The Tel-Tru 12" thermometer by cheesemaking.com is made in the USA from the highest-quality stainless steel. The 12" stem is equipped with a pan clip for easy use and the large 2" dial is great for quick temperature checking. This is the thermometer the pros use because of its accuracy and durability. TO CLEAN: Wash stem only in hot, soapy water after use and sanitize well before use. Tel-Tru is known as one of the world's premier thermometer manufacturers.