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BRBBQ
03-14-2010, 08:30 PM
I don't get it when the nsf words are on some thing. Does this mean you don't need to clean the item? Example I've ate lunch at Bryants in KC, these folks use a meat slicer which I'm gussing has a NSF rating on it, I never see them remove the slicer and clean it, heck my $14 clone thermopen has a nsf rating on it as well. Does this mean I can just use the thing all day and not wash it? All's I know is these things are rated for food, so is my pop can, plastic fork ect. They still get washed.

Ford
03-14-2010, 09:34 PM
Your local health dept determines how often you clean equipment. Slicer probably end of day if it's in constant use. Thermapen or any other temp probe that goes in food is every use with an alcohol wipe.

NSF means it's approved for food prep and serving and not how it's used.

5-0 BBQ
09-29-2010, 10:20 PM
Always wash everything. Bleach and hot water makes for a happy health inspector. :-D

Goin Que Que
11-13-2010, 05:39 PM
I don't get it when the nsf words are on some thing. Does this mean you don't need to clean the item? Example I've ate lunch at Bryants in KC, these folks use a meat slicer which I'm gussing has a NSF rating on it, I never see them remove the slicer and clean it, heck my $14 clone thermopen has a nsf rating on it as well. Does this mean I can just use the thing all day and not wash it? All's I know is these things are rated for food, so is my pop can, plastic fork ect. They still get washed.

Not to hijack, but where did you get your clone thermo?

John

BBQ Grail
11-13-2010, 05:46 PM
Not to hijack, but where did you get your clone thermo?

John

There's no such thing as a clone Thermopen. A clone is exactly a like. There are cheap knock-offs but there is NOTHING like a Thermapen...

Goin Que Que
11-13-2010, 06:01 PM
I have a thermopen but by accident left it in the rain. I dried it out and re-calibrated it but I don't think it's the same. Just looking for a cheaper version.

John

BRBBQ
11-14-2010, 02:51 PM
Not to hijack, but where did you get your clone thermo?

JohnLowes, http://www.lowes.com/pd_280609-13471-806E4L_0__?productId=3030144&Ntt=thermometer&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl__0__s%3FNtt%3Dthermometer

HB-BBQ
11-21-2010, 01:14 PM
I have a thermopen but by accident left it in the rain. I dried it out and re-calibrated it but I don't think it's the same.
John
I'd give Thermoworks a call, they have great customer service and may fix it for free or a small fee...no hijack intended :)

Stoke&Smoke
12-29-2010, 04:22 PM
Not to hijack the hijack, but BRBBQ, check here. http://www.cookingforengineers.com/article/84/NSF-Certification