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5" Tel-Tru Thermometer

Tel-Tru Thermometer

Regular price $20.95
SKU: E19-5
Regular price $20.95
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This Tel-Tru thermometer, made in the USA, from the highest-quality stainless steel is both accurate and easy to use. Complete with a sturdy pot clip and large two inch dial, checking the temperature of your milk is quick and easy. Often used by the pros, because of its accuracy and durability this thermometer is a must have for home cheese makers.

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



  • Manufatured in USA
  • 2" dial
  • 5" or 12" stem option
  • 0 to 220°F
  • -10 to 100°C
  • Pan clip
  • Recalibration nut
  • ±1% Full span
  • Glass lens


  • Sanitize before use
  • Wash stem in hot soapy water after use



How 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 thermometer.

  1. Run warm water between 88-98F into a container deep enough to immerse both thermometers.
  2. Place thermometers in the water, check temperature readings 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 reads the same temperature as the medical thermometer.
  5. Repeat this process as needed.

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Tel-Tru Thermometer

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Kim H.
United States


My cheese making class was a great success due to the diligence of your staff member who was able to fix a mistake I made in my order quickly and kindly.!! Thank you!!

United States


Really works well for my double batches, where I don't need to keep the pot covered...but...when I need to keep a lid on things, I discovered a cheese makers dream....the Acu Rite Touchscreen Thermometer & Timer model 00398 at Walmart for about 15 dollars. You can set it as low as you like, (which meat/cooking thermometers only allow settings over 100 F.) So you can set a high temp you don't want to exceed and a low temp you don't want to go below and it will sound an alarm if you go above or below those temps. Unique and truly. I can actually sit and watch TV intermittently while making cheese. BUT as I can't say how long these electronics last, I STRONGLY suggest you buy a Tel-Tru Thermometer for back up. Last time I made cheese ALL my electronic term meters were you can't set them lower...unless you want to be like me and drag the outside thermometer inside and dunk it into your cheese makings. That works...but very questionable looking and kinda white ****** Hope this helps.


Great thermometer for tall pots

I especially appreciate that it clips to the side of the pot for a continuous read, and that the stem is long enough to fit tall pots. 2 things to keep in mind when selecting your thermometer: 1. As this thermometer has a long stem, it needs to be submerged in about 2 inches of fluid to give an accurate read. So if you're only cooking a quart of milk in a large pot, you might need the smaller thermometer. 2. Also, being a long-stemmed thermometer, the clip works best in your standard chili pot. If using a small sauce pot, then once again, you'll want to look into the small thermometer. This is a great thermometer for the standard 1 gallon of milk. I use it almost exclusively now, and only use the little one when I'm just doing a quart. Great investment.

Cheryl K.
United States

Good thermometer, would highly recommend!

The things I like best about this thermometer are the large face and long probe. Also, it has a clip on the side that slides to adjust, and, it’s accurate. I used it along with another thermometer and they were nearly identical each time.

Robyn P.
United States

durable and reliable

I have had good results with this thermometer, my only complaint is that the clip is not super secure. It works just fine, but doesn't fit my pots well.