Originally Posted by abracadabra
We don't all know it. As it was news to me.
guess I'll have to test it with the calibration thermometer
Thanks for the post
Yeah you have the thermal transfer through the plastic (or glass). glass is a poor conductor of heat, plastic is a slight insulator[/edit]. Plus you have a reading that is taken on the outside edge where all of the transfer is occuring. This translates to the actual temperature being probably a few degrees higher (not significantly so though so don't worry bout it!) than the stick on reads. Plus they (imo) aren't all that easy to read anyways.
[more edit]Think of it this way, if you took a infrared picture of the sucker you'd see an image that was red in the middle and probably orange to yellow at the edges. [/more edit]
[I am botching this post] Not that the strip isn't making an accurate reading...it is telling you pretty much what it is reading. The problem comes in that it is slightly higher in the middle than the edge where you put it.[/I am botching this post]