Originally Posted by Hoot
I use one like this...I ain't real keen on depending on batteries.
I am quite sure this isn't the answer you are lookin' for.
Just saying this rig ain't never let me down.
I have had problems with electronic thermometers, so I use one similar to Hoot's.
Mine is for candy and deep frying. It goes up to 400F. It's dishwasher safe. It reads faster than any instant read thermometer that I have ever used. I can calibrate it in boiling water / ice water using the adjusting nut just below the head, on the stem.