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Meat Thermometer

ALAL Posts: 80
edited 12:41AM in EggHead Forum
Does anyone have a meat thermometer they recommend. I have bought a variety of the off-the-grocery-shelf ones and find them to be either inaccurate, slow to give a reading, or both. I'm partial to non-digital ones as the one digital I had did not treat me well, but I can be swayed.


  • SalmonSalmon Posts: 146
    <p />Al, get a thermopen, you won't regret it.......

    [ul][li]click here[/ul]
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    that thermapen is instant read, but not leave-in...
    good for steaks and spot checking a bird, etc.[p]i actually use my leave-in maverick much more than the thermapen, since i can leave it in and walk away

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • WooDoggiesWooDoggies Posts: 2,390
    <p />Hey Rick, I couldn't agree more. 101 uses and besides, red is the color for those who are prone to misplace things.[p]Thanks goes to YB for turning the egg crowd onto the Thermapen. It was at eggfest 2002 when YB debut it... I think he was checking the temp on his stuffed chicken breasts with this funny looking digital thermometer... I got one shortly after that.[p]john
  • stike,
    I had a Taylor digital, instant read thermometer; it cost about fifteen dollars and worked fine. But people on the forum raved about the Thermapen and I had to have one. When the Thermapen arrived, I put the tips of my new Thermapen and my old Taylor in a pot of boiling water . . . and they both read 212 degrees. Hummmm, I thought, and put the tips side by side in a bowl of ice water. I'm sure there is a moral here, stike: perhaps it is . . . red is cool but cheaper is a lot cooler, especially when they read the same temperature.[p]****

  • TonyTony Posts: 224
    Al, I like my Weber. It has the base transmitter and receiver. I don't really use a thermometer for steak (for roasts, yes) so all I need it for is turkey. It works great.
  • ALAL Posts: 80
    This forum is great! Thanks everyone for your input.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    lesson learned.[p] it truly "instant read"? say, less than 3 or 4 seconds?

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • stike,
    I do not know but it tells me what I need to know. I am sure the Thermapen has features that make it desirable but it is not more accurate than my inexpensive Taylor digital. [p]****

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    no, but the reason it is popular is that very few are INSTANT read.[p]if you have to wait and wait for the thing, it's no good.[p]especially if you are trying to do steaks to different temps. some therms take 30 seconds to read the temp, and you don't wanna be standing there holding it in a steak while the lump is raging.[p]plus, to check 3 steaks would take a lot of time....

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • ALAL Posts: 80
    stike,[p]I've been looking at the leave-in Maverick...I'm new to the egg. How would I have the wire going from the meat to the transmitter while maintaining the seal of a closed egg?

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