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Old 12-07-2007, 04:19 PM   #1
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Oven Thermometer

I purchased an oven thermometer from ThermoWorks on Monday and it arrived in the mail already today. I also purchased an extra probe. This is kind with the 3 foot wire and the timer sits outside the oven while the probe is in the meat.

My oven seems possessed. Sometimes too hot and sometimes too slow. Of course, I have checked it, but they (yes, I said possessed) just act right when they know I'm doing that. (Actually, I'm sure it is the cheap meat I'm buying more likely).

Anyway, has anyone had good luck with keeping these things (oven thermometers) alive for more than a few months? I keep hearing horror stories about them and with the extra probe I just sank $32 buck into it so I expect to get some good production.


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Old 12-07-2007, 05:11 PM   #2
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My kids finally killed mine, but I had a pyrex with a probe. I just made sure to check mine every other month or so in boiling water to see how close to 212 it was. It was always within 5 deg.... until it was used as a magnet.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:42 PM   #3
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I have two. One is several years old (6-8) and the other is newer. I destroyed another one probe on a super hot grill, my mistake, but the other two are working well.
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Old 12-07-2007, 07:40 PM   #4
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Bought one the other day as well... Sunbeam, $13 bucks from Walmart. Have yet to use it, but there's half a brisket Vac-packed in the freezer with it's name on it. Speaking of which, I might just transfer that brisket to the fridge to thaw for a day or so to get ready to be cooked.

The only real problem with the Sunbeam one... No OFF switch.
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