Sept. 17, 2013
The new ChefAlarm from ThermoWorks delivers cooking alarms with continuous Min/Max display, a high alarm that sounds when food reaches the predetermined setting, and a low alarm, ideal for making yogurt and other cold dishes, according to a company press release.
Designed with an adjustable alarm volume to be heard in the noisiest restaurant kitchen, the ChefAlarm also has a one-touch backlight button to allow users to read the display in low-light conditions. Direct from the factory, ChefAlarm reads within ±1.8 degrees, so users should never need a calibration adjustment; however, the "CAL" feature can be used for fine-tuning accuracy to better than ±1 degree, according to the release.
ChefAlarm comes with one Pro-Series High-Temp Cooking Probe that measures to 572 degrees and includes a cable that withstands short-term exposure to 700 degrees. The new Pro-Series Temperature Probes are designed exclusively for ChefAlarm and are built for robust commercial use. They are faster, more accurate, and resist moisture better than any other alarm probes. Replacements cost $15, according to the company.
An optional Pro-Series Mini-Needle Probe is also available and is suitable for thin or tiny portions, as well as Sous-Vide cooking, where the probe and cable are immersed. The Mini-Needle Probe measures to 572 degrees with a cable that withstands short-term exposure to 500 degrees that reads in 4 seconds, according to the release.
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