Solar thermometer has no need for batteries

The CDN DTS392 Solar Thermometer is easy and convenient to use indoors or out. A handy cheat sheet temperature guide is printed on the sheath.

Perfect for keeping unruly grilled goods in line.
Perfect for keeping unruly grilled goods in line. Amazon

Grill gadgets come in all shapes and sizes. Considering the amount of goods that get on the grill, this is a good thing. But all this variety complicates things. Gone are the days when burgers and dogs were the only ones that fought for space on the grill. Today's modern cookout requires a little more planning. But one thing that hasn't changed is that all these goodies equate to fun in the sun.

With the sun shining brightly down on so many grill sessions, it only makes sense to capture some of that energy. While we may still need more localized fire to fuel the actual grill, gadgets can benefit from the energy provided by the sun. The CDN DTS392 Solar Thermometer looks to the sky for inspiration. Or, rather, as a power source.

The convenient solar-powered probe thermometer requires no batteries to use. The instrument can be used indoors or out as it only requires indirect lighting to operate. After shaking to turn on, the water-resistant, shatterproof gauge has a temperature range of -49 to +392 Fahrenheit. A temperature guide printed directly on the sheath makes for good use as a convenient cheat sheet, which can only be a good thing considering the delicious fight for dominance on the grill (or indoors) means there is going to be a lot of food to keep track of.

About the author

    Brian is the author of the culinary based novel Stealing Food Road. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.


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