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And I can tell you who has the best customer service, WEBER... I'll gladly pay Double/Triple for a weber grill.

OK my curiosity peaked, lets hear it!

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/177047/is-my-lem-a-lemon

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http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/177047/is-my-lem-a-lemon

Just finished reading the thread, Maybe  fire.gifwould have helped my thermapen.

post #23 of 32
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Well all, I went with the javelin pro px1. Had some gift cards from amazon and didn't want to pay 179 bucks for the Thermapen on amazon. Its missing one thing.....a bottle opener...lol

 

 

 

Will be getting a nice 18x26x2 1/4 aluminum roasting pan with the new toy... A nice score for Christmas. No problem spatchcocking a turkey in this pan

 

 

Thanks for watching

 

Joe

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Congrats on the new Q toys Joe, enjoy ! icon14.gif
post #25 of 32

There's an old saying that goes, "he who buys cheap buys often". I owned the Javelin/Thermawand but it fell apart after only a few months. It was poorly made of cheap plastic in China and it felt more like a toy. I decided to make the investment and bought the Thermapen Mark 4 and I absolutely love it. Is it expensive? Yes. Overpriced? Mabye but this thermometer is very well built and just feels very well made and super sturdy. Someone mentioned that their Thermapen quit on them after a year and that is unfortunate. Thankfully, Thermaworks has really good customer support. The Probe on my DOT went bad a few months ago and they were very helpful and replaced it free of charge when I called them. I hope the person who had their Thermapen quit on them had the same pleasant experience as me. 

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Its been three weeks and I am liking the javelin pro px1. Ive been using it often and It's performing very well. It is the more expensive one and it's built well. Ive already dropped it... No problems...... I'm pretty happy with my purchase so far...... I'll compare it with the thermapen when I get to the the north florida gathering. I know a few folks who have them that will be there

post #27 of 32

I've got the MK4 and my original Thermapen  as a back up. Love the MK4 especially the backlight feature and the instant on  without having to close and open the probe.

I did a 17lb brisket Saturday and it was dark before it was done so the backlight feature was great to have.

I left it out on the smoker that night. Totally forgot about it. We got 3 inches of snow during the night. It wasn't until late Sunday when I was cleaning up around the pit that I remembered it and began to look for it. Found it on the smoker under 3 inches of snow. The second I picked it up it came on.

Was buried under the snow for about 16 hours.

 

This banner is at the top of the web page at Thermoworks. The MK4 on their site is $99.00

 

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Do not purchase at Amazon or eBay.
The lowest internet prices for ThermoWorks products are available at thermoworks.com.

WARNING Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Sears and their sellers are not Authorized Dealers. Their prices are typically much higher than MSRP. If you purchase a ThermoWorks product from an unauthorized seller, you will not receive any warranty or technical support.

post #28 of 32
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I was wondering why they were 179.00 on amazon......  I dont get it. they lost a sale. If I were able to get one from amazon for the same thermapen site price  I would have got the MK4.

I had amazon gift cards..... My Javalin pro xp1 does have a back light

post #29 of 32
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I was wondering why they were 179.00 on amazon......  I dont get it. they lost a sale. If I were able to get one from amazon for the same thermapen site price  I would have got the MK4.

I had amazon gift cards..... My Javalin pro xp1 does have a back light


I'm sure it's due to pricing control. They would sooner make a larger profit per sale than a smaller profit per sale on a larger volume. Easier to control warranty issues as well.

A calculated decision on their part.

I have used Thermapens for a number of years now with no problems. I trust them completely. I gave up on the remote Mavericks quite awhile ago. Constant probe failures wires hanging out of the smoker everywhere. A get what you pay for example.  I use the $5 Tru Temp oven thermometers to monitor pit temps. Very simple and reliable.

post #30 of 32
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I was wondering why they were 179.00 on amazon......  I dont get it. they lost a sale. If I were able to get one from amazon for the same thermapen site price  I would have got the MK4.

I had amazon gift cards..... My Javalin pro xp1 does have a back light


I'm sure it's due to pricing control. They would sooner make a larger profit per sale than a smaller profit per sale on a larger volume. Easier to control warranty issues as well.

A calculated decision on their part.

I have used Thermapens for a number of years now with no problems. I trust them completely. I gave up on the remote Mavericks quite awhile ago. Constant probe failures wires hanging out of the smoker everywhere. A get what you pay for example.  I use the $5 Tru Temp oven thermometers to monitor pit temps. Very simple and reliable.

I agree. The maverick has it issues for me. Its not dependable IMO... I now have the I device. Havent used it much yet to see how it performs but the probes look better

post #31 of 32

Thermoworks hooked me up, even with an outdate warranty.

I still would like to try the javalin

 

Here's my replacement Thermapen, clearly not their fault.

 

 

TIRE TRACKS, LOL

 

They did send a replacement for the replacement.

post #32 of 32

Speaking of Javelins, I just got an email yesterday from Lavatools, they're doing 25% off everything with the code lavajan6

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