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Tel-Tru Thermometer

Regular price $19.95
SKU: E19-5
5" Tel-Tru Thermometer

Tel-Tru Thermometer

Regular price $19.95
SKU: E19-5
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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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Claire Shia

an essential for cheese making

I have many tried different thermometers, a glass one which floated in the milk [I liked that!] but unfortunately it broke during the cheese making process!! Then there was one that had a timer attached to it which needed to be plugged into an outlet {too much trouble]. I don't know why I made so many detours until finally I purchased the tel-tru thermometer and it has been faithful and problem free. It is by far the best thermometer for cheese making.

Susan L.
United States

Tel-Tru Thermometer

Is very easy to read, dial is large, clip fits securely. I wish the probe was longer or even adjustable.

Brionna C.
United States

Love it!

Works great! Love how quickly and accurately it measures temps. Definitely a good investment. <3

Elizabeth M.

Great product!

Very accurate thermometer with a long probe to reach milk level in a large pot. Would likely be too long if using less than a 2 gallon pot. I use it almost every day and love it!

United States

Tel Tru Thermometer

The clasp is so flimsy it would not hold the thermometer in the pot. Fell out multiple times in a few minutes - finally hit the floor and broke. It didn't make it through the first batch of yogurt. It would be okay for large pots probably. The smaller thermometer was too small; this one obviously too large.


New England Cheesemaking Supply Company

We are so sorry to hear about the broken thermometer. It sounds like the 5" thermometer will be a better fit for your pot, that's the size we use for yogurt and small batches of soft cheese. We'll send out a replacement 5" thermometer for you right away. If there is anything else we can help you with please let us know.