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Dome thermometer for a blind friend

J AppledogJ Appledog Posts: 1,046
edited 2:40PM in EggHead Forum
I just got off the phone with a blind friend. He has a "talking thermometer" for cooking food which goes up to 250?, which is a big help, but he is unable to read the dome thermometer. Does anyone have any ideas for him? Thanks. JCA


  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,411
    J Appledog,
    What about removing the glass, and putting little pimples of glue just outside the path of the needle, so that he can feel (gently) where the needle is. Not sure how fragile the needle is to handling, and the thermometer would need some kind of removable cover during rain. Just some thoughts.[p]NB
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  • FireballFireball Posts: 354
    J Appledog,
    I have a couple of questions. This thermometer is it for an BGE, or just normal cooking? My wife is a Teacher Consulatant for the Visually Impaired, she has several catlogs that should thermometers for the blind in them. I will ask her.

  • J AppledogJ Appledog Posts: 1,046
    Fireball, He needs one to determine how hot it is inside the grill. JCA

  • FireballFireball Posts: 354
    J Appledog,
    In one catalog, American Foundation for the Blind, a thermometer (Thermovoice II) was found. The range is from 6 to 280 degrees. The price is $249.00. The item number is H90110. This catalog is a couple of years old. I would call their customer service number ti see if it still is available (1-800-865-0357). My wife thinks Nature Boy's has a very good idea.
    Earlier this summer someone posted a web site on the forum about thermometers, but I can't find it in the archives. I hope this helps, let me know if I can be of futher assistance.

  • RhumAndJerkRhumAndJerk Posts: 1,506
    Just a quick mod on NB’s Idea. Drill a hole in the glass above where the needle is attached. Then place an extension on the internal needle outside the glass.[p]Just a thought,

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