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  • FDA recommended 1.5mm stepdown probe ideal for measuring thinner foods
  • Waterproof and antimicrobial case prevents bacteria growth
  • -40-500 degrees Fahrenheit; accuracy +/- 1 degrees
  • Min/max function to recall previous temperatures
  • Recalibratable to ensure consistent temperature readings
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Get an accurate temperature every time with this Taylor 9878E 5" waterproof / dishwasher safe 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 ensure 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 thermometer's 5" long stem features a 1.5mm diameter tip, making it great for measuring the temperatures of thin or delicate foods.

Antimicrobial Case

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

Waterproof and Dishwasher Safe

Being conveniently waterproof, this thermometer can go through a commercial dishwasher cycle, allowing you to easily sanitize it after use!

Backlit LCD Display

A 3/8" backlit LCD display makes temperatures easy to read in all environments.

Min/Max and Hold Features

This thermometer's min/max feature recalls previous temperature reads, and the hold function allows extra time to read or record current temperatures. The unit can display a temperature range from -40-500 degrees Fahrenheit, and can be switched to Celsius.


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 CR2032 battery. It also features an auto-off function to save battery life.

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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.
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:5 Inches

Due to US DOT shipping regulations, we are unable to ship this product to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. It is also ineligible for next day or second day shipping. Please contact Customer Solutions prior to placing your order if you have any questions or concerns.

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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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4.6 stars from 37 reviews


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Customer Reviews


Good quality for the price. The backlight is very helpful. Fits snuggly into the case. Overall, very happy with these thermometers and will buy again in the future.

Jarett B. from Lou's Restaurant on 04/27/2022

Waterproof? Dishwasher proof? LIES!!! This thing spend less than 2 minutes in my dishwasher @ 140F. In that time water got under the front plastic on the display and the plastic covering the buttons came up as well. Had to completely remove the plastic coverings to get the water out of it. I wouldn't even trust these to be hand washable if you needed to clean them. If you need waterproof and dishwasher friendly, I can whole heartedly recommend the Cooper Atkins DPP800W MAX 4" Waterproof Digital Pocket Probe / Dishwasher Thermometer (273DPP800W). This unit survived my dishwasher test with no issues whatsoever. I bought 3 different thermometers - 2 from Taylor - they both FAILED, and one from Cooper Atkins - it PASSED and works great!

Josh H. on 09/16/2020

We appreciate your review, Josh. We wish this Taylor 9878E 5 inch Waterproof Digital Pocket Probe Thermometer with Backlight - Dishwasher Safe would have worked out for you. Our Customer Solutions team will remain in contact with you about this.

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Love these! They are worth the extra cost and they are easy to use. Batteries are easy to replace and they come with instructions to help staff learn to use all of their features.

Amy B. from Argyle ISD on 12/06/2019

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.

Raymond H. from Oh Biscuit on 09/06/2019

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

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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

Joel A. on 05/26/2019

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!

Aaron B. on 11/13/2018

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.

Jared D. on 03/25/2018

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.

Heidi G. from Deep Creek Coffee Co on 02/15/2018

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!

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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.

Timothy E. on 12/15/2017

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.

Sara H. on 10/17/2017

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!

Twins A. on 08/30/2017

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.

Micah C. on 06/19/2017

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.

Mike L. from Ana's Cafe LLC on 05/15/2017

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!

Corner G. on 02/26/2017

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.

Brandon H. on 11/18/2016

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.

Jason S. on 11/07/2016

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.

Nicholas H. from Donut Fantasy on 10/14/2016

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!

Phil R. from Oak Hill Bulk Foods, Inc. on 06/14/2016

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.

Doan N. from Good Doggy on 05/02/2016

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!

Grady P. from Cobb Creek Poultry LLC on 04/13/2016

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.

Rushabh P. from Best Western Plus Windsor Hotel on 03/24/2016

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.

Thomas M. on 03/17/2016

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

Joseph S. from Duckies Bar And Grill on 03/07/2016

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.

Jay R. on 02/24/2016

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.

Patricia H. on 01/15/2016

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.

Vivian B. on 11/28/2015

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.

Shane K. from Career Institute Of Technology on 09/18/2015

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.

Brenda N. on 07/20/2015

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.

Matt M. from Home Use on 05/11/2015

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.

Gordon L. on 04/18/2015

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

Phyllis K. from Gravity Inn on 01/02/2015

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

Kedby K. from Kedbys Kreations & Party Rental on 08/28/2014

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!!!!!

John P. from Eggs R Us on 01/06/2014

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.

William G. from Peoples Baptist Church on 07/24/2013

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.

Bernie R. on 07/18/2013

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.

Douglas R. from Johnson & Wales Univesity on 01/29/2013

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.

Tom M. on 10/11/2012

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