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Infrared Thermometers

Which ones are you egger's using?  I have looked at several of the ThermoWorks models, but I don't want to go too cheap and get what I pay for.

Mike

I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

Omaha, NE
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  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,515
    First of all, i am a FLIR distributor and have several full fledged thermal imagers, so am a bit over the top when it comes to IR measurement.  However, I know a lot about IR temperature measurement, and I know the guy who runs Thermoworks.  They would not sell anything that was junk.  Looking at the offering, I would recommend their IRGun-S. It has a high enough temperature range, decent resolution, and is sale priced at $49 which is pretty good
    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
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  • I would suggest Thermoworks also.  My personal unit is from Fluke, but that is because I need it for work.  I don't think the backyard requires the ruggedness or accuracy that this industrial quality tool offers nor the price.  CookinBob that FLIR equipment is awesome, use it for semiannual hot spot checks on 480V electrical panels.  It has saved us some major $$$ more than once.
    See der Rabbits, Iowa
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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,456
    Thanks guys.  The IRGun-S is the one that caught my eye, but thought with that $49 price tag I might be getting something that might not last.  I appreciate the feedback.

    Mike

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
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  • Cookinbob said:
    First of all, i am a FLIR distributor and have several full fledged thermal imagers, so am a bit over the top when it comes to IR measurement.  However, I know a lot about IR temperature measurement, and I know the guy who runs Thermoworks.  They would not sell anything that was junk.  Looking at the offering, I would recommend their IRGun-S. It has a high enough temperature range, decent resolution, and is sale priced at $49 which is pretty good
    How important is having adjustable emissivity?  How far off would it be if you used one that is permanently set to .95 and the you try to measure the temperature of something like an All Clad pan?  thanks!
    The Naked Whiz
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  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,515
    Forget trying to measure anything shiny like all-clad. You will only measure what is reflected. For a baking stone, cast iron, and non reflective surfaces, .95 emissivity is fine. Sure close enough for cooking!
    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
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  • Cookinbob said:
    Forget trying to measure anything shiny like all-clad. You will only measure what is reflected. For a baking stone, cast iron, and non reflective surfaces, .95 emissivity is fine. Sure close enough for cooking!
    By the way, can you get me a really cheap FLIR?  Like $20 or so, LOL!  They look like fun, but way too expensive for my experimentation.

    The Naked Whiz
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,128
    i have one i use at work, cant see using one in the egg
    :)) i can cook a thin crust from 500 to 1200 degrees dome so i guess i dont need to be that accurate. so 850 plus or minus 350 degrees is accurate enough for me
    :D
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