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Taylor 501 Connoisseur Line Instant Read Thermometer… $5.69

Taylor 501 Connoisseur Line Instant Read Thermometer

Stainless steel and glass construction Thermometer, model 501.  Instant Read, NSF approve and oversized dial for easy reading.  Range 20 to 220F.  Includes a pocket sleeve.

3/27/15 4:01 PM Central: This has recently sold for over $12.  It has dropped to $5.69.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Taylor 501 Connoisseur Line Instant Read Thermometer

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ThermoWorks ChefAlarm Faulty Probe Announcement + Two Sales

CHEFALARM ® MODEL #TX-1100-XX (SELECT FROM 9 COLORS)

ThermoWorks ChefAlarm is a great Thermometer and Timer Combo.  It tracks highs and lows, has both high and low alarms and has a built in timer.  The easy to read screen also has a backlight feature.  Check out my Full Hands on Review for more info.

Over the past few months I have received word from several HBF Readers that their probes had failed.  I contacted ChefAlarm to see what was going on.  After some back and forth they determined that some of the first run of Pro-Series Needle Probes had manufacturing issues that caused early failure.  Those issues have now been addressed.

ThermoWorks has awesome customer support.  They are doing two things to make up for this issue.

1.  If you’re in the group that received a faulty probe, my contact at ThermoWorks wants you to know that these are completely replaceable under warranty.  Get with ThermoWorks and they will send you at a brand new Pro-Series Needle Probe.  Contact Customer Support

2,  A newer probe option has since been released that may be a better fit for taking mash temperatures and deep immersion.  This probe is now being recommended to homebrewers.  I asked ThermoWorks to discount this probe for you as part of this announcement and they kindly obliged knocking 30% off the probe.  It’s available on the probe tab and is called the “PRO-SERIES® HIGH TEMP 12 INCH PROBE”.  The discount brings it down to $14.70.

Check out the ChefAlarm

Also from ThermoWorks: Bye Bye Brown Thermapen Sale – $79 – Last Chance

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Bye Bye Brown Thermapen Sale – $79 – Last Chance

Brown Thermapen

ThermoWorks has discounted Brown Thermapen Thermometers as part of an annual sale for a while now.  They are marked down $17 to $79.  That sale is up on going right now.  That’s one of the lowest prices on a brand new Thermapen that we’ve seen.

This is not only the last annual brown Thermapen Sale, it’s your last chance to get a brown Thermapen ever.  When these sell out, the color is being discontinued.

I’m a happy Thermapen owner.  The Thermapen is the nicest thermometer that I own.  Check out my in depth Hands on Review including accuracy and response time tests.

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Check out my Hands on Review of the Thermapen thermometer…

Hands On: ThermoWorks Thermapen – Including Response Time Trials

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ThermoWorks Private Open Box Sale!

thermoworks open box sale

ThermoWorks just launched a private open box sale.  All units are said to be like new… “All units are like new. Some are sales demos, from returns, have minor cosmetic flaws, or are refurbished but all ship in like-new condition with full warranty. ”

Included in the mix are the ChefAlarm, DOT, TimeStick, Extra Big and Loud Timer, Infrared Thermometer Model IRK-2, ThermoPop, TempTest 1, Fridge and Freezer Thermometers (for monitoring fermentation or kegerator temps) and more.

Note that you must use the Private Sale Landing Page to get the sale price.  No coupon code is needed.

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New: Super-Fast Thermalite Thermometer w/Guaranteed Accuracy

THERMALITE ® 1 SUPER-FAST ® CERTIFIED DIGITAL THERMOMETER

ThermoWorks makers of the nearly universally lauded ThermapenReview have released the Thermalite, a new reasonably priced, quick response thermometer.

Specifications:

  • NEW! Super-Fast ® Tip, 5-6 seconds
  • Range to 302°F (150°C)
  • Simple one button operation
  • Includes NIST-Traceable certificate with test data
  • Accuracy to ±0.9°F (±0.5°C)
  • Guaranteed accuracy for life of meter
  • IP65 water resistant with optional silicone boot installed

If you pick up the optional silicone boot ($8 on the accessories tab) this becomes IP65 water resistant.  That means it is fully submersible.

The specifications, features and cost of the Thermalite look great.  I’m really impressed with the accuracy guarantee for the life of the thermometer.

Check it out – Here

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Etekcity Waterproof, Instant Read Digital Thermometer

Etekcity® DT133 Instant Read Waterproof Mini Pocket Pen-Style Probe Thermometer - Range -40 to 482°F/-40 to 250°C ,Instant read,Waterproof

DT133 Instant Reader Waterproof Digital Thermometer from Etekcity.  Readings from -40 to 482°F (-40 to 250°C). Switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit.  Uses one LR44 button cell battery.  Auto shutoff when idle to preserve battery.  Data hold and Min/Max feature.

Etekcity® DT133 Instant Read Waterproof Mini Pocket Pen-Style Probe Thermometer

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Reader Tip: Thermowand Ultra Fast and Accurate Thermometer

Thanks to HBF Reader AJ for this tip!  There are 8 Ways to Connect with HBF

Ultra Fast & Accurate, High-Performing Digital Food/BBQ Thermometer - Lavatools Thermowand

AJ has suggested a comparison between this thermometer (the Thermowand) and the Thermapen (See my review).

The Thermowand is NSF approved – that means it is certified to meet commercial food safety standards, boasts a 4 second response time and a +- .9 deg F accuracy.  It is splash resistant, has a integrated magnetic refrigerator attachment and has a lifetime warranty

Specifications:

  • Response Time: 4-5 seconds to within 1°F of final temperature in moving boiling water (212°F)
  • Accuracy: ±0.9°F @ -4 ~ 302°F (±0.5°C @ -20 ~ 150°C)
  • Range: -40 ~ 482°F (-40 ~ 250°C)
  • Battery: 1x CR2032
  • Battery Life: 4,000+ hours
  • Auto-Off: 60 min
  • F/°C Configurable: Yes

A few comparisons with the Thermapen…

  • Range: -58.0 to 572.0°F Thermapen vs -40 ~ 482°F for the Thermowand – Thermapen has a wider range, but this isn’t a factor for homebrewing.  If you’re measuring something that’s 572 while homebrewing… You’re doing it wrong! :)
  • Response Time: From 75°F to 32°F: ≤ 3 seconds to within 1°F for the Thermapen vs Response Time: 4-5 seconds to within 1°F of final temperature in moving boiling water (212°F) for the Thermowand.  The Thermapen wins by a couple seconds – Practically speaking… Not a huge difference.
  • Accuracy: ±0.7°F (±0.4°C) from -58 to 392°F (-49.9 to 199.9°C), ±1.8°F (±1.0°C) from 392 to 572°F (200 to 299.9°C) for the Thermapen vs ±0.9°F @ -4 ~ 302°F (±0.5°C @ -20 ~ 150°C) for the Thermowand.  In the range we’re interested in it’s a .2 deg F difference (slight advantage to Thermapen).  I’ve done a good bit of work with temperatures as they relate to homebrewing (see: Kegerator Beer Line Temperatures & Reducing Foam with a Recirculating Fan and Thermometer Reviews Tag) and I don’t see where .2 deg F is going to make a big difference.
  • Water Resistance: Splash Proof vs Splash Resistant – Without number on either of those terms, I’ll call this one a toss up.

All in all, the specs on this thermometer look very good, Especially compared with the price.  Price notwithstanding the Thermapen wins.  However the Themowand appears to be a very solid option.

After putting this post up, I got a bit of feedback from Facebook Friend – Connect with HBF on Facebook – Josh.  Josh says… “I have one and it’s great.”

Ultra Fast & Accurate, High-Performing Digital Food/BBQ Thermometer – Lavatools Thermowand®

Also: SPLASH-PROOF SUPER-FAST® THERMAPEN®

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