Professional thermometer

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Thermomètre professionnel

You have certainly often heard that the dog is the best friend of the man. Nay. Inasmuch as professional measurement specialists in all its forms, the experts of claim: man's best friend is the thermometer! And for good reason, the professional thermometer accompanies the largest production factories, the chefs of great restaurants as well as the most prodigious doctors and researchers for centuries (man began to measure the temperature in fahrenheit and celsius from 1624, that is to say). Let's come back together to this measurement tool, its uses and the different types, to help you choose your thermometer.

The uses of professional thermometers

🍰 Food Thermometer

You may know it, but in the gastronomy sector and more generally in French catering, we do not joke with the cooking of meat or the temperature of chocolate. Confectioners, pastry chefs and other chefs work daily with mercury thermometers, for example, which are ideal for measuring the temperature of sugar syrup or frying oil. Of the cooking thermometers specific for ovens and barbecues (because they are high temperature thermometers) reinforce the accuracy of temperature measurements in the kitchen. others food thermometers with penetration probe type tips, they are used for taking the core temperature of meat.

🩺 Medical thermometer

We certainly have here the star of professional thermometers: the medical thermometer. It is essential for measuring body temperature and helps detect fever. To recognize it, you don't need to be a doctor, because since the pediatrician used an infrared thermometer to take your temperature when you were little, you know it. In addition, although generally used by general practitioners, the underarm thermometer is also used by individuals. the forehead thermometer is another medical device, which has been used in companies since the start of the health crisis. Somewhat less famous but just as important in medical thermometers, you also find data loggers for storing vaccines properly.

🏭 Industrial thermometer

In all factories, laboratories and other temperature-sensitive work areas, you will find the industrial thermometers. They help establish the right temperature in a room to ensure good working and storage conditions and are essential for monitoring water supply temperatures, for example. Industrialists need high precision thermometers to ensure accurate temperatures throughout the year, indoors and outdoors.

❄️ Gear thermometer

Whether you are in the food, medical or industrial sector, a professional thermometer brings you together: the thermometer equipment. These measuring tools are placed in the cold rooms of food factories to comply with hygiene and safety standards, in the refrigerators of large restaurants or in the freezers of scientific laboratories. Equipment thermometers complete the professional thermometers that punctuate your daily life.

Types of professional thermometers

Beyond the use of your professional thermometer, it is important to know globally different types of thermometers available to further your research. Indeed, you are not going to use an ear thermometer (suitable for children because it goes through the ear canal like in the photo below) to monitor the temperature of your cold room or measure the doneness of a turkey ( although trying to do so would be a funny experience).

To learn more about the types of thermometers intended for professionals, our thermal experts advise you to read Choose your thermometer in the Complete Guide.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of types of thermometers and features suitable for professional use in the food, medical and industrial fields:

  • the electronic thermometer;
  • the professional infrared thermometer;
  • the wireless thermometer;
  • the digital or digital thermometer (sometimes very advanced in use with a backlit LCD screen and large screen);
  • the multi-measurement thermometer.

Choose your professional thermometer

If a thermometer (from the Greek thermo (“hot”) and metron (“measurement”)) is a device used to measure and display the value of the temperature, it is essential to choose it with the greatest precision. You will understand, each professional thermometer has a use of its own, each type of thermometer allows you to take the temperature differently and each functionality and technological progress make it easier to learn and use.

Don't have all the information you need to make your choice? No problem, the experts in professional measurement of invite you to go back to the basics to choose your thermometer if necessary or go further to learn more about the thermometer.