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Old 02-03-2012, 01:20 PM   #181
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What is a thermapen? BT makes it sound downright uncomfortable.

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A Instant read Therm-O-Meter....I highly recommend!!!

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Old 02-03-2012, 01:42 PM   #182
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A Instant read Therm-O-Meter....I highly recommend!!!

ThermoWorks - Splash-Proof Thermapen Thermometer
If I recall correctly America's Test Kitchen did an instant read thermometer comparison test and the one you refer to (or one that looks very much like it) was the winner of the test: reads quickly and accurately but quite expensive (IIRC). ($89)

I use a much less expensive Polder digital readout thermometer which works fine for me. I believe that a good instant read thermometer is essential to cooking. Not only can you tell when roasts are done perfectly but you can test a whole variety of foods to determine safe and/or correct serving temperature. I even used mine to set my hot water heater temperature to optimum.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:08 AM   #183
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For me - being the handiest and most clever item - it would have to be my "Pickle Getter" and that's only because it is extremely handy. I don't have to "fish" for pickles, get juice on my fingers or all over the counter.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:51 AM   #184
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For me - being the handiest and most clever item - it would have to be my "Pickle Getter" and that's only because it is extremely handy. I don't have to "fish" for pickles, get juice on my fingers or all over the counter.
A fork?
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:05 AM   #185
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A fork?
LOL nope ... the fork thing annoys me.

Here is what I have .. and as you can see it works for olives too.



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Old 03-28-2012, 10:07 AM   #186
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Forks for pickles, spoons for olives.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:09 AM   #187
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I have a pair of 12 inch tweezers for picking pickles and olives out of jars.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:44 AM   #188
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LOL nope ... the fork thing annoys me.

Here is what I have .. and as you can see it works for olives too.



A friend of mine has something that looks a lot like that, but it's for picking up sugar cubes at the table. I have seen large ones for ice cubes.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:47 AM   #189
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A friend of mine has something that looks a lot like that, but it's for picking up sugar cubes at the table. I have seen large ones for ice cubes.

I have one in my toolbox for picking up small parts you drop into hard-to-reach places.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:48 PM   #190
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I don't know if I'd like to own one of those. It looks like a surgical instrument to me. All my picker uppers are magnetic and not for the kitchen. ..lol..
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