Replaces an Oven Thermometer
Unless you are doing super high heat in a kamado grill (in that case use a K probe or a infrared gun), this probe should be sufficient to determine if an oven or grill is sufficiently hot enough. Combined with the flexibility of a Chefalarm's cooling and heating alarms, you can monitor it via sound and not checking (handy for grilling on charcoal or wood), or know when to place the dish inside and change to the similarly durable meat probe.
The clip is easy to place on an oven rack and the unit's identically constructed as well as the included probe on POPs and Chefalarms. That one has never glitched out, burnt up, or gone out on me.
High Temp Air Probe Hacks
I own several ThermoWorks temperature instruments and find them high-quality and easy to use. The High Temp Air probe can slide out of the Grate Clip. I find, like another reviewer, that the clip doesn't fit my oven grates. I use aluminum foil to solve both of these issues. In the first case take a small amount of aluminum foil and use it to fasten the probe securely to the clip. To use in my oven I wrap a ball of aluminum foil around the probe and set the ball-enclosed probe on the grate. Both work well and extend the use of my ThermoWorks instruments.
Clip not big enough for oven grates
I plan to use this primarily as an oven thermometer. The first time I tried to attach to to the oven rack in my Sears range, I found that it was too small to span the space between grate wires. When I spread the clip wider to fit, It didn't have enough tension to hold on to the rack. They need to provide a longer clip, otherwise it's value as a oven thermometer is compromised.
Response from ThermoWorks
We're sorry that the grate clip doesn't work for your oven. We try to make them as universal as possible, but there are some models that make it difficult to get that perfect fit without a creative solution. Please feel free to contact our Tech Support team at email@example.com for help.
April 26, 2017