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Chef CharlesChef Charles Posts: 869
edited 5:15PM in EggHead Forum
I am now in my third month of egging and I have quickly come to the conclusion that an instant read thermometer is among the most indispensible tools.

From surfing this forum, I know that the tool of choice is the thermapen. Yet, living in Canada is somewhat of an obstacle as the already high cost will be boosted even higher by Canadian duties and taxes plus the shipping company is going to charge me a fee for the privilege of collecting said duties and taxes.

So, I have tried making do with a thermometer I picked up at my local BGE dealer and it leaves much to be desired. Last weekend, I over cooked a rib roast waiting for the thermometer to reach 135. Last night, I cooked up some turkey breast and once again the thermometer let me down.

Luckily, I had already mentioned to my better half that the tool of choice of eggheads was the thermapen although she also knew the associated cost. Well, after complaining about our thermometer last night while enjoying our eggilicious meal, she told me that we should take the plunge and invest in a thermapen. Not wanting to waste any time at all, I quickly put in an order! One green thermapen is now on its way and I can hardly wait till it arrives. :woohoo:


Charles is a mischevious feline who always has something cooking

Twin lbge's .. grew up in the sun parlor of Canada but now egging in the nation's capital


  • ArvadaManArvadaMan Posts: 204
    Chef Charles,

    I agree totally that the Thermapen is an indispensible tool for the egg. I love mine and use it all the time.

    You could have gone to Mollyshark, skipped all the red tape, and got it at a lower price. But, I don't know if she has a choice of colors. The one I got from her was grey.

    Anyway, you will love the Thermapen

  • EggtuckyEggtucky Posts: 2,746
    You won't regret the investment's worth even more than they sell if for ;)
  • TomM24TomM24 Posts: 1,364
    I left mine in a pocket and couldn't find it for two weeks and it drove me crazy almost ordered another.
  • i'm not sure i understand how you overcooked something 'waiting' for the thermometer, but you will love the thermapen. you can overcook something even with the thermapen if you don't stick the meat at the right time. for large roasts, you really need a stick-and-stay remote thermometer so you can monitor the meat temp from outside the egg without opening the dome.
  • I just ordered a Thermapen from the company this week, but got a refurbished one. My brother and a buddy (both eggers) bought them that way and have been very happy with them. If you call the company (Phone # on their website) you can request a refurbished one, and save some Peso's.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817

    e-mail me at I need a new one and I can get them here.



    Caledon, ON


  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817

    I read the rest of your post after the first reply.



    Caledon, ON


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