Overall Customer Rating of 3 Reviews:

    People Giving Poor Reviews

    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.

    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.



    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.