Stovetop thermometers

JimBear

Feeling the Heat
Dec 15, 2017
433
Iowa
I was just curious as to what folks are using for stovetop thermometers. Mine is an Inferno
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Grizzerbear

Minister of Fire
Feb 12, 2019
575
SW Missoura
I use the same one. Ive never tested it against others but i like it and think its fairly accurate. From what i can tell it is a pretty popular thermometer on here and a lot of folks use it for what thats worth.
 
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Geoff C

Member
Oct 29, 2011
97
PA
I have a Homesaver that is usually within 50 of my laser thermometer.


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firefighterjake

Minister of Fire
Jul 22, 2008
19,079
Unity/Bangor, Maine
Condar . . . I forget which exact model. It's been relatively accurate when stacked up against the IR thermometer.
 
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JotulOwner

Feeling the Heat
Oct 29, 2007
354
Long Island, New York
I was just curious as to what folks are using for stovetop thermometers. Mine is an Inferno
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I have several different ones (Condar, Rutland, Jotul). They all seem reasonably accurate, but I also use an IR thermometer to check all areas of the stove/ pipe.
 
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Seasoned Oak

Minister of Fire
Oct 17, 2008
7,071
Eastern Central PA
Most of theses can be off 100 degrees or more. I think the IR guns are a lot more accurate. I have about 3 different makes of those and all test about the same on known temp surfaces. Maybe off 5 degrees or so between models.
 
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ColdNorCal

Feeling the Heat
Mar 6, 2018
278
Nor Cal
I was just curious as to what folks are using for stovetop thermometers. Mine is an Inferno
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Use that one as well. Not sure of accuracy although when it is just below or just above the 400 degree mark, creosote, I no longer see smoke from the chimney cap.
 
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Trey1979

Feeling the Heat
Sep 20, 2018
273
Mississippi
I got the auber instrument stove pipe temperature sensor and i love it can read it from the couch and I have a camera pointed towards the stove and can see the temp on the monitor by my bed
 
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Kevin Weis

Minister of Fire
Mar 3, 2018
932
Union Bridge, Md
Throw it away. I had one of those as freebie on a new stove purchase and found out after I got anIR gun that it was over 100 degrees off.
 

sroof

New Member
Jan 16, 2019
12
Massachusetts
For my Jotul F400 Castine, the manual is very specific about where the magnetic thermometer should be placed on the top plate. Is this the case for other stoves? My top plate temperature varies by 50 deg depending where I point the IR gun.