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Unread 02-21-2014, 10:32 AM   #1
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Default Thermoworks Super Fast mini thermometer

I'm kind of tight a$$ ... I don't mind spending my money on stuff that I really want but I just couldn't justify spending $100 on a thermapen. I'd almost pulled the trigger one a few times but then I saw this little guy for less than 1/3rd of the price and went ahead and bought it. It's also made by thermoworks and is super fast and really well built. I guess the thermapen is supposed to read times 1-2 seconds faster but this thing is really fast and for me is a much better deal. Just wanted to pass it along to anyone who was in the same boat as me when wavering back and forth on the purchase of thermapen.

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I think it's worth a try. I bought a different brand that was supposed to be 8-10 seconds and it's more like 15 seconds. Let us know how it works.
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I'm right there with you man. I opted for this one...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SIN=B002GE2XF8

I think its probably an older version of the one you have.
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Love the thermapop... Its damn quick, easy to read..

http://www.thermoworks.com/products/...thermopop.html
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I'm right there with you man. I opted for this one...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SIN=B002GE2XF8

I think its probably an older version of the one you have.
I have this model too. I like it. Let us know how this one works for you.
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Does anyone have a comparison between a chefs thermometer like the classic kind and the thermopop?
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I had a Taylor Digital, a Tru tel dial, and now a thermopop. The thermapop blows the others away. On the tru tel, it was an easy 15 sec.. The taylor was 8-10. The thermopop, 4 seconds. Its ridiculously good. and easier to read than the taylor, plus its backlit and shuts itself off. I like it it a lot! I was looking at the OP's choice when I got the thermopop. Looks to be a great choice as well.. Same speed as the pop, only big difference is it shuts off when you put it in the case vs auto off after a few minutes.
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I have this model too. I like it. Let us know how this one works for you.
Yep, I love it. Reads plenty fast and is accurate. I would gladly buy 4-5 of these vs. the high end one. The great thing is I only need one and it's $20.
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The thermoworks superfast pen is cheaper and just as fast or faster...mine reads in about 4 seconds.
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I had a Taylor Digital, a Tru tel dial, and now a thermopop. The thermapop blows the others away. On the tru tel, it was an easy 15 sec.. The taylor was 8-10. The thermopop, 4 seconds. Its ridiculously good. and easier to read than the taylor, plus its backlit and shuts itself off. I like it it a lot! I was looking at the OP's choice when I got the thermopop. Looks to be a great choice as well.. Same speed as the pop, only big difference is it shuts off when you put it in the case vs auto off after a few minutes.

Those are cute! I've yet to buy a thermo of any kind... maybe I'll try one of these. Thanks for the comparison info.
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Ive got the RT600c and love it. Its leaps and bounds over my old thermometer.
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I spent so much on cheaper thermometers I went with the Thermapen last year and bought the wife a CHEFALARM thinking she would leave mine alone....didn't happen so I am ordering her her own! I do love my Thermapen!
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I just got a Thermopop as a Valentine's gift. It has the backlit feature which is nice

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Model # RT301WA

Good 4 second readings for 20 dollars
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I bought a super fast mini and love it.
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