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Old 11-02-2007, 06:35 PM   #1
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Has anyone used the Thermapens?? If so are they worth the money?? Seems a little pricey at $89.00 per Thermapen.
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Old 11-02-2007, 06:56 PM   #2
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No, they are really lousy ;) Just kidding. It seems pricey but it is a fantastic instrument and I wouldn't be without it. Now as to color..........aw heck, it's been talked about before :)
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:04 PM   #3
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Dude, you paid how much for that CTO? I love mine so much, I'm getting a second one.
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:10 PM   #4
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Only the blue ones are worth $89. All others $87. Price increase is due to the accuracy. Well worth the money.
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Randy ... where were you last week? Group buy for less.

According to Gator, mine should be on it's way to my house early next week.
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:17 PM   #6
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Let me put it this way... if I was on my way to a BBQ contest that was 100 miles from my house and realized 3/4 of the way I'd forgotten my Thermapen... I'd turn around and go home to get it.
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:29 PM   #7
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Has anyone used the Thermapens?? If so are they worth the money?? Seems a little pricey at $89.00 per Thermapen.
So versatile and so accurate!!

I just did 2 hamburger patties on the gasser.
1" thick Chuck Burgers.
Took them to 155-160 temp with the ThermoPen.
PERFECT--just beyond "red" and moist as could be!
Never had better burgers

Worth every Penney!!!!!

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Old 11-02-2007, 07:43 PM   #8
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Next to my Leatherman, it's one of my most useful tools.
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:21 PM   #9
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Worth every penny. I never realized how off my ET-73 could be (3-4 degrees) until I started noticing discrepancies with the Thermapen. Did the boil test and guess which one was dialed in and which one was off?

Thermapens are a very good tool to have.
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:33 PM   #10
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Lemme say this.......Our county healt dept inspector was thrilled that I had one to check our chicken that we cook for our chicken dinners.

He said..........there gaurenteed within 3 degrees, certified from the factory.

Im going to purchase a second one very very soon.
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:39 PM   #11
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The price was hard to swallow ... but I wouldn't be without mine now! We use it for everything from the smoker to the gasser to stuff done inside in some thing the wife calls an oven

Definitely wouldn't second guess getting another one!
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:42 PM   #12
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thanks for the imput guys. I'm SOLD!!!!
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Old 11-03-2007, 02:33 AM   #13
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I couldnt live without my thermapen anymore. Definately worth it.

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Old 11-03-2007, 06:42 AM   #14
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Great tool, just make sure you get an orange one...
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Old 11-03-2007, 10:10 AM   #15
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Ditto to what Don Marco said...It's an awesome tool for your kitchen as well as your BBQ. If you missed out on the group buy here you can go to the Big Green Egg forum and "ping" Mollyshark. She buys in bulk often and sells them at a discount. Try to get a "Green" one if you can...they are the most accurate.
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