New stove toy - Reotemp thermometer

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I saw this in a shot a couple weeks ago and thought it would be good to try it out. I am a sucker for glass covered, easy to read thermomters. The only thing I know of on the market like it is the Tel-Tru for about $65. This one was $20 and so far it is an exact match for my IR thermometer. The caveat is that they are sold in pairs. I will give the second one to a friend as a present for their Summit. Reotemp is a US manufacturer, but this thermometer is made in China. The finish is nice. We'll see how it stands up over time.

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I like mine. It is easy to ready, seems pretty accurate, and was easy to adjust. Mine was about 20* off until I adjusted it, but that really depends on if your stove is holding steady for long enough to gauge it. My only negative is that it stands taller than a standard stove top thermometer. It has been growing on me, and the height is less offensive than it used to be.

Keep us posted on how it tracks with the rise and fall of temps.

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Yes, I think it was your post I saw it in. Thanks!
So far it is doing very well as far as temperature tracking. It's pretty mild out tonight so I am only doing a low burn. With colder weather, I will have more to observe. I really like the clear bold numbering. It's easier to read in low light.
 
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I bought mine a a single on Amazon. I probably paid too much if you got 2/$20.
 
I bought mine a a single on Amazon. I probably paid too much if you got 2/$20.
They were 2 for $40 bought directly from Reotemp.

I won't be checking the high temp today. It's 52º outside, so no fire. I did check the low reading and it is spot on at 70º, same as the room temp and the Auber probe temp currently.

Amazon link:
Amazon product ASIN B07MLDNW1W
 
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Do you think these are a bit quicker to respond than other magnetic surface thermometers? Wonder if they have a probe thermometer? I had a Teltrue years ago, these look similar.
 
Do you think these are a bit quicker to respond than other magnetic surface thermometers? Wonder if they have a probe thermometer? I had a Teltrue years ago, these look similar.
The reaction time is quite good. Not like our analog probe thermometer.
 
Hmm, looking at digital thermometers I came across this one that looks interesting. $58.63 complete with the K probe.
Amazon product ASIN B00NG3RRGI
 
Do you think these are a bit quicker to respond than other magnetic surface thermometers?
Stovetop temperature doesn't move quickly due to its mass. It's not like flue gases. As a test, I took the thermometer off the stovetop and put it on the cooler double-wall stove pipe. The temperature reading dropped at about a degree a second. I would expect this to be somewhat the same for most magnetic bi-metallic thermometers.
 
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Hmm, looking at digital thermometers I came across this one that looks interesting. $58.63 complete with the K probe.
Interesting. I've been wanting to get a probe for the cat on my stove and wondered weather there were other options besides the Auber. That one looks like just a plastic covering over the transmission line; Obviously I can't stick that part inside the stove. I'm not seeing the included probe...? I was assuming you'd get the probe separately, then attach it to that "wire?"
It's 8" or more inside the stove, to get to the cat on mine, so I'm not sure how that's done..?
 
Interesting. I've been wanting to get a probe for the cat on my stove and wondered weather there were other options besides the Auber. That one looks like just a plastic covering over the transmission line; Obviously I can't stick that part inside the stove. I'm not seeing the included probe...? I was assuming you'd get the probe separately, then attach it to that "wire?"
It's 8" or more inside the stove, to get to the cat on mine, so I'm not sure how that's done..?
I think Auber will make any size you request. I think I still have mine somewhere for my Keystone, I’ll check and you can have it if I do
 
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Interesting. I've been wanting to get a probe for the cat on my stove and wondered weather there were other options besides the Auber. That one looks like just a plastic covering over the transmission line; Obviously I can't stick that part inside the stove. I'm not seeing the included probe...? I was assuming you'd get the probe separately, then attach it to that "wire?"
It's 8" or more inside the stove, to get to the cat on mine, so I'm not sure how that's done..?
The probe is below in the "people also bought" section. Here's a link to it. This one is only rated to 500ºC (932ºC) . You'd need a higher rated one for measuring the cat temperature.
Amazon product ASIN B0142RXG84
Another option that is designed for catalytic is the Condar Watchman.
 
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A number of years ago I got rid of an old grill and saved the thermometer. I machined a block of aluminum, drilled and tapped it and put the thermo in it.
Put it on my Fisher in my shed.

New stove toy - Reotemp thermometer
 
Sweet, nicely done Osage..
 
I saw this in a shot a couple weeks ago and thought it would be good to try it out. I am a sucker for glass covered, easy to read thermomters. The only thing I know of on the market like it is the Tel-Tru for about $65. This one was $20 and so far it is an exact match for my IR thermometer. The caveat is that they are sold in pairs. I will give the second one to a friend as a present for their Summit. Reotemp is a US manufacturer, but this thermometer is made in China. The finish is nice. We'll see how it stands up over time.

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Thanks for this, BG. I bought one on Amazon and it is dead on with my IR gun.
 
Man I wish I hadn’t just bought the condar inferno for my stovetop. It’s about 50 degrees off from my IR, plus that reo looks way nicer. I still want to get a probe for my single wall flue. I want a more accurate flue gas temp than just the surface temp of the pipe to go off.
 
Man I wish I hadn’t just bought the condar inferno for my stovetop. It’s about 50 degrees off from my IR, plus that reo looks way nicer. I still want to get a probe for my single wall flue. I want a more accurate flue gas temp than just the surface temp of the pipe to go off.
A digital probe like an Auber is a gamechanger. I rely on it with every burn.
 
I’m beginning to get a little yellowing off the lense in the center. Not bad, yet.
 
Recently bout this reotemp mag thermometer. It seems to read 30-50 degrees lower than my IR gun on a hot stove but seems close in the 150-300 range. How do you adjust these?
 
Recently bout this reotemp mag thermometer. It seems to read 30-50 degrees lower than my IR gun on a hot stove but seems close in the 150-300 range. How do you adjust these?
Before trying an adjustment, make sure the IR set to the right emissivity. Then try the IR thermometer at different points around the thermometer.
 
It is the big brass screw. I have done it with a large flat screw driver, the belly of my knife, and I imagine a chisel would work. Don’t go at it with a small screwdriver. You’ll just chew it up.
 
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