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Topic: Thermometers, again (4 msgs / 93 lines)
1) From: Benson Wills
mcmaster.com
They do have a "pocket" digital that goes to 500 deg. F for under $26,
item #38285K28
Wonder how it would work with the HIP?
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Benson Wills [benson99]
Smack-dab in the foothills of North Carolina
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2) From: EuropaChris
Aha!  That is the one I saw in my catalog and it said it only gave 10 sec. updates.  From the page on the website catalog (which is newer than my paper catalog by a few issues), I see they mention it can also do 1 second updates.  That changes my original comment that it would not be too good for roasting.  I think it would work just fine.  Beware though that the heat blowing out of the roaster doesn't toast the electronics in the head.  Dial thermometers are much more tolerant of that.  
Is there any reason you really want a digital?  Roasting isn't an exact science, and a good dial therm. will give you more than enough resolution.  After a few dozen roasts, you will find yourself not even using the thermometer.  If mine walked away tomorrow, I'd not miss it.
Chris
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3) From: Steve
I bought the thermometer from Tom. It's small and works great except for
some reason the face turns so it's not always calibrated - of course just
when I need it. So I figured a good digital would be nice. I could use it
for other things besides roasting.
steve

4) From: EuropaChris
OK, I see.  In McMaster, they carry a really nice 8" stem, 2" dial 50F to 500F thermometer for $29.  Way more than the little one Tom carries, but also much easier to read and rugged.  The stem is long enough to get into the bottom of ANY roaster, and even after dropping it a few times, it still is dead on calibration.  It's made by Tru-Temp.
Chris
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