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    Thermometers and Timers

    Measure and track your cooking with kitchen thermometers and kitchen timers to ensure perfectly cooked and delicious meals that follow proper temperature guidelines. Shop our selection below that ranges from digital kitchen timers all the way to thermocouple thermometers.

    Precise cooking requires the kitchen tools to measure both temperature and time, so you get consistent results every time you prepare a menu item. Use your digital timer to track multiple items with different cooking times. Checking the internal temperature of food is the only way to ensure that it is safe to eat and to verify that it’s prepared to the desired level of doneness. Thermometers come in may styles each for different tasks. An infrared thermometer lets you measure temperature without contact, while a probe thermometer measures the internal temperature. Our commercial kitchen thermometers and timers come from popular brands including Comark, Cooper-Atkins, San Jamar, Taylor, FMP and more. We also carry parts and accessories for kitchen thermometers and timers.

    If you need help to determine the best thermometers and timers to use in your institutional foodservice kitchen, call 866-613-2617. Our customer service specialists will be ready to assist you in making your selection.

    Selection Help

    When selecting the best kitchen timers and kitchen thermometers for your institutional foodservice kitchen, you will want to take into consideration the following things:

    • What different styles of kitchen thermometers are required for the different products I will be preparing; do I need a fryer thermometer, a meat probe, a cooler thermometer?
    • How many different menu items need to be tracked at one time, will a four product timer meet my needs, or should I use an eight product timer?
    • Where will I place my kitchen timer; will it be a handheld timer, wall mount timer or a countertop timer?
    Expert Advice

    Whether you are selecting an eight-product digital timer for your banquet hall kitchen or a meat probe for the test kitchen in your specialty butcher shop, you will want to consider closely what is the best fit for you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call one of our experts.

    Choosing the Right Commercial Thermometer:

    Accuracy and Precision: Look for commercial thermometers that provide accurate and precise temperature readings. Consider thermometers with a narrow temperature range and a high degree of sensitivity to ensure precise measurements. Digital thermometers are often preferred for their accuracy and ease of use.

    Temperature Range: Assess the temperature range required for your specific cooking and food handling needs. Some thermometers are designed for specific temperature ranges, such as meat thermometers for high-temperature cooking or refrigeration thermometers for low-temperature storage. Ensure the thermometer you choose covers the desired temperature range.

    Durability and Quality: Commercial thermometers should be built to withstand the demands of a busy kitchen environment. Look for thermometers made from durable materials such as stainless steel or impact-resistant plastics. Check for waterproof or splash-proof features to ensure longevity and easy cleaning.

    Calibration: Regular calibration is important to maintain the accuracy of your thermometer. Consider thermometers that are easy to calibrate or come with calibration features and instructions. This allows you to verify and adjust the accuracy of the thermometer periodically, ensuring reliable temperature measurements.

    Response Time: Quick response time is crucial in a commercial kitchen, especially when checking the temperature of perishable items or monitoring cooking processes. Choose thermometers that provide rapid and accurate readings, minimizing the time food spends in the temperature danger zone.

    Choosing the Right Commercial Timers:

    Functionality: Assess your specific timing needs in the kitchen. Determine whether you require simple countdown timers, interval timers, or programmable timers with multiple channels. Consider timers with features like memory recall, clock functions, and adjustable alarm sounds to suit your preferences and requirements.

    Display and Controls: Look for timers with clear and easy-to-read displays, allowing you to monitor the remaining time at a glance. Consider timers with intuitive controls for ease of use, especially in a fast-paced kitchen environment. Backlit displays can be helpful in low-light conditions.

    Durability and Construction: Commercial timers should be able to withstand the rigors of a busy kitchen. Opt for timers constructed from durable materials such as impact-resistant plastics or stainless steel. Water-resistant or splash-proof features are beneficial, as they protect the timer from accidental spills and splashes.

    Multiple Timers: If you have multiple cooking processes happening simultaneously, consider timers with multiple channels or programmable options. These timers allow you to set and monitor multiple timers simultaneously, helping you manage multiple tasks and cooking times efficiently.

    Audibility and Alert Options: Timers with audible alarms are essential in a commercial kitchen, as they help alert you when a cooking process is complete. Look for timers with adjustable volume settings or distinct alarm sounds that can be heard over the noise of a busy kitchen.

    Mounting Options: Consider timers that offer versatile mounting options such as magnetic backing, built-in stands, or wall-mountable designs. These features provide flexibility in positioning the timers within your workspace, ensuring easy visibility and accessibility.

    Battery Life and Power Source: Check the battery life of the timers and consider whether they are powered by replaceable batteries or rechargeable options. Long battery life is beneficial to minimize interruptions during cooking processes and avoid unexpected power failures.

    By considering these factors, you can select the right commercial thermometer and commercial timers that meet your specific kitchen needs, offer accuracy and durability, and provide convenient features for efficient and precise temperature monitoring and timing.

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