PH60S Premium Spear pH Pocket Tester Kit for Food/Solid/Viscous Samplings

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  • The replaceable Swiss spear pH probe is designed for professional pH measurements of food/solid/viscous samplings such as cheese, fruit, sushi rice, dough, meat, sauce, jam, yogurt, skincare products, etc. (also works great for general water solutions).
  • Easy Auto. Calibration with buffer recognition; Auto Temp. Compensation (ATC) which ensures accuracy in variant temperatures (0-50.0°C)
  • Auto-recognition of stable values (optional auto-hold function available) improves consistency so you don't have to guess when to manually hold the measurement
  • Large Clear LCD screen with 3 backlit colors (indicating 3 different modes), dual display of temp./pH, and indications of completed calibrations and stable readings
  • Complete kit with ready-to-use calibration solutions, calibration bottles, storage solutions, AAA batteries, a quick manual, and a lanyard all in a portable carrying case
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    Meter's Technical Specs



    -2.00 to 16.00 pH


    0.01/0.1 pH


    ±0.01 pH ±1 digit

    Calibration Points

    Automatic 1 to 3 points (recognizes 5 types: 7.00, 4.00, 10.01, 1.68, 12.46)

    Temperature Compensation

    Auto Temperature Compensation

    0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F)

    ORP (mV)


    ±1000 mV


    1 mV


    ±0.2% F.S



    0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F)






    3-Color Backlit LCD, 180° Viewing Angle

    Blue: Measurement Mode; Green: Calibration Mode;

    Red: Heads-Up Mode

    Reading Lock


    Stable Reading Indication

    Smiley Face icon

    Low-Battery Warning

    Battery icon flashing, reminder of battery replacement



    Heads-Up Function


    Auto. Power-Off

    Yes, auto power-off in 8 minutes without operation

    Waterproof Rating

    IP67; Floatable


    DC3V, AAA batteries*4

    Battery Life

    Continuous operation up to 2000 hours

    Dimensions& Weight

    Tester: (40*40*220) mm/ 143g; With case_(255*210*50) mm/ 710g

    Electrode's Technical Specs


    Solid and semi-solid pH Test: cheese, meat, fruit, sushi rice, bread, solid culture medium, soil, etc.;

    Regular water solution testing

    Shape of glass membrane




    Temperature sensor



    Double junction without diaphragm

    Reference Electrode

    Long-Life Reference System


    Polymer Gel


    0 to 14 pH

    Temperature Range

    0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F)


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    • 10/26/2021

      Great for managing sourdough fermentation

      I use this product to check the pH of my sourdough bread dough during the bulk fermentation step. The most common way to know when to stop bulk fermentation is to check the volume growth of the dough. However, there are many variables in the fermentation step, which can lead to different results from batch to batch. I saw a YouTube video where a sourdough baker uses this probe to check the dough pH, which correlates with the acid level in the dough. With this pH probe I’m able to identify the acid level and get the same “sour note” flavor each time, and not over-ferment the dough. FWIW, the pH level that seems to be best for my tastes is 4.5.
      This product is a little expensive, but I’m so passionate about baking sourdough that it’s worth it to me.

    • 10/26/2021


      Accuracy for sourdough baking is satisfactory. Of course, the only way to judge complete accuracy is to check it against calibrated laboratory devices which one can't do at home. I do know that the expected pHs of starter and dough at various fermentation times is very predictable and can therefore be adjusted using the meter. The meter doesn't need to be accurate to 0.01 for this purpose

    • 10/26/2021

      Great pH meter for cosmetic DIY products

      I've been using my APERA pH meter for one year and I am very happy with it. As a former lab bench scientist and now cosmetic DIY enthusiast, I find this pH meter very helpful with a wide range of cosnetic DIY products I make. Pictured here is my recent vitamin C, hyaluronic acid face serum pH 2.44 raised to pH 3.50 for optimal absorption and efficiency of this vitamin on the skin. I am about to purchase the calibration buffers and electrode storage solutions as these won't last too long after it is opened and used. Thanks!

    • 9/29/2021

      Nice meter package

      Liked that the pH meter came in a nice case with the calibration solutions and calibration vials. Instructions for setting the meter were easy to follow but somewhat confusing with the length of time to hold the buttons. The biggest issue so far is the amount of 3M KCL storage solution with the kit. It would be nice to have received the same amount as the calibration solutions. I would recommend purchasing the 8 oz. bottle of solution when ordering the kit.

    • 9/29/2021

      Amazing product

      Love love my new ph meter. It’s very accurate and easy to use

    • 9/26/2021

      Quality ph meter. Easy enough to calibrate.

      Quality ph meter that is fairly easy to calibrate. It seems to need more frequent calibration that I would hope but it’s worth it for accuracy. I appreciate the ability to swap out the probe in case I forget to store the meter properly.

    • 9/26/2021

      Actually accurate

      This one works for me. This one comes with a hard case with dense foam inside, along with the meter itself, some cups, and cleaning/calibration solution. Mine took a couple tries to calibrate properly, but once it was going it worked great for me! Looks like it’s realistically pretty accurate +-0.1ph but may need a couple readings where you rinse and reinsert. The cap for it is nice as well, since you can fill it with your water and balance the meter on top of it while it takes a reading, super useful/clever!

    • 9/13/2021

      Class act

      My 3rd digital ph tester, first one I've liked. Kit is impressive and includes everything you need to get started. Like the little things they thought of to make everything easier, such as that the calibration is with liquid not powder, laminated instruction sheet, etc. The unit itself has much more feedback than other units I've used, such as a little smiley face when the reading has stabilized etc. Only con is the feedback icons on the LCD display are tiny, can't make them out without my reading glasses. Ph readout itself is large enough however. All in all a class act, highly recommend.

    • 9/13/2021

      A great ph tester with an affordable price.

      I recently purchased an alkaline water ionizer and realized that I had to do some measurements. After long research I decided on the Apera ph60 model. When the Ph60 came to me, I understood again that I made the right decision. Everything you need is in its special storage box. The user manual has been prepared to be easy to understand. Using the Ph60 is also very easy. I will soon buy one orp probe for ph60 and I will be able to do the ph and orp measurements I need with a single device. I recommend this product to anyone who wants to buy a ph tester.

    • 9/12/2021

      My kit has the 10.01ph calibration solution

      I would like to have seen ALL the bottles of solutions arranged in the same vertical manner as the PH60 pen, a partial turn click-lock for the storage solution pen cap. The case could be improved with pin hinges and clasps. On the positive side, the PH60 has a very impressive balance and feel, the 'Smiley Face" gives a good reassurance of a stable reading, The separate 'mother solution' and 'test solution vial' bottles is a great arrangement for 'in the field' calibrations. Overall, I give the PH60 a 4.5/5

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    We warrant this instrument to be free from defects in material and workmanship and agree to repair or replace free of charge, at option of APERA INSTRUMENTS, LLC, any malfunctioned or damaged product attributable to responsibility of APERA INSTRUMENTS, LLC for a period of TWO YEARS for the instrument and SIX MONTHS for the probe from the delivery.

    This limited warranty does NOT cover any issues due to:

    • Accidental damage
    • Improper use
    • Normal wear and tear
    • Transportation
    • Storage
    • Failure to follow the product instructions
    • Unauthorized maintenance, modifications, combination or use with any products, materials, processes, systems or other matter
    • Unauthorized repair
    • External causes such as accidents, abuse, or other actions or events beyond our reasonable control.

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