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Product Description

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
  • Multiple Uses - The ProAccurate Quick-Read Thermometer is great for frothing or brew-head measurement.
  • 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.

Additional Information

Model Number DTQ450X
Height 4.5 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 0.1094
Material Stainless Steel
Manufacturer CDN

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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?
John K on Jul 22, 2013
Best Answer: 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.
Reply · Report · Jack C on Aug 6, 2013
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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?
A shopper on Jul 4, 2013
Best Answer: 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.
Reply · Report · Brent C on Jul 10, 2013
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Hi! Just wondering if a digital thermometre will be more accurate for real time milk frothing? Thanks!!
Tyler S on Mar 12, 2012
Best Answer: 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.
Dori @ Seattle Coffee Gear
Reply · Report · POS P on May 1, 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.


Great unit, takes a beatingReview by Allen
I've had this thermometer (purchased elsewhere) for a couple 3 years of daily use. I'm not the most careful person in the world and as a result this thing has been through the ringer. It's constantly getting wet, knocked around, melted (after accidentally being knocked into a pot of boiling oil), and generally abused. Zero problems so far. Sometimes I like buying new gear just for the fun of trying new stuff but thing refuses to die so I guess I'll keep using it. (Posted on 1/6/2016)
Documented poor reliability Review by Corey Olson
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 2/6/2014)
Analog to digital transitionReview by 3Twenty Wine Lounge
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.

Response time, Easy To Clean

Poor Clip (Posted on 5/22/2012)

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