Ridiculously cheap Infrared Thermometer on Amazon.co.uk

Discussion in 'UK Smokers' started by molove, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. molove

    molove Smoke Blower

    I have just come across a -50 - 550ºC infrared thermometer on Amazon.co.uk for £1.74 including postage. I have no idea if this is legit or not, and I'm not in the market for another thermometer so I won't be ordering one.

    If anyone is interested, here is the link



    Piers
     
  2. gavlar

    gavlar Fire Starter

    Thanks Piers

    I have just ordered one so let's just wait and see.

    Cheers

    Gavlar
     
  3. molove

    molove Smoke Blower

    Gavlar, hope it works out ok.

    Let us know how you got on.

    Piers
     
  4. molove

    molove Smoke Blower

    Wierdly it seems to be going down in price, it's now down to £1.13!
     
  5. steve johnson

    steve johnson Smoke Blower

    Uk
    It's now£1.00
     
  6. gavlar

    gavlar Fire Starter

    I feel slightly robbed, I purchased four at 1.74
     
  7. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It has got to be worth it for £1.00 including shipping. I just ordered 3. I guess if they work then one will be a raffle prize at the 2007 UK SMF meet [​IMG]  
     
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  8. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    3 ordered at 9 pm last night and at 5:19 this morning I have just had a confirmation from Amazon that they have been shipped. Surely it would have cost more than the £3 I paid just for the shipping alone !
     
  9. molove

    molove Smoke Blower

  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have this therm and it works great. I paid more than that!
     
  11. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am half expecting to get 3 copies of the photo used on the Amazon web site delivered in a 2nd class envelope  [​IMG]
     
  12. steve johnson

    steve johnson Smoke Blower

    Uk
    It's now £4.61 price is up and down like a brides nighty
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2016
  13. dls1

    dls1 Smoking Fanatic

    That was a quickie. It's back to £1.00.
     
  14. Sod it, just ordered a couple, might aswel at that price
     
  15. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I ordered three yesterday! Not sure why, but a £1.00 each got to be worth it?
     
  16. I thought I would chuck my tuppence in. I have one of these and I paid £12 a couple of years ago. I use it for work and check fryer temps with it. You do need to be careful you don't get spurious readings though. Clean oil won't read right as it doesn't emit as much infra red energy as the darker dirty oil. I check it regularly with an accurate probe themopen.
    You can prove this by aiming it at a boiling stainless steel kettle, mine reads around 46°C when it's boiling. The darker the surface the better, so a nice bark on your best Brisket should be near enough to be accurate.
    For that price I don't think you can go too wrong, its worth a punt.
     
  17. steve johnson

    steve johnson Smoke Blower

    Uk
    so did i hahah
     
  18. Hello.  So this is one of those things you point and click and it reads the temp?  So sticking your tongue on the smoker is not good enough?  [​IMG]   MAN! I feel old!  Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     
  19. ukcommando

    ukcommando Fire Starter

    just bought one for 73p with free p&p !!!
     
  20. smokewood

    smokewood Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    I paid 86 pence, gotta love a bargain.  The only reason they are selling them that cheap is to improve their seller profile on Amazon, the more they sell the higher up their listings apear on Amazon.

    Keep them coming 
     

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