You have certainly often heard that a dog is man's best friend. Nay. As specialists in professional measurement in all its forms, the experts at Thermometer.fr say it: man's best friend is the thermometer! And for good reason, the professional thermometer accompanies the largest production plants, the chefs of large restaurants as well as doctors and researchers. the most prodigious for centuries (the man began to measure the temperature in fahrenheit and celsius as early as 1624, it is to say). Let's come back together to this measuring tool, its uses and the different typologies, to help you choose your thermometer .
Uses of professional thermometers
🍰 Food Thermometer
You may know this, but in the gastronomy sector and more generally in French catering, we don't mess around 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. Specific cooking thermometers for ovens and barbecues (because they are high temperature thermometers) enhance the accuracy of temperature measurements in the kitchen. Other food thermometers with probe-type tips 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 very young, 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 to store vaccines properly.
🏭 Industrial Thermometer
In all factories, laboratories and other temperature-sensitive work areas, you will find the industrial thermometers. They are used to establish the right temperature in a room to ensure good working and storage conditions and are essential for monitoring water supply temperatures, for example. Manufacturers need high-precision thermometers to ensure accurate temperatures all year round, indoors and outdoors.
❄️ Gear Thermometer
Whether you are in the food, medical or industrial sector, a professional thermometer brings you together: the equipment thermometer. 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 complement the professional thermometers that punctuate your daily life
Types of professional thermometers
Beyond the use of your professional thermometer, it is important to have a general knowledge of the different types of thermometers available in order to deepen 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 Choosing your thermometer in the Complete Guide.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of thermometer types 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 greater precision. As you will have understood, each professional thermometer has its own use, each type of thermometer can take the temperature differently and each feature and technological advancement makes it easier to learn and use.You don't have all the information you need to make your choice? No problem, the professional measurement experts at Thermometer.fr suggest that you go over the basics to choose your thermometer if necessary or go further to learn more about the thermometer..