Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by damon555, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. damon555

    damon555 Smoking Fanatic

    Well my elcheapo walmart thermometer took a dump on me and I had a decision to make. Should I cheap out again or go with something a little more reliable? As you can tell from the title of this thread I went a little overboard. If you would have told me a year ago that I would spend that kind of money on a meat thermometer I'd of thought you were nuts. After much research it was pretty apparent which one was the best. Hundreds of reviews on Amazon giving the Thermapen 5 starts made up my mind.

    This thing is incredible! Pulling it from the box and opening the probe instantly gave me a 68 degree reading...exactly the temp in my house. A quick check in some ice water was also spot on. I can't wait to actually use it!
  2. If you are married, buy two of them.I was showing my new toy to the wife and she took a liking to it....and took it. I had to fork out for a second one for my Q'ing.
  3. damon555

    damon555 Smoking Fanatic

    Woops...didn't see the meat thermometer can move this if you like moderators. Thanks
  4. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Ahhh, the dangers of showing the wife your toys!
  5. sound1

    sound1 Smoking Fanatic

    I mentioned it to my wife and poof, I got one for Christmas. Love the thing. Being traceable to the bureau of standards and the price, it had better be accurate. 

    Using it I have found that the errors on some of my other probes is not linear in how far they are off. IE over 2* at 32* under 6* at 212* does not give a slope of 10* or more at higher temps. It's all part of learning your equipment, and having an accurate reference point just makes that task much easier.

    And, as to getting a second one, I see that in my future as well, when the other half says "that's so cooool", you know it's in your best interest to give it up or get another one.
  6. damon555

    damon555 Smoking Fanatic

    She knows all about it. She also knows that she will benefit directly from me having it. Her forte are the side dishes....a match made in heaven!
  7. sound1

    sound1 Smoking Fanatic

    Gotta love it when a plan comes together.
  8. Holy smokes are they expensive! $96!!! I want to order one so bad...If I didn't just get my box of goodies today (another AMNTS and 25lbs of pellets) and my new vacuum sealer (Vacmaster 110)...I'd already pulled the trigger!

  9. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have two Thermapens..bought one and won one on FB...

    They rock!!!

  10. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    They run open box sales for around $69 every so often (just had one last month).  Everybody I've ever talked to who bought an "open box" unit actually got a brand new one in a factory sealed blister pack.

    I should have bought two.  My wife works in food service and keeps eying mine.  I guess one day it will be like the nice remote read IR thermometer I had and it will end up at her kitchen (the work one).  Good thing she did not see my Raytech Raygner MX from when I did textile screen printing as a 2nd job (I still have that one squirreled away).
  11. Last thermometer you will ever need to buy! Works great!
  12. ballagh

    ballagh Smoking Fanatic

    I started an account there last nite and was gonna buy it but forgot my card in the car, so I was gonna do it at lunch today.  I got an email from them saying they arenhaving their open box sale today and picked it up for $72.00.  I also bought the acrylic holder and glow in the dark magnetic silicone sleeve.  Should be here on friday :)
  13. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I am patiently awaiting for the open box sale.... If anybody hears of it will you please let us all know ?
  14. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    i'm on there email list and they usually have sales for $75 around all major holidays and father's day and all that
  15. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    cool Doug... you'll let me know when they go on sale ?
  16. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Sho Nuf!
  17. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Check your mailbox!
  18. There's an open-box sale right now...$74

  19. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    nothing in my mail box and I don't see any specials for them on the web site... do you need a special code or something ?
  20. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Check your PM box, they don't show the special on the website.

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