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ProAccurate Quick-Read Thermometer

SKU# ATH696A0040

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Regular Price: $19.99

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Let your professional barista skills shine with the ProAccurate Quick-Read Thermometer featuring an easy-to-read digital display that's ideal for perfecting your espresso drinks. With ProAccurate's six- to eight-second response time, recalibrating ability, long stem, and waterproof design, you're ready to make that perfect foam at just the right temperature.
ProAccurate Quick-Read Thermometer

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Let your professional barista skills shine with the ProAccurate Quick-Read Thermometer featuring an easy-to-read digital display that's ideal for perfecting your espresso drinks. With ProAccurate's six- to eight-second response time, recalibrating ability, long stem, and waterproof design, you're ready to make that perfect foam at just the right temperature.

Features & Functionality of the ProAccurate Quick-Read Thermometer

  • Temperature Range: -40° to 450°F / -40° to 23°C
  • Size: 5 inch /12.7 centimeter stem with 2.5 millimeter reduced tip
Pros
  • Multiple Uses - The ProAccurate Quick-Read Thermometer is great for frothing or brew-head measurement.
Cons
  • Utilitarian Design - Some users will find the thermometer's design a bit utilitarian.
Ease of Use 5
Ease of Care and Maintenance 5
Overall Value for the Money 4
How Does it Compare? The ProAccurate Quick-Read Thermometer has a great dual purpose option.
Tips and Tricks When using the ProAccurate Quick-Read Thermometer for measuring the brew head, pre-heat for better real-time results.
Model Number DTQ450X
Height 4.5 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 0.1094
Material Stainless Steel
Manufacturer CDN

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ProAccurate Quick-Read Thermometer
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John K asked: I was wondering how you use this while frothing milk? How do you attach it to the pitcher? Do you keep it in the sheath, or clip it some other way? Jul 22, 2013
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Jack C: I WOULD keep it in the sheath - if I could find it now. the sheath has a hole in it right at the tip. It is intended to clip on the edge of the frothing cup and the fact that the sheath has the hole means that it is automatically held off the bottom, thereby not giving a false reading by contacting metal. I have, however, apparently lost my sheath, so I have developed a holding technique as I steam that holds the sensor off the bottom and gives good readings.

I also found that for some steamer cups (small ones like the 12oz) do not facilitate clipping. Some cups with curled sides also make it a bit difficult.

the device itself was well worth the purchase though - I love the fast and apparently accurate reading.
Aug 6, 2013
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RUDIGER H: The ProAccurate Quick-Read Thermometer has a pointed metal probe for reading the temperature. The plastic sheath can be left on and yes, clipped onto the upper edge of the frothing pitcher. The sheath has three openings on the bottom, exposing the metal probe to the hot milk.

The thermometer can also be used to measure cooking temperatures, but you would remove the sheath for this purpose This little gizmo will give you a very quick reading -hence the name.

In case you build guitars, the thermometer does double-duty as a temperature probe for steam-bending acoustic guitar sides. I always brew the latte first and then wait for my guitar wood to get hot enough for easy bending..
Aug 5, 2013
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Michael H: The thermometer fits perfectly into my pitcher(Rattleware Thermometer Clip Milk Frothing Pitcher - 20 oz).

The pitcher itself has the holder with a small hole in it that the thermometer fits into.

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/rattleware-thermometer-clip-milk-frothing-pitcher-20-oz
Aug 5, 2013
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William W: Just got it so I don't have that much experience with it but it seems accurate, easy to read. It does not attach to the pitcher. The protective sheath has to come off Aug 6, 2013
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Adam R: It's the same diameter as my other thermometers, so i slide it into the holder on my pitcher, or a clip that came with another unit I have. Aug 5, 2013
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Robert G: I keep it in the sheath and clip it in the side of the pitcher closest to you.
This is an excellent - must have - product.
Aug 5, 2013
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A shopper asked: I know after a long term usage of analog thermometers, they tend to become very inaccurate, but how long would the digital scale remain accurate? And also what is the usable life of the product assuming that its being used several dozen times in a day? Jul 4, 2013
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Brent C: This is actually a pretty good thermometer, especially when you consider the price. It reads quickly and is reasonably accurate. I've compared it to my $100 Thermapen and it's off by -2 degrees at 70 and almost spot on at 200. These can be recalibrated using ice water, but I've never had the need to do so after 6 months of regular use. Note it doesn't come with a pitcher clamp, but I was able to use one from an older analog thermometer. Jul 10, 2013
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Robert G: This is an excellent product from a very reputable company. Digital thermometers are far more accurate and long lasting than traditional "spring" therms and much more easier to read - and WAY faster - than mercury therms. I too use it daily for foamed milk, but also for all cooking where precise temperature is required. I've had it well over a year and have yet to change the battery. Purchase with confidence. Jul 6, 2013
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Chris N: I have had mine for over 6 months now and I love it. I ordered it on accident but then kept it. Really fast and accurate. I have compared it to another slower one we have at home. Jul 6, 2013
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Tyler S asked: Hi! Just wondering if a digital thermometre will be more accurate for real time milk frothing? Thanks!! Mar 12, 2012
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POS P: Hey Tyler,

Thanks for writing in! This thermometer is a little more accurate because it is quicker to register the temperature than the dial ones.

Hope this helps! Let us know if you have any other questions.
Thanks,
Dori @ Seattle Coffee Gear
May 1, 2012
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Robert G: YES - I love this Thermometer; it registers instantly and takes a lll of the guesswork out of frothing milk. Only way to go! Mar 13, 2012
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Charles G: It works great, it is fast and it has plenty of uses around the kitchen. A good investment for only $15.

Charlie
Mar 13, 2012
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Warranty Information for the ProAccurate Quick-Read Thermometer

What it Covers:

CDN thermometers and timers

Length: 5 Year, limited
Who Supports the Warranty: CDN
Warranty Contact Information: 800-338-5594
Notes: If a CDN instrument proves to be defective in material or workmaship within five years of original purchase, it will be repaired or replaced without charge. Please note that the warranty does not cover damage caused in transit, failure caused by tampering, obvious carelessness or abuse.
Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? No

Caring for the ProAccurate Quick-Read Thermometer

Rinse with warm water and soap after every use.

Documented poor reliability

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The calibrating function is known to stop working on these. Surprise surprise, it doesn't work on mine and I've had it less than a year. They have a 5 year warranty, but who wants to spend $5-8 more to ship it off for "repair or replacement" while also being with out a thermometer while you sit and wait.
Bottom line is, if you buy one of these it comes with a trip to the post office, and the excitement of finding yourself shopping for another thermometer.
Search the forums and you'll see this is a common issue.

(Posted on 2/6/14)

Analog to digital transition

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I really like the product. If you purchase it, there is one word of caution to note: This product has a much faster response time than the analog thermometers. With analog thermometers, I would kill the steam at 125 and the temperature would creep up to 145. Here, you have to kill the temperature at around 135-140.

More control is a good thing. It's easy to use and easy to clean.

Pros:
Response time, Easy To Clean

Cons:
Poor Clip

(Posted on 5/22/12)

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