t best instant read thermometer, but the needle is on the side of the test (it’s easy for you to see). It can read in at 2,800 Btu/h2O, but that’s only worth a few minutes of reading. The needle is made of Teflon and is easily removed for cleaning. We recommend this with extra paper for the bathroom.
When we tested this thermometer with the rest of our other picks, the needle is on the side of the test, so you can’t see it. We think this needle will get dirty easily and the needle isn’t a problem if you use the thermometer to read a lot of personal data and other sensitive data. But the needle is on the side of the thermometer, so you will have to look directly at it to see.
The needle is small and flexible. You can easily reach it and see it with your naked eyes.
Flaws but not dealbreakers
The needle is on the sides of the thermometer, so you can’t see it. And it’s harder to read at first if you’re looking at your face.
Runner-up: Vornado 632 Digital
Photo: Kyle FitzgeraldRunner-up
Vornado 632 Digital Self-Cleaning Digital
The Vornado 632 is the closest thing to an electric toothbrush you can get. It’s less expensive, has more features, and has a longer battery life than any other electric toothbrush we tested.
$40* from Amazon
$46 from Walmart
*At the time of publishing, the price was $32.
The Vornado 632 is the closest thing to an electric toothbrush you can get. It’s less expensive, has more features, and has a longer battery life than any other electric toothbrush we tested. It has a larger needle and tip than our top pick, the Philips Sonicare EasyClean II, so it’s easier to clean, but it also has more resistance at high heat. It also has a small, sharp needle and tip for easy removal.
Vornado’s 632 is also a good choice for cleaning a car; it comes with a wide range of brushes that can be used in the car and in the bathroom, along with a wide variety of other accessories like a brush roll, a cotton swab, and a scrub brush. The 632’s wide mouth is easier to use than the Philips Sonicare and our top pick, so it’s easier to pick up debris as it cleans.
The 632’s needle and tip are more consistent than those on the Sonicare, and the tip is longer and sharper. It’s also easy to grip—it’s like a stick of Vaseline under your thumb.
The 632 is the only electric toothbrush that comes with an adjustable brush head, so you can adjust the intensity of the heat to clean areas of your car. You can use the brush head to lift debris out of the car and clean under seat covers. Philips’ Sonicare and other electric toothbrushes often have brushes with a nozzle that can’t work with the head because they’ve been designed for certain surfaces.
The 632’s needle and tip are more consistent than those on the Sonicare, and the tip is longer and sharper.
The tip is extended to about 2 inches from the ground, giving you more access to those deeper areas.