Digital Probe Thermometer Recommendation
Posted: 08 March 2010 04:17 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi Everyone

I am looking for recommendations on a digital probe thermometer. Once again, my probe has failed me - and the manufacturer (CDN) has stopped making the thermometer and replacement probes for the model I like! The cord needs to be able to tolerate high/low temps (more than 400 degrees), and I would like to be able buy replacement probes.

I am an avid baker, so I need one that will tolerate the use.

On the upside - I now have plenty of kitchen timers (Talk about kitchen pack rat)! Of course, all of them cluttering the junk drawer. Oh well, at least I tossed the probes!

Thanks for all of your help.

Jeri

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Posted: 09 March 2010 11:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hi Jeri - I have just bought the Thermoworks Thermapen on the advice of Hector and Rose and their oven probe thermometer.

http://www.thermoworks.com/products/thermapen/splashproof_thermapen.html

http://www.thermoworks.com/products/low_cost/oven_temp_timer.html

I have not used either long enough to comment. The Pen is very expensive but it is fast (made in China of course) - about 3 - 4 seconds and accurate.
I had good service from the company.

I am sure Hector who is the resident thermometer boffin will help you. There may be cheaper alternatives.

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Posted: 09 March 2010 12:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I have a TruTemp instant-read thermometer I bought at Target for about $10. I tested it in boiling water and it is right on the money. It even recovered after it was dropped in a pot of boiling syrup. I opened up the back, wiped it out, and let it dry. The next day it was back in business.

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Posted: 09 March 2010 12:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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The thermapen is made in the UK. -:)

regarding an oven dial thermometer, i am currently testing the one made by Thermoworks vs the CDN DOT2 which i have been using for years.  my tests are empirical and practical, meaning it is going to be a while before i can give results, as i do the actual test when i am baking an actual cake thru my schedule.

if you are in need of an oven probe thermometer (such as normally used for roasting meats and poultry), i don’t use mine that often in cakes but do use it when baking poultry!  the one i have is made by polder, but i think the one made by cdn or by thermoworks are also good.  you will see me ultimately inserting my thermapen on the poultry for a final check.

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Posted: 10 March 2010 11:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Thank you everyone for your replies. I will let you know which one I get, and how well it works after I have tested it for awhile. I mainly use my probe with a cord for breads, making candies and some icings. I have gone through too many Polder’s to buy another one.

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