Thermoworks oven thermometer
Posted: 27 December 2009 08:34 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi everyone I need advice on thermometers: There are two main brands in the US but several types.

It looks like Thermoworks is the ONLY brand available to me in my country and NOT CDN.


http://www.thermoworks.com/index.html


1. Which Thermoworks thermometer do you recommend for an oven?


2. Is it practical to use an IR thermometer to read your oven temp?


3. Are the ones with cable attached to probe a hassle?


Any advice would be appreciated!

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Posted: 27 December 2009 01:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I find the IR harder to use and when unproper gives wrong readings.  I would recommended the thermoworks original oven probe thermometer for your oven, the probe cable isn’t a big hassle, and you get constant readings without having to open your oven door.  The probe cable is also usedul and the most practical way to know your poultry or roasts are done by meassuring the internal temperature of the meat while in the oven.  The cdn dot2 is handly and I have one in my oven all the time, just as a reference guide, it isn’t digital nor fast, it is just a good reference.

The ideal would be to own the thermapen plus an inexpensive oven probe and an inexpensive pocket IR.  That u have the best of all worlds and it is much more affordable, rather than just one very expensive probe cable (like the Omega) or a very expensive IR with probe (like the Raytek).

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Posted: 27 December 2009 01:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks Hector that is most useful info. I will order the probe cable. I presume I can lay the probe on a cake tray to measure oven temp ahead of placing a cake in the oven?

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Posted: 27 December 2009 02:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Paul, you’re going to have the best equipped kitchen in all of Africa!!!  wink

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Posted: 27 December 2009 03:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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No Ways! I am a minimalist!!

But there is some equipment one cannot do without such as a decent thermometer.

I do envy Hector’s collection though.

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Posted: 28 December 2009 01:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Sure, that will work.

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Posted: 28 December 2009 02:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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smile  Thanks! That is one baking issue settled.

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