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The #1 best selling instant read thermometer on Amazon vs the Inkbird Thermometer!

Side by Side Kizen vs the Inkbird
Side by Side Kizen vs the Inkbird

You can never have to many Instant Read Thermometers and when it come to buying one, which is the right one to buy? What is the best bang for your buck? Is buying the most expensive brand worth it?

Actually since this post has been in my draft folder for a while the Kizen has been supplanted and a new #1 has taken it's place as the best selling instant read thermometer on Amazon and that is...

Digital Meat Thermometer, Waterproof Instant Read Food Thermometer for Cooking and Grilling, Kitchen Gadgets, Accessories with Backlight & Calibration for Candy, BBQ Grill, Liquids, Beef, Turkey by imsaferell

While I've never used this brand or this particular product, it is currently 11% off and has an additional 5% off coupon bringing the total price around $15 bucks. I suspect this is one of the reasons why it has become the #1 best selling product in a few categories. Check out the rankings below:

Product details

  • Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.69 x 2.24 x 0.98 inches; 3.21 Ounces

  • Item model number ‏ : ‎ DT-68

  • Batteries ‏ : ‎ 2 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)

  • Date First Available ‏ : ‎ July 12, 2021

  • Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ Imsaferell

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09988SD2B

  • Best Sellers Rank: #3 in Patio, Lawn & Garden

    • #1 in Instant-Read Thermometers & Timers

    • #1 in Meat & Poultry Tools

    • #1 in Grill Thermometers

Customer Reviews:4.8 out of 5 stars 15,390 ratings

I've owned the Kizen for a while and I'm not sure how long it had the ranking but that is why I bought it as an impulse buy without any research. Before that I had the old fashioned temperature gauge style, you know the analog version...

But the Kizen is now up to almost $30 bucks as of writing this. As well as sitting dead in my junk drawer. I've yet to try and replace the batteries. It did last a year or so. I've been using the Inkbird since about November 2021 per my purchase history. Which is why I bought the Inkbird, it's rechargeable.

KIZEN Digital Meat Thermometer - Home Gadgets & Kitchen Gifts - Wireless Probe - Waterproof Instant Read Thermometer w/ Backlight for Cooking Food, Baking, Liquids, Candy, Grilling BBQ - Black/White save 28%

On to the Inkbird... one of the main reasons I chose this is the Kizen died. I assumed it was the batteries died and as mentioned aboved the Inkbird is rechargeable. I've owned a few of their products now and this was my second purchase from them. Flash forward the Inkbird is still going strong a year and a half later. It had a great promo at the time and was one of the lower priced brands and had some pretty good reviews. It currently has a 20% promo coupon taking it to around $20 bucks with tax. It also now has two other versions with additional leave in probes for monitoring tempuratures.

Inkbird Instant Read Meat Thermometer IHT-1P, Digital Waterproof Rechargeable Instant Read Food Thermometer, Cooking Thermometer with Calibration, Magnet, Backlight for Grill, Smoker, Kitchen, Turkey

Now I did mention you can never have to many of these around the house. I've also purchased another popular brand. The ThermoPro. Not to be confused with the brand Thermoworks which is highly rated and often considered for making some of the best products. However they are generally more expensive as they are the "name brand". Also of note Thermoworks brand is not on Amazon and if it is, it's not through an authorized seller. Visit their website

ThermoPro TP03 Digital Meat Thermometer for Cooking Kitchen Food Candy Instant Read Thermometer with Backlight and Magnet for Oil Deep Fry BBQ Grill Smoker Thermometer

Ironically this is also a #1 best seller, in the category of Candy thermometers and timers.

I find this one to be a little slower than the Inkbird, it doesn't seem to be as well made and it's battery powered. So I use this one as a back up. If you are in the market to purchase a new one. Go for the Inkbird it's faster and rechargeable. I got the Thermopro on sale for $9.99 and for that price it was worth it as a back up.

Hope this help! As always please like and share!

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