AcuRite Digital Cooking Thermometer 00277 Instruction Manual

Instruction ManualDigital Cooking Thermometermodel 00277

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SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.Congratulations on your new AcuRite product. To ensure the best 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

IMPORTANTPRODUCT MUST BE REGISTERED TO RECEIVE WARRANTY SERVICEPRODUCT REGISTRATIONRegister onlineto receive 1-year warranty protectionwww.AcuRite.comNote: 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.Features & Benefits


  1. Meat Type Setup IndicatorSelect Beef, Veal, Chicken, Pork, Poultry, Lamb, Fish, Custom or Boil.
  2. Meat Doneness Setup IndicatorSelect Rare, Medium, or Well done; temperatures based on USDA recommended guidelines.
  3.  Target Temperature Setup IndicatorSelect target temperature from 14ºF to 450ºF (-10°C to 232°C)
  4. Check Probe IndicatorIndicates probe error, shown with diagnostic code (see page 7).
  5.  Power ON/OFF Button
  6. SELECT button for setup preferences.
  7. Rotary Dialfor setup preferences.
  8. Meat Type Selection
  9. Meat Doneness Selection
  10. Target Temperature
  11. Alarm ON IndicatorAn audible alert will sound when the target temperature is reached.
  12.  current TemperatureThe arrow icon indicates the direction the temperature is trending and the rate of temperature change.
  13. ALARM ButtonEnables and mutes audio alert.SIDE
  14. Probe Plug-in

SETUPInstall or Replace BatteriesAcuRite recommends high-quality alkaline batteries for the best product performance. Heavy duty or rechargeable batteries are not recommended.

  1. Slide 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.  Replace the battery cover.

Select Degrees Fahrenheit or CelsiusTo 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 that 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.OPERATION

Food PreparationConsuming 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

Product Minimum Internal Temperature& Rest Time
Beef, Pork, Veal & LambSteaks, chops, roasts 145 °F (62.8 °C) and allow to restfor 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:

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. The 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.

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 DONENOTE: 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, the 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 SetupAs noted above, the Target Temperature is shown on the display will automatically be 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 the fowl.
  2. Hold steady for several seconds.
  3. The 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/OFFThe thermometer will automatically power off after several minutes of inactivity. Press the ” ” button to resume operation. To power off manually, press the “ ” button.

Warning MessagesWhen the 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 The probe card is not connected to the thermometer. Verify cord connection is secure or reconnect the cord.
SC The probe card is not functioning properly. The cord may have been damaged or exposed to extreme heat. Check the wire and connection for damage or excessive heat. Replace cord.


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
  • Check 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 or call (877) 221-1252 for assistance.

Care & Maintenance

Store in a dry location at room temperature. Clean the thermometer with a soft, damp cloth. The temperature probe should be wiped clean with warm water immediately after direct contact with foods.DO NOT place the display unit on or near hot surfaces. DO NOT heat beyond the thermometer’s temperature capacity. DO NOT use in the oven. DO NOT wash in the 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.


TEMPERATURE RANGE 14ºF to 450ºF; 10ºC to 232ºC Probe cord heat resistant up to 700ºF (371ºC)
POWER 2 x AAA alkaline batteries

Customer Support

AcuRite customer support is committed to providing you with best-in-class service. For assistance, please have the model number of this product available and contact us in any of the following ways:

(877) 221-1252[email protected]24/7 support at

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  • Submit Feedback & Ideas


Limited One Year Warranty

At AcuRite, we proudly uphold our commitment to quality technology. Chaney Instrument Co. warrants that all products it manufactures to be of good material and workmanship and to be free of defects when properly installed and operated for a period of one year from the date of purchase.

We recommend that you visit us at for the fastest way to register your product. However, product registration does not eliminate the need to retain your original proof of purchase in order to obtain warranty benefits.

Chaney Instrument Co. warrants that all products it manufactures to be of good material and workmanship and to be free of defects when properly installed and operated for a period of one year from the date of purchase. Remedy for breach of this warranty is limited to repair or replacement of the defective item(s). Any product which, under normal use and service, is

proven to breach the warranty contained herein within ONE YEAR from the date of sale will, upon examination by Chaney, and at its sole option, be repaired or replaced by Chaney. Transportation costs and charges for returned goods shall be paid for by the purchaser. Chaney hereby disclaims all responsibility for such transportation costs and charges. This

warranty will not be breached, and Chaney will give no credit for products it manufactures which have received normal wear and tear, been damaged (including by acts of nature), tampered, abused, improperly installed, damaged in shipping, or repaired or altered by others than authorized representatives of Chaney.The above-described warranty is expressly in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied, and all other warranties are hereby expressly disclaimed, including without limitation the implied warranty of merchantability and the implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose. Chaney expressly disclaims all liability for special, consequential or incidental damages, whether arising in tort or by contract from any breach of this warranty. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. Chaney further disclaims all liability from personal injury relating to its products to the extent permitted by law. By acceptance of any of Chaney’s products, the purchaser assumes all liability for the consequences arising from their use or misuse. No person, firm, or corporation is authorized to assume for Chaney any other liability in connection with the sale of its products. Furthermore, no person, firm or corporation is authorized to modify or waive the terms of this paragraph, and the preceding paragraph, unless done in writing and signed by a duly authorized agent of Chaney. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

For in-warranty claims: Chaney Instrument Co. 965 Wells St., Lake Geneva, WI 53147

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