SKU: ChefAlarm

5-up: $52.00 ea.

ChefAlarm includes unit, 6-inch Pro-Series High Temp Cooking Probe with 47 inch cable, SS Probe Clip, Operating Instructions, and Padded Zip Wallet that neatly holds everything.

Rated #1 by Cook's Country

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  • Splash-proof design for commercial kitchens
  • Uses Pro-Series® temperature probes
  • Includes Pro-Series High Temp Cooking Probe with cable to 700°F max temp
  • Adjustable high and low alarms
  • Always-on Min & Max temperatures
  • Adjustable volume to 92dB (4 settings)
  • Includes count-down and count-up timer
  • Really big digits and a backlight
  • Available in 9 colors
  • The ChefAlarm professional oven thermometer has been Rated #1 by a leading Cook's Magazine. Designed for commercial use, ChefAlarm delivers features not found in "houseware" cooking alarms. Continuous Min/Max display tells you how hot (or cold) your food got when you weren't looking. A "High Alarm" sounds when your food reaches your setting, and a first-of-its-kind "Low Alarm" is perfect for making yogurt and other cold dishes. Adjustable alarm volume can be heard in a noisy restaurant kitchen. The main temperature digits are big and easy-to-see from a distance. Touch the backlight button to read the display in the dark. New from the factory, ChefAlarm reads within ±2°F so you should never need a calibration adjustment but the CAL feature can be used for fine-tuning your accuracy to better than ±1°F. Fold ChefAlarm flat and use the magnetic back on a metal surface or tilt the display up and use it on a counter. Only ThermoWorks offers the new Pro-Series Temperature Probes. Built for robust commercial use, they are more accurate, faster and more moisture-resistant than any other alarm probes. ChefAlarm comes with one Pro-Series High Temp Cooking Probe that measures to 572°F with a cable that withstands 700°F short term exposure. Coupled with a molded transition to the SS tube, this probe survives commercial cooking use longer than consumer probes. Replacements are still affordable. Every kitchen should have at least one ChefAlarm.

  • Range-58 to 572°F (-50 to 300°C)
    Cooking Probe Cable RangeMax 700°F (370°C)
    Accuracy±1.8°F (±1.0°C) from -4 to 248°F (-20 to 120°C)

    ±3.6°F (±2.0°C) from -58 to -4°F / 248 to 392°F (-50 to -20°C / 120 to 200°C)

    ±5.4°F (±3.0°C) from 392 to 572°F (200 to 300°C)
    Timer RangeCountdown settable to 99 hours, 59 minutes
    Max Sounds Volume92dB
    IP RatingIP65 (excluding probe connector)
    Operating Range32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
    Units°C/°F switchable
    Battery2 x AAA, 5000 hours (1 year typical depending on alarm use)
    Dimensions5.94 H x 2.75 W x .75 D inches (150.9 H x 69.9 W x 19.1 D mm)


    Pro-Series High Temp Cooking Probe (included)
    Cable Max Temp700°F (370°C)
    Transition Max Temp644°F (340°C)
    Transition Dimensions1.4 L x 0.35 inches dia. (35.6 L x 8.9 mm dia.)
    Probe Range-58 to 572°F (-50 to 300°C)
    Cable Length47 inches (1.2m)
    Probe Dimensions6 L x 0.13 inches dia. reduces to 0.08 inches dia.

    (152.4 L x 3 mm dia. reduces to 2 mm dia.)
  • How to use your Pot Clip

    Pro-Series® Probes

    Exclusive to Smoke, ChefAlarm® and DOT®, Pro-Series temperature probes are built to last in commercial kitchens. The included Pro-Series High Temp Cooking Probe measures to 572°F with a cable max temp to 700°F for short term exposure. This is the highest rated probe of its class. Probes store away in the included padded case for storage. Pro-Series probes do not operate with other products, only Smoke, ChefAlarm and DOT.

    Continuous Min/Max

    ChefAlarm’s info-packed display continuously shows the highest and lowest temperatures reached since you turned it on (or reset the memory). Extremely useful for at-a-glance reminders of your starting temperature. Use it to track how high your food got after an alarm. For example, during “resting”, see what temperature your meat reached from carry-over heat. Or when outdoor grilling in cold weather, meat often drops in temperature when it is turned. ChefAlarm remembers how hot it actually got, even when the Current Temp shows a lower reading. This one feature gives you crucial information to improve your culinary results!

    Both High and Low Alarms

    Other probe-style alarms only give you a high alarm, rendering them useless for yogurt making, desserts, or any chilled techniques. ChefAlarm alerts you when something has reached the low temperature you’ve set, as well as the high temperature. Several commercial food chains use ChefAlarm to monitor holding temperatures so food in a prep or buffet line is kept at optimum serving temperatures for best quality and food safety.

    Count-Down/Count-Up Timer

    Not rocket science, but very handy. Set ChefAlarm to alarm when time is up. It counts elapsed time after the alarm sounds. Or, use it to time an event, just as you would a stop-watch. Settable in increments of minutes and hours.

    Calibration Adjust

    This is the only cooking alarm on the market that allows a calibration adjustment. New from the factory, your ChefAlarm will read within ±2°F even after changing probes (up to 248°F). So, in most cases, you should never really need to use the CAL feature. However, you can fine-tune the calibration for accuracy better than ±1°F with a specific probe. The CAL function allows adjustment of the reading at a single temperature. The readings will then be “offset” by the adjusted amount across the whole range of the thermometer. This “fine tuning” makes ChefAlarm the ideal tool for cooking sugars where knowing transition temperatures requires precision to one degree.

    What is an IP Rating?

    An IP rating, also known as "International Protection" or "Ingress Protection" rating, is a value assigned to a product that determines its susceptibility to ingress from solids and liquids. The first numeric digit relates to the level of protection against solid objects, and the second numeric digit indicates the level of protection against liquid ingress. Click for a table of IP Rating values.

    IP65 - No ingress of dust (6); Protection from water ingress: Low pressure jets of water (5).

  • Don't take our word for it. ChefAlarm Reviews.

    Independent Recommendations.


    Third Stop on the Right - “Because I am so cautious, I am so glad that products such as the ThermoWorks ChefAlarm exist. We are planning on hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year, and I know with so many dishes being cooked I will want to make sure that everything is done right.”

    Delicious Dishings - “I’ve relied on the ChefAlarm, probe-style cooking alarm, to help me regulate the temperature of frying oil. It has a high- and low-temperature alarms, and I can set them so I know when my oil falls out of the desired temperature range and I can adjust the heat accordingly.”

    Feisty, Frugal & Fabulous - “...had I taken it (beef roast) out when the first alarm rang, I would have had the perfect medium-rare roast. Lesson learned. Always listen to your ChefAlarm.”

    Noshing with the Nolands - “Ken found this (ChefAlarm) a delight to use, easy, accurate and we enjoyed one of the best roasts, cooked to perfection.”

    Welcome to the Cookout - “...knowing the starting temp will help you understand just how much cooking needs to happen to achieve the desired done active cooking temperature.”

    For the Love of Cooking - “This new thermometer does everything! I am so excited to have such an amazing meat thermometer that is so accurate!”

    Grill Grrrl - “A good thermometer is a must come Holiday time. (ChefAlarm) will come in handy when monitoring this years Thanksgiving turkey, or in times when monitoring the temp of crucial such as when smoking a brisket or pork butt.” Barbecue & Grilling - “(ChefAlarm) is a great way to monitor temperatures in the oven, on the smoker, or even on the grill.”

    Slap Yo’ Daddy BBQ - “...go get yourself one in any of the 9 colors because overall, it’s a great product and for the’s a steal.”

    What’s Cookin’ Chicago - “Another tool I recommend this holiday season is the ThermoWorks ChefAlarm. If you’re a fan of their Thermapen, oh boy...this is going to excite you even more!”

    Everyday Mom’s Meals - “I’m tell you it’s like having a babysitter in the kitchen. I love the fact it can alert me when I might be distracted or busy, saving sinner from being ruined.”

    Homebrew Finds - “I’m impressed by the feature set, classic ThermoWorks quality and price...”

    Bright-Eyed Baker - “...the genius people at ThermoWorks have come up with another incredible tool for seniors bakers and cooks: the ThermoWorks ChefAlarm.”

    Grilling with Rich - “I really loved this product and it is perfect for both serious barbecue competitors and also those who just want to have fun on a weekly basis outside.”

    Barbecue Answers - “....with all the features and the famous ThermoWorks quality it could be the last kitchen thermometer you ever purchase.”

    Long Wait for Isabella - “Cooking this holiday season and need an amazing kitchen tool? Or maybe you are wondering to get for that cook in your life as a holiday gift? Look no further. ChefAlarm from ThermoWorks.”

    Cakespy - “This helpful gadget includes timers, a temperature probe, and temperature monitoring so it will notify you if things are going outside of the comfort zone. But the absolute best part is that it comes in pink. YES! I think it’s a nifty tool and would probably make a good present for the baker in your life this holiday season.”

    Erin’s Food Files - “The most awesome thing though about the ThermoWorks ChefAlarm thermometer is that it can be used for more than just cooking with meat! You can use it for making: candy, marshmallows, fudge, yogurt, bread”

    Grilling 24X7 - “This one is made just right for monitoring your long BBQ smokes. Again, I can’t recommend these products enough. Totally high quality products here.” - “Anyone who bakes and roasts needs a timer and a thermometer. ChefAlarm is both, with a big display and lots of useful options.”

    Embracing Beauty - “I love my Thermapen and I now love the ChefAlarm, but together they are a perfect combination.”

    Brown Eyed Baker - “ don’t have to keep a constant eye on the thermometer. Go about another task and it’ll beep when the temperature is reached. This has been such a time-saver for me in the kitchen. I’m really loving it.”

    Dad Cooks Dinner - “I’ve got this on my Christmas list, but if I don’t get it, I’m buying one for myself on December 26th.” - “I used this gadget for our Thanksgiving turkey, to grill meat, to check my rotisserie chicken, etc. To put it bluntly, it’s a great way to check the doneness of the meat without murdering it (again).” - “I believe that cooking to an accurate temperature is one of the most important aspects of a successful meal, both from a safety standpoint and to ensure well-cooked meats that aren’t overcooked. The newest product from ThermoWorks is the ChefAlarm, and I think it should be an indispensable addition to just about any kitchen.”

    Not Without Salt - “There have been a number of people having a hard time with the consistency of the caramel. You really need an accurate thermometer for this. The ChefAlarm from ThermoWorks is my current favorite.”

    Nibble Me This - “It’s simple and functional design made it very intuitive. After a month of use, I still haven’t even looked at the instructions, it was that easy to figure out.”

Ratings & Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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The Mealsaver
This product saved my roast on the first use! In the past, getting roasts perfect was a guess. Living at 5 thousand feet, the time-only method was getting me under/over done meat with no consistency. The ChefAlarm eliminated the guesswork right out of the box; first time, every time. The ChefAlarm, along with my Thermapen, makes perfect meals a snap. I don't have to "hover" over the cooking for hours. The ChefAlarm makes it a "set it and forget it" experience allowing me more time to enjoy my family and guests. It is truly a meal saver!
May 17, 2016
Versitile for Your Grill or Oven
I've had the CHEFALARM for over two years now. It has been one of the best purchases, next to my new grill. It allows me to replicate doneness on more expensive cuts of meat on the grill and ensures chicken, pork, etc. can be cooked to the proper temp without getting dried out.

It is also a lifesaver in the oven for the same reasons. No more guessing or opening the oven multiple times to take a temp. Just set the alarm and wait.

The one con for my unit appears to have been addressed with the newer probes. I am replacing my original due to, what I assume is, a wire break at the strain point near the plug. The newer probes appear to have a more robust strain relief on the cable.

I've purchased many of these as gifts as well. It is an excellent product at a great price too.
June 3, 2016
1 of many great products!
As with any ThermoWorks product, the ChefAlarm works really well. I have used mine in the restaurant and in competitions. Always preforms perfect and as it should. We put these products to the test of everyday use and we are very pleased. This is a great company to do business with.
June 26, 2016
Great and reliable product
I've been smoking meat for about 12 years now. Let me just say that most of the meat thermometers I have tried out over the years turned out to be junk. They would almost always break after just a few uses. Most of my "smoker" friends have had the same experience. In all fairness, I wasn't putting in the time to review the products I was buying beforehand. Rather, I was trusting stores to carry reliable products. Lesson learned.

The ChefAlarm came very highly rated and deservedly so. I purchased mine two years ago and have no problems with it whatsoever. It gives a very fast temperature reading and can handle plenty of heat. The alarm can get very loud. The magnet on the back side is strong. There's really not much more to say. It does what it's supposed to do and lasts! If you are looking for a good and reliable digital food thermometer, I would strongly recommend the ChefAlarm!
June 23, 2016
I use this kind of thermometer for last 8 years or longer. It's one of the best on market. I tried different kind of thermometers.
June 1, 2016
Super Happy with Chef Alarm
I bought this Chef Alarm 6 mo. ago to replace a different companies probe/display that went kaput. I heard about ThermoWorks and figured I wanted the best PLUS the ability to replace a probe in the future should I need to. That's why I had to throw out my old one from another company. Nobody but ThermoWorks will sell you a new probe! From all the reviews I knew I was getting the "Cadillac" of brands and was willing to make the investment. I am SO happy I did. I haven't even scratched the surface of what the Chef Alarm can do. I bought the ThermoPop for grilling and I've used the Chef Alarm for all my oven cooking and other temp probe needs. Great display, love the clip for using it as candy therm. and it even came with a handy chart with temps for various functions. Can't say enough good things about my Chef Alarm. I have a handy kitchen tool for life. Thanks ThermoWorks!!!
The only thing better than the ChefAlarm is the customer service. I am a customer for life!
August 8, 2016
I've been grilling for quite some time but I could never seem to grasp a consistency on the doneness of meats. I saw a few videos for different grilling recipes and the ChefAlarm kept popping up in them so, I bought one on sale. I will never grill or roast without this amazing tool! It does everything that you could possibly want to help bring your grilling techniques up to perfection.

Once I had seen that it was being used in restaurants around the world I had to try it.

I'm more than pleased, I'm absolutely amazed!!!
July 4, 2016
Chef Alarm
The thermometer works as advertised but I am curious why it included a pot clip as the included temperature probe is too large to fit through the holes in the clip.

June 23, 2016
Response from ThermoWorks
Thanks for the great feedback! We're glad you're enjoying your ChefAlarm.

We have a YouTube video about how to use the ChefAlarm pot clip that you might enjoy. You can find it here:

Hope it helps!
April 26, 2017
Rozanne PStaff
Thanks Malcolm Reed for the suggestion on the chef alarm
Best probe thermometer on the market very very easy to use and very accurate quality product you can rely on thanks thermoworks
July 27, 2016