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Quick thermapen question . .

NDGNDG Posts: 1,343
Can I use it for high heat oil over 400? Or could it damage . . .
Columbus, Ohio


  • The pen is rated for over 550. I would worry about the tip being submerged in the oil though. I don't even wash mine in water. Just rub it off with some Clorox wipes.
  • Greeno55Greeno55 Posts: 621
    edited December 2012
    The manufacturer rates to to 572°. I've used in oil up to 450° in the past and have never had an issue. That being said, I didn't submerge it too deep, or leave it in too long.
    LBGE (2012), MiniMax (2014), and too many Eggcessories to list.  - Sudbury, Ontario
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,933
    I would love to help out but mine is under the tree and she won't let me have it.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,271
    edited December 2012
    Oil is Ok, my original lasted three years (before someone walked off with it) always used it to check oil temps when oil heating on my gasser side burner. 
    And i do wash mine, soapy cloth and quick rinse after each cooks use. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,343
    Thanks everyone . . Doing some steak fries in the Dutch oven, thanks!
    Columbus, Ohio
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 17,098
    The Themapen is rated to a max temp.  I'd avoid aqua regia, nitric acid, fluoric acid, perchloric acid, antimatter, etc.  (corrosives).  Last I checked, oil didn't dissolved stainless steel. :D
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