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Thermopen

BGE has 3 different "instant" thermometers they sell with their brand name on them.  One sells for about $10, one for $30 and one about $85.  Does anyone know if the higher one is the thermopen that everyone raves about? 

Ernie McClain

Scottsbluff, Nebraska

(in the extreme western panhandle of NE)

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  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,280
    Nope a rebranded maverick someone had a thread complaining about the one they got at eggtoberfest. Spen the extra 4 dollars and get a thermapen in your favorite color
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  • The BGE PT100 is a rebranded Maverick PT100 - BGE doesn't even change the model number. 


    It does use a type K thermocouple. CDN also makes a number of thermos, their "equivalent to the Thermapen" is far from equivalent. 

    The Thermapen works, it is that simple. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • Ding, ding, ding...You're the lucky winner.  Was just looking on Amazon and found thee mav for about $65.  Thanks for the tip.

     

    Ernie McClain

    Scottsbluff, Nebraska

    (in the extreme western panhandle of NE)

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  • Do yourself a favor and get a Thermapen.  They are a little more money, but they are worth it!

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  • @erniemcclain - The PT100 and the CTC 572tc
    http://www.cdnw.com/product/proaccurate®-folding-thermocouple-thermometer-yellow

    Simply do not have the response time of a Thermapen. I bought a CDN unit (new this past July) and returned it. CDN was in the process of replacing all of the units under warranty - which is 5 years. 
    I've seen the BGE PT100 in operation - it generally was slower than the CDN unit I returned. If you want a thermo that provides accurate quick readings, get a Thermapen, if you want something that reads in under 6 to 9 seconds, there are a number of digitals out there for under $30. 
    Based on personal experience, I would not spend $60 when a $20 pocket digital will work just as fast. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • Do yourself a favor and get a Thermapen.  They are a little more money, but they are worth it!
    +1...can't beat the Thermapen!

    Alexander City,Al
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