The ChefAlarm by ThermoWorks provides commercial features for at home use. This is a great choice for avid cheese makers. With large, easy-to-read digits you can even read temperatures from distance. For low light conditions, simply turn on the back light. This unit reads within ±2°F so you should never need to adjust calibration, but the CAL feature can be used for fine-tuning your accuracy to better than ±1°F.
Fold the ChefAlarm flat and place it onto a magnetic surface, such as a refrigerator, for easy storage, or tilt the display up and use it on the counter.
Continuous min/max display, tells you how hot/cold the temperatures were when you weren't looking. Set a "high/low temperature alarm" to sound when the desired temperatures are reached.
Pro-Series High Temp Cooking Probe measures to 572°F with a cable that withstands 700°F short term exposure. Every kitchen should have at least one ChefAlarm.
Larger pot clip available if needed.
Note: Some models of induction cook tops can create temporary interference with digital electronic thermometers when they are placed near the range while the cook top is powered on.
Do not submerge
- Splash-proof design
- Pro-Series® temperature probe with cable
- Pot Clip
- Adjustable high/low alarms
- Always-on min/max temperatures
- Adjustable volume
- Includes count-down/up timer
- Large digits
- ±1.8°F (±1.0°C) from -4 to 248°F (-20 to 120°C)
- Sanitize before use
- Wash stem in hot soapy water after use
- Set MAX ALARM to know when the temp of milk reaches 185F
- Then set TIMER ALARM for 20 mins to hold it there (MIN ALARM set to 180F will let you know if heat needs to be increased)
- Then set MIN ALARM to 115F to avoid over chilling the milk before adding culture.
- Set MAX ALARM to just below target milk temp to avoid overheating milk.
- Useful to monitor the temperature of milk during slow heating using the TEMP and TIMER settings.
- Set MIN ALARM one the cheese curd is at temp to know when more heating is needed.
- Set MIN ALARM for cheeses that need to be held at a specific temp while cultures remain active after draining/molding (such as many soft or lightly pressed cheeses.)
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No more re calibrating!!
I have used dial thermometers For several years. But I kept having to re-calibrate them and had cheese fails because of wrong temps. I recently purchased my chef alarm and i love it!!! Very easy to use and no more failed cheeses whoohooo!!!
Best digital thermometer I’ve owned
I’ve had several of these type thermometers. Many of them were from reputable companies but they either weren’t accurate or just didn’t hold up. Literally my junk drawer is full of the things! This one is very accurate for me out of the box and the fact it has a calibration function gives me comfort in that if it does need it, it’s there. I love that it keeps track of the highest and lowest temp per session making it easy to record in my make sheets for future reference. It also has a stop watch/timer function which is nice to have. The numbers are very easy to read from a distance and can be backlit if you need it. The included pot clip is also another great feature. Most digital setups you have to buy the pot clip separate if it’s even available. It feels solid and well built and the included case also seems rugged and well made. Considering all the features you get I honestly think it’s a bargain. I can’t think of much else I need in a digital thermometer, great product.
This product is invaluable in my cheesemaking. It is easy to use and accurate. Great product for the price.
I bought the alarm to give to my husband. He liked it a lot.
High Quality & Works Great
Quality product even the case. It takes a lot of stress out of the cheese making adventure.