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Topic: more on remote temp probes (metal) (3 msgs / 105 lines)
1) From: Rbt Tut
if you follow America's Test Kitchen on PBS, a recent show, # 611 "rescuing
the Roast Beef Dinner" there equipment corner discussed many of these
probes.
they seem to like one by thermaworks for $19   they pointed out they were
all very similar but that you had to make sure the probe with your model
really was accurate doing the boiling water test.
I have both the remote modelhttp://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU123876as i use this on Beer Can Chicken etc so I dont have to be there by the BBQ
all the time and the
Polderhttp://www.thermoworks.com/products/low_cost/oven_temp_timer.htmla replacement probe was $8">http://www.poldertest.com/602.htmlthe thermoworks is made by those folks that make the thermapen:http://www.thermoworks.com/products/low_cost/oven_temp_timer.htmla replacement probe was $8
its very odd America's test kitchen would recommend one that came w a probe
that was 5 degrees off although the replacement they said worked fine.
both of mine worked fine out of the box.
Americas test kitchen sometimes may or may not have motives that, well, are
odd.
that being said I have all their books!  in spite of the fact they they
publish the same thing over and over and do not bother to tell you that in
advance.
RT
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2) From: raymanowen
"...a probe that was 5 degrees off"
[Hard to imagine the possibility- maybe the tester is one taco short of a
combination plate?]
Got the ATK *Family Baking Book* in the ring binder. Eventually copy and
laminate recipe faves.
To make sure the probe with your model really is accurate, doing the boiling
water test is probably the worst you could do. Probes are never the source
of inaccuracy, and a mercury thermometer would show that water probably
doesn't boil at 212 F at your location anyway.
212 F boiling point is only true at sea level and a 29.92" Hg barometer.
Who actually lives at mean sea level? (At Thuy Hoa, the elevation was 6' )
What is the exact meaning oj "Just off boil?"
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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3) From: Doug Hoople
I lived on a boat for 6 years and, when standing in the galley, I think the
waterline was about mid-shin. If the countertop was slightly above
waist-level, and the water in the kettle spanned a height of approximately 4
inches.  That would mean my water was boiling 2-3 feet above sea level.
For all intents and purposes, I always thought of that as being AT sea
level. My modest instrumentation prevented me from making meaningful
distinctions at finer levels of detail.
I'm currently living ashore, about a mile inland, and at a height of about
100 feet above sea level. I still think of myself as living essentially at
sea level. My water boils at 212-213F, depending on your definition of
boiling.
Let the hairsplitting begin.
Doug
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