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post #61 of 69
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Originally Posted by Dr K View Post
 


I got the Thermowand for Xmas that you mentioned in your last paragraph at this link http://www.amazon.com/Fastest-Accurate-Water-Resistant-High-Performance-Thermometer/dp/B00GRFHXVQ/     I like the magnetic back and lanyard hole.  Supposedly dishwasher safe to 150*F but will only be wiped clean.  Boil tested at 211*F at 735ft. and ice water tested at 32*F.  $24.99 for a 4 second read.  Works exactly like a Thermapen.  Just 1/3 the price.  I did a review on it comparing it to the Thermapen on the thread "another Thermapen Sale."

-Kurt


I saw your review but it was after we'd bought our two therms. My CDN was $60 and I bought it at a BBQ class I attended last year. I don't know why the Thermowand is much cheaper than the CDN since they could both be made in the same Chinese factory. All ThermoWorks therms are made in England. ThermoWorks claims they use better components and everything which justifies the higher prices but still it makes you wonder.

post #62 of 69
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Originally Posted by daRicksta View Post
 


I saw your review but it was after we'd bought our two therms. My CDN was $60 and I bought it at a BBQ class I attended last year. I don't know why the Thermowand is much cheaper than the CDN since they could both be made in the same Chinese factory. All ThermoWorks therms are made in England. ThermoWorks claims they use better components and everything which justifies the higher prices but still it makes you wonder.


Component Design Northwest, Inc. in Portland, OR has good therms.  I have their DTP482 single cable/probe therm and it says made in China.  The show "How it's Made" on the Science Channel had an episode on manufacturing and calibrating the Thermapen.  That was a good show.

post #63 of 69
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Originally Posted by Dr K View Post
 


Component Design Northwest, Inc. in Portland, OR has good therms.  I have their DTP482 single cable/probe therm and it says made in China.  The show "How it's Made" on the Science Channel had an episode on manufacturing and calibrating the Thermapen.  That was a good show.


I'm going to see if I can watch that video online. Sounds fascinating.

 

Just did a search and unfortunately not there and I couldn't find it on You Tube. I'm sorry I missed it.

post #64 of 69
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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post
 

 

 


I don't know all the setting problems with the 733 that the 732 doesn't have, but you kinda answered at least part of your question.

I don't have to push any buttons in any order on my 732. I just turn on the receiver. Then turn on the transmitter. DONE  That's the way I like it.

Bears don't like fancy schmancy crap. All I want is the current temp.

 

 

Bear

 

I hear you on this... the last time I smoked a butt I had guests over though so the audio alerts on the 733 when thresholds were exceeded was helpful and kept me from obsessively looking at the receiver and being rude.  But it's definitely too complex to program the 733, I think, and coming from me that's probably meaningful since I'm an IT guy (sys admin/SQL developer) by trade so I'm definitely not afraid to program stuff. :)

 

I also might get really used to it as I use it more though, so who knows.  These days stuff is supposed to be intuitive right out of the box though (think iPhone).

post #65 of 69
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Originally Posted by KentuckyCal View Post
 

 

I hear you on this... the last time I smoked a butt I had guests over though so the audio alerts on the 733 when thresholds were exceeded was helpful and kept me from obsessively looking at the receiver and being rude.  But it's definitely too complex to program the 733, I think, and coming from me that's probably meaningful since I'm an IT guy (sys admin/SQL developer) by trade so I'm definitely not afraid to program stuff. :)

 

I also might get really used to it as I use it more though, so who knows.  These days stuff is supposed to be intuitive right out of the box though (think iPhone).


You can use the 733 just like the 732. Turn on the receiver then turn on the transmitter, let 'em link and you're done. By default the Alarm is set to off. I choose to program my 733 because I'm geeky that way with a background in computer building and repair. I admit that the 733 is WAY too complex and a huge hassle if you miss your window to change a setting because you have to start over again and run through the menus.

 

And yes, the alarm notifications are a hassle for other people in the room, especially when the alarm goes off and I'm not in the room to quiet it. But I enjoy being notified when the temp drops swings above or below my set parameters. I'm glad I bought the 733.

post #66 of 69

I'm new to smoking and have a MS 30" smoker and after reading this thread I realize I need a thermometer.  I hope this isn't a stupid question but the probe goes in the smoker and the receiver goes outside, right?  Does the cord (probe wire) fit thru the door seal ok or were do you run it through?  I haven't used my smoker yet,just checking things out before I do.

post #67 of 69

Yes, correct.  I run the probe wire through the vent hole.

post #68 of 69
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Originally Posted by KentuckyCal View Post
 

Yes, correct.  I run the probe wire through the vent hole.

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Bear

post #69 of 69

Thanks, I'll order a thermometer today. 

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