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Digital Meat Thermometers

Just wanted feedback on the egghead thermometer of choice. I pick one up at Wal-mart for about 15 bucks. It worked ok at first but now it seems to get so far with temp and stops reading. Yes...... I have changed batteries. I end up using a manual meat thermomter for final reading. Any thoughts on which one is the best.
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,187
    edited March 2013
    For food temp the hands down choice is a Thermapen from Thermoworks. They are $90 but work in seconds, very important when you are trying to take an internal over very hot coals. They work very well and last a long time. The one thing most of the forum members agree on - other than which color/colour is the fastest..... (My vote is red)

    BTW - Welcome noticed it is your first post!
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  • LmartinLmartin Posts: 11
    Thank you for your feed back!!!! It looks like a great product.

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  • LmartinLmartin Posts: 11
    Thermapen it is then....... I'm new to the egg world. My husband and boys gave me mine for Christmas. Have absolutely loved it...... Can't believed I grilled on gas for years. The egg is the bomb.
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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,875
    there is no other option  :P


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  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,013
    My yellow thermapen is the fastest production thermometer available. Red, the fastest, no way. ;)
    Mark Annville, PA
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  • mhoutmanmhoutman Posts: 39
    Get a Thermapen. Last week I got a refurbished one from the factories eBay site.
    Dutch EGGhead and proud owner of a Big Green Egg Mini and Large
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  • Green is the fastest, most accurate and matches my BGE apron.

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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,875
    Well if we are gonna do this, I have grey, stealth, no bling or flash, but its a sleeper, by far the fastest


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  • bccomstockbccomstock Posts: 332
    mhoutman said:
    Get a Thermapen. Last week I got a refurbished one from the factories eBay site.
    Do you have a link to the eBay store?  I'm not finding it.. 
    LBGE
    MS Gulf Coast - Proud member of the Who Dat Nation!
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,187
    Green is the fastest, most accurate and matches my BGE apron.
    A fashion statement from of all places, Flint, who'd a thunk it?
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • Green is the fastest, most accurate and matches my BGE apron.
    A fashion statement from of all places, Flint, who'd a thunk it?
    Hey, I'm not a neanderthal living in a cave ya know!  Wait a minute.  I guess I am!

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,415
    edited March 2013
    Pink is so fast I get the reading before stabbing the food!  It's predictive!
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  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316

    My yellow thermapen is the fastest production thermometer available. Red, the fastest, no way. ;)

    Red by far is the fastest, I would race a green for pink slips anyday.

    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"

    LARGE BGE DALLAS TX.

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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,905
    edited March 2013
    Green means go and is by far the fastest as @Fred19Flinstone already said, British Racing Green is slightly ahead of Bright Green then the rest of them are racing for third place..
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    Here is the link but you can catch them slightly on sale occasionally. 

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