Saturday, July 05, 2008

Thermopen fast reading food thermometer

In most cases, you get what you pay for. The Thermopen food thermometer is no different. If you've ever grown impatient waiting for your economy digital thermometer to register a final temperature while the temperature in your barbecue smoker heads south, then you need to investigate the advantages of a professional food thermometer from Thermopen. Here's a list of features from the website:

--Read temperature in less than 4 seconds!
--Fold away probe protects from breakage.
--Wide range covers -58°F to 572°F.
--Accuracy meets USDA guidelines in the food range.
--Includes certificate with actual test data to prove your unit’s accuracy.
--Big easy-to-read digits are far easier to read than other pocket thermometers.

And perhaps most important for us bbq folks there's very minimal loss of moisture from piercing the meat to take an internal reading.

"The reduced-diameter needle tip of the Super-Fast model only requires about 1/8” immersion so you can take the temperature of even thin burger patties. And, you’ll only leave a tiny, self-closing hole in your steak instead of the gaping “juice-drain” left by “digital BBQ forks” or the old dial-type meat thermometers." (source ThermoWorks website).

For a lot of people, it's hard to overcome the price on these quality units, but in the end I think you agree they're worth it if you do a lot of cooking.

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