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Nov 22, 2010
can this thermometer be placed in the meat and remain in it while cooking for like 10 minutes or so? If not what kind?
This thermometer can be used inside an oven placed in the meat.
From: egg harbor township,nj
Nov 23, 2011
I own a analog thermometer with red metal adjustable setting tabs and I was wondering if this thermometer could be left in the turkey while cooking. It says dishwasher safe but can find no info on being safe in the oven.
Yes, this thermometer can be used in an oven.
Dec 25, 2011
#1- do you have a receipt for a 7 lb prime rib roast?
#2- can I re-calibrate this thermometer?
1. Hi, we don't have room in this answer box to post a recipe for a prime rib roast, but there are many recipes online. If you search "prime rib recipe" in a search engine (like google or yahoo), there are recipes with instructions for different roast sizes. 2. This thermometer cannot be re-calibrated, but you can still do a boiling water temperature test (212 degrees F).
From: Florence, MA 01062
Jul 06, 2012
I have a 5939 which has a circle with the letters NEF enclosed, and another one w/o a model #. A few years ago, I bought one because my wife was suspect of the accuracy the one which she had been using. She has passed on and I don't know which was the newer one. They read much differently. I brought water to a boil. Temperatures were vastly diferent. I added a candy thermometer and got a third reading. I inserted an instant-read dial. I then had 4 different readings. What do I do, Coach?
I am 87 and have to rely on accuracy.
Hi. The boiling point of water in fahrenheit is 212 degrees, so trust the one that is closest to that reading. If any of your thermometers can be re-calibrated (there would be a hex dial behind the face), you can adjust the dial, or if they cannot be re-calibrated, write down the difference in temperature and keep that in mind for future readings. Sorry, this particular thermometer cannot be calibrated. Thanks!
From: Florence, MA
Jul 06, 2012
I have a 5939. It does not seem to be accurate. How can I check it?
Hi. You can do a boiling water test to see how close the reading gets. Water boils at 212 degrees F. Thanks!
From: Beaconsfield, Quebec Canada
Nov 12, 2014
This item claims to be dishwasher safe. I recently purchased another, more expensive Taylor Prom Dial Meat Thermometer claiming to be dishwasher safe, but when I received it, it was clearly marked on the package DO NOT IMMERSE IN WATER OR USE IN DISHWASHER.
I just want to ensure this product is dishwasher safe because I lost the one I had from many years ago.
Can you confirm the dishwasher clam, please?
Hello, this thermometer cannot be used in the dishwasher. According to the manufacturer, the cleaning procedure is as follows: Do not immerse thermometer in water. Not for use in dishwashers. Clean stem with hot, soapy water and wipe head with damp cloth. A scouring pad can be used to remove grease. We are sorry for the confusion - the description will be updated to reflect the change. Thank you!
what is the temperature maximum of the oven for this thermometer.? 450 degrees?
I just spoke with customer service from Taylor Precision and they said that the 450 degree temp is fine. You just have to make sure that the probe is inserted completely into the meat to get an accurate reading.
Dec 23, 2015
Are there any limits (time, temp, etc) in using 5934N in an oven for cooking beef.
Hi, the only limit would be is if you wanted your beef cooked over 210 degrees, since this thermometer doesn't read over 210 degrees. Otherwise, this thermometer should work fine. Thank you.
Jan 26, 2017
The dial is long enough that but ends reach the numbers. This has been an issue for me in the past-- which end do you read?
Hi, the end with the red circle is where you should be reading the temperature. Thank you.