Mini Handheld Thermocouple Meter

Model #MTC

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Uses interchangeable type K thermocouple probes
Large LCD display
IP65 Splash Resistant
°C/°F Switchable
Magnetic Back Panel

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Description

Our new Mini Handheld Thermocouple (MTC) is sure to be a favorite in the kitchen, at the backyard grill, or out in the factory. It's water-resistant, lightweight, and includes a type K thermocouple socket for use with virtually any type K probe. This is a true thermocouple meter for about 1⁄2 the price of any we've seen.

The MTC has a splash rating of IP65 so kitchen or factory use is no problem. With a large digit display you'll be able to read temperatures anywhere in the kitchen. A magnetic back panel attaches to any metal surface for easy mounting.

The ordering table below includes a list of some of our most popular probes. Select from our favorites below, from our other standard K type thermocouples, or from the probes that you are currently using that include a mini connector.

Order one today for only. Add the optional zip wallet to your order for convenient storage of your meter and plug-mount probes.

Specifications
Range -83 to 1999°F (-64 to 1400°C)
Accuracy ±1% of reading or 1.8°F (1°C) whichever is greater
Resolution 0.1°
Units °C/°F switchable
Probe Accepts type K probes with mini connector.
Probe not included.
Water Resistance IP65
Auto Shutoff After 45 seconds in HOLD mode, or 4 minutes in normal display mode.
Environmental Range 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
Battery (1) CR2032 Lithium Cell, included, 100 hours continuous use
Dimensions 1.7" x 0.79" x 3.1" (43mm x 20mm x 78mm)
Weight 1.42 oz. (40.15 g)
Certificate Includes Certificate of Conformance
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What's Included

Package contentsPackage includes: MTC, 1 CR2032 battery pre-installed, and user manual with Certificate of Conformance. (Note: Type K probes are sold separately.)

 


What is an IP Rating? IP Rating

An IP rating, also known as "International Protection" or "Ingress Protection" rating, is a value assigned to a product that determines its susceptibility to ingress from solids and liquids. The first numeric digit relates to the level of protection against solid objects, and the second numeric digit indicates the level of protection against liquid ingress. Click for a table of IP Rating values.

IP65 - No ingress of dust (6); Protection from water ingress: Low pressure jets of water (5).

Accessories
Probe Clip

Probe Clip

Model: PH001

  • Attaches to side of pot
  • Stainless Steel
  • 4 holes for probes
Attaches quickly to side of pot for use with temperature probes. 4 holes: 2@ 5/32" (4mm) and 2@ 1/8" (3.5mm). Great for candy making and soups.


Zip Wallet

Protective Zipper Wallet

Model: 830-001

  • Vinyl pouch with zip closure
  • Light padding for storage
  • Carrying loop
Padded vinyl pouch with zip closure. Stores MTC with several plug-mount probes nicely with light interior padding. Great value!

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Protective Case

Small Protective Case

Model: 643-001

  • Light duty carrying case
  • Integrated handle
  • Customizable pull and pluck foam
  • 4" x 8" x 2.25" ID
Protects meter and probes up to 10 inches long. Customizable pull and pluck foam. Lightweight with integrated handle.


Batteries

CR2032 Batteries

Model: THS-839-195

  • CR2032 batteries x 2
Package of 2 batteries. Standard CR2032 size.


Mini Tub

Mini Tub Probe Wipes

Model: PW-200

  • Includes 70 wipes
  • 2.75" x 5" size
  • Odorless, doesn't taint food

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Convenient for cleaning probes or equipment, counters, tables, and other smallwares.




Large Tub

Large Tub Probe Wipes

Model: TW-836-052

  • Includes 175 wipes
  • 5" x 5" size
  • Optional wall bracket for storage

More Wipes

Convenient for cleaning probes or equipment, counters, tables, and other smallwares. Optional wall bracket also available.


Probes

Plug-Mounted Fast Response Penetration Probe

Model: 113-159

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This plug mounted fast response probe is designed for measuring temperature very quickly. This is the same probe as we use on the Super-Fast Thermapen and Fast Response Penetration Probe.
Sensor Range: -58 to 482°F (-50 to 250°C)
Transition (Plug): Short term exposure of 250°F (121°C) and extended exposure of 212°F (100°C)
Time Constant: 0.6 seconds typical in liquid. 3-4 seconds full reading.
Accuracy: ±0.9°F (±0.5°C) from 32 to 212°F (0 to 100°C)


Fast Response Meat Needle Probe

Model: 113-151

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Originally designed for measuring burgers, steaks and thin meat portions, this probe is often chosen for other purposes because it's diameter is smaller than our handheld needle probe and it's a bit quicker while leaving an even smaller hole. The 3.35" length allows you to reach the center of even a large burger when entering from the side, or it will reach the center of roasts for an extremely fast measurement. An optional detachable coiled or straight extension lead is also available.
Sensor Range: -58 to 482°F (-50 to 250°C)
Transition (Plug): Short term exposure of 250°F (121°C) and extended exposure of 212°F (100°C)
Time Constant: Less than 0.4 second typical in liquid. Less than 2 seconds full reading.
Accuracy: ±0.9°F (±0.5°C) from 32 to 212°F (0 to 100°C)


Miniature Needle Probe

Model: 113-181/113-182/113-183/113-184/113-185

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This probe is great for very small samples and speedy response times (reads in only 2 seconds). The PTFE cable and sealed junction allow you to immerse the cable and probe in ovens or other cooking processes and can withstand oven temperatures so you can close the cable in an oven door. The Miniature Needle Probe is a Great choice for Sous Vide cooking however, the cable can be damaged by direct contact with flame or if temperatures exceed 500°F. Available in two lengths.
Sensor Range: -58 to 482°F (-50 to 250°C)
Transition (SST): Max temp 482°F (250°C)
Cable (PTFE): -103 to 482°F (-75 to 250°C)
Time Constant: Less than 0.4 second typical in liquid. Less than 2 seconds full reading.
Accuracy: ±0.9°F (±0.5°C) from 32 to 212°F (0 to 100°C)
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Plug-Mounted Penetration Probe

Model: 113-161/167

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Sharp penetration probe is mounted directly to an industry-standard miniature thermocouple plug. No cable included. Plug this probe directly into most thermocouple meters for a one-handed thermometer (meter/probe combination). Probe tip is swaged to a smaller diameter then sharpened for fast measurements and easy penetration. An optional detachable coiled or straight extension lead is also available.
Sensor Range: -58 to 482°F (-50 to 250°C)
Transition (Plug): Short term exposure of 250°F (121°C) and extended exposure of 212°F (100°C)
Time Constant: Less than 3 seconds typical in liquid. Less than 15 seconds full reading.
Accuracy: ±0.9°F (±0.5°C) from 32 to 212°F (0 to 100°C)
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Plug-Mounted Surface Probe

Model: 113-045/113-046

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Same as the Ribbon Surface Probe above but with no handle or cable. The shaft is mounted on a miniature thermocouple connector for plugging directly into type K meters. Available with straight or right angle tips. An optional detachable coiled or straight extension lead is also available. Max. temp. 482°F
Sensor Range: -58 to 482°F (-50 to 250°C)
Transition (Plug): Short term exposure of 250°F (121°C) and extended exposure of 212°F (100°C)
Time Constant: Less than 0.5 seconds typical in liquid. Less than 2.5 seconds full reading.
Accuracy: ±0.9°F (±0.5°C) from 32 to 212°F (0 to 100°C)
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Plug-Mounted Mineral Insulated Probe

Model: 113-213

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Flexible, high temperature, stainless steel, rounded tip mineral insulated probe. Ideal for measuring high temperature liquids.
Sensor Range: -58 to 2012°F (-50 to 1100°C)
Transition (Plug): Short term exposure of 250°F (121°C) and extended exposure of 212°F (100°C)
Time Constant: Less than 2 seconds typical in liquid. Less than 10 seconds full reading.
Accuracy: ±0.9°F (±0.5°C) from 32 to 212°F (0 to 100°C)


Plug-Mounted Air/Gas Probe

Model: 113-301

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Same as the handheld air/gas probe but without the handle and cable. The shaft is mounted directly to a miniature thermocouple connector for plugging directly into a meter. An optional detachable coiled or straight extension lead is also available.
Sensor Range: -58 to 482°F (-50 to 250°C)
Transition (Plug): Short term exposure of 250°F (121°C) and extended exposure of 212°F (100°C)
Time Constant: Less than 0.5 seconds typical in liquid. Less than 2.5 seconds full reading.
Accuracy: ±0.9°F (±0.5°C) from 32 to 212°F (0 to 100°C)


High Temp Alligator Clip Oven Probe

Model: 8468-22

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The High Temp Alligator Clip Oven Probe is used by commercial kitchens to calibrate and profile ovens. A stainless steel overbraid protects the probe and a fiberglass inner sheath protects the 120" lead. The clip can be easily attached to an oven rack and allows you to place it right where you need it. Great for temporary monitoring of oven temps during roasting or baking.
Sensor Range: -58 to 900°F (-50 to 482°C)
Cable: -103 to 900°F (-75 to 482°C)
Time Constant: Less than 1 seconds typical in liquid. Less than 5 seconds full reading.
Accuracy: ±0.9°F (±0.5°C) from 32 to 212°F (0 to 100°C)


Crocodile Clip Oven Probe

Model: 113-041

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The Crocodile Clip Oven Probe is used by commercial kitchens to calibrate and profile ovens and grills. A stainless steel overbraid protects the probe and a fiberglass inner sheath protects the 78" lead. The clip can be easily attached to an oven rack and allows you to place it right where you need it. Great for monitoring grill temps during roasting, searing or smoking.
Sensor Range: -58 to 660°F (-50 to 350°C)
Cable: -77 to 660°F (-75 to 350°C)
Time Constant: Less than 2 seconds typical in liquid. Less than 10 seconds full reading.
Accuracy: ±0.9°F (±0.5°C) from 32 to 212°F (0 to 100°C)


High Temp Flexible Ceramic Fiber-Insulated Probe

Model: WD-08467-64/WD-08467-64-10

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The High Temp Flexible Ceramic Fiber Insulated Probe is used in commercial ovens and furnaces. Good choice to monitor fireboxes, kilns, grills, etc. However, it's not designed for direct food measurements.
Sensor Range: -58 to 2200°F (-50 to 1204°C)
Cable: -58 to 2200°F (-50 to 1204°C)
Time Constant: Less than 1 seconds typical in liquid. Less than 5 seconds full reading.
Accuracy: ±0.9°F (±0.5°C) from 32 to 212°F (0 to 100°C)
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High Temp Wire Probe

Model: 113-382/383/385

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The High Temp Wire Probe is a good low-cost high temp probe for ovens and backyard grills. It's protected with a fiberglass insulation, however, you should avoid using it over 660°F. Avoid direct immersion in liquids or direct contact with food. Available in multiple lengths.
Sensor Range: -77 to 660°F (-75 to 350°C)
Cable: -77 to 660°F (-75 to 350°C)
Time Constant: Less than 0.5 seconds typical in liquid. Less than 2.5 seconds full reading.
Accuracy: ±0.9°F (±0.5°C) from 32 to 212°F (0 to 100°C)
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Fast Response Penetration Probe

Model: 103-159/303-159

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This handheld probe with a 1/8" shaft and reduced 1/16" (1.5mm) needle tip gives you the exact same high speed probe stem as the Thermapen uses. It's the perfect combination of speed and durability. You get 3 second food or liquid readings. The reduced tip makes a small hole and is perfect for meats and general purpose kitchen use.
Sensor Range: -58 to 482°F (-50 to 250°C)
Handle (ABS blend): Max temp 221°F (105°C)
Cable (PVC): 14 to 221°F (-10 to 105°C)
Time Constant
: 0.6 seconds typical in liquid. 3-4 seconds full reading.
Accuracy
: ±0.9°F (±0.5°C) from 32 to 212°F (0 to 100°C)
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Smoke House Penetration Probe - Stainless Overbraid

Model: 113-177

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The Smokehouse Penetration Probe features a stainless overbraid to protect the cable. This probe is perfect for grilling or smoking meats, its 78" cable is small enough in diameter to be closed in a home kitchen oven door and has a 90° bend. It's also ideal for general purpose use. When used with our pot clip, it makes a good stovetop probe for candy or indoor deep frying.
Sensor Range: -58 to 482°F (-50 to 250°C)
Transition (SST): Max temp 482°F (250°C)
Cable: -103 to 482°F (-75 to 250°C)
Time Constant: Less than 2 seconds typical in liquid. Less than 10 seconds full reading.
Accuracy: ±0.9°F (±0.5°C) from 32 to 212°F (0 to 100°C)


Smoke House Penetration Probe - Stainless Armor

Model: 113-178

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Penetration probe used by commercial smokehouses. The 78" cable is covered by a flexible stainless steel armor and has a wider temperature range. It will survive longer than other probes when stepped on, manhandled, kinked, slammed in doors or exposed to the higher temperatures of outdoor grills. It should be protected from direct exposure to flames and should not be immersed past the stainless probe section. The armor is not easily closed in a regular home oven door, so choose a different probe for standard kitchen use. You can still break this probe if you try, but it is the toughest probe available to backyard grillers.
Sensor Range: -77 to 662°F (-75 to 350°C)
Transition (SST): Max temp 662°F (350°C)
Cable: -77 to 662°F (-75 to 350°C)
Cable Diameter: 0.2 inch (5mm) dia.
Time Constant: Less than 2 seconds typical in liquid. Less than 10 seconds full reading.
Accuracy: ±0.9°F (±0.5°C) from 32 to 212°F (0 to 100°C)



Right Angled Precision Surface Probe

Model: 103-032/303-032

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Same sensor design as above but with a right angle bend in the shaft to improve access where the surface is hard to reach.
Sensor Range: -58 to 482°F (-50 to 250°C)
Handle (ABS blend): Max temp 221°F (105°C)
Cable: 14 to 221°F (-10 to 105°C)
Time Constant: Less than 0.5 seconds typical in liquid. Less than 2.5 seconds full reading.
Accuracy: ±0.9°F (±0.5°C) from 32 to 212°F (0 to 100°C)
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Griddle Probe

Model: 113-018

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Heavy duty weighted surface probe for measuring temperatures of hot plates and grills. Stainless steel armor protects the cable from hot surfaces. Uses the flat ribbon spring sensor design for speed and accuracy. Though designed for the fast food business, this probe is used by many other industries where it would be convenient to set the probe on a surface and leave it for extended measurements.
Sensor Range: -58 to 482°F (-50 to 250°C)
Transition (SST): Max temp 482°F (250°C)
Cable: -58 to 482°F (-50 to 250°C)
Time Constant: Less than 2 seconds typical in liquid. Less than 10 seconds full reading.
Accuracy: ±0.9°F (±0.5°C) from 32 to 212°F (0 to 100°C)


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Super-Fast MTC Kit

Super-Fast MTC Kit with Free Case

This kit combines the MTC with our regular Super-Fast probe. This is the same thermocouple found on our popular Thermapen. Reads in 3 to 4 seconds. This probe is more durable than our meat needle probe and a bit longer while still giving fast readings. The reduced tip section of the probe is 1/16" diameter. Includes padded zipper wallet.

(113-159) Super-Fast Penetration Probe: Range to 482°F

(830-001) Padded Zipper Wallet

(No substitutions.) $72.00
Separately: $80


Super-Fast MTC Kit

Super-Fast Needle MTC Kit with Free Case

Combined with our Super-Fast Meat Needle Probe, the MTC will read food or liquid temperatures in only 2 or 3 seconds. Great starter kit. Order additional probes for grill or smoker temps or continuous monitoring. Includes a padded case to protect the MTC. This Meat Probe is very small diameter for speed and so the case will help you protect it.

(113-151) Super-Fast Meat Needle Probe: Range to 482°F

(830-001) Padded Zipper Wallet

Super-Fast Needle MTC Kit with Free Case - Only $73
Separately: $82


Super-Fast MTC Kit

Pot-Clip MTC Kit

Great for candy making or deep frying. Includes a 9" probe and a pot clip. The pointed probe can also be used to penetrate meats or other foods. Use it anywhere you need a longer reach.

(113-167) 9 inch Penetration Probe: Range to 482°F

(PH001) Pot Clip

(No substitutions.) $73.00
Separately: $81


ThermoWorks Semi-Pro Smokers' Kit

ThermoWorks Semi-Pro BBQ Kit (Save $25)

Meathead (AmazingRibs.com) recommends this kit for general BBQ. While there is no alarm on the MTC, this kit still gives you the tools to track meat, smoker or grill temps and spot check with the Meat Needle Probe. Plug the probes in and out to check each temperature.

Includes the Mini Handheld Thermocouple Meter (MTC), a Fast Response Meat probe, an Armored Smokehouse Penetration probe, and a High Temp Flexible Ceramic Fiber-Insulated probe.

Use the Armored Smokehouse Penetration probe to monitor the meat to your preferred doneness temperature, and the High-Temp Flexible Ceramic Fiber-Insulated probe to keep tabs on the temperature of the oven or smoker. Spot check your meat with the Type K Fast-Response Meat Needle Probe with Super-Fast readings in less than 3 seconds. Buy the kit and save $25.

(113-178) Armored Smokehouse Penetration Probe: Tip and cable range to 660°F (probe cable diameter is 0.2 inches - home oven doors and smoker lids may not fully close)

(WD-08467-64) High-Temp Flexible Ceramic Fiber Probe: Tip and cable range to 2200°F

(113-151) Fast Response Meat Needle Probe: Range to 482°F

(No substitutions.) $157.00


ThermoWorks Pro BBQ Kit

ThermoWorks Pro BBQ Kit (Save $30)

The items in this kit were suggested by Meathead Goldwyn of AmazingRibs.com. You get the TW8060 AND an MTC Thermocouple Thermometer with a smart selection of three probes that can be used interchangeably with either meter.

Includes: TW8060 Thermocouple Alarm Thermometer, an MTC Handheld Thermocouple Meter, a Fast Response Meat probe, the Armored Smokehouse Penetration probe, and a High-Temp Flexible Ceramic Fiber Insulated probe.

Use the Armored Smokehouse Penetration probe with the TW8060's alarm feature to monitor the meat to your preferred doneness temperature, and the High-Temp Flexible Ceramic Fiber-Insulated probe to keep tabs on the temperature of the oven or smoker. The MTC Mini, along with the Type K Fast-Response Probe will allow you to spot check your meat with Super-Fast readings in less than 3 seconds. Buy the kit and save $30.

(113-178) Armored Smokehouse Penetration Probe: Tip and cable range to 660°F (probe cable diameter is 0.2 inches - home oven doors and smoker lids may not fully close)

(WD-08467-64) High-Temp Flexible Ceramic Fiber Probe: Tip and cable range to 2200°F

(113-151) Fast Response Meat Needle Probe: Range to 482°F

(No substitutions.) $221.00


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