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New Thermapen - BIG

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Just got my splash proof thermapen. My first. Did not expect it to be so big.

post #2 of 17
Congrats...Outside of meat and smoker/wood possibly the most valuable tool in the game....
post #3 of 17
Nice! I too was surprised on the size.
post #4 of 17
I was too !biggrin.gif
post #5 of 17
I have seen them in action and for some reason I still like my probe models. But then thats why they make chocolate ice cream because everyone don't like butter pecan.
post #6 of 17
I guess I should have said "when mine arrived".
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post #8 of 17
These come in handy when you need to check 20 butts and don't want to stand there with the door to the smoker open as you wait for the temp to change or find out that your cord doesn't reach those ones in the back, etc.

Just different tools that are better suited for different purposes.

BTW - the black model is the fastest and most accurate. icon_wink.gif
post #9 of 17
I want to get one too. I just now checked Amazon.com
They've got the black one, a red one for a few dollars more and the splash proof one for a few few dollars more.

What features set them apart, besides the last one seeminging to be water resist?
post #10 of 17
It does appear that you're getting something quite substantial for your money, doesn't it? I'm not so sure that the color has anything to do with the speed, since both the super-fast & the splash proof use the same K-type thermocouple.
post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
You are correct, the color does not have anything to do with how it functions.

This is taken from Thermapen's website.

Originally, we manufactured the Thermapen in gray only. Later we added all the food-safety color-coding versions. Many people in the food industry use color coding to prevent cross contamination by dedicating tools to specific food products. That way, a knife, cutting board or thermometer that is used for say, raw poultry, won’t end up contaminating fresh vegetables like salad greens.
That was the reason we did multiple colors for the Thermapen. Of course most people buy a color variety simply according to personal preference. Even in commercial applications it seems most people buy colors so they can quickly tell who belongs to which Thermapen (blue is Fred’s, yellow is Cathy’s, etc…)
In 2006 we added black and orange which aren’t even on the color coding system. If you have a color preference that we don’t make yet, email Randy and we’ll keep track of your vote.
Standard Color Code:
Red = raw meat, raw beef and pork.
Blue = raw seafood
Yellow = raw poultry
Brown = cooked meats
Green = produce
White = dairy or bakery items
post #12 of 17
AHA!! now I understand!!! Thank you. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #13 of 17
[quote=Fatback Joe;382962]These come in handy when you need to check 20 butts

My doctor confirms this. Guess I will have to buy one. biggrin.gif
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post #15 of 17
I don't care what anybody says...the red thermopens are by far the fastest!
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post #17 of 17
I'm going to assume you're kidding.

I just got a black one. Says it's splash proof and "superfast"
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