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post #21 of 35
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

I've never timed the Thermowand until tonight's cook. 3 seconds every time I probed.


I get 3-4 seconds Case.... Pretty nice for the $25 paid !
post #22 of 35
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Originally Posted by WaterinHoleBrew View Post

I get 3-4 seconds Case.... Pretty nice for the $25 paid !

I'd agree!
post #23 of 35
I paid $20 for my cosmark therm pen and it takes six seconds to read temps; that is when it works! Yesterday I couldn't get the dang thing to work at all! Today it worked fine... Luckily I borrowed the chefs therm to do my HACCP paperwork...
post #24 of 35
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Originally Posted by daRicksta View Post
 

I just conducted a test between my wife's ThermoPop (which I bought her) and my CDN. Dipped both probes into a measuring cup of boiling water. I don't know who ThermoWorks conducts their tests but my CDN beat the crap out of the ThermoPop by at least 5 seconds. I say at least because I didn't time them both since I was holding a probe in each hand. I now suspect the veracity of all ThermoWorks "versus" tests if I could so easily disprove their test results in my kitchen.

 

Just to confirm my results, I did the test twice and the CDN handily beat the ThermoPop both times. This is the one I proudly own: http://www.cdnw.com/product/proaccurate%C2%AE-folding-thermocouple-thermometer-red

 

 

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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

I've never timed the Thermowand until tonight's cook. 3 seconds every time I probed.

 

This link below proves there are faster Thermapens than others: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-6Rar4crDk

 

Some Thermapens read in less than 3 seconds.  Some read in 6 seconds in this test.  Wow some are 1/2 the speed?!  I'll take the light green one not the red one!  That being said.

 

daRicksta,

The CDN in this speed test doesn't reflect your great experience with your CDN therm.  I believe you.  I have to go with a SMF member because my Thermowand does not take over 8 seconds to go from room temp to 32*F as shown in the speed test from post # 17.  Your test was with hot water and beat the ThermoPop.  I wonder if a test going from room temp to 32*F vs. room temp to boiling would affect speed (sucking the heat out of the probe vs. adding heat to it.)  I use an ice water bath for calibration purposes but don't have applications to use it for cold purposes.

 

dirtsailor2003,

Our Thermowand package says response time: 4-5 seconds from room to 1*F of boiling water.  Four seconds is where I'm at.  I watched the link I posted several times and wonder if Thermapen has any comments on why their Thermapens in the test aren't consistent.  I would like to see speed tests going from room temp to boiling like the way most of us use therms.  My Thermowand does everything it's said to do (I won't put it in the dishwasher.  As advertised being top rack dishwasher safe.)  If it no longer meets the specifications on the package, then I'll have to exercise the lifetime warranty.  I have 4,000 hours of battery life to find out. LOL

-Kurt

post #25 of 35
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

I've never timed the Thermowand until tonight's cook. 3 seconds every time I probed.


I suspect those Thermapen trials were somehow fudged, especially since you got similar faster results with your Thermowand like I got with my CDN ProAccurate.

post #26 of 35
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Originally Posted by Dr K View Post
 

 

 

 

This link below proves there are faster Thermapens than others: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-6Rar4crDk

 

Some Thermapens read in less than 3 seconds.  Some read in 6 seconds in this test.  Wow some are 1/2 the speed?!  I'll take the light green one not the red one!  That being said.

 

daRicksta,

The CDN in this speed test doesn't reflect your great experience with your CDN therm.  I believe you.  I have to go with a SMF member because my Thermowand does not take over 8 seconds to go from room temp to 32*F as shown in the speed test from post # 17.  Your test was with hot water and beat the ThermoPop.  I wonder if a test going from room temp to 32*F vs. room temp to boiling would affect speed (sucking the heat out of the probe vs. adding heat to it.)  I use an ice water bath for calibration purposes but don't have applications to use it for cold purposes.

 

dirtsailor2003,

Our Thermowand package says response time: 4-5 seconds from room to 1*F of boiling water.  Four seconds is where I'm at.  I watched the link I posted several times and wonder if Thermapen has any comments on why their Thermapens in the test aren't consistent.  I would like to see speed tests going from room temp to boiling like the way most of us use therms.  My Thermowand does everything it's said to do (I won't put it in the dishwasher.  As advertised being top rack dishwasher safe.)  If it no longer meets the specifications on the package, then I'll have to exercise the lifetime warranty.  I have 4,000 hours of battery life to find out. LOL

-Kurt


Dr. K;, believe me, I was cursing my CDN for being so slow after watching the video so I just had to test it against my wife's ThermoPop. As I said, I ran the test twice inserting the probes at the same time. Before insertion into the water, I looked at the ambient air temp displays for each. I can't remember exactly but I think the ThermoPop showed a higher temp display by 2-3 degrees, which is statistically meaningless in my opinion. But it took quite longer for the ThermoPop to catch up to the CDN after latter had stabilized at the water temp. I think both therms displayed the same temp or were within 1 degree of each other. Bottom line is the CDN was much faster. However, I use the ThermoPop a great deal for testing the I/T of smaller cuts of meat like burgers and pork chops so that the insertion holes are smaller.

post #27 of 35
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Originally Posted by daRicksta View Post
 


Dr. K;, believe me, I was cursing my CDN for being so slow after watching the video so I just had to test it against my wife's ThermoPop. As I said, I ran the test twice inserting the probes at the same time. Before insertion into the water, I looked at the ambient air temp displays for each. I can't remember exactly but I think the ThermoPop showed a higher temp display by 2-3 degrees, which is statistically meaningless in my opinion. But it took quite longer for the ThermoPop to catch up to the CDN after latter had stabilized at the water temp. I think both therms displayed the same temp or were within 1 degree of each other. Bottom line is the CDN was much faster. However, I use the ThermoPop a great deal for testing the I/T of smaller cuts of meat like burgers and pork chops so that the insertion holes are smaller.

The green Thermapen in the test was reading in less than 3 seconds.  The other Thermapens in 4-6 seconds.  Unknowingly Thermapen showed their product's inconsistencies while comparing it to other therms in this test. LOL  For a $90 therm I can't seem to steer myself clear from this issue when some of the Thermapens take 100% longer than other identical Thermapens tested one right after the other. Some people may think well one or two seconds.  Percentages are everything!  Do people really know what the read speed is if it's longer than 3 seconds but less than 6 seconds?  Probably not.  Just like Dirtsailor said his reading on the Thermowand was in 3 seconds and that was the first time he timed it.  So there you have it everyone.  If all therm readings take at least 3 seconds and yours takes up to 6 seconds, you have a fast therm.  Take your pick Chinese or UK made.  None that are entirely made in the USA that I know of.  Nothing is forever.  So price and warranty are everything.  Too bad Thermapens don't have a lifetime warranty for the money. 

-Kurt

post #28 of 35
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Originally Posted by Dr K View Post
 

The green Thermapen in the test was reading in less than 3 seconds.  The other Thermapens in 4-6 seconds.  Unknowingly Thermapen showed their product's inconsistencies while comparing it to other therms in this test. LOL  For a $90 therm I can't seem to steer myself clear from this issue when some of the Thermapens take 100% longer than other identical Thermapens tested one right after the other. Some people may think well one or two seconds.  Percentages are everything!  Do people really know what the read speed is if it's longer than 3 seconds but less than 6 seconds?  Probably not.  Just like Dirtsailor said his reading on the Thermowand was in 3 seconds and that was the first time he timed it.  So there you have it everyone.  If all therm readings take at least 3 seconds and yours takes up to 6 seconds, you have a fast therm.  Take your pick Chinese or UK made.  None that are entirely made in the USA that I know of.  Nothing is forever.  So price and warranty are everything.  Too bad Thermapens don't have a lifetime warranty for the money. 

-Kurt


So, I wonder which it is: certain colors of Thermapens are faster than others or the faster Thermapens just happen to come in certain colors?

 

I hate buying Chinese but I thought the CDN was made in Oregon until I read the packaging after I bought it. But the thing is, my Cuisinart kitchen appliances are made in China, my MES 30 smoker is made in China, my flat screen TV and audio system are made in China. Almost everything inside and outside my house is made in China. It's what American industry and politics have done to us. And I'm fully aware that if all that stuff were American or Japanese-made I most likely couldn't afford it. $60 for a CDN was more in my price range than $90 for a Thermapen, sadly.

post #29 of 35

We could bring manufacturing back to this country but our govt. won't let 10 & 12 year old kids work in factories!

BTW I've given a few Thermawands as gifts! No complaints yet!

post #30 of 35
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Originally Posted by SB59 View Post
 

We could bring manufacturing back to this country but our govt. won't let 10 & 12 year old kids work in factories!

BTW I've given a few Thermawands as gifts! No complaints yet!


That's what's wrong with this country: we're mollycoddling our youngins!

post #31 of 35

I have a Thermo wand. works great and it was pretty cheap

 

Gary

post #32 of 35
Thread Starter 
FWIW:
I bought the Lava Tool Thermowand probe thermo and am very well pleased with it. I've used it on the grill, on smoked meat and in the kitchen.

Thanks for the advice! bluesbros.gif
post #33 of 35

Another thumbs up to Thermowand. I had a problem with my first one but after I emailed the company, they sent me a replacement no problemo. It works great, super fast, super accurate for 25 bucks is a steal. 

post #34 of 35
I hope my cosmark therm has a lifetime warranty because it lasted only two months!!!! I can't get the dang thing to work...

I'll try and return to my local food service supplier Friday!
post #35 of 35

Comparing the CDN thermocouple thermometer to a Thermopop isn't an apples to apples comparison.  The thermopop is not a thermocouple thermometer.  Comparing a CDN thermocouple to a Thermapen is an apples to apples comparison.  For comparison's sake - a thermapen is $96 and a thermopop is $29.

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