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Egg Genius and Thermapen recommendations

Hi everyone, 2 questions
1) I'm debating purchasing the Egg Genius, ya'll have any experience with it? and is it worth it? and easy to use?
2) what thermometers/thermapen do ya'll recommend?

(ok those were more than two questions, so I apologize)

Thanks everyone. 



Comments

  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 194
    I am a ThermoWorks Thermapen fan.  Fast and accurate.  But, I do not have the Mk4, just the classic.  I guess my brain can interpret numbers at 90° and I don't see the need to rotate or light the display for $20 extra.  The only thing I don't like is the tight space for the probe to "click" into when you fold it in half.  There is no reason for it and it makes a nasty place for bacteria to grow that is very tough to clean.  A simple tab to protect the tip would have been easier to keep clean.  

    I don't use a controller, so I can't comment on those.
    Clinton, Iowa
  • I love the Egg Genius, and use it for all my low and slow cooks.  I highly recommend it. 
    I purchased the battery pack also.  

    I have used a Thermapen Classic since before they were classic and also have an MK4.  I’d spend the extra for the MK4.  I also love the Thermoworks Dot probe, and use it for reverse searing and faster medium heat cooks.  
    Large BGE, Small BGE, Weber Summit NG                                                                                               
    Memphis  
  • OhioEggerOhioEgger Posts: 670
    My Flame Boss 200 is still going strong, so that's my "old reliable" method of keeping stability on long cooks. I find its meat temperature probe to be very accurate as well, so that's kind of a bonus.

    As for Thermapens, I have probably half a dozen of them and love 'em.
    Cincinnati, Ohio. Large BGE since 2011. Still learning.
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 7,279
    Thermapen MK 4 is great and so is the Javelin Pro Duo,  Javelin Pro has a magnet if that matters ....Love my FB500 but on my egg , I let it run natural 
    Visalia, Ca

    LGBE- Pit's by Klose Trailer -Stumps XL Stretch - Custom Santa Maria-Modified HD Offset Smoker Reverse Flow- FatStack Smoker coming soon- Blackstone 36 - Custom Cold Smoke House and a lonely Brinkman Vertical Smoker
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 4,299
    Just got a box of 100 Javelin Pro Dou's for the store.....how many you want?
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 8,540
    I've had my Thermapen classic for 10+ years now and it's still going strong. It doesn't owe me a dime. 

    I've had the Javelin Pro Duo for a couple years now and it has become my go to thermometer. I really like how it's back lit and the built in magnet has really come in handy for when storing it. Plus at half the price of the Thermapen MK4 it's a winner. Even my dad who is knit picky about everything just commented the other day how much he likes his Pro Duo when I stopped over. That's saying something....
    "The pig is an amazing animal. You feed a pig an apple and it makes bacon. Let's see Michael Phelps do that" - Jim Gaffigan

    Minnesota
  • TideEggHeadTideEggHead Posts: 1,001
    I've been using a Thermapop for the past few years and I like it and it suits my needs. If I had to buy another, I'd likely go with a Javelin Pro like others have stated above.
    LBGE
    SC AL
  • GregWGregW Posts: 2,357
    I have a Thermapen MK 4 
    It has served me well.
    Birmingham, AL
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 11,143
    Flameboss 500 compliments of @stlcharcoal.

    He has great pricing, products, and supports the forum.  Unless I absolutely need it right here, right now, he's getting a call or email for anything I need.  
    =======================================
    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16 Large #2 11/20 Legacy from my FIL - RIP
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • GilabertGilabert Posts: 18
    Thanks everyone, I think I will try the Javelin Pro Duo. @stlcharcoal how can I get a hold of you to purchase one?

    The Flame Boss 500 seems pretty good, I just might pull the trigger on that too. 

    Thanks everyone. 
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 4,299
    Gilabert said:
    Thanks everyone, I think I will try the Javelin Pro Duo. @stlcharcoal how can I get a hold of you to purchase one?

    The Flame Boss 500 seems pretty good, I just might pull the trigger on that too. 

    Thanks everyone. 
    Both in the same box and can ship on Monday......just email me or send a message.  

    I have red, blue, and charcoal Javelins.
  • CornholioCornholio Posts: 947
    lkapigian said:
    Thermapen MK 4 is great and so is the Javelin Pro Duo,  Javelin Pro has a magnet if that matters ....Love my FB500 but on my egg , I let it run natural 
    My wife bought me the MK4 for Father’s Day a couple of years ago and also got me the silicone cover for it that has a magnet. Definitely nice to have and if I were buying an instant read thermometer for myself right now I’d probably go with the Javelin Pro since it already comes with the magnet. 
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 7,279
    The plus for the magnet ...


    Visalia, Ca

    LGBE- Pit's by Klose Trailer -Stumps XL Stretch - Custom Santa Maria-Modified HD Offset Smoker Reverse Flow- FatStack Smoker coming soon- Blackstone 36 - Custom Cold Smoke House and a lonely Brinkman Vertical Smoker
  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 194
    I have no interest in ThermoWorks, but they have the Mk4 on their own 48 hour "prime"-time sale today for 25% off. Makes it $74.25.    
    Clinton, Iowa
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 26,674
    thermopop does everything i need it to do, have several thermopens as well
  • TideEggHeadTideEggHead Posts: 1,001
    For anyone who is interested they are $5.95 for now.




    LBGE
    SC AL
  • TideEggHeadTideEggHead Posts: 1,001
    Never mind... they gone
    LBGE
    SC AL
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