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Thermopen sale
« on: January 28, 2015, 02:18:32 PM »
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Re: Thermopen sale
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2015, 02:23:38 PM »
got that email this morning-good deal.
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Re: Thermopen sale
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2015, 04:36:23 PM »
I purchased my Thermapen during last year's "Open Box" sale.  The box appeared to have never been opened, and the Thermapen appeared to have never been used.
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Re: Thermopen sale
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2015, 04:43:01 PM »
Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
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Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

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Re: Thermopen sale
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2015, 04:43:11 PM »
I purchased my Thermapen during last year's "Open Box" sale.  The box appeared to have never been open, and the Thermapen appeared to have never been used.
You are not the first I have heard this from. Maybe they had bad counts in their inventory and you were last in line for a particular color.

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Re: Thermopen sale
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2015, 04:00:04 AM »
You are not the first I have heard this from. Maybe they had bad counts in their inventory and you were last in line for a particular color.

I have no idea as to why Thermoworks runs these sales.  All I remember when purchasing my Thermapen was thinking that it was the most ridiculous, money burning a hole in my pocket gear purchase that I had made up to that point.

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Re: Thermopen sale
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2015, 04:02:32 AM »

You are not the first I have heard this from. Maybe they had bad counts in their inventory and you were last in line for a particular color.

I have no idea as to why Thermoworks runs these sales.  All I remember when purchasing my Thermapen was thinking that it was the most ridiculous, money burning a hole in my pocket gear purchase that I had made up to that point.
To make it seem like a good deal.

$100? Hell no
$74? Two please

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Re: Thermopen sale
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2015, 01:12:15 PM »
I bought mine on sale a few years ago.  It appeared to be "New in Box" as well.  I do admit that spending $75-$80 on a thermometer seems a little outrageous, but I love the accuracy and the speed of the reading.  I checked mine against a lab grade thermometer recently, and it was very close at every calibration point (>.5F).

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Re: Thermopen sale
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2015, 04:29:13 PM »
So are they worth it. I'm thinking of getting one. Do they stay calibrated, are they easy to calibrate? Are the done for if you drop them in your MT?
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Re: Thermopen sale
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2015, 04:49:40 PM »
Worth every cent IMO.  My wife washed and dried mine that was in my bib pocket.  Removed the batteries and made sure the interior was dry, installed them, and it took off like new.  Checked calibration and it was like nothing ever happened to it.  I use mine for cooking too.
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Re: Thermopen sale
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2015, 08:02:01 PM »
Worth every cent IMO.  My wife washed and dried mine that was in my bib pocket.  Removed the batteries and made sure the interior was dry, installed them, and it took off like new.  Checked calibration and it was like nothing ever happened to it.  I use mine for cooking too.
I probably spent as much on other thermometers before I bought mine. I love how fast the temp stabilizes.
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Re: Thermopen sale
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2015, 08:09:15 PM »
I bought two of these on sale for 15. Not as fancy as the Thermopen, but I love them for the price.


http://thermoworks.com/products/low_cost/rt600c.html

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Re: Thermopen sale
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2015, 08:11:35 PM »
I bought two of these on sale for 15. Not as fancy as the Thermopen, but I love them for the price.


http://thermoworks.com/products/low_cost/rt600c.html

+1.  Same as mine. Performance is nearly identical.
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Re: Thermopen sale
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2015, 09:59:24 PM »
I bought two of these on sale for 15. Not as fancy as the Thermopen, but I love them for the price.


http://thermoworks.com/products/low_cost/rt600c.html
It says it stabilizes in 5-6 seconds. For the price difference I think I'll wait the couple of seconds over the thermopens 3 seconds. Also its dishwasher safe which tells me it can handle being dropped in a mash. Thanks!
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Re: Thermopen sale
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2015, 10:05:18 PM »
I bought two of these on sale for 15. Not as fancy as the Thermopen, but I love them for the price.


http://thermoworks.com/products/low_cost/rt600c.html

+1.  Same as mine. Performance is nearly identical.

I've got that one and it's fantastic.  I bought it after one of you guys suggested it last year.  Great for the grill too.
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