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Thermometer for cheap

meat03manmeat03man Posts: 83
edited 10:11PM in EggHead Forum
I know the rules of no advertising or whatever, and I don't mean this to be any advertising or anything at all, just found a great deal and thought I would share it with fellow eggheads.

http://www.lowes.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&productId=3136869&cId=&cm_mmc=aff_gan-_-k1971-_-GAN_632998382-_-Primary

I used to use this exact model at work and loved being able to get pretty accurate reading especailly in our wood oven, but now I don't cook for a living only for fun and I thought this would be fantastic for the eggers.

Comments

  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 5,595
    Posting a good deal is not "advertising or whatever". Thank you. Does look like a good deal for a basic unit.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • meat03manmeat03man Posts: 83
    Yeah I don't think it is advertising I just know you see alot of people complain about it. I have no doubt this is a basic laser thermometer but I have never seen these things close to the 10 dollar price.
  • Austex_EggerAustex_Egger Posts: 153
    How practical are these things? I know they would be fun, but surface temp doesn't tell you much with BBQ.
  • meat03manmeat03man Posts: 83
    I'm not sure to be honest but for 10 bucks I feel like I can't really go wrong. I think they have a place I am going to pick mine up tomorrow so I will let you know in a month or two if it is worth it.
  • I use my infra red to measure pizza stone temp, frying pan searing temp and deep frying oil temp. For $10 you can't go wrong.

    Doug
  • chrisnjennchrisnjenn Posts: 534
    Thanks for the heads up. I don't need it, but for $10 I couldn't resist. Nice little BBQ toy for cheap.
  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 2,066
    Not really sure how much I'll use it, but for that price even She Who Must Be Obeyed can't object; on order now.
    Thanks.
    :laugh:
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Just remember that these "fixed emissivity" units are only good for surfaces that are relatively dark. Here's a link to a table of materials. Materials in the .90 and above range will read accurately. Polished metals like frying pans made of stainless will not. The lower the emissivity is, the less accurate your readings will be. I just want you to be aware of how the unit will behave.
    The Naked Whiz
  • JeffMJeffM Posts: 102
    The price mysteriously bounced up to $19.98 a little while ago :(
    .
  • Rezen73Rezen73 Posts: 356
    Know of any infrared thermometers that will accurately read other surfaces, like stainless steel etc?
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Not off the top of my head, but look for a model that says in the spec's that it has adjustable emissivity. the one I have wasn't cheap, but I'm sure there must be inexpensive models that have this feature.
    The Naked Whiz
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Thermoworks has a $99 model. It also allows you to plug in a thermocouple probe if you like. They are shipping a free $50 probe that is similar to the one on the Thermapen. So, for $99 you get an IR thermometer with ajustable emissivity and a thermocouple probe that you could use instead of a Thermapen. Sounds like a good deal to me.
    The Naked Whiz
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    I just bought one for $9.98. -RP
  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 2,066
    I did order one online when this thread got started. Later found out I could simply pick it up at our local store and save shipping.
    Went out this morning and got it, now I just have to figure out how I'm going to be using it!

    :lol:
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
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