SuperFast Thermapen 4 vs Classic Thermapen - Review

It has to be said I do have a lot of fancy kitchen gadgets, but the one thing I couldn't be without is my Thermapen probe thermometer.  It gets used in my kitchen pretty much every single day and without meaning to sound like an advert, I really do love the Thermapen and can't recommend them enough. 


I believed there wasn't anything that could be improved on (until I recently received the new SuperFast Thermapen 4) which has an automatic 360° rotational display meaning it's is readable whether you are left or right handed which is fantastic.


The battery life of 3000 hours under normal use, without the backlight is double the expected life of the Classic.  Using just a single AAA battery.

It has an auto intelligent backlight feature which can be turned on by touching the sensor.
Each Thermapen 4 is supplied with a traceable certificate of calibration.

The Thermapen 4 measures temperature over the range of -49.9 to 299.9 °C (-58.0 to 572.0°F) and offers the perfect combination of speed, accuracy and convenience of use.
The true temperature of a product can be tested in just three seconds!

Weighing just 120 grams with a display size of 39 x 25 mm and currently selling at £60.00 I think this is the best probe thermometer out there.  Available in black or white and a choice of 8 colours.  Made in Britain and comes with a 2 year guarantee; please see the Thermapen website for details and to buy.

All in all, although the new SuperFast Thermepen 4 is improved from the Classic Thermapen 3 (which at the time of writing is selling for £48.00) if you can't stretch to £60 then you really won't be disappointed with the Classic - you can read my review on the Classic Thermapen here.
You can see from my picture they look much the same, the SuperFast 4 shown here in red while the orange one is the Classic.  The new Superfast has a sensor to the right of the viewing screen - just touch to turn on the backlight.   


Now for a giveaway!
ETI are very kindly giving one lucky reader of A Glug of Oil the chance to win a SuperFast Thermapen 4

There is only one way to enter which is via the Rafflecopter widget.  To see a short video on how easy it is to use Rafflecopter click here.

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Open to UK mainland only and you must be over the age of 18.  There is 1 prize consisting of a SuperFast Thermapen 4

ETI reserve the right to substitute the prize to one of equal or greater value should the need arise.  There’s no cash alternative and the prize is not transferable. No part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions. 
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Good luck everyone!


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Disclaimer - I was sent the new SuperFast Thermapen for the purpose of this review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  I was not required to write a positive review.

133 comments

  1. No I don't use one but it would be great for making sure chicken is cooked properly :)

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  2. no I jut cut in half to see that its not pink lol x

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  3. I actually have a very old Thermapen which I use a lot but my daughter somehow managed to crack it!

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  4. No, I don't. I tend to poke a tick in and see what colour the juicers run to decide whether my meat is done or not - as well as gage by timing.

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  5. No, I don't, but would love to own one but I've been considering getting one. I tend to dry the chicken a bit when I roast a full chicken because I'm terrified of it not being fully cooked.

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  6. I don't use one. I use a fork to have a look

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  7. Only for jam making, but I've been considering getting a thermapen for a while, winning one would be a bonus!

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  8. I only have a thermometer for when making fudge etc and it'd not branded

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  9. Yes I do it was a really cheap one that I picked up, I'm not sure what brand it is. It takes forever to read, so I would love to win this.

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  10. No I don't at the minute, but it would be super handy for making things like toffee and honeycomb!

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  11. We don't have a thermometer, usually just look to make sure things are cooked through.

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  12. I don't currently use a thermometer but I saw these on Bake Off and really fancied one !

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  13. No, I don't use a meat thermometer, but it would make cooking meat so much easier.

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  14. No, I don't currently use one.

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  15. I don't use one, but really need to get one as tend to overcook my food to be on the safe side

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  16. No, I don't currently use a thermometer when cooking.

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  17. I have a horrible cheap one but I don't use it.

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  18. No I don't have one at the moment

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  19. I don't now but I would if I had one of these!

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  20. No, I don't already have a thermometer, have been on the lookout for a good one for ages!

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  21. I do use a thermometer as I'm paranoid about undercooking meat and oultry, but it's just a cheap one that takes ages to get to the correct temperature

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  22. I don't have one yet but I need one for baking

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  23. I don't but would love to use one

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  24. No but I've always fancied one since seeing them used on The Great British Bake Off

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  25. I have never had a cooking thermometer. I would like one for cooking lamb.

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  26. I haven't got a thermometer - I usually wait till it turns black

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  27. I don't use at the moment but would love to try one!

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  28. I dont use one at the minute. but would love to try one.

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  29. No...but i'm sure it would be handy to have one

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  30. No but I would love to try a thermapen, seeing them everywhere now, Becky Duffy x

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  31. I don't currently use one but I would like to.

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  32. No I don't, but I would be very interested in trying one.

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  33. I don't use one at the moment, but I've always thought about investing in one ;)

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  34. I use an old industrial one my hubby brought home from work

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  35. I don't yet but I want to start using one!

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  36. I do use one for certain dishes. I've had it for forever and it doesn't seem to be any particular brand. It's also quite awkward to read the temperature so not the easiest to use.

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  37. No I don't, which is probably why I am always worrying if things are cooked. Would love one.

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  38. don't use a thermometer but one would be useful

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  39. Never used one - but love making sweets so this would be so useful.

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  40. we use them at work, dunno what brand

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  41. We used to use a really cheap Sainsbury's one but it broke and haven't got around to replacing it. It was mainly used in the summer for food cooked on the BBQ so not really the weather for replacing it right now!

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  42. i've never used one-would love to

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  43. I dont use one but I would like to try

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  44. I dont, but 1 would come in handy ;)

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  45. No I don't use one. I do usually overcook meats to ensure they are cooked properly, so wouldn't be a bad idea to start using one

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  46. ive never used one but would love to

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  47. I've never used one before but would love to try one out

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  48. I don't but i think i should start!

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  49. We bought one before, but it had problems using it accurately . The Thermapen looks idiot proof.x

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  50. No, but it would be great to have one.

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  51. No, I don't, but I think I should. It would be more reassuring. That way I will know if my food is cooked properly, instead of butterflying my meat to see if it's still pink in the middle.

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  52. Yes I do but it's a rubbish cheapy one from ebay, Im pretty sure it doesn't work !

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  53. I don't use one so I'd really like to win this!

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  54. No we don't currently use a thermometer

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  55. I have never used a food thermometer although I know you should. It would be great to win this one.

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  56. I have an unbranded thermometer by ETI with a lead. I've managed to melt part of the handle due to the design. I use it regularly to check food temperatures as I mind children.

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  57. No - I just guess. Which has led to more than a few mistakes :s

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  58. I've never had a thermometer while cooking, and am paranoid about getting food poisoning - so I tend to make a right mess of whatever I'm cooking, making sure that it is cooked enough!

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  59. I don't use one, but I really think I should!

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  60. I have never actually used a thermometer but often think I should.

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  61. no i dont use one but it would be great to have one xx

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  62. No I don't use a food thermometer. Sometimes though I wish I had one just for a bit of reassurance.

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  63. No I don't use a food thermometer

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  64. I haven't got one, but we be fabulous for Christmas!

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  65. I never used but I would like one, would be very useful :)

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  66. No I don't use one - but it would be really valuable to do so

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  67. I have one that I bought from Ikea years ago, but its such a pain to use as it doesn't turn off, need to take the batteries out each time. Then the batteries disappear and I need to take the ones out the Sky remote, that annoys the whole household ;-)

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  68. I used to have one but it broke and I can't remember what brand it was, but it was a cheap one,probably why it did fail.

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  69. I have an no-name thermometer I use for meat, but I'd love a thermapen

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  70. No haven't used one before but would love to

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  71. I don't - hubby could certainly do with one when he cooks though

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  72. I use a thermometer for jam making but not for anything else.

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  73. No, I haven't got one but I think it could be very useful :)

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  74. I've got 2 non-digital ones - a meat one, because I was fed up trying to judge if chicken was cooked and a sugar thermometer for jam. The meat one is rubbish and I'm not sure if it's accurate, it keeps misting up even though I'm careful when washing it. Don't know the brand of either of them but just cheap.

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  75. I don't use one but have considered getting one.

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  76. no I dont own one but worry about cooking christmas dinner this year for the relatives so considering buying one.

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  77. Not yet. I have chicken paranoia so really should get one.

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  78. I don't use a thermometer, but I've always wanted one - I just never seem to get round to actually buying one! This one looks fab

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  79. No, but I really should invest in one (if I don't win that is!)

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  80. No, never owned a meat thermometer. It's my absolute dream to own one, this one would be the Rolls Royce of all meat thermometers! :)

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  81. I do for roasts. I can't find a name on it.

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  82. No, I don't have a meat thermometer

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  83. AMANDA ROBINSON
    No never used one. Seen my father in law use his many a times

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  84. I've never used a thermometer befored

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  85. Never used a Thermapen, but I have used a (rather cheap) thermometer. Even with something basic, the difference it makes to cooking is amazing.

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  86. I have never used one but love one x

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  87. Ive only ever used as sugar thermometer which isn't that great to be honest. this would make it all so much easier

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  88. I need one because I always have to guess, and have been known to make mistakes. As yet, they haven't been fatal....

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  89. Haven't used one, but certainly needed

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  90. I have an ancient old-fashioned jam thermometer which has a glass bulb filled with some red liquid, and a metal scale to the side which is in Fahrenheit and has marked on it temperatures for jam, boiled sweets, caramel and other sweets you cook in a pan. It is quite hard to read as you have to get the liquid at the correct angle to line it up with the scale, and of course it is no use for measuring the temperature of other types of food such as roasts. A thermapen would be a great improvement.

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  91. Dont use one now but used one when i used to work in a canteen so know how good they can be

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  92. not really, only for making jam

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  93. Yes I do but no idea what brand - its a cheap one from ebay

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  94. No I dont use one but would love one x

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