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Old 10-26-2010, 11:34 AM   #11
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An electronic thermometer doesn't need calibration. It's calibrated at the factory and then never varies. Only old fashioned bi-metal mechanical thermometers do (the ones with the round dial on top.)
That was what I expected, but it sure doesn't seem that way. I guess I should test it in boiling water and in ice water. The round one that I can calibrate was correct from the factory.

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It's the first 3/8 inch of the probe of an electronic thermometer takes the temperature... not the entire probe, even though it's all one piece of metal tubing.
I'm trying to remember what makes me think it isn't. It was something specific, because it never occurred to me before that it might be measuring with more than the area near the tip. Maybe I was measuring the temperature of milk for making yoghurt. I seem to remember stirring the liquid to make sure the temperature was the same everywhere.

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As for the clip design, I'm sorry, but I can't help you there.
I wonder how other people use those things.
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:35 AM   #12
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No stick frying pans are a marvel.
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:00 PM   #13
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A pair of alligator clips can be bolted together to jury rig an adjustable thermometer clamp.
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:33 AM   #14
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A pair of alligator clips can be bolted together to jury rig an adjustable thermometer clamp.
I'm trying to figure out that picture.
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:58 AM   #15
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I'm trying to figure out that picture.
One grabs on to the container, the other one holds the thermometer.
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:55 AM   #16
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Like cable clamps to jump start your car.
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:02 AM   #17
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I replaced my ancient Ekco with a Pampered Chef potato peeler and LOVE it! Another favorite item is my silicone baster brushes! Just a couple of items that make life easier.
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:59 AM   #18
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I replaced my ancient Ekco with a Pampered Chef potato peeler and LOVE it! Another favorite item is my silicone baster brushes! Just a couple of items that make life easier.
Me and my bro had a contest peeling potatoes one Thanksgiving. I used what was probably one of the first peelers on the market of this type. It must be 40 years old. He used the more modern handle type like yours.


http://www.goantiques.com/detail,fee...e,1868742.html

I kicked his butt using this old school fist grab peeler.
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:45 AM   #19
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I use one of these. Clip it onto the edge of the pan and slide the thermometer through one of the handles.
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