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do I need a thermo pen as well...

smokesniffersmokesniffer Posts: 1,661
edited December 2011 in EggHead Forum
Merry Christmas to everyone. Question I have is, I have a remote thermometer with probe (cable type). Use it for long and slow cooks, pork tenderloin etc. Now if I want to check internal temps say on a burger or steak, is this the right set up. Will it give a quick reading. When I am flipping burgers or steaks, the probe and cable would be a hinderance in my mind. I don't want to be poking holes in a good steak, so that is why I am asking. Is it worth getting a thermo pen as well. Or do I just get used to the egg style of grilling without it. In the past I haven't used any type of thermometer on a gasser. Would the pen be over kill if I already have the probe/cable style.
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 2,823
    I've got both; like you mentioned the cables are a bit of a hindrance when hot-grilling, and I too just grill by eye on anything thin, like a skirt steak or chicken poillard.  The Thermapen is pricey but after I made my last house payment I decided to splurge a bit, and I'm glad to have it.  
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 2,823
    Forgot to mention, the Thermapen has a very fine tip, and doesn't leave a gaping hole in a steak like my cabled probes do...
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  • Got both & Luv my pen
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