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Old 03-16-2015, 11:21 AM   #1
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Default Any Thoughts on Lavatool Thermowand vs Thermopop?

Needing a new thermometer........can't afford the revered thermopen. What about these two, they are in the same price point Thermowand or Thermopop?
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Old 03-16-2015, 11:29 AM   #2
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I have a thermoworks therm similar in speed to the pop and also have the thermowand and i'll take the thermowand all day and twice on Tuesdays. It's very fast, accurate, folds like the thermopen, lifetime warranty and the fridge magnet is very nice to have.
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Old 03-16-2015, 11:44 AM   #3
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I love my thermapop..

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^^^^^ I'll grab either my thermapen or thermopop, depends which one is handier. But I hate waiting that extra second for the thermopop.
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Old 03-16-2015, 12:56 PM   #5
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Thermopop. I have had mine over a year and it still works great. Not as fast as my Thermapen but still pretty quick.
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Old 03-16-2015, 12:58 PM   #6
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Old 03-16-2015, 01:11 PM   #7
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I have both a thermapop and thermowand. I think the pop is a little faster. Both work just fine.
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Old 03-16-2015, 03:36 PM   #8
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ThermoPop would be the best option. Its faster, the display rotates, is backlit, and has a longer probe. With a Longer probe length your hand will stay farther away from the grill and you can work with the bigger thicker meats. In my opinion I really don't see the other device as a competitor to the Pop. I think Shagdogs posts really helps find the difference in the speed.*


One other point that I don't think anyone has mentioned is the service that ThermoWorks provide. They do it right by providing great service to backup their awesome products.*
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Old 03-16-2015, 03:39 PM   #9
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Consider probe length before you settle on a winner. Thermowand does not have a probe long enough to handle larger pieces of meat (only 2.5 inches). The short, foldaway probe that everyone likes would not be able to get to the center of a roast, or turkey. If it can't do that, it's worthless. Take a look at a comparison between the Thermapen and the Thermowand and keep in mind that the ThermoPop has the same size probe as the Thermapen.

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Old 03-16-2015, 03:42 PM   #10
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The video above is the reason I bought a Thermopop when they had that sale I posted up here a while back ($19). No way am I spending $96 on a Thermapen (they are currently on sale for $79 - St Pat Day green), when the Thermopop works only a little slower.
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Old 03-16-2015, 03:44 PM   #11
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Anyone who has a roast cooking with gradation like that ain't doing it right.

But I totally agree. Their probe is too short
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Old 03-16-2015, 05:09 PM   #12
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Ok, I bought 2 thermopops..........one for a gift and one for myself.
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Old 03-16-2015, 05:23 PM   #13
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I have both but use the thermopop a lot more. As mentioned above the length of the probe is too short on the thermowand. My thermopop also reads faster than the thermowand. I like the idea of having a foldable thermometer like the Thermapen but thermowand just doesn't perform as well as the thermopop.
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Old 03-16-2015, 07:24 PM   #14
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I came along a bit late but Thermoworks also sells this one and while it won't measure as high as the Thermopop it reads plenty high for food.

http://www.thermoworks.com/products/...st/rt600c.html

Just in case you need another one in the future.
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Old 03-17-2015, 01:32 PM   #15
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I have a Thermopop and I use it multiple times a week. I've played with the Thermowand but the magnet wouldn't grip very well to most of the surfaces I tried. A clever idea but it just kept sliding down. Also, I worry about the probe length on the Thermowand and I just can't imagine how that body is waterproof (anyone else get that feeling?).
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