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Regularly: $15.99/Each

  • 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

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Stem Length 4 1/2 Inches
Color Yellow
Display Type Digital
Features Anti-Microbial

Ideal for Thin Foods

Protective Sleeve

Maximum Temperature 500 Degrees F
Minimum Temperature -40 Degrees F
Style Hand Held
Type Probe / Pocket Thermometers
Waterproof Yes

Customer questions about this product

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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This Taylor 9878E digital probe thermometer is perfect for keeping in your pocket when working in your busy commercial kitchen. The simple, compact design isn't the only thing to love, either. This thermometer is packed with features, including a backlight display; auto-off, min/max registry, and hold buttons; as well as an anti-microbial housing and sleeve that prevents bacterial growth.

The FDA compliant probe on this Taylor thermometer measures 4 1/2" in length and 1.5mm in diameter, making it ideal for use with thin foods like burgers and fish fillets. It's able to be re-calibrated for maximum accuracy and compliance with HACCP plans.

When it comes to sanitation, this thermometer is the clear choice. It's completely waterproof and safe for hand washing with the rest of your kitchen tools. A CR2032 replaceable lithium battery is included.

Overall Dimensions:
Stem Length: 4 1/2"

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

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

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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 4 1/2" Digital Pocket Probe Thermometer - 1.5mm Diameter Probe

    4.8 stars from 28 reviews


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    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.

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    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!

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    Reads a little higher but can be callibrated

    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.

    Posted on

    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.

    from Ana's Cafe LLC Posted 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!

    Posted on

    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.

    Posted on

    Back-light is nice when checking temps within a dark oven

    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.

    Posted on

    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.

    from Donut Fantasy Posted on

    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!

    from Oak Hill Bulk Foods, Inc. Posted on

    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.

    from Good Doggy Posted on

    It reads easily.

    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!

    from Cobb Creek Poultry LLC Posted on

    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.

    from Best Western Plus Windsor Hotel Posted on

    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.

    Posted on

    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

    from Duckies Bar and Grill Posted on

    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.

    Posted on

    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.

    Posted on

    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.

    Posted on

    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.

    from Career Institute of Technology Posted on

    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.

    Posted on

    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.

    from Home Use Posted on

    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.

    Posted on

    Great Thermometer, easy to calibrate, easy to read digital display, fast & accurate reading the digital screen even lights up for low lit walkin coolers.

    from gravity inn Posted on

    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

    from Kedbys Kreations & Party Rental Posted on

    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!!!!!

    from Eggs R Us Posted on

    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.

    from Peoples Baptist Church Posted on

    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.

    Posted on

    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.

    from Johnson & Wales Univesity Posted on

    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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