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Old 10-11-2011, 08:39 PM   #1
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I saw this thermometer on eBay. It looks very similar to the thermoworks TW8060. Has anyone tried it or what do ya'll think? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Digital-K-J-...ht_10585wt_890
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:49 PM   #2
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The price is certainly right, but it looks like a cheap Chinese knockoff based on the engrish printing at the bottom of the unit and the cheapo box. The included probes look pretty chunky too. They're not giving you the thin probes that come with Thermoworks and you'll be putting some big holes into your meat.

Thermoworks is based close to me in Utah, USA, and their warranty and service is great.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:04 AM   #3
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“based in Hong Kong, is a professional supplier of all kinds of excellent laboratory products

I think that says it all.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:31 AM   #4
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I figured it was a knock off or made at the same factory as thermoworks, I was more concerned about cheaper components & warranty. I was also planning on buying new thermocouples from auber instruments. It's hard to find any decent dual input thermometers and I plan on buying a Rocks BBQ Stoker so I was trying to keep cost down until I upgrade. Thanks for the input.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:27 PM   #5
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Ya I found that on eBay after I pulled the trigger on a TW8060, got K type probes from auber I also want to get a stoker later too lol. But hell for 40 bucks I don't thinks it a bad deal but ya they might have use different guts inside so I went with TW. So TW products are made and assembled in the USA, or are they just assembled here you know what I reaching for?
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:21 AM   #6
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Here's what it says on their site:

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Originally Posted by Thermoworks
While a few of our products are manufactured here, many are made for us by partner factories in Europe, Asia and the USA.
You could call them up and find out for sure.

In any case, quality depends on the parts and the labor. Apple iPads are made in the same country as your worst crappy fake knockoff phones, after all.

Anyways, TW will back up their warranty, and that's what's important.
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