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Thermometers

Laser Sighted Grill and Oven Thermometer

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This blog will be a review of the Laser-Sighted Grill and Oven Thermometer. It is available from scores of sources and in several different colors. I will lay out a use case for using an infrared thermometer for both your indoor and outdoor cooking activities. I had no idea how useful they can be, but now I can’t imagine not having one of these thermometers in my arsenal. I have had a less than successful history with the first two models I’e owned, which I will touch on below. But this model has lasted me 3 years and seems quite robust. Read More...
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Maverick ET-733 - Foul Up

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This brief blog entry shall serve as a Follow Up to a problem (Foul Up) I encountered with my new Maverick ET-733 remote read thermometer which I REVIEWED in a Blog Entry earlier this year. I encountered a problem, which it seems like others are having, where the receiver unit runs down batteries even though it is turned off. Maverick took care of repairing it under warrantee so all is good there. But where the warrantee is 90 days I thought I would bring it up for folks who may not use the unit much. Maybe you are waiting for better weather, I don’t know. Bottom line: If you have one of these units, you might want to use it a few times to make sure you don’t have the problem. And if you do it will still be under warrantee when you discover it. Read More...
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Thermapen Instant Read Thermometer

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This blog discusses my first impressions and what I have learned so far about the Splash-Proof ThermoWorks Super-Fast Thermapen instant read thermometer. This is the thermometer of choice for many chefs and others in the food service industry and serious non-professional cooks. I was always a bit skeptical due to the high price of this model ($96.00), but even after a short time using it I am a convert. I will attempt to explain why this thermometer is worth every penny, in a way that a skeptic like myself will understand. Read More...
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Maverick ET-733 First Impressions

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This blog comes as a bit of a surprise to me. It is a review of the new Maverick ET-733 a new and improved version of the ET-732. It is the third generation model of a line which started with the ET-73, which was followed up by the second generation ET-732 several years ago. I bought my ET-72 in 2005 and my ET-732 in 2012. This model is the third generation model. I had been thinking of getting a second ET-732 for use with my second Big Green Egg, when I start seeing hints online of a new Maverick unit coming out soon. I decided to wait a while and sure enough the ET-733 was announced in late November. I just received my new unit in the mail and what follows are my initial impressions of the new unit and a description of the changes. Read More...
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