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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.

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  • 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
  • Backlight
  • ±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.

Cheese Making

  • 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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Best cheese making thermometer!

I have struggled to find a good milk thermometer and have recently found this gem. I am so happy with the purchase of my ChefAlarm . It is so convenient and accurate and gives me the flexibility I was looking for in my cheese making. The alarm allows me to multitask while making cheese so that I am free to do other chores rather than being tied to the cheese pot and kitchen. I highly recommend the ChefAlarm for all cheese makers.

United States United States
Set and go

I love my new chef alarm! I wore out the one I’ve had for 5 years (different brand) It’s easy to set, accurate and I love the red color. I’ll never lose it.

Karen L.
United States United States
Great timer!

Ordered the purple timer and it is super handy. Easy to program and the volume of the alarm is appreciated when I’m not right there to monitor it. I love this!

Brett P.
United States United States
Now I have control of my cheese making!

Having this thermometer allows me to multitask in the kitchen or other rooms while cheesemaking because of the low temp and high temp alarms. Gone are the days where I must hold the thermometer in the milk for 10-20 minutes! Great purchase.

Dale T.
United States United States
Works Well.

I've already pretty much forgotten how I operated without this. The clip is nice. It's easy to use and I love the built in timer.