Infrared Thermometer

Post in 'The Gear' started by firecracker_77, Oct 27, 2012.

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    How I love this tool. Instant read-outs on any surface you point the thing at, even aquarium water. Way more useful than a stove-top thermometer. Just my .02
     
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    Where did you buy it from?
     
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    Amazon.com

    $20
     
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    I second this post.

    I've had one and find it very useful. In an old house it's great for locating ceiling joist and wall areas that aren't well insulated too.
     
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    Still nice to have the stove top one for quick reference though and no batteries needed. I need to replace the battery in mine but can't remember how to open it. Oh well something to fiddle with later tonight.
     
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    Absolutely necessary.
     
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    I absolutely have been intending to get one of these stove top thermometers, but have not. ;em
     
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    No self respecting cook should be without one.Cooked chicken on the grill and checked the progress. 195-205 and ready to eat.I use mine more on cooking than what I bought it for. Ken
     
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    Which type of thermometer is used to check the chicken temp. I usually test the meat with my finger, at least for steak. Once the steak feels like my palm, I know it's time to take off the grill. It will be pink in the middle and cooked on the outside.
     
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    I use the instant read for meat internal temp, however, I too find my IR thermometer indispensable around the stove, when cooking, and much more.

    I have a cast iron skillet, affectionately called "panzilla" which covers all 4 burners on my range top. With 4 gas burners going on a single skillet like that, even after lots of practice there's occasionally surprises. With the IR, there is no such thing as a burnt/blonde pancake!

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    I use mine to check trailer hubs, brake rotors after coming down long hills, engine component temps, etc. Truly a very valuable tool to own.
     
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    Well if the food is say 195~ it might smart a bit .Also I would have to replace my filth more that once a week just to be sanitary.I purchased this one at Harbor Freight.Only thing I have ever bought from them but, hay it works! Ken
     

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