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Old 08-29-2015, 02:48 AM   #1
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ThermoWorks other thermometers

I finally decided to get a ThermaPen. I Googled and it turns out that the prices at ThermoWorks are better than locally available ThermaPens and they have a super deal on shipping to Canada.

But, I'm so confused.

They have all kinds of thermometers listed on their featured products page and some of them are a lot cheaper than a ThermaPen. It's the same company. Are those other thermometers as good? What are the advantages of the ThermaPen? If I get one of the cheaper ones, I could get one with an alarm too and it would cost less than just the ThermaPen.

They are having a 15% until 31 August, so I'm kinda in a hurry to decide.

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Old 08-29-2015, 08:18 AM   #2
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I like this one: DOT® Oven Alarm Thermometer from ThermoWorks
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Old 08-29-2015, 08:23 AM   #3
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the Thermopen is the flagship product. it's "the fastest reading" on the market (so they say, it's probably true)

the other "just thermometers" are slower reading; the other others have alarms.

I have come to appreciate the Thermopen for the tiny little point and fast reading for 'specialty' situations. like fish or steaks or chops or pounded chicken breast- it's "thin" - it's tricky to hold the point in the same spot, so getting a read fast is likely to be more accurate of the temp where the point is.

for a 10 lb roast, makes nadda difference.
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Old 08-29-2015, 10:47 AM   #4
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A simple, no frills thermometer. I love it. Gotta get one and maybe a Thermapen too.
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Old 08-29-2015, 02:32 PM   #5
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I have the original (pre splash proof) Thermapen, and I love it. It's never failed me. I also have the Chef Alarm probe thermometer from Thermaworks and I use it often. I never have over or under cooked roasts or poultry any more.
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Old 08-29-2015, 06:46 PM   #6
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At work we have a thermoWorks thermometer and it reads really quickly, this one. ThermoWorks RT301WA Super-Fast® Pocket Thermometer

This is the one I have at home, it has a fold up probe, to mimic the design of the Thermapen somewhat, and I really like it, it reads just as fast as the one at work, but is much cheaper than a Thermapen. http://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Accurate...ords=thermapen
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I went a little crazy. I got:

ThermoWorks RT600B Waterproof Digital Thermometer
ChefAlarm® Oven Thermometer from ThermoWorks in blue
Super-Fast Thermapen® Thermometer from ThermoWorks in blue
And a Magnetic Glow-In-The-Dark Boot in silicone for the Thermapen.
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Old 08-30-2015, 09:12 PM   #8
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ThermoWorks other thermometers

Hey, when we get to a certain age, we've earned the right to spend our money on whatever we want! I have a purple Thermapen, very accurate. And, I might add, horrifically expensive.

Enjoy your new toys, Taxy!
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:24 PM   #9
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Today I ordered:

DOT® Oven Alarm Thermometer from ThermoWorks

and Super-Fast Thermapen® Thermometer from ThermoWorks
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I looked at the DOT oven alarm thermometer, but I really, really like the low alarm on the ChefAlarm oven thermometer. It will eliminate the annoyance of the milk getting too cool after scalding when I make yogourt. Actually, that annoyance is why I seldom make yogourt. I realized that if I got the DOT, I would be cursing later that I hadn't spent the extra $20.
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