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Old 12-06-2010, 04:20 PM   #1
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I see lots of people using thermapens, and say they are invaluable!
Well im done with glass lab thermometers as i always forget they are in my fermenting buckets when cleaning, and i smash them when i pour out the hot water...

Ive found a few different thermapens, but they all range from £25 - £90 for what looks like the same thing. The only differences i can see is a 'Thermapen 5' and a 'Superfast Thermapen'

What do you guys use, and what one do I want to put on my xmas list?

Or, are they overated, and I could do better with something else? One of the things im worried about is the shortness of the probe.

 
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:33 PM   #2
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not overrated, they rock, get the waterproof super fast one. It is about $100 US dollars.

 
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:34 PM   #3
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thermoworks thermapen. the one and only:
http://www.thermoworks.com/products/...thermapen.html

 
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:00 PM   #4
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Cheers guys. I was finding these...

http://www.ajstuart.co.uk/shop/_spec...pen_5_4931.asp

And thinking, these cant be what everyone raves about...

Cheers guys I'll make sure I get the thermoworks one!

Edit: Which, just to check, is this one... http://www.buycatering.com/superfast...n-d129581.html

is it not?

 
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:33 AM   #5
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Looks like mine, but the price seems too good to be true. I know they are made in the U.K. so maybe this site has a cheap source.

 
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:41 PM   #6
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your ajstuart isn't one, but the second sure looks like one. ~$40 usd is cheap as h*ll....

i don't know what "ETI Superfast Thermapen" means, the real 'pen is made by thermoworks. donno if they're the same or not...

 
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:47 PM   #7
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Cheers guys. I was finding these...

http://www.ajstuart.co.uk/shop/_spec...pen_5_4931.asp

And thinking, these cant be what everyone raves about...

Cheers guys I'll make sure I get the thermoworks one!

Edit: Which, just to check, is this one... http://www.buycatering.com/superfast...n-d129581.html

is it not?
That is their older model before they came out with the splashless model. It is now obsolete. I have both and they both work flawlessly.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:33 PM   #8
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The real Thermapen is from Thermoworks, which is in the US, although the Thermapen itself is made in the UK. I paid $96 for it, and couldn't be happier. Use it for brewing, baking, cooking, and a few other things.

There are lots of cheap thermometers out there, but it works like it does with everything else- you get what you pay for.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:49 PM   #9
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Thermapen's are the best! I paid about $96 for my water resistant one a year or so ago, and it is great.

Also versatile, I use it for all sorts of stuff.
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:52 AM   #10
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Hi folks,
I noticed you linked to the Original Fast Respone Thermapen 5 on our website. I can confirm that the only difference in the original model and the newer model is the shape of the Thermapen - all functions are the same.
Our supplier has informed us that they are continuing to produce the original style model due to a demand from customers and are currently offering it to us at a reduced price, hence the reason we are currently offering the Thermapen on special offer.
If anyone needs any further information on either model of the Thermapen, let me know and I'll try to help you out as we hold both models in stock.
Thanks,
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