While the majority of thermometer manufacturers no longer make mercury thermometers as of March 2015, a few manufacturers still produce them for industrial or laboratory use. Many states, including California, Massachuse... More »

A bimetallic strip thermometer is a mechanical thermometer that is commonly used for its temperature control. This type of thermometer is robust, simple and has a wide temperature range. It contains two strips that are b... More »

As of 2015, good meat thermometers include CDN ProAccurate, OXO Good Grips Chef's Digital Leave-in and ThermoWorks Super-Fast Thermapen Splash-Proof, according to TopTenReviews.com. Users of Amazon.com give the thermomet... More »

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A pyrometer is a thermometer specifically designed to indirectly measure heat. Originally, a pyrometer was meant to measure the temperature of objects above incandescence by way of their visible radiation. Modern pyromet... More »

According to Dictionary.com, a thermometer is used to measure temperature. A thermometer is often a sealed glass tube containing a column of liquid mercury. The mercury expands, contracts, falls or rises in accordance wi... More »

To read a thermometer, keep the thermometer in a vertical position so the liquid in the tube is upright. Keep eyes level with the top of the liquid in the tube. Avoid over-handling the thermometer as heat from another ob... More »

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A bimetallic strip thermometer is a mechanical thermometer that is commonly used for its temperature control. This type of thermometer is robust, simple and has a wide temperature range. It contains two strips that are b... More »