Published: September 2, 2015
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It has been nearly five years since the last time the Thermapen got a major upgrade and boy it was worth the wait. Introducing the brand new Thermapen Mk4.
Just in case you missed it here are some of the brand new features of the Thermapen Mk4:
The new Thermapen Mk4 can almost read your mind, let alone check the temperature of your food. No, seriously, here are some of the key improvements, Here is a great tip sheet with some of the new features of the Thermapen MK4:
Thermapen Mk4: The Brand New Thermapen
- Patented auto-rotating display. Hold the Thermapen Mk4 in either hand or any angle and the display intuitively flips right-side up. Switch hands while cooking and read the Mk4 without cocking your head.
- Intelligent backlight. The Mk4 knows when it’s dark and runs on the backlight for you, making it easy to read at dusk or complete darkness while preserving battery life. Touch the light sensor window anytime with your finger and the display lights up to improve visibility at the back of the stove or when reaching into an oven.
- Motion-sensing sleep mode. Set your Thermapen Mk4 down during use, it shuts off and sleep mode saves battery life. Pick the Mk4 up, it comes on instantly and stays on while in your hand.
- Now Waterproof. Now waterproof to IP67.
- Battery life extended up to 3,000 hours. Depending on backlight usage, battery life has gone from 1,500 to 3,000 hours. The motion-sensing sleep mode and light-sensing backlight mean fewer battery changes. When you do change the battery, use a common AAA battery.
Review and Rating of the Thermapen Mk4
If you are a frequent reader of the website you know that I am a huge supporter of all the amazing Thermoworks products, but the brand new Thermapen MK4 is like a Thermapen on major steroids. There are so many great features that have finally been added to this brand new model of the Thermapen that I can’t even pick my favorite, however if I was forced to I think that the brand new auto-rotating display and the backlight are my two favorite new features and here is why:
Auto-Rotating Display: So many times while I am checking my temps while grilling or BBQ’ing I find myself positing myself and the Thermapen to be able to read the display and the current temperature of the meat, but now with rotating display all I need to do is stick in the probe in the meat at any angle or hand and the display intuitively flips right-side up, as I said this feature really makes the Thermapen easier to use and really more user friendly! This is the first handled thermometer to have this amazing feature.
Intelligent backlight. While this isn’t a “new” feature to the Thermapen [see here], but the folks at Thermoworks did in fact make it a lot better. Besides the fact that it knows when it is dark outside, or even dusk, you can now simply touch the light sensor window anytime and the display light appears and it therefore improves visibility at the back of the stove or even the smoker, in addition the light is actually extremely bright and makes the display easier to read. I really like this feature and update.
Overall thoughts and impressions: I really like this new model of the Thermapen. I even love how the people at Thermoworks are always working on improving even their signature product: the Thermapen. Just like I said in the beginning of the review the new Thermapen Mk4 is a regular thermapen on steroids with so many great new features. The people at Thermoworks really thought this brand new product through so that us backyard grillers and even professional pitmasters don’t have to worry about the tools that we are using we just need to focus on the food!
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