Refrigerator Freezer Thermometers

For safe food storage, quality refrigerator freezer thermometers are worth their weight in gold. Well, maybe not in gold, but they are a valuable addition to the kitchen.

Types of Refrigerator Freezer Thermometers

Thermometers that can be used in both the freezer and the fridge come in three styles: Dial Type, or Analog; Liquid Column; Digital Electronic.



Dial thermometers and the liquid column type are the most simple. Requiring no battery, they are trouble free and last nearly forever. Dial thermometers are available in a variety of sizes, from compact for small spaces to oversized. The large, oversize type is my favorite because of the large easy to read display. The majority of the dial thermometers have a built in base. Some can be hung from the rack as well.

Liquid column thermometers should not contain mercury if used in the freezer or refrigerator. Mercury is a poisonous heavy metal, and if the thermometer were to break, the refrigerator may be contaminated and unusable. Most of this type thermometer have a red non-mercury liquid. The downside to liquid column thermometers is they can be difficult to read.

Digital refrigerator freezer thermometers can be fairly simple, or loaded with many features. Some of the best have alarms that sound off when the temperature rises to an unsafe level.

Taylor 5996

This thermometer is perfect for the refrigerator, the freezer or in a deli case. It is very accurate, and is NSF approved for commercial use. With a durable stainless steel case and a shatterproof, crystal clear lens, this should last for a long, long time.

The dial has a temperature range of minus 30 up to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The safe zones for both frozen and refrigerated foods are marked in green for easy identification.

The coolest thing about this thermometer is that the case can be rotated to accommodate the base, which doubles as a hanger for versatile placement.

KitchenAid KG124SS

The nice looking 2-1/2 inch dial of this thermometer registers from minus 20 up to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, with the ideal temperatures for frozen and refrigerated foods highlighted in blue.

The blue pointer and black numerals are easy to read against the gray background of the face. The stainless steel stand includes a hanger for mounting the thermometer from the freezer or refrigerator rack.

KitchenAid stands behind their products, offering a lifetime warranty against defects, and a one year no hassle, no cost replacement policy.

CDN FG80 Refrigerator Freezer Thermometer

Made to last with a durable plastic housing, this thermometer can tell the temperature from -40 up to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The ideal freezer temperature is 0 to -10 degrees F, and for the fridge, 34 to 40 is ideal. This thermometer will let you know if the temperature is off.

The temperature scale reads horizontally in both degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. For mounting, the two stainless steel clips will attach the thermometer securely.


The Taylor Model 5925

Another thermometer made to Taylor's high standards, this inexpensive unit features a shatterproof plastic case that doubles as a magnifying glass for easy reading. The ideal temperature ranges for frozen and refrigerated foods are highlighted in green.

The thermometer can be placed on a flat surface or hung up on one of the racks. The glass is filled with a non-toxic liquid for safety, and its scale reads from minus 40 up to 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

If you've been looking for an inexpensive thermometer for the fridge, this is the one for you.


The Taylor Model 1448

This small digital thermometer mounts in the fridge with a suction cup, which works well in some refrigerators, and not so well in others. It requires a very smooth surface for the suction cup to adhere well.

The readout is large and easy to read, but it's best seen if the thermometer is place so you are looking straight into the numbers. Looking at an angle can make the digits difficult to detect.

This unit is good for fridges and freezers, even though it does have a couple of quirks.



Sunbeam Refrigerator Freezer Thermometers

Maintain an ideal freezer temperature of minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit with your Sunbeam freezer thermometers. You can have peace of mind knowing that your freezer is as cold as it should be.

Sunbeam 90302
Refrigerator/Freezer Thermometer

For those that would rather not deal with battery operated devices, the stainless Sunbeam model 90302 refrigerator/freezer thermometer is a good choice. The metal case is designed so the thermometer can be hung from the rack or stood upright on its base. The oversized numbers clearly show the optimum temperature ranges for both refrigerated and frozen foods.



The Sunbeam 91647

The Sunbeam model 91647 digital refrigerator/freezer themometer has an oversized digital readout that can be switched from Fahrenheit to Celsius easily. A velcro attachment is supplied with the unit for mounting in the fridge or freezer. This thermometer also has a handy min/max memory built right in.


The Sunbeam 90302

For those that would rather not deal with battery operated devices, the stainless Sunbeam model 90302 refrigerator/freezer thermometer is a good choice. The metal case is designed so the thermometer can be hung from the rack or stood upright on its base. The oversized numbers clearly show the optimum temperature ranges for both refrigerated and frozen foods.

The Sunbeam 91647

The Sunbeam model 91647 digital refrigerator/freezer themometer has an oversized digital readout that can be switched from Fahrenheit to Celsius easily. A velcro attachment is supplied with the unit for mounting in the fridge or freezer. This thermometer also has a handy min/max memory built right in.


Refrigerator freezer thermometers are an important part of a well equipped kitchen.




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