Category: Thermometer Guide

How to select an oven thermometer?

Easy to read (Dial size) If it is hard to read from behind the glass window in the oven door, you will be dissapointed. Also for some of oven thermometers after using it a few times the glass face can be clouded. Durable high-quality glass lens is must. Accuracy Bimetal (or dial) oven thermometers are durable, inexpensive...

How to Use Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor?

Avoid eating, drinking, smoking, or exercising for at least 30 minutes before taking a measurement. You should also try to measure your blood pressure at the same time each day.  Measurement should be taken in a quiet place and you should be in a relaxed, seated position. Always measure your blood pressure on the same wrist. How...

General Information About Infrared Thermometers

When to Use an Infrared Thermometer Infrared thermometers allow users to measure temperature in applications where conventional sensors cannot be employed. Specifically, in cases dealing with moving objects ( i.e., rollers, moving machinery, or a conveyor belt), or where non-contact measurements are required because of contamination or hazardous reasons (such as high voltage), where distances are...

How to Calibrate a Thermometer?

There are two ways to check the accuracy of a food thermometer. One method uses ice water, the other uses boiling water. Many food thermometers have a calibration nut under the dial that can be adjusted. Check the package for instructions. Ice WaterTo use the ice water method, fill a large glass with finely crushed...

How Does a Pulse Oximeter Work?

For people with COPD, Asthma, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and other conditions, pulse oximetry is a technology used to measure the oxygen level in your blood and your heart rate. A finger pulse oximeter is equipped with technology to rapidly detect changes in your blood oxygen level. It can help give you the knowledge you...

Blood Pressure Monitoring Guide

Basically, blood pressure is a measure of the force against the walls of your arteries. Arterial blood pressure is constantly changing during the course of the heart’s cycle. The highest pressure is called the Systolic Blood Pressure; the lowest the Diastolic Blood Pressure. Both pressure readings, are necessary to enable a doctor to evaluate the...

How to Use a Food Thermometer

You can’t tell if a food is safely cooked by sight, smell or even taste. A food thermometer is the only way to ensure food is cooked to the proper temperature and harmful bacteria are eliminated. Food thermometer placement is extremely important in order to guarantee your food is cooked to a safe minimum internal temperature. The...

How To Get The Most Accurate Temperature Readings?

Using the Food Thermometer Most available food thermometers will give an accurate reading within 2 to 4 °F. The reading will only be correct, however, if the thermometer is placed in the proper location in the food. If not inserted correctly, or if the food thermometer is placed in the wrong area, the reading will...

Types of Food Thermometers

Dial Oven-Safe (Bimetal) Reads in 1-2 minutes Place 2-2½” deep in thickest part of food Can be used in roasts, casseroles, and soups Not appropriate for thin foods Can remain in food while it’s cooking Heat conduction of metal stem can cause false high reading Some models can be calibrated; check manufacturer’s instructions   Digital...

How to choose an instant read thermometer?

Thermometers are the best way to ensure proper temperature, Instant read thermometers so named because it gives a temperature reading very quickly. An instant-read thermometer consists of a stainless steel temperature probe and either a dial or a digital readout. Before buying a thermometer, it’s better to know some important points; First one : You...

Using Laser Guides to Help Gauge Your Measurement

Some infrared thermometers come with lasers to help gauge the size, or location, of the area being measured. And because the location of the lasers, relative to the area being measured, can vary by unit, it might take a little extra training before they can be used effectively. For the most part, infrared thermometers (with...

Epica Instant Read Digital Meat Thermometer Review

Overview : Epica Instant Read Digital Meat Thermometer is a pen shape stem thermometer, it gives you accurate readings in a few seconds. No need to worry that you’ll accidentally drain the battery by forgetting to turn the thermometer off before putting it away. The Epica will power down after 10 minutes of inactivity. The handy...

Why am I getting inconsistent results with forehead thermometer?

You should normally be getting reproducible results, or results within a few tenths of a degree of each other. However, a few things to know: Multiple temperatures taken over the same area in rapid succession will ultimately cool the area causing differences. If sweating, the temperature on the neck behind the ear lobe becomes the...

Why forehead and ear readings didn’t agree?

As you may know, temperature can be taken by using the mouth, rectal, armpit, ear or forehead type thermometers . But the temperature readings vary depending on which one you use, and you need an accurate body temperature to determine if a fever is present. There is no exact formula between temperature measurements but generally, the correlation of...

Safety 1st Gentle Read Rectal Thermometer Review

 At a Glance Overview : User Rating : Category : Rectal Model :  TH035 Min Price : $9.00 Size : 0.8 x 3.6 x 7.6″ Weight 0.8 ounces Batteries : Read More on Amazon  The Safety 1st gentle read rectal thermometer features a secure grip and takes a fast, accurate reading in just 8 seconds. Features...

How to use digital ear thermometer?

Ear measurements are gentle, easy and fast, and preferred by many parents. However, the temperature often varies between readings, leading to the misconception that ear thermometers are inaccurate. To minimize this effect, it’s very important to use the correct ear thermometer. if you don’t insert the thermometer exactly right, it can be hard to get...

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Which baby thermometer should I buy?

Choosing right thermometer for your babies: The best place to use the thermometer depends on the age of your child. A digital rectal thermometer or a temporal artery are the most accurate. Temperatures measured by mouth, by electronic pacifier, or by ear are also accurate if done properly. Temperatures measured in the armpit are the...

How to use oral thermometer?

You can get fast and accurate readings with digital thermometers.  You can use a digital thermometer in three ways: Oral (in the mouth) Rectal (in the bottom) Axillary (under the arm) Be sure to label your thermometer either “oral” or “rectal” to know the difference. Taking your temperature orally with a digital thermometer Wash your...

How do I use a digital armpit thermometer?

Place the tip of the thermometer in an armpit. Make sure the armpit is dry. It must be touching skin only, not clothing. Close the armpit by holding the elbow against the chest. Keep the thermometer in your armpit until the digital thermometer beeps. Remove the thermometer after you hear the signal and read the temperature on...

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Which thermometer type is most accurate?

Temperatures are taken generally in the ear/mouth/ bottom, under the arm on the forehead. Each method is considered accurate when done correctly. Temperature readings can differ slightly depending on the method and each method has pros and cons. Rectal: This method may be uncomfortable, bearing risk of causing local injury or cross-contamination. Oral: Measuring temperature...

Key Features for Braun Thermometer Models

Braun is a premium German brand for electrical appliances. Some associate Braun with design, based on the pioneering industrial design led by Dieter Rams and his successors. Others think of German engineering and innovation: Braun’s invention of the Plexiglas lid for turntables or discovery of two-component moulding, or its innovations in metal surfaces or plastics...

The Dangers of Mercury Thermometers

The small silvery ball in a mercury thermometer can be dangerous if the glass breaks and the mercury is not cleaned up properly. The mercury will evaporate and can contaminate the surrounding air and become toxic to you and your family.  Occasionally serious illness and even death results may occur from exposure to mercury from...

How to use Braun Age Precision Technology?

Definition of fever changes as newborns grow into little kids and little kids grow into adults. A fever in a newborn can be a normal temperature in a four year-old. Doctors know this, but many parents do not. To help you interpret your child’s temperature more confidently, based on the age of your child, Braun has developed...