Made to measure

The food temperature measurement market is among the most competitive silos in the smallware sector, with a number of leading players all vying for business and investing in new products to achieve even better results.

TM Electronics says its Bluetooth barcode thermometer, the MM7000, has achieved strong sales, while the launch of its ThermaSprint manufacturing technology — which is standard on all TME food thermometers and probes and promises a three-second response time — offers a solution for chefs fed up with inferior thermometers that are slow to display a reading.

“Later this year we are looking forward to launching a radical new catering thermometer ideal for the professional kitchen,” says managing director Tom Sensier. “Full details are still under wraps but what we can promise is a super efficient food thermometer designed to save both time and energy in the most demanding of catering environments.”

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Accurate temperature monitoring and fast response times are paramount for the food service industry, which is one of the reasons why Cooper-Atkins launched its DPP800 waterproof digital fast reacting thermometer.

UK distribution partner, MCS Technical Products, is responsible for marketing the company’s product range, which includes the TempTrak wireless temperature monitoring system, and MD, Steve Snow, highlights “new technology outpacing existing outdated practices, and guidelines and standards” as themes shaping the category right now.

Testo, meanwhile, has been busy pushing its Testo 108 device, which it says is ideal for use where spot temperature checks of food are required, such as in food processing, during transport or storage of food, in food retail and in the restaurant industry.

Featuring a large display and simple operation driven by two self-explanatory keys, the instrument and probe are waterproof to IP67, HACCP compliant and certified to EN 13485.

“The Testo 108 is a great instrument for busy environments where regular temperature spot checks need to be taken,” states product manager, James Whale. “It’s so easy to use that users can simply pick it up and start taking temperature measurements without lengthy training. What’s more, at just £85 including probe and protection case it offers excellent value for money as well.”

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