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Unread 04-20-2013, 08:46 AM   #16
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Reminds me of "My cousin Vinney" "...it was found to be balls on accurate"
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Unread 04-20-2013, 08:51 AM   #17
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Are they worth it? That's for you to decide. 90 to 100 bucks is a ton for just a thermometer.

Unless its a red one and then its worth every penny.

I got mine as a gift, rarely cook without it. Even use it to check the temp of my beer.
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yes, it's good
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Any thermocoupler thermometer will do the job well.

I am a Maverick guy. BBQ is a nighttime/daytime sport. The display is SOOOOO much better at 3 am.

One time I went to bed with a Maverick and woke up with a thermopen.......
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I have 3 of them. Lost my first one somewhere but not sure where.

Our county health dept. inspector swears by them. I help operate a commercial kitchen in our small community. I bake chicken several times a year. I love the speed of my Thermapen.
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I love my Thermapen and use it all the time.

Reasons why I think it is better than the cheaper ones, the reading is extremely fast. I can insert the probe slowly into the meat and see the temperature profile of the meat as it goes in. It works great on this pieces of meat where other thermometers do not.

I always use it to tell when meat I am cooking is done. Works great when I warm up stuff in the microwave too to ensure things are warm to the middle.

This is one item I would definitely purchase again if I could go back and do it all over again.
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Only the ORANGE ones are any good.
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I use mine professionally every day. I have two. The older red model is used by the staff and I have a yellow splash proof for myself. The staff does not like it when their T'pen gets misplaced. Then they have to use an analog instant read. Talk about slow. I do wish the would backlight them. If enough of us complain maybe we can get that on the the next generation. Another problem I have noticed is that the screen is hard to read with polarized sunglasses.
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I have tested most of them and can clearly tell you what color is fastest. Hands down its the жыщйюфᎿᏃ
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If I was cooking for others, or running a kitchen, I would own a few of them. Nothing better than the speed and accuracy. If you have to stop and think, you will skip the temperature and bad things can happen.

I don't own one for home, but, when I cook with them, I really do like them a lot. The probe is also a good brisket tester. I do steaks by feel, but, after turning in semi-cooked chicken once, I temp any chicken I am feeding other people with.
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Oh yeah. If your not getting a red one there is not much point in buying it.
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Hopefully I'll have one by the next time I fire up the grill. :)




Until then I wait patiently.




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Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny_Crunch View Post
Oh yeah. If your not getting a red one there is not much point in buying it.
Unless you're buying a blue one, which is superior to every other color of course.

Count me as another happy Thermapen user.
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Haven't made up my mind yet.
Bought my first in 2006.
I have 2.
Mrs Kapn has 1.
We have one spare--"just in case"

I'll let you know what we decide some day

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Sorry...only the red ones work. Well worth it.
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