SUPERFAST THERMAPEN MK4
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With full readings in only 2 to 3 seconds, the Super-Fast® Thermapen is the world’s best in speed and accuracy. Advanced technology makes the new Thermapen Mk4 even more intuitive than previous models. Hold it in any direction and the display automatically rotates right-side-up so you can read it in any position—in either hand, straight up or down; read temperatures without cocking your head.
The Mk4 knows when it’s dark and turns on the backlight for you, making it easy to read at dusk or in complete darkness with maximum battery life. Or, just touch the sensor window anytime with your finger and the display lights up. Leave the probe open and the Mk4 stays on while you use it. Set it down, and Sleep Mode saves battery power. Pick the Mk4 up, and it turns on again instantly. Close the probe when you’re done cooking and the unit stays off for storage. High-tech, intuitive, fast and accurate.
Patented Auto-Rotating Display
Auto-Rotating display intuitively flips right side up in either hand, any position.
Backlight activates automatically in low light conditions or turns on any time with the touch of a finger on the sensor window.
Waterproof to IP67
Increased water resistance. Now waterproof.
Motion-Sensing Sleep & Wake Mode
Always on during use. Sleeps when set down. Wakes when picked up.
Inside the battery compartment you can lock the display position, disable sleep mode, set °C or °F, 1° or 1.0° resolution.
Longer Battery Life
Up to 3,000 hours with common AAA battery.
Still Super-Fast® and Accurate
Same speed and performance, and still NO buttons!
|Range||-58.0 to 572.0°F (-49.9 to 299.9°C)|
|Accuracy||±0.7°F (±0.4°C) from -58 to 392°F (-49.9 to 199.9°C) otherwise ±1.8°F (±1.0°C)|
|Resolution||Factory set to 1° (user reconfigurable to 0.1°)|
|Response Time||2-3 seconds (reads to within 1°F of final temperature of an ice bath in 3 seconds)|
|Probe||4.3 L inches, High Performance Type K Thermocouple|
|Display||1 H x 1.54 W inches (25 H x 39 W mm) LCD, rotates 360°, Intelligent Backlight|
|Sleep Mode||Preset to 30 seconds. User selectable 10 to 180 seconds, (user reconfigurable to disable)|
|Water Resistance||IP 66/67*|
|Environmental Range||-4 to 122°F (-20 to 50°C)|
|Battery||1.5 volt AAA, 3,000 hours typical (without backlight)|
|Dimensions||1.97 H x 6.2 W x 0.75 D inches (50 H x 157 W x 19 D mm)|
|Weight||0.26 lbs (120g)|
|Certificate||Includes NIST-Traceable calibration certificate|
*Protected from dust and immersion in water to 39” depth for up to 30 minutes. The probe should not be rotated while the body is submerged or under a stream of water. Not dishwasher safe.
1. Where can I buy the Thermapen?
You can buy it right here online. There are only a few authorized dealers, (watch out for counterfeit Thermapen look-alikes). There are a few retail outlets in the U.S. and Canada that stock the Thermapen.
2. Why don't more retail outlets carry it?
Most retailers want to more than double their money. The big name chains want the most. If a product costs them $4, they want to charge you $10. The Thermapen is already priced at "Trade Pricing". Meaning, this is the price we sell it to commercial food service users and health departments. And, we offer it to the general public at the same price. Big retail chains would have to charge you much, much more and they'd still be mad that we would take your order at a lower price. The retailers that do carry the Thermapen are not making their normal mark-up so thank them if you buy there!
3. Where can I buy replacement batteries?
The Thermapen Mk4 uses one AAA battery, which are commonly found at Wal-Mart, Target, and other stores.
4. How long should the battery last?
The new Thermapen Mk4 with one AAA battery should give you about 3,000 hours of use. This number is based without using the back light. If you grill a lot at night the number will be reduced.
5. Will the Thermapen tell me when my meat is done?
Not exactly. Instead it (very quickly) tells you the actual temperature and you decide if that is "done". We can give you the USDA guidelines for food safety but you should consult your favorite cookbooks, TV shows and recipes for advice not only on safe temperatures but the best cooking temperatures for flavor and texture. Also remember that individual preference is very important.
6. Other digital cooking thermometers are cheaper. Why pay more for a Thermapen?
In use there's a big difference. Don't take our word for it. Check our Reviews page to read the many reasons written by others. Cheaper thermometers are limited by the technology that they use. These can be mass produced for just a few dollars. On the other hand, the Thermapen is hand-assembled and hand-tested and uses a professional thermocouple circuit design. This design costs more to make than the cheap thermometers.
7. Why is the Thermapen so much faster than other cooking thermometers?
The main reason is the professional thermocouple technology that we use instead of mass-produced thermistor technology. Thermocouples are recommended by the USDA for measurement of cooked meat products and thin portions. Go here to see what a thermocouple means in performance vs. a thermistor. We also use a reduced-diameter needle tip on the probe. Comparable professional meters cost $140 to $300 for the electronics and a similar probe! Some improvements were made in the sensor manufacturing process and the probe assembly in the new Thermapen Mk4 to make it just slightly faster than the original Super-Fast® Thermapen.