Posts Tagged ‘Thermapen’
I love getting surprise packages in the mail. Especially one that I use on a regular basis. I was thrilled to receive the first ever Canadian Maple Leaf Limited Edition Thermapen. These are available currently on their website and when they are gone they are gone! Get yours before its too late.
The Super-Fast Thermapen is a professional tool (originally designed for commercial kitchens, labs and manufacturing plants) that has become the top consumer cooking thermometer for home use. It’s popularity among celebrity chefs, cooking magazines, top foodies, bloggers and competition BBQ teams have made the Thermapen into an essential tool in the best-equipped home kitchens and backyard BBQ rigs.
Made by Hand in England, the Thermapen is faster and more accurate than any other cooking thermometer on the market. Competitors have tried to copy the Thermapen with mass-produced products made in China and have flooded the housewares market with slower, less-accurate knock-offs. However, when compared to true competing commercial thermocouple thermometers, the Thermapen is not only faster and more accurate, it’s also less expensive!
The Thermapen’s speed and accuracy will reveal more about food and cooking techniques than you ever imagined. You’ll learn that temperatures are always changing; a roast is never the same temperature throughout while cooking. If you want to know what’s really going on, get a Thermapen.
If you want to experience speed and precision (traceable to National Standards) and you’re on a quest for culinary perfection, you will want a Thermapen. Add up the expense of wasted meats alone and you’ll justify the cost of this professional tool.
A Thermapen can be used for virtually anything that needs to be cooked or chilled. Use it on meats, fish, casseroles, re-heated foods, breads, cakes, deep frying and candy. You don’t have to have a Thermapen to be a great cook; however, more than one celebrity chef and several food writers have testified that a Thermapen will make you a better cook…AND, you can choose your own color! Order one today.
I have 3 of them. One is red, another is orange and the newest is pink. One stays in the trailer during competition season. One is always at the house and the other stays in my purse. You never know when you may want to temp something. Also in 5 years I have only had to change the batteries once. I use them often they have been through a lot and I am impressed with their durability and endurance.
What? You don’t know what a thermapen is? Here is the breakdown right from their website:
The Super-Fast™ Thermapen™ has been a favorite among restaurant chains, health inspectors and quality managers worldwide. Hundreds of thousands are in use. The clever fold-away probe and the simple pocket design replace more costly and bulky handheld thermometers while using the same professional thermocouple technology. This new generation Thermapen™ introduces a robust, splash-proof design with molded-in seals to protect the thermometer from wet hands and kitchen splashes.
Speed & Accuracy
Even more accurate than before and slightly faster! Our proprietary circuit yields accuracies better than ±0.7°F. That includes all errors! (many competitors don’t include the probe error in their spec.) Each unit comes with a NIST-Traceable certificate of calibration showing test results for the individual thermometer. Resolution is now 0.1° over the full range. Improvements in the probe technology now yield a blazing fast speed of 3 seconds to a full temperature reading.
The components most likely to fail in a commercial thermometer are the cable and its connector. Also, the typical handheld meter and probe combination requires two hands. What do you do with the cable when you’re through with it? The competition want you to wrap it around the meter, which is time consuming and a natural trap for grime and bacteria! The one-handed Thermapen™ eliminates frayed cables, snags, germ traps and wasted time while freeing your second hand.
Just open the probe and the Thermapen™ comes on. Close it and it shuts off. No buttons or switches to catch germs, confuse staff and cause errors. Configuration settings in the battery compartment allow management to easily set the Thermapen™ for °C or °F, read in tenths or whole degrees (0.1° or 1°), and disable the auto-off for continuous readings till the probe is closed. Although likely to never be needed, a calibration trim button fine-tunes the Thermapen™ calibration at a single temperature such as an ice-bath.
The closest commercial competition for the Thermapen™ sells for about $200. Other meter and probe combinations sell for up to $250! In most cases, you can buy a whole new Thermapen™ for about the price the competition charges for just a replacement probe. Compare speed, convenience, accuracy and the new durability of the Splash-Proof Super-Fast™ Thermapen™ and you’ll see how you can save significant money while improving your own product quality.
BBQ friends and I talk on twitter back and forth through the day. One of them Wayne Brown from Big Wayners BBQ Blog.
We talked about thermapens and a new shipment he had received and I said they really need to come out with one with flames. I mean yes they have the beautiful assortment of colors but flames would just be awesome. Within minutes Wayne sent this picture back to me:
I want this.
You know everyone has their favorite BBQ tool item or even grill. Along the way you learn some tips some tricks and things that just help you get better.
A couple of years ago Duff Dixon of Ontario Gas BBQ’s gave me one of the best BBQ presents ever. …. I had heard about them. I had seen pictures.. I will admit I was a bit skeptical of their tales of reliability their speed and their accuracy. In the end it all turned out to be true. It was better than I had ever hoped.
It was my very first Thermapen. I will admit it was love at first use. It was shiny pretty fast as all heck and darn it all it was RED!!!
There is an ongoing debate amongst thermapen owners which color is the fastest (I still think the RED one is the fastest!). Funny since this is the history on the colors of thermapens:
Originally, we manufactured the Thermapen in gray only. Later we added all the food-safety color-coding versions. Many people in the food industry use color coding to prevent cross contamination by dedicating tools to specific food products. That way, a knife, cutting board or thermometer that is used for say, raw poultry, won’t end up contaminating fresh vegetables like salad greens.
That was the reason we did multiple colors for the Thermapen. Of course most people buy a color variety simply according to personal preference. Even in commercial applications it seems most people buy colors so they can quickly tell who belongs to which Thermapen (blue is Fred’s, yellow is Cathy’s, etc…)
In 2006 we added black and orange which aren’t even on the color coding system. If you have a color preference that we don’t make yet, email Randy and we’ll keep track of your vote.
There is such a following of these superfast digital thermometers that Thermoworks has recently developed a new blog dedicated to all things Thermapen www.Thermapen.com .
Here is a great opportunity from their site:
Also for those of you on Twitter click the link below for an additional chance to win one of their spanking brand new Splash-Proof Super-Fast Thermapen!!!
They took their original Super Fast Thermapen and they made it even better!! Here is a great video of them on Youtube!!
- 3-second readings!
- Improved accuracy and durability
- Water-resistant design
- Biomaster anti-bacterial additive
- °F to °C reconfigurable
- 0.1° resolution full range to 572°F
- Auto on/off—no buttons!
- 1,500 hour battery life
Made in England