I have had 3 bad products from Taylor in the last 12 months - Now I know better. I bought a remote sensing oven thermometer.
Good idea - lousy product. The cable connection became intermittent and then stopped reading all together. You can not buy a cable alone. I replaced it with an identical model - and the same thing happened.
Two $25 thermometers in 7 months. Then I brought a higher temperature Taylor thermometer (candy) for $20 to check the temperature of oil heating on a range. I used it, waited and waited, and it only read about 250 deg. I used an old Cooper kitchen thermometer I had to check it.
The Cooper read 450 deg plus and the olive oil was starting to smoke - which correlated with the 450 deg plus reading.
So 3 out of 3 Taylor products stunk. I won't buy them again - but their bad working "Candy" thermometer was a major safety issue. I returned it to the place I bought it - telling them this safety issue.
The oil temperature was very near flash point of the oil and root cause of a kitchen fire. They said they'll tell Taylor.