Thermometers can be used by anyone to take the temperature of almost anything.
Digital thermometers can be used in many industries. Temperature needs to be monitored and regulated in the human body, other living organisms, food, the atmosphere, in laboratories and for other scientific reasons.
Digital thermometers are designed with long, thin probes which are ideal for liquids and soft materials. It also means they can access hard-to-reach places.
Thermometers are a handy tool to keep in the cupboard for when the need arises.
The design of digital thermometers can slightly vary for different purposes. For instance, a thermometer intended for testing body temperature may have a plastic coated probe with a small rounded metal tip.
Whilst it is possible to use digital thermometers for many different tasks, it is recommended to have a different one for each task to prevent cross-contamination.