SOURCE: ThermoWorks Inc

ThermoWorks Inc

September 07, 2015 09:08 ET

New BBQ Tech Announced Labor Day Weekend

Super-Fast Thermapen Mk4 Thermometer Is Now Intuitive with Auto-Rotating Display, Intelligent Backlight, & Motion-Sensing Sleep Mode

AMERICAN FORK, UT--(Marketwired - September 07, 2015) - The Super-Fast Thermapen cooking thermometer, heralded by the world's top BBQ teams, professional chefs and discerning home cooks alike for its speed and accuracy, has just received a major upgrade. Timed to coincide with Labor Day weekend-traditionally the last weekend of the summer grilling season-the release of the Thermapen Mk4, builds on the Thermapen's most loved features and introduces some remarkable new ones. It's a smartthermometer with automatic features so you can focus on your food, not the device.

"We believe that the best design is invisible," says ThermoWorks Founder and CEO Randy Owen. "One of the things that makes the Thermapen so powerful is that there are no buttons. You open the probe to turn it on. We've followed that logic with all of our new design improvements so that the features are there when you need them but you never have to think about them. The cooking and grilling processes are complicated enough without having to think about your tools."

The new Thermapen Mk4 is the first handheld thermometer, for example, to feature an accelerometer, the same device used in smartphones like the iPhone to detect motion and determine the orientation of the screen.

Key Mk4 improvements include:

i. Patented auto-rotating display. Hold the Thermapen Mk4 in either hand or any angle and the display intuitively flips right-side up. Switch hands while cooking and read the Mk4 without cocking your head.
ii. Intelligent­ backlight. The Mk4 knows when it's dark and runs on the backlight for you, making it easy to read at dusk or complete darkness while preserving battery life. Touch the light sensor window anytime with your finger and the display lights up to improve visibility at the back of the grill or when reaching into an oven.
iii. Motion-sensing sleep mode. Set your Thermapen Mk4 down during use, it shuts off and sleep mode saves battery life. Pick the Mk4 up, it comes on instantly and stays on while in your hand.
iv. Now waterproof to IP67. Improved water resistance against spills and wet kitchens.
v. Battery life extended up to 3,000 hours. Depending on backlight usage, battery life has gone from 1,500 to 3,000 hours. The motion-sensing sleep mode and light-sensing backlight mean fewer battery changes. When you do change the battery, use a common AAA battery.

As with the previous version of the Thermapen, it's easy-to-use, quick display can accurately measure temperatures from -58° to 572° F within 0.7 of a degree in 3 seconds or less. The Mk4 can be seen in action at https://youtu.be/seMqkpNuqvE.

What's more, with the release of the new Thermapen Mk4, ThermoWorks will still retain the previous version of the Thermapen in its product line at a reduced price. Says Owen, "The regular Super-Fast Thermapen is a remarkable device, and at a lower price point, it should expand the reach of these professional quality tools in home kitchens."

The Super-Fast Thermapen currently is the top-rated food thermometer by America's Test Kitchen, has been featured on such programs as Alton Brown's Good Eats, NBC's Today Show, CBS's Early Show and in such publications as Taste of Home, Esquire, GQ, Men's Journal, Fast Company, Sunset, Shape, Saveurand Parade Magazine.

Both the Thermapen Mk4 and the Thermapen include 2-year warranties and NIST-traceable calibration certificates.

About ThermoWorks:
Located in American Fork, Utah, ThermoWorks brings scientific precision and robust industrial design to professional temperature tools for food safety and culinary excellence. The preferred brand among leading chefs and demanding operations, ThermoWorks sells direct to national chains, single restaurants, food processors and to consumers. Customers have direct access to expert instrument consultants and a full technical support team. An advanced NIST-Traceable calibration lab assures ThermoWorks products meet the highest performance standards.

For more information, visit www.thermoworks.com, or call 801-756-7705

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