A cool way to test meat probe thermometers

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by richoso1, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    usually we test a new meat probe thermometer by imersing it in a pan/pot container boiling water. Because I have to use a walker, hovering over boiling water can be risky. To make it safer for me, I imerse the probe into a glass with ice and water. After stirring the probe for a few seconds the temperature should read between 32*/34*, as water freezes at 32*. If you click on the image to enlarge it, you will see that the temperature reads 33*. Below are the main reasons why I choose to test in this manner.

    1. I cannot be scalded by steam.
    2. The probe never touches any metal while it is connected to the processing unit and cannot be damaged.

    Use the method you wish, just keep it safe.
  2. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    That's one way to do it! I'd be hard pressed to read that low on my dial thermometers though. I don't remember how low my digitals go I just never use them.

    I just nuke a coffee cup full of water and stick the probe in. Usually make a cup of tea afterwards. I like iced tea when it's warm out anyway. [​IMG]
  3. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    "Cool" idea!

    Must remember!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  4. triple b

    triple b Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I like that idea,I'll try it next time.
  5. larry maddock

    larry maddock Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    good way to test ---i like it[​IMG]
  6. navyfe

    navyfe Fire Starter

    Great Tip!!!
  7. Too be on the safe side, check your Thermometers BEFORE you need them the first time. [​IMG] Don't want to be sorry.

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