How to select an oven thermometer?

Easy to read (Dial size)

If it is hard to read from behind the glass window in the oven door, you will be dissapointed. Also for some of oven thermometers after using it a few times the glass face can be clouded.

Durable high-quality glass lens is must.


Bimetal (or dial) oven thermometers are durable, inexpensive and recalibratable. Some are designed to leave in the oven and others are not, but all bimetal thermometers use the same basic technology to measure temperature.

Metal expands and contracts when heated and cooled. Different metals expand or contract at different rates. Bimetal thermometer sensors are constructed of two different metals bonded together. When heated, the combination will bend because one metal is expanding faster than the other.

Advantages of dial type oven thermometers: Easy to use, recalibratable, no batteries required, low cost.

Disadvantage: Speed.


After using some period a thermometer recalibration may be necessary, so recalibratable oven thermometer is better for your selection.

Some models have the calibration adjustment on the underside of the knob itself. On this type of arrangement, the loosening of the dial plate and moving it one way or the other will change the temperature reading on the dial once reinstalled.







Other control designs have the temperature calibration screw down the center of the shaft. These usually require a special small screwdriver to access it.

Easy to hang and stand

So it fits where it’s most needed.

Top Rated 5 Best Oven Thermometers

**Thermometers which has more than 100 customer reviews.
RankNameProductRatingRead More on Amazon
1-Rubbermaid Commercial FGTHO550 94Read More
2-Taylor Food Service Classic Dial Oven Thermometer92Read More
3-Admetior Oven Thermometer92Read More
4-CDN POT750X High Heat Oven Thermometer91Read More
5-Cooper-Atkins 24HP-01-1 Stainless Steel Bi-Metal Oven Thermometer91Read More

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