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Thermapen – Super-Fast® Thermapen® Mk4 from ETI

Thermapen – Super-Fast® Thermapen® Mk4 from ETI

Super-Fast® Thermapen® Mk4

The Super-Fast® Thermapen® Mk4 is the worlds fastest, most accurate instant-read digital thermometer – now available to purchase PM Instrumentation, the sole agents for Thermapen® in Africa and South Africa.

The Thermapen was rated the best digital instant-read thermometer in the world by Cook’s Illustrated / America’s Test Kitchen – and once you use it, you’ll see why.

Each Thermapen comes with a NIST-Traceable calibration certificate that gives actual test data from that unit, as compared to standards that are traceable to national standards. And – of course – the Thermapen can be configured to display temperatures in °C or °F.

For more information about the Thermapen, visit the official website: https://thermapen.co.uk/

Thermapen Mk4 Frequently Asked Questions

PM Instrumentation are the sole agents for Thermapen in Africa and South Africa. If you’re looking to buy a Thermapen, and you’re located in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town or anywhere else in Africa, please contact us for pricing and details.

The Thermapen Mk4 uses one standard AAA battery, which can be purchased at almost any shop.

The new Thermapen Mk4 with one AAA battery should give you about 3,000 hours of use. This number is based on use without the back light. If you use the Thermapen a lot at night, the number will be reduced.

Not exactly. Instead it (very quickly) tells you the actual temperature and you decide if that is “done”. We can give you the USDA guidelines for food safety but you should consult your favorite cookbooks, TV shows and recipes for advice not only on safe temperatures but the best cooking temperatures for flavor and texture. Also remember that individual preference is very important.

In use there’s a big difference. Don’t take our word for it. Have a look at the reviews from other users (https://thermapen.co.uk/thermapen-thermometers/45-thermapen-professional-thermometer.html ) or respected blogs and institutions (https://thermapenblog.com/?s=review&id=m ) to read the many reasons written by others. Cheaper thermometers are limited by the technology that they use. These can be mass produced for just a few dollars. On the other hand, the Thermapen is hand-assembled and hand-tested and uses a professional thermocouple circuit design. This design costs more to make than the cheap thermometers.

The main reason is the professional thermocouple technology that we use instead of mass-produced thermistor technology. Thermocouples are recommended by the USDA for measurement of cooked meat products and thin portions. We also use a reduced-diameter needle tip on the probe. Comparable professional meters cost $140 to $300 for the electronics and a similar probe! Some improvements were made in the sensor manufacturing process and the probe assembly in the new Thermapen Mk4 to make it just slightly faster than the original Super-Fast® Thermapen.

Features of the Thermapen® Mk4

  • Super-Fast® – readings in 2 to 3 seconds
  • Super Accurate – accurate to within ±0.4°C
  • Patented Auto-Rotating Display – the Thermapen’s auto-rotating display intuitively flips right side up in either hand, any position
  • Intelligent Backlight – activates automatically in low light conditions or turns on any time with the touch of a finger on the sensor window
  • Waterproof – the Thermapen is waterproof to IP67
  • Motion-Sensing Sleep & Wake Mode – always on during use, sleeps when set down and wakes when picked up
  • Longer Battery Life – up to 3,000 hours with common AAA battery
  • 2 Year Warranty – total peace of mind with a two-year limited warranty and guarantee against defects in either components or workmanship


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