cheap,good digital thermometer

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cheap,good digital thermometer

Postby smokeyjay » 08 Aug 2012, 17:19

found this on monday on amazon and ordered it, and got it today, tested it with boiling water and its spot on,very good price and very good reviews as well:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Digital-Food-Thermometer-Cooking-Probe/dp/B0045UZ7ZO/ref=sr_1_2?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1344446280&sr=1-2
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Re: cheap,good digital thermometer

Postby London Irish » 08 Aug 2012, 18:07

Nice find :)

Not sure if you've got a pit probe but these are very reasonable, can be used in a conventional oven as well :)

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/20103016/


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Re: cheap,good digital thermometer

Postby aris » 08 Aug 2012, 18:49

I have one of these - and you cannot beat it for the price. Only issue is that it takes a while to settle down and give you a temperature. A good 10-15 seconds. I have ordered a thermapen.
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Re: cheap,good digital thermometer

Postby London Irish » 08 Aug 2012, 18:53

aris wrote:I have one of these - and you cannot beat it for the price. Only issue is that it takes a while to settle down and give you a temperature. A good 10-15 seconds. I have ordered a thermapen.



Hopefully a re-con from fleabay 28 quid?
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Re: cheap,good digital thermometer

Postby aris » 08 Aug 2012, 19:00

London Irish wrote:
aris wrote:I have one of these - and you cannot beat it for the price. Only issue is that it takes a while to settle down and give you a temperature. A good 10-15 seconds. I have ordered a thermapen.



Hopefully a re-con from fleabay 28 quid?


Of course :D

Should get it tommorrow!
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Re: cheap,good digital thermometer

Postby London Irish » 08 Aug 2012, 19:00

Good lad :D
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Re: cheap,good digital thermometer

Postby keith157 » 08 Aug 2012, 19:27

aris wrote:I have one of these - and you cannot beat it for the price. Only issue is that it takes a while to settle down and give you a temperature. A good 10-15 seconds. I have ordered a thermapen.


aris old chap if you are referring to the ikea Fantast then it should be in situe throughout the cook, then when your calculations (and a sneaky glance at the readout) indicate the meat is near done a swift thrust (oooh matron) with your trusty thermopen will indicate whether the aforesaid beasty part is cooked.
You really do need both :D
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Re: cheap,good digital thermometer

Postby giblet » 15 Aug 2012, 13:27

They are a tad cheaper on ebay - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DIGITAL-PROBE ... 43ae11e5c4

Pity my local Ikea doesn't stock the probe thermometer as it looks like a bargain
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Re: cheap,good digital thermometer

Postby smokeyjay » 16 Aug 2012, 17:59

after using this quite a lot over the weekend (beef brisket and a big old pork loin) i can see what some of the other posters mean,it takes ages to give a temp a good 15-30 seconds, so if your on a budget its ok but if u can afford something a bit quicker then get that! ;)
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