Category: Thermometers

Types of Thermometers

There are several types of thermometers available in our store.

The one that suits you best will depend on the environment as well as the application in which you plan to use it.

To answer the many questions that come our way regarding the different types of thermometers we have, we will go over a few of them here.



Bimetal thermometers are called so because there are two pieces of metal inside the shaft. As the temperature rises, the difference of space between the two pieces is measured and this translates into a temperature reading.

These thermometers come in different face and stem sizes. The one that is best for you will depend on the visual and space requirements you have for your particular project.

For instance, Dura Choice, which is one of the brands we carry, offers 3" and 5" face sizes. They offer stem sizes that range from 2 1/2" to 9" - which should give you enough variety to choose from for your plans.



Calibrated thermometers give a reading based on the needle's starting position. Since you have the option of resetting them, it is less likely that you'll have to replace these types of thermometers often.

They have a dial at the rear, which allows the user to be able to change the needle's postion.

While it isn't often necessary, if a calibrated thermometer's needle is ever knocked out of place, it can easily be reset. While this isn't often necessary, it does save you money vs replacing the thermometer altogether.

Do you need to get the stem into a position that would make the face unreadable?

An adjustable thermometer can be bent up to 90 degrees. This allows for readings to be taken from a wider viewing range than with traditional thermometers. This makes them much more useful than a normal fixed-stem thermometer.

Our store carries all three types of thermometers, in multiple variations.

Remember, our customer service team is standing by should you have any further questions.