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  • FDA recommended 1.5mm stepdown probe ideal for measuring thinner foods
  • Waterproof and antimicrobial case prevents bacteria growth
  • -40-450 degrees Fahrenheit; accuracy +/- 2 degrees
  • Recalibratable to ensure consistent temperature readings
UPC Code:10077784004286
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Get an accurate temperature every time with this Taylor 9842FDA 4 3/4" waterproof digital probe thermometer.

Cooking foods at the right temperature for the right time is one of the primary pillars of food safety, and a thermometer is one of the easiest ways to ensure that you always hit that core temperature. Ideal for use in restaurants, bakeries, cafes, delis and more, this product delivers ease-of-use and durability to help you stay on top of food safety without dragging down productivity.

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

FDA Recommended Stepdown Probe

This unit has a 4 3/4" stainless steel stem with an FDA recommended 1.5mm diameter probe with read times under 6 seconds, making it ideal for use with delicate or thin foods.

Antimicrobial Case

The included Safe-T-Guard protective sleeve incorporates EPA registered products to inhibit bacterial odor and mold growth on the case.


Its waterproof design makes it easy to clean, and convenient for use in all areas of the kitchen.


The thermometer can be recalibrated, which ensures consistent temperature readings and adds to the unit's lifespan.

Battery Included

For immediate use upon delivery, the thermometer comes ready with a LR44 battery. It also features an auto-off function to save battery life.

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How do I safely and thoroughly clean my Taylor thermometer?
Your Taylor thermometer is constructed of a durable stainless steel probe, and in some cases, a plastic head. When cleaning your thermometer, do not immerse it in water or use it in the dishwasher unless the description specifically states that it is waterproof and dishwasher safe. Simply clean the stainless steel stem with hot, soapy water and wipe the head with a damp cloth.
Can I calibrate this thermometer in ice water?
Thermometers intended for measuring food and liquid with higher temperatures, such as this thermometer, should be calibrated in boiling water while those used for taking lower temperatures should be calibrated in ice water. To calibrate your thermometer in boiling water, bring clean water to a boil and place the thermometer probe into the boiling water for at least one minute. The thermometer should read between 210 and 214 degrees Fahrenheit. Record the difference and adjust your thermometer as needed.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Stem Length:4 3/4 Inches

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Warranty Info

Taylor products are covered by a one year warranty. Please contact our Customer Solutions team for assistance with warranty-related issues.

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4.3 stars from 27 reviews


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Customer Reviews


Best thermometer I have found to this day. Taylor brand you cannot go wrong. This thing has been through everything, from dropping it on the floor to throwing it across the room (not on purpose) and checking temps this has been the best by far. I will only purchase Taylor brand for sure.

Sara N. from Regal Crown Reception Hall on 04/13/2021

very nice, staff love these easy to use and they have a clear display. great investment. I don't always have the time to check and I don't wont to worry that someone has a thermometer that is not calibrated. Great buy

Lawanda K. from Q-Zeens LLC on 02/15/2019

Ordered 4 of these Taylor thermometers because of my past experiences with Taylor. Thermometers arrived earlier than expected. Had a bit of an issue calibrating 1 of them but eventually got. Have been extremely satisfied with these. My experiences with Webstaurant Store has always been satisfying.

Chris S. on 02/03/2019

We use this probe to check out soft serve ice cream temperatures. Always gives us accurate results, which results in a great product. Easy to use as well. Definitely would recommend this product.

Chris C. from Boxcar Barneys on 10/28/2018

I'm always a little shocked at how much digital thermometers can cost sometimes, but thus far I've found taylor to be the best for my buck.

Scott Q. on 08/11/2018

Great product! Easy to use and easy to read with the digital display. We have had a some issues with them falling out of the protective sleeve when in the sleeve pocket of a chef coat.

Young L. from Younglife Saranac Village on 04/10/2018

The Taylor 5" Waterproof Digital Pocket Probe Thermometer is highly accurate and durable. It is waterproof and easy to use. It is small enough to fit in your pocket. This is a must have for any commercial and residential kitchen.

Sara H. on 10/17/2017

Unfortunately, these did not hold up. I thought it was one defective thermometer but both of them are giving us grief after just over one month of use. The temperature reading is way off and changes daily. We attempted to calibrate them but it doesn't stick. Our cold stuff is always "L" and our hot stuff is measuring way higher than it's supposed to. I'm searching for a more reliable digital thermometer now.

Kaitlyn D. from The Sweetspot on 09/25/2017

Thank you for your feedback! We're sorry you did not prefer this product. For recommendations, please contact our Customer Solutions team.

WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

This little digital has it all: Barely legible display, difficult to re-calibrate, short battery life, prone to moisture breach & oh yeah; try & replace the battery while you're on a mobile catering gig without the use of super colorful metaphors. Yep, no doubt about it, the 9842 is a technological marvel. I suggest that you store the ones that you have purchased in the same place that we did with the 3 that we own(ed)-the dumpster. Ending on a positive note though, the plastic color is cool.

Robert W. from KB's Rollin' Smoke BBQ on 09/01/2017

Thank you for your feedback, Robert! We are sorry you did not prefer this thermometer, if you are looking for recommendations please contact our Customer Solutions team!

WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

The Taylor Probe Thermometer is great, fits easily into my kitchen jacket and apron and takes accurate readings of all foods, best part, it's waterproof.

Thomas B. from Peter N on 09/15/2016

I have owned at least two of theses thermometers over the years. It is one of the best I have used for the price point no would buy again

Kenneth M. on 09/09/2016

To bad we can't give negative stars. DON"T BUY FROM WEBSTRAUNT Bought 6 of these thermometers. I opened one and it didn't work. read the instructions and it says to take out the battery and reinstall. It was difficult to get it back in. Still didn't work. Chatted online with April stating that the one I opened does not work and I want to return all 6. So I can return the unopened ones but I have to pay restocking and shipping. The defective one they will talk to the manufacturer about rather than just taking them all back and giving me my money back. Poor way to treat a customer.

Ben R. on 02/01/2016

Thank you for the review, Merv. We are sorry you were not happy with our return policy. We were happy to help you receive credit for the broken thermometer. Please note that these thermometers are covered by a 1 year warranty by Taylor. If you find the remaining 5 thermometers to be defective, we will be more than willing to address this.

WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

This thermometer works great and is very durable. It is small and easy to store. The readings are accurate. I will be purchasing a few more.

Jacqueline A. from Havana Nights Café & Bakery Inc. on 01/20/2016

This thermometer is very durable and accurate. Works great for just about every use. Small and very easy to store. Now all I got to do is to make sure it's waterproof

William P. from Funky Fresh Food Truck on 07/25/2015

Purchased a few of these. Best price on the internet, well made with know problems. All seem to be within reading. For the price you can't go wrong

Todd J. from Station Mill Properties, Llc on 05/01/2015

A nice, compact thermometer that is easy to store. I've used it for checking the temperature of meats, breads, oil, and when cooking sugar. Works accurately, although it is a little slow if you need an immediate reading

Tommy S. on 07/31/2014

Waterproofing tested and confirmed. I accidenally dropped this into a pot of boiing water, it came out with the screen warped, but it functions perfectly.

Daniel S. on 03/13/2014

Works great and is highly durable. I have used this thermometer for 10 plus years, and in that time I only had to replace once this is truly an indispensable tool in any kitchen.

Kenneth J. on 02/10/2014

small and handy. Check for accuracy before using for candy making. This reads a couple of degrees different than my larger ''candy thermomter'' but it is basically accurate. This is easier to store or carry, and less chance to damage with it's own shield. Good water proof option without spending a fortune.

Jacqueline C. from WINDY CORNER on 10/29/2013

really like this thermometer. it can handle checking high heat and very cold temps. it stays accurate every time. great product for a great price.

Elizabeth H. on 11/09/2012

Love these thermometers, overall great for the price, we've had one dropped in the fryer momentarily (a couple times) and it still workes fine. Have purchased a couple and not sure why one reads twice as fast as the other. Water resistant is nice to spray them off too

Ron R. from Okole Maluna LLC on 03/10/2012

This thermometer fits nicely into a chef's coat sleeve pocket, it is simple, and functional, but it doesn't take a temperature read as quickly as others that I have used.

Kam W. from Wears Valley Ranch on 03/06/2012

These Digital Thermometers are much more accurate and quicker response time that the dial ones. also the smaller tip make the holes that it creates less noticeable. wish they sell replacement probe sleeves

Sean D. on 01/11/2012

this water proof digital probe therm has been a great reliable tool we use on a regular basis to ensure the best food possiable to our customers

Randall H. on 12/06/2011

These are very convenient to use. The instructor in my sanitation class recommended digital thermometers which he felt were much more accurate, so we switched to digital and have been very pleased with these.

Lynne M. from Caruso & Company, Ltd on 09/05/2011

Low price, fast and low cost delivery,NSF approved products, shop from home at my own convience and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week !! You can't find better!!!

Carole M. from Pattie Wagon on 02/27/2011

We love this thermometer. It is perfect for quick checking of our sauces and fillings. The clip on the sleeve makes it easy to put on an apron pocket.

Tara N. from Sweet Lola's Cupcakery And Bakeshop on 11/18/2010

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