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  • Ideal for thin foods; FDA recommended 1.5mm diameter probe
  • -40-450 degrees Fahrenheit temperature range
  • 4 second response time
  • Backlight display for easy reading in any lighting
  • Complies with HACCP recalibration requirements
  • Compact pocket style with anti-microbial housing and sleeve
  • Auto-off/Disable auto-off features; Min/Max registry
  • Completely waterproof
UPC Code: 077784098783

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Get an accurate temperature every time with this Taylor 9878E 4 1/2" 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. This product delivers simplicity, durability, and speed 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.

Digital Display

This thermometer's digital readout makes it easy to see the internal temperature within 4 seconds, and it can read temperatures between -40 and 450 degrees Fahrenheit. It comes with a CR2032 replaceable lithium battery, and has both an on / off button and an auto on/off feature to help you preserve your power for as long as possible. Min/max registry and hold buttons further help you to keep control of the temperature.

4 1/2" Stem

The durable stem allows for fast, easy cleaning and ensures that this thermometer will last you a long time. It measures 4 1/2" long so that you can penetrate deep into the product for an accurate reading.

Storage Sleeve

The plastic storage sleeve is made from anti-microbial plastic to keep your thermometer clean and ready to use. A built-in clip makes it easy to secure and take with you.


This thermometer is also designed to be waterproof so that you never have to worry about dropping it into water or liquids. It will not ruin this product - just clean it off and you'll be back to reading temperatures in no time!

FDA Recommended Design

The probe on this thermometer has a 1.5mm diameter, thinner than most non-FDA recommended probe thermometers. This makes it great for getting the temperature on thin foods like hamburger patties and fish fillets.

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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.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Stem Length: 4 1/2 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.

Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Taylor 9878E 5" Waterproof Digital Pocket Probe Thermometer with Backlight - Dishwasher Safe

    4.7 stars from 34 reviews


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    I have purchased 3 of these thermometers. They first one worked fine for less than a year and went bad. I purchased another one and it was defective right out of the box. I can still use one, but it's the one I bought most recently and I'm going to purchase a different brand because I don't Trust Taylor Any more.
    Thank you for your feedback! We’re sorry you did not prefer this product. For recommendations, please contact our Customer Solutions team.
    Durable and lasting. We use these at all of our locations just because of that. They work well and last long. We will continue to purchase this for all of our new properties
    Best thermometer I've used simply because of the holder it comes with. It snaps into the sleeve so it doesn't slide out. Can read in F and C, has a backlit, and reads very quickly to a wide range of temps. Worth every penny!
    After purchasing many other "cheaper" thermometers that would last for a month or two and then fall apart, we decided to purchase a more sturdy model. We have not been disappointed. This holds up to daily use and keeps working. Solid construction and made to last.
    This thing was awesome but strangely enough fell into the sanitizer water and stopped working. It says it's waterproof so I would understand it not working more if it didn't claim that.
    Thank you for your review, Heidi! We are sorry this Taylor 9878E 4 1/2 inch Digital Pocket Probe Thermometer - 1.5mm Diameter Probe has not worked well for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon!
    Fantastic instant read thermometer. I use it for baked goods as it leaves a very small hole. Can't imagine not having it when making experimental loaves and other goods. A few degrees under or over can be difference between something new that is fantastic or a failure.
    The Taylor 4 1/2" Digital Pocket Probe Thermometer is highly accurate in temperature readings. It is easy to use and fits in your pocket. Highly recommended for any residential and commercial kitchen.
    Great design and tight fitting case in fact it's a little scary to force off and on, especially with a sharp point inside, it seems to be reading a little high but can be calibrated so will be great to use for pork and steaks to be sure they are cooked safely!
    These are a cheaper thermometer, but they feel more expensive. we have had a few that have been dropped out of a pocket or off a table and no damage.
    This digital thermometer has held up very well for four months. We use this for internal temperatures of roast beef and pork loins as well as everyday cold line checks and it has always been spot on.
    Great tool for our coffee shop/bakery. Thermometer reads quickly and accurately, we've had it in use for over a year and still works great! Its kind of large, but worth it for the readability and all the features. Love how it clips into a pocket or onto an apron!
    Thermometer is still working and accurate after a year of use. Unfortunately I do not trust the water proofing as the case warped when sat above a sauce pan to measure the temperature. Thus while the probe is rated for up to 450 deg the case will degrade and warp well before that so be careful.
    This thermometer is easy to use and calibrate. It is a little bulky when compared to you standard pocket thermometer but do to it's size the screen is easy to read.
    So far so good. I use it to take the temperature of bread dough. It's easy to read and the light comes in handy sometimes.
    This digital probe thermometer is easy to use and has great features. It fits in our apron pockets and the numbers are easy to read. Great buy!
    When I had this, it broke within a few months. I contacted customer service and they sent me a new one which was great. A few days later, my local health department came and asked to see it as it's a requirement. Had I not had one, I would've been in trouble. I just hope the replacement doesn't break on me.
    Great Digital Thermometer! SO MUCH faster than the dial thermometers and they stay calibrated! Easy to Use, Easy to read! We use ours each and every day!
    Easily clips to most uniforms for convenient reach. Accurate readings are displayed clearly on the digital screen. Plastic and metal structure makes for an easy cleaning and santizing between dishes.
    These were the work horse for a church fish fry. Rapidly measured the temperature of the fish fillet before serving. Would recommend this style probe.
    I bought these for every one of my kitchen staff. They're nice handy thermometers that are accurate and easy to read. Waterproof too and lounge battery life
    These thermometers work very well, they are very durable and the batterly life is wonderful. They protrude from the arm pocket and sometimes get caught on cooler flaps and lost.
    This is one of my favorite thermometers. We have several different styles of thermometers in our kitchen but I really like this one a lot.
    Excellent digital thermometer. I find these much easier to read than the non-digital ones. The reading is fast and accurate, plus it's easy to clean. Fair price, too.
    Nice thermometers. They are a bit longer than previous models of Taylor digital thermometers of the same style, so they stick out of the arm pocket in your jacket a bit much. The sheath also very snugly clicks onto the thermometer. This is great because it doesn't fall out of the sheath, but the thermometer doesn't slide out easily - requiring two hands to unsheathe. Quick temperature reading and backlight is a good feature.
    I'm so happy I ordered this thermometer! It reads temperatures so quickly, much faster than my other 'instant' read thermometer. I wish it had a simple on/off button rather than pushing the button a third time and holding on the third press for 5 seconds...gets annoying when you're probing for temps MANY times. I don't want to leave it on to wear out the battery. That being said, I still prefer this to the other three thermometers I have in the house. It's probe is very thin compared to the others I have which makes it hard to see where I've probed baked goods. It's also longer so I don't have to worry about touching the plastic cavity on the hot food. Excellent purchase for me.
    This digital thermometer is a big step up from the entry level digital probe thermometers you see both on this site and via retail. It performs well in every respect, The accuracy and response time is very quick. It has multiple features. It's very easy to access the battery compartment and you can easily calibrate if needed. The build is really solid and noticeably better than other thermometers I've used. Lastly, the tip is very thin and sharp so you aren't left with an obvious hole when you serve your food.
    I was really happy with my thermometer until I let a co-worker borrow it (who subsequently broke it). Easy to read and quick readings. It's a little top heavy, due to the large head and all the functions, but if those features are important to you, it's a great thermometer. A long probe makes temping big roasts a cinch.
    Great Thermometer, easy to calibrate, easy to read digital display, fast & accurate reading the digital screen even lights up for low lit walkin coolers.
    does exactly what is supposed to, easy to use, easy to clean, easy to read, its just an awesome product perfect for a busy kitchen
    Cheap waterproof accurate and auto shut off so you don't waste the battery. Nuff said!!!!! Well since there is a 25 word minimum on reviews....... just buy it!!!!!
    We bought this to test the temp of the food as we were preparing and serving it to our guests. the thermometer worked well and gave temperatures quickly. we were satisfied with this purchase.
    Great thermometer. this is a replacement for my old beaten one. This has the functionality I needed in testing my ice cream products as well as in the inbound orders I receive from my distributor. Great item, I highly recommend.
    This is a great thermometer. It's easy to use and easy to calibrate though hardly ever needed that. The only problem with it is that the battery life is very short and I had difficulties with it once I replaced the battery.
    This is a great and durable thermometer. Ive had it for about 3 years now. Never changed the baterry and Ive dropped it many times. Still works great.

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