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Old 06-29-2006, 04:40 PM   #1
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? Re: Poulder Double Prong Digital Remote Thermometer

I have the Poulder digital remote thermometer with two prongs. I like the thermometer alot - except for -- last night while using it in very thick pork chops on my weber gas grill the remote was not registering the true temperature of the chops. I was not too far away - about 15 feet. Has anyone who has this thermometer had this kind of problem before?

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Old 06-29-2006, 04:50 PM   #2
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I don't have a wireless remote one. Did the temp. change when you got closer or went farther away?
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Old 06-29-2006, 04:53 PM   #3
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I love my Poulder, but the temperature probes seem sensitive to the grill.

Can't comment on the double probe model, but I have "cooked" more than one probe with too high temps on the grill. I find good success by doing my "searing" first, then use the probe by arranging the meat/chicken/small amimals etc, so that the probe is not directly over the hottest part of the flame. Works so far- been 2x years now...
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I love my Poulder, but the temperature probes seem sensitive to the grill.

Can't comment on the double probe model, but I have "cooked" more than one probe with too high temps on the grill. I find good success by doing my "searing" first, then use the probe by arranging the meat/chicken/small amimals etc, so that the probe is not directly over the hottest part of the flame. Works so far- been 2x years now...
Same thing happened to me and I now do as Hopz does.
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Thanks Hopz. Have you used your thermometer as an "instant read" - that was what I started out trying but when the meat wasn't done I left the probe in - but it ended up overcooked because the remote wasn't registering the true temp.

Andy M - the temperatureon the remote did not raise or lower no matter where I went - this seems so strange to me.
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Old 06-29-2006, 05:02 PM   #6
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The grill temp was M-O-M - medium - off - medium -- so I don't think it would be too hot.
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Test the accuracy by sticking the probes into a pan of boiling water and a bowl containing ice water and ice cubes. The readings should be 212 F and 32 F. In both tests, swirl the probes around constantly while collecting readings.

If they are not accurate, return the whole mess and get a refund.
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Thanks Andy M - I will test it. The problem about returning - it was a few months back and DH got it online - we don't even have the boxes . If it is not accurate I may see if they have a manufacturer's warranty. This is why I like to buy from stores. I will let you know the result of the test.
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Another thought - try a fresh battery.
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Ahaaa - I will do that first. Question - I was under the impression that a probe should not be put in water - is this correct? If so, then I can't do the water test - or am I wrong?
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