Is there a trick to cleaning a regular meat thermometer?

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by simondsjt, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. simondsjt

    simondsjt Fire Starter

    I did a smoke yesterday using regular meat thermometers and by then end of the smoke, the thermometers were very hard to read. My wife thinks I may have ruined them. Is there a trick to cleaning them?
     
  2. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

    Is this the ones with clear glass over a dial and the glass gets kinda dark?
     
  3. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Elbow grease and Dawn dish washing liquid.
     
  4. simondsjt

    simondsjt Fire Starter

    Sweet. Thanks. I thought I ruined them.
     
  5. fred420

    fred420 Meat Mopper

    a friend put one in the dishwasher--it survived but had moisture inside until dried in oven for a while...
     
  6. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Spray some Pam on them and they should wipe right off.
     
  7. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like the pam idea never thought of that one........
     
  8. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Works for me ...
     
  9. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

    Using a bar of soap and rubbing it on the dial before the smoke makes it come right off too. Though it works better on pans you don't want to get ashy, because you don't want to look through them.
     
  10. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Food grade silicon spray. Gordons carries it.
     

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