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Cheaper Thermaworks meat thermometer

Steelers252006Steelers252006 Posts: 115
edited 11:44PM in EggHead Forum
Anybody purchased the cheaper version of the Thermapen made by Thermaworks? It's supposed to get temp in about five seconds, not bad, and cost under $30. Any feedback on it would be appreciated.


  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,050
    which model number? I'm sitting here looking at their recent catalogue I received Friday. 6 seconds may sound short, but before you buy hold your hand over a searing egg for 6 seconds and that may make a believer out of you!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • You can get probes that get temp in a few seconds at any cooking store for about 10-12 bucks. They take a few seconds, not instant (almost) like a Thermapen, but if they have one that is a 5 second for 20 bucks, you can get something cheaper!
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Can you provide a link to any of these "few seconds" thermometers? The best I've seen is about 6-8 seconds.
    The Naked Whiz
  • You are the man! I checked my two digital pens and they each take at least 10 secs or so to get to temp. I don't use them allot but thought they were faster! I usually have an internal probe in the meat on my cooks so don't use the pen allot. I have a thermapen splashproof that I use for chicken thighs, but that's about it and they do cost a bit. As a new egg owner I know I'll be using it a bit more since the cooking will be different in most applications. Pizza today turned out great, even on the first try on the egg!

  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Not trying to run down the slower less expensive thermometers but, I just had company over for a few burgers and I seared them using my spider and ci grid. If it was up to me I would not go with any other than the splash proof instant read thermapen. I say that because I seared 14 3/4 pound burgers two at a time 2 min's flip 2 min's check with the thermapen. I didn't check every time but every other time and it's very hot in there to be farting around with a slow reader. For me I don't want to get a cheap one and spend $20 or $30 bucks just to finally bite the bullet and spend another hundred. I say ping Mollyshark and get it over with. Tim
    One of our best sellers at the store, I think it is the RT600C model.



    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • ViennaJackViennaJack Posts: 357
    I swear by the Comark PDT300. It's not a Thermopen but it's only $18. It's waterproof and has the thin tip for faster response time and smaller hole in the food. It settles in about 4-6 seconds.
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