When buying a Remote Cooking Thermometer, consider the distance away from the temperature probe that the receiver can travel, such as 50 or 100 feet to determine if it can be used effectively for the needs desired. Then consider the functions provided on the receiver, such as alert mechanisms that will indicate with a sound that a designated temperature has been reached. Switches that allow for the ease of conversion from Fahrenheit to Celsius or changing of temperature levels for alerts are beneficial as well. Another nice feature is a built-in stand, clip or hanging bracket so the transmitter and receiver can be positioned to stand on a counter or hung so it can be easily read.
When using a Remote Cooking Thermometer, make sure the probe is inserted into the meat and is kept away from bones, heat coils or other hot areas that will provide an inaccurate reading. The temperature transmitter must be placed outside of the oven or grill and cannot be set on any hot or warm areas that may damage the transmitter.