How to use a thermometer?

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Comment utiliser un thermomètre ?

The use ofa digital thermometer to measure the temperature quickly and efficiently is as easy as a Nerf gun. others professional thermometers contain many secrets of use… Yes, the thermometer is a mysterious object, but thanks to the experts at you will soon know all the tricks of a effective temperature measurement. 🕵️ Whether you've invested in a multifunction clinical thermometer for your pediatric practice, an equipment thermometer for your supermarket or a room thermometer for your garden vegetable patch, our thermometer specialists can assure you: they are overall enough easy to use.

Know how to use professional thermometers

Researcher, restaurateur, farmer or [insert the suffix of a profession]-eur, whatever your favorite field, you have certainly already needed check a temperature with a wide measuring range. With various objectives of preservation, control, cooking, etc. These high precision professional thermometers are often very different and therefore do not have the same uses. 

Use a medical thermometer 🩺 

medical thermometers are used almost everywhere; in laboratories, for the transport of medicines, in medical offices of course, in infirmaries, etc. This is why there is a wide variety of medical thermometers, and their specific use.

Vaccine and drug thermometers are electronic thermometers often with a large backlit display. Some also have a data storage system. To begin temperature control, simply unscrew and top up with glycol solution.

forehead thermometers are contactless because they have infrared technology. Ideal with infants, to take the temperature, point the probe at a temple 3 cm from the skin, press the button on the device and wait for the beep before reading the temperature.

ear thermometers are used in the same way with the only difference that they fit into the ear canal.

Under arm thermometers are rigid or flexible. They are used for taking body temperature, under the armpit but also rectally or orally. Gently insert the rod and wait for the beep to read the temperature.

Use a food thermometer 🍰

Cooking is a matter of precision, it's almost surgical. This is why restaurateurs, cooks and great chefs need daily food thermometers and of cooking thermometers to excel in their art.

meat thermometers, for fish, yoghurt or sugar and pastry are typically food penetration probe thermometers that have a backlit LCD display. To test food for doneness, place the end of the probe where you want to measure its temperature (we recommend placing it right in the middle for maximum accuracy or testing in different places). The thermometer will tell you the actual temperature very quickly.

Cooking thermometers include oven thermometers, BBQ/smoker, for vacuum cooking as well as frying oil thermometers. For the most part, they simply indicate the temperature once placed in the middle of the oven or BBQ. Some even allow the user to monitor multiple foods and container air temperature at the same time. Frying oil thermometers are a little more specific, the probe's measuring tip is placed directly into the hot frying oil and then the user can establish the temperature and quality of the oil.

Use an industrial thermometer 🏭 

Among industrial thermometers you will regularly find thermocouples, which once placed in a room are able to sense a temperature which delivers an electrical voltage according to temperature variations. They are intended for measuring high temperatures (up to 1700°C). Among them are infrared thermometers which measure the surface temperature of an object from black body radiation by simply positioning it close to the object. Finally, you will find hygrometers which detect and indicate the level of humidity in the air, and which you only need to place for a few seconds in the room you want to monitor.

Use an equipment thermometer ❄️

Equipment thermometers gather refrigerator thermometers, freezer and cold room. Most of them are digital/electronic thermometers with a display with backlight. To start monitoring, place the thermometer in the fridge, freezer or cold room and it will tell you the actual temperature. Some even feature a remote temperature sensor that can be mounted on the inner wall. dishwasher thermometers are designed to follow the daily cleaning and disinfection in professional kitchens. Just place them inside the dishwashers.

Learn more about the thermometer

As we said above, the thermometer is a magical tool that holds many secrets. To learn more about the thermometer; the different types of thermometers, how they work, what to do if you break a mercury thermometer 😱, what are the price ranges on the market etc… We have the answer directly in our Guide to choosing your thermometer !

💡To note 💡 

Each brand and each product is different, if we are talking about generalities here and this article does not answer your questions exactly, do not hesitate to contact your supplier or contact one of our advisers by chat or telephone.