Instruction manual | Acu-Rite 277 Thermometer User Manual

Instruction Manual
Digital Cooking Thermometer
model 00277
CONTENTS
Unpacking Instructions............ 2
Package Contents................... 2
Product Registration................ 2
Features & Benefits.................. 3
Setup..................................... 4
Install or Replace Batteries...... 4
Temperature Units................... 4
Food Preparation.................... 5
Using the Thermometer............ 5
Troubleshooting...................... 7
Care & Maintenance............... 7
Specifications.......................... 8
Customer Support................... 9
Warranty............................... 9
Questions? Contact Customer Support at
(877) 221-1252 or visit www.AcuRite.com.
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possible product performance, please read this manual in its entirety
and retain it for future reference.
Unpacking Instructions
Remove the protective film that is applied to the LCD screen prior to using this
product. Locate the tab and peel off to remove.
Package Contents
1. Thermometer display
2. Temperature probe & cord
3. Instruction manual
IMPORTANT
PRODUCT MUST BE REGISTERED
TO RECEIVE WARRANTY SERVICE
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Register online
to receive 1 year
warranty protection
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Note: This product is not intended for use in cooking environments that exceed
450ºF, as the probe may melt or catch fire, creating a hazard to the user.
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Features & Benefits
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FRONT
7. Rotary Dial
1. Meat Type Setup Indicator
Select Beef, Veal, Chicken, Pork, Poultry,
8. Meat Type Selection
9. Meat Doneness Selection
Lamb, Fish, Custom or Boil.
10.Target Temperature
2. Meat Doneness Setup Indicator
Select Rare, Medium or Well done;
temperatures based on USDA
recommended guidelines.
11. Alarm ON Indicator
3. Target Temperature Setup
Indicator
An audible alert will sound when target
temperature is reached.
12.Current Temperature
Arrow icon indicates the direction the
Select target temperature from
14ºF to 450ºF (-10°C to 232°C)
4. Check Probe Indicator
for setup preferences.
temperature is trending and rate of
temperature change.
13. ALARM Button
Indicates probe error, shown with
diagnostic code (see page 7).
Enables and mutes audio alert.
5. Power ON/OFF Button
SIDE
6. SELECT button
14.Probe Plug-in
for setup preferences.
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SETUP
Install or Replace Batteries
AcuRite recommends high quality alkaline batteries for the best product
performance. Heavy duty or rechargeable batteries are not recommended.
1. S
lide off the battery compartment
cover.
2. Insert 2 x AAA batteries into the
battery compartment, as shown.
Follow the polarity (+/-) diagram in
the battery compartment.
3. R
eplace the battery cover.
Select Degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius
To select between degrees Fahrenheit (ºF) or Celsius (ºC) temperature units,
press the “ºF/ºC” button located on the back of the thermometer.
PLEASE DISPOSE OF OLD OR DEFECTIVE BATTERIES IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE
WAY AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
BATTERY SAFETY: Clean the battery contacts and also those of the device prior to battery installation. Remove batteries from equipment which is not to be
used for an extended period of time. Follow the polarity (+/-) diagram in the battery compartment. Promptly remove dead batteries from the device. Dispose of used
batteries properly. Only batteries of the same or equivalent type as recommended are to be used. DO NOT incinerate used batteries. DO NOT dispose of batteries in fire,
as batteries may explode or leak. DO NOT mix old and new batteries or types of batteries (alkaline/standard). DO NOT use rechargeable batteries. DO NOT recharge
non-rechargeable batteries. DO NOT short-circuit the supply terminals.
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OPERATION
Food Preparation
Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may
increase your risk of food-borne illness, especially if you have certain medical
conditions. The USDA recommends certain guidelines be met when preparing
meat and seafood. Please adhere to the recommended cooking temperatures.
USDA Recommended Guidelines
Minimum Internal Temperature
& Rest Time
Product
Beef, Pork, Veal & Lamb
Steaks, chops, roasts
145 °F (62.8 °C) and allow to rest
for at least 3 minutes
Ground meats
160 °F (71.1 °C)
All Poultry
165 °F (73.9 °C)
Fish & Shellfish
145 °F (62.8 °C)
For more information on food preparation safety, visit:
http://www.fsis.usda.gov
Using the Thermometer
1. Before operating, plug the temperature probe into the thermometer display.
2. When batteries are installed, partial LCD display information will appear.
3. Press the “ ” button to turn the thermometer display ON. Full LCD display
information can then be viewed.
4. Press the “ ” button to enable or disable the audio alert. With the function
enabled, you will hear a beep each time a selection is made during setup
and when target cooking temperatures are reached.
5. Magnet-mountable design allows you to stick the thermometer on the oven
door or fridge.
Meat Type Setup
1.When first powered on, the Meat Type will flash on the display.
2.To adjust the meat type, turn the rotary dial clockwise to move forward
through the selections and counterclockwise to move backward through the
selections.
The preference set order is as follows: BEEF, VEAL, CHICKEN, PORK,
POULTRY, LAMB, FISH, CUSTOM, BOIL
3.To save your selection, press and release the “SELECT” button when the
desired meat type is displayed.
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Meat Doneness Setup
1.Once Meat Type has been selected, Meat Doneness will flash on the display.
2.To adjust the meat doneness, turn the rotary dial clockwise to move forward
through the available meat doneness selections and counterclockwise to
move backward through the selections.
The preference choices are: RARE, MEDIUM RARE, MEDIUM, MEDIUM
WELL and WELL DONE
NOTE: Not all meat types offer all five doneness options. In some cases, a
doneness option is not available at all.
3.As you move through the options, Target Temperature shown on the display
will automatically update based on the selection.
4.To save your selection, press and release the “SELECT” button when the
desired meat doneness is displayed.
Target Temperature Setup
As noted above, Target Temperature shown on the display will automatically
set based on the Meat Doneness selection. To adjust, turn the rotary dial when
the Target Temperature is flashing on the display.
1.Make your Meat Type and Meat Doneness selections and press “SELECT”.
2.To adjust Target Temperature, turn the rotary dial clockwise to increase the
target temperature and counterclockwise to decrease the target temperature.
3.As you make the adjustment, the Meat Type shown on the display will
change to Custom.
4.To save your selection, press and release the “SELECT” button.
Current Temperature
1.Insert the narrow end of the temperature probe into the thickest part of the
food being cooked. Be sure the tip is not touching bone, gristle, the pan or
inserted into the cavity of fowl.
2.Hold steady for several seconds.
3.Current internal temperature of the meat will show on the display.
4.The arrow next to the current temperature reading indicates the direction
temperature is trending and the rate of change.
5.When the current temperature of the food reaches the target temperature
the thermometer will beep.
Be careful when touching the temperature probe and probe wire if it has been
in or near hot food or surfaces.
Power the Unit ON/OFF
The thermometer will automatically power off after several minutes of inactivity.
Press the “ ” button to resume operation. To power off manually, press the
“ ” button.
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Warning Messages
When display reads “LO BAT”, replace batteries.
Check Probe
“CHECK PROBE” indicates a probe error and is shown with a diagnostic code:
Diagnostic
Code
Problem
Solution
No
Probe cord is not connected
to the thermometer.
Verify cord connection is secure
or reconnect cord.
SC
Probe cord is not functioning
Check the wire and connection
properly. Cord may have
for damage or excessive heat.
been damaged or exposed to
Replace cord.
extreme heat.
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Solution
Inaccurate
temperature
• Use standard alkaline batteries. Do
not use heavy duty or rechargeable
batteries.
Check Probe
• Review Warning Messages (page 7)
Display screen
not working
•C
heck that the batteries are installed
correctly. Batteries may need to be
replaced.
If your AcuRite product does not operate properly after trying
the troubleshooting steps, visit www.AcuRite.com or call
(877) 221-1252 for assistance.
Care & Maintenance
Store in a dry location at room temperature. Clean thermometer with a soft,
damp cloth. Temperature probe should be wiped clean with warm water
immediately after direct contact with foods.
DO NOT place display unit on or near hot surfaces. DO NOT heat beyond
thermometer’s temperature capacity. DO NOT use in oven. DO NOT wash in
dishwasher. DO NOT immerse in water or use caustic cleaners or abrasives.
DO NOT allow any part of the temperature probe or probe wire to come into
direct contact with flames or flare-ups. DO NOT bend or crimp the temperature
probe cord. DO NOT lift or move the thermometer by the temperature probe
wire connection.
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Specifications
TEMPERATURE RANGE
14ºF to 450ºF; 10ºC to 232ºC
Probe cord heat resistant up to 700ºF (371ºC)
POWER
2 x AAA alkaline batteries
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Customer Support
AcuRite customer support is committed to providing you with best-inclass service. For assistance, please have the model number of this
product available and contact us in any of the following ways:
(877) 221-1252
info@chaney-inst.com
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