Ooni Infrared Thermometer Review

May 29, 2020

Accurate Temperature Control with the Ooni Infrared Thermometer

We all know that sometimes precision is needed when we want to achieve constant and optimal results. One of the situations that we believe that precision makes the difference is when it is time to cook some pizzas. If your temperature is to low you will end up with a soggy dough but if your temperature is too high you’ll end up with a burnt pizza. With this in mind, we decided to bring you the Ooni Infrared Thermometer review.

With the Ooni Infrared Thermometer you’ll know exactly when your pizza stone is ready to cook the perfect base. And thanks to its laser pointer you’ll be able to measure the surface temperature of your Ooni within seconds.

ooni infrared thermometer review

A Must-Have Equipment for the Perfect Neapolitan Pizza

If you want to cook perfect pizzas in 60 seconds you need to have the stone/flour of your oven heated to 450°C (842°F). When you cook in an oven without a built-in thermometer, like the Ooni Koda, it is difficult to know exactly the temperature of your stone/flour. Even in ovens with built-in thermometers like the Roccbox, you can have temperature variations in the stone/flour.

In our opinion the best way to know exactly what is the temperature that we are cooking with is with the use of equipment like the Ooni Infrared Thermometer. This thermometer has become an indispensable tool whenever we decide to cook pizza. It provides an accurate temperature at any surface you point at. It couldn’t be easier with the laser guide you simply point the Ooni Infrared Thermometer at the center of your pizza stone and the temperature will be displayed almost instantly.

Product Information

Technical Specification

Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.1 x 2.5 inches / 19 x 13 x 6 cm
Item Weight: 0.26 pounds / 120g
Manufacturer: Ooni
Materials: Plastic

Power: 9v Battery (supplied)
Max. temp: 600°C / 1112°F
Temperature measured in both Celsius and Fahrenheit
Backlit screen

ooni infrared thermometer review

How to Use and How to Scan Temperature

To get the most accurate reading possible you should get closer to the surface measured. The closer you are the more accurate the reading will be. Ooni advises you to point the laser at the middle of the stone/flour for an accurate reading.

As we said, using the Ooni Infrared Thermometer is very easy. To scan temperatures you simply need to push and hold the trigger for a continuos reading. When the trigger is released, the reading will stay on the screen for 15 seconds or until the trigger is pushed again.

Although this thermometer is programmed with an emissivity of 0.95, which matches the emissivity of pizza stones and oven floors you can change it if you would like to measure different surfaces.  For that you simply need to hold the EMS button and adjusting up and down to select an emissivity between 0.1 and 1.00

At the end of Ooni Infrared Thermometer Review

We really like the Ooni Infrared Thermometer, as we said it is now an indispensable tool whenever we decide to cook pizza. It gives you accurate readings and it is very easy to use. If really take your pizza seriously and if you want to achieve consistent results you should consider taking a look at this thermometer.

Resumo

The Ooni Infrared Thermometer is a fantastic equipment for chefs and home cooks that take pizza seriously. If you want to achieve consistent results this thermometer will become your best friend whenever it is time to cook some pizzas.

4.8
SCORE

Ease of Use

5

Build Quality

4.5

Temperature Accuracy

4.5

Response Time

5
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