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pocket thermometer

eggoeggo Posts: 424
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
These are much cheaper than the thermapen. Wondering if anyone has one of these and if they are any good?

Eggo in N. MS
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  • DevDaveDevDave Posts: 40

    Temp Read takes 5-6 Seconds with that one vs. Instant with my ThermaPen.  It's cheaper because it's not an Instant Read.

     

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  • smoke_monstersmoke_monster Posts: 42
    edited March 2012
    I bought one just to check it out.  I don't have a thermopen, so I can't compare it to that, but it is much faster than any of my other digital thermometers.  Definitely not instant (1-2 seconds) but its fast and often in the 5-6 second range.

    The one thing that I liked about it when I did research was the ability to adjust it - and I just did a calibration this weekend and it was reading 1 degree off.  Its reading spot on right now - I'm loving it because I don't have to remember the variance when I cook, like I have to do with my maverick (2 degrees hot) or my other digital thermometer (5 degrees hot).

    I highly recommend this with the caveat that I've only had this for a few days.  Amazon has a good number of reviews on this unit.

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  • eggoeggo Posts: 424

    Temp Read takes 5-6 Seconds with that one vs. Instant with my ThermaPen.  It's cheaper because it's not an Instant Read.

     

    At my age, 5 - 6 seconds is instant.
    Eggo in N. MS
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,526
    when your checking meat temps over a searing hot grill 6 seconds is a long time. doesnt look like something i would carry in my pocket
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  • eggoeggo Posts: 424
    Is it necessary to hold on to it? My wife uses her kitchen thermo by sticking a roast (or any meat) and leave it there several seconds then remove. Now, if you need to hold on, quicker is better.
    Eggo in N. MS
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,526
    Is it necessary to hold on to it? My wife uses her kitchen thermo by sticking a roast (or any meat) and leave it there several seconds then remove. Now, if you need to hold on, quicker is better.
    if your buying it for roasts you can buy one for 5 to 10 bucks you just leave in there, or buy a remote for more that you can read from outside a closed egg. cook chicken wings at 350/400, or pork chops, a steak, you want it fast. you dont need  therm for low and slow cooking unless your trying to figure when it will be ready in several hours
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  • eggoeggo Posts: 424
    $19 for the 5 - 6 second one vs $86 for the thermapen instant read. Just trying to get a comparison..
    Eggo in N. MS
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  • 2spicy2spicy Posts: 18
    edited March 2012

    Hard to say personally as I have never tried the less expensive one but a quick phone call to the company and they should be able to answer if there's a big difference in quality.

    I have had very good results with my thermapen and I did get the fastest color they make which is 'Purple', 1.5 to 2 seconds!!!

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  • 2spicy2spicy Posts: 18
    Purple it is, apparently no debate!
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  • MaskedMarvelMaskedMarvel Posts: 1,151
    Blue.  Zero to cooked in the tastiest of seconds.
    Large BGE -- Greensboro!


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  • 2spicy2spicy Posts: 18
    Cool and I respect your opinion but purple is on the upper end of the color spectrum and a slight bit faster than anything else out there, ' quote from star trek' Na na Na na Na, whatever!!!
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  • gamera06gamera06 Posts: 80
    On Europe, We pay 1/2-2/3 the price for a thermopen (Mfg in UK), but we pay 2 times the price for the BGE, so I can tell you: get the thermonpen, it is worth it !
    BGE XL, Large & Mini, Black Wifi Stoker Cannes, France
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  • eggoeggo Posts: 424
    I got it, I got it. I'm going with the thermapen.   Thanks for the advice.
    Eggo in N. MS
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