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Good Instant read thermometer.

post #1 of 6
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Hi!

 

So can anyone recommend a really good instant read thermometer that they've used? Ideally it should be for under $50.
I need one for getting the temperature of burger patties.

 

I've used this previously:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Taylor-Digital-Instant-Read-Pocket-Thermometer/dp/B00004XSC3 but in my opinion it's too slow, and there's a significant time lag.

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 6

Best, IMHO, is the Thermapen which takes 3 second readings and I believe is the fastest available.  Although they have been running a sale, it is still outside of your price range (@$79 plus shipping).  I like mine a lot.

 

Second choice would be one of Thermoworks other units which takes 5-6 second readings:

 

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

 

http://www.thermoworks.com/products/low_cost/rt301wa.html

post #3 of 6

Yeah I agree go with the thermo works I have had two of them and they are worth the investment.

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post #4 of 6

Taylor commercial  Digi  17.95 Sysco

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Thanks! I think i'll get one each of Thermapen and Taylor commercial.

post #6 of 6

Thermoworks are great...especially the Thermapen....ridiculously pricey, though.  In addition to the Thermoworks inexpensive instant, I like CDN.  Take a look at the DTQ450X.  It runs about $19.95, and is about 3 seconds slower, and half a degree less accurate than the Thermapen, for about a fifth of the price.  Also, only needs less than an inch of coverage (like the Thermapen) for a good reading.  I have one, and love it, also Cooks Illustrated pick for best instant read after you eliminate the Thermapen.

 

Good luck.

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