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Thermapen debate...glad I have my red original one

CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,795
edited 6:31PM in EggHead Forum
I just saw Alton Brown (Fidel's hero) on food Network doing a pork sepcial. He had the original red thermapen. I have heard it is super fast and better than any other color. Is this true?


  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    No. :evil: :whistle:
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  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    I vote Red/Orange.Easier to keep up with.
  • An orange and blue one would would be great for Georgia eggers
  • Bobby-QBobby-Q Posts: 1,995
    Not the original. They are beige and I have the 3rd one ever made.
  • Everyone knows that red is so yesterday. Yellow is the new red. The fastest and most durable.
    It may be the fastest Thermapen color but it won't hold a candle to a Therma Plus.
    Alton Brown's OK but I'm sure I have seen Johnny Trigg with a Therma Plus. The little meat probe is about twice as fast as a Thermapen. It has the temperature as fast as I can place the probe and I can read temperatures as I push it through a steak and tell which side is hotter. It's pretty amazing.

  • It is neat to see the progression in style and features. Just like anything else, "they don't make em like they used to"....right?
  • They do have a new, waterproof pink one that I am just dying to get. It would so accessorize my green egg :ermm:
  • :( I miss my original yellow


    the new yellow waterproof just doesn't respond as well :unsure:
  • Everyone else is just jealous. Original Red rules, and everything else is just an imitation.

    Facts can sting, but they are still the facts.
  • THATHA Posts: 192
    I just painted my red one yellow, now it is as fast as our yellow one
  • No that is not true. :whistle:
  • Mine's yellow...matches my wife's Bug.
  • Mine's yellow.

    What I'd really like is the display on the other side, being left handed.

    That thermaplus described above looks good except for the price.
  • smoky bsmoky b Posts: 648
    dude you saw that your old one is faster than my new waterproof one. thought you lost it. did you ever find it??
  • I'm left handed as well. I read my temps upside down. :ermm: Tim
  • Yellow is best.
    The Naked Whiz
  • I colored my yellow one black so no one knows mine is the fastest but me. :whistle:
  • FlaMikeFlaMike Posts: 648
    Hey!, mine's gray. Now I feel like I missed the boat. I coulda had red?, I coulda had yellow? Mollyshark, we need to talk.
  • Apparently the red thermapens also play a good game of hide and seek, but ultimately want to be found. it finally came out of hiding ;)
  • All the car forums say Black is the fastest color :whistle:
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