I bought it a few days ago at Bed Bath and Beyond, $39.99 minus your 20% off coupon--you get them, right, just sign up and you get a 20% off coupon every month, I've got a wad thick enough to choke a horse, and don't throw away those expired BBB coupons, unofficial store policy is that they honor them forever--so the price of this item is $40 - 20% = $32 plus any applicable sales tax.
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I recall (perhaps erroneously) that I posted a review about another BBB thermometer I bought, a remote reading wireless digital thermometer, and it annoyed the heck out of me because the dam thing kept flashing even when nothing needed attention. BBB of course offers full 100% product satisfaction guarantee, so I took that sick puppy back and got a full refund.
Anyway the Oxo worked out great tonight. I cooked a turkey thigh and stabbed it with the probe and cooked it until it was nearing 165, and the thermometer worked perfectly. An interesting feature is that the probe stores in the body of the thermometer readout unit, although it took me a dozen minutes to get it to store right. I think it's because they anticipated the cable would stretch out with use and my thermo is new and I couldn't quite make the jack store in its place, but eventually I got it right.
So really I'm not a big Oxo fan (in fact I mostly dislike their products, except my Oxo corkscrew) but this one works great.
I don't like that "clip the receiver to your belt and wander around and have it beep you when it's done" technology. I just wanna see what the internal temp is. I don't mind looking every few minutes. All I want is the temp. The Oxo does this fine, and it has a bunch of other functions I'll probably never use.
Folks, it's an oven thermometer. What else does it need to do except let you jack it into your roast and close the oven door and see the temp as you roast, right? Everything else is bells and whistles, and I don't need that stuff.
One odd thing, the cable isn't the typical metal wound variety, it looks like a common plastic cable like you'd find on your music player earphones. It doesn't look like it would survive oven temperatures, it looks like it would melt, but it didn't.
So to summarize, +5 stars on a 5 scale, this is exactly what I wanted in a remote reading oven roasting thermometer. You jack it into your roast, you slam the door on the cable, and then as your roast cooks you can constantly read its internal temperature. That's all I want and all I need.
(I asked Siri on my iPhone to run a timer to tell how long my roast was in the oven. That worked fine. Recently I asked Siri "What is the meaning of life?" The answer was, "Chocolate." On a previous occasion, same question, the reply: "You're asking an inanimate device about the meaning of life???"
Anyway, thumbs up on this thermometer! Buy it!