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Tel Tru vs. Thermapen

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  • If you cook to temperature your cooking will greatly improve. The thermapen has been one of the biggest improvements to the quality of cooking. In the past I was always concerned about time and wondered why the food really didn't turn out all that great.

    This is absolutely true. My cooking improved immensely after I purchased a Thermapen, no more overcooking or undercooking for me...
  • fiercetimbo17fiercetimbo17 Posts: 141
    Actually yes but i feel like my thermapen is slower than advertised it's more like 10 seconds to lock in on a temp.
    I would say my fluke takes about 5 seconds.
  • KailasKailas Posts: 146
    fiercetimbo17 wrote:
    Actually yes but i feel like my thermapen is slower than advertised it's more like 10 seconds to lock in on a temp.
    I would say my fluke takes about 5 seconds.

    Yes, but the obvious difference is that the Thermapen measures the interior temp, and the fluke measures the exterior.
  • fiercetimbo17fiercetimbo17 Posts: 141
    I guess it's not that obvious then, the fluke has ir for measuring surface temps and fast reading probe that you use to measure your interior temps.
  • KailasKailas Posts: 146
    fiercetimbo17 wrote:
    I guess it's not that obvious then, the fluke has ir for measuring surface temps and fast reading probe that you use to measure your interior temps.

    Dinn't see the probe. Two hander?
  • fiercetimbo17fiercetimbo17 Posts: 141
    It fold up into the unit much like the thermapen. It's on the backside in the picture in the link. You use the buttons to select whether you want to us the probe or the ir. I never use the ir for the egg, maybe once I get a wok. It is nice when I pan fry.
  • KailasKailas Posts: 146
    fiercetimbo17 wrote:
    It fold up into the unit much like the thermapen. It's on the backside in the picture in the link. You use the buttons to select whether you want to us the probe or the ir. I never use the ir for the egg, maybe once I get a wok. It is nice when I pan fry.

    I've always thought Fluke made good instruments.
  • fiercetimbo17fiercetimbo17 Posts: 141
    It fold up into the unit much like the thermapen. It's on the backside in the picture in the link. You use the buttons to select whether you want to us the probe or the ir. I never use the ir for the egg, maybe once I get a wok. It is nice when I pan fry.
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    You did real good. ;)

    Black happens to be the fastest. :laugh:
  • 392joe392joe Posts: 6
    does anyones thermopen really read in less then 2 secs???   mine is over 10 also

  • I think if my Thermopen took 10 seconds to give an accurate reading, I'd call the company.
    The Naked Whiz
  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,102

    My Thermapen is good in 3 to 4 sec. but will continue to fluctuate in a moist environment. So, I tend to just look for an average temp.

    I was fortunate to get a laser thermometer from Canadian Tire on sale for about $20 and is very accurate for surface reading ... and my cat loves to chase the beam ...

    I have checked the two against each other and they are calibrated so close that I'm very confidant in both ...

    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,811
    If you have one with exchangeable probes then speed will vary by probe. I did notice, much to my surprise, most type k probes indicate full reading my take up to 10sec. Of course, a thermapen is not one with interchangeable probes so this may be moot.
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/  and http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/2006/02/recipes.html
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
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