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Unread 09-17-2007, 07:28 PM   #1
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Default Thermopen, polder or ?

Any comments on which instant thermometer I should get? I like the thermopen but is there anything that is as good or close that is less expensive?

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Nothing comes close to the Thermapen at that price. I do use my Nu Temps, and they are great for monitoring, but that damn Thermapen is great for those quick reads. Get the Thermapen, or at least the NuTemps. Somewhere somebody has a deal on those things. I've had mine for two years, and they work great. Still, that Thermapen is something else! And it matches my lawnmower...
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Anybody know where to get a deal on a Thermopen?
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Deciding on which color is the true test.
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There's a woman that lives here in TX that frequents the BGE forum. She orders the 5 to get the 6th free then sells them for her cost. But you're stuck with grey.

I have a blue one. We all know they're the most accurate!
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I have a blue one. We all know they're the most accurate!
You beat me to it. I second the blue thermapen, not only are they the most accurate they also give the fastest reading
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Blue Thermapen here. Mostest accurate of them all.
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Blue thermapens for 13th place chicken....orange for walking and GC's!!!
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You beat me to it. I second the blue thermapen, not only are they the most accurate they also give the fastest reading
You guys are off your nut...EVERYONE knows green is mo-betta!!! Especially when they are FREE!!! I won mine as a door prize last weekend at the PNW Eggfest. It's the "Thermapen 5" Superfast.

You can get a pretty good deal on the BGE Forum from MollyShark. She buys in bulk and sells at reduced prices. Give her a ping.

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The red one is the way to go. It has a sexy woman's voice that gives the reading. "Big Brother Smoke your sausage is ready"
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Wont giving her a ping offend her? especially if we have never met?
I've pinged her before...she didn't seem to mind!

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The red one is the way to go. It has a sexy woman's voice that gives the reading. "Big Brother Smoke your sausage is ready"
Clearly you've been sleeping with your Thermapen again...

I really don't care about accuracy. I chose yellow so I can find it easily in the junk drawer.

I have a Thermapen, two Taylor "Instant read" and some Nutemps. The NuTemps are used to monitor pit temperature, the Taylors read too slow so they are in the drawer, and the Thermapen is used all of the time.

Also, they have great customer service. I've had mine for about 18 moths and recently it wouldn't turn off so I sent them an e-mail and I had a return authorization the same day. I'm sending it off tomorrow.
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thermopen in purple is the way to go!!!

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[quote=Ron_L;464383]Clearly you've been sleeping with your Thermapen again...

I thought you were sworn to secretcy
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