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  • Post #31 - December 12th, 2018, 8:37 pm
    Post #31 - December 12th, 2018, 8:37 pm Post #31 - December 12th, 2018, 8:37 pm
    I ordered a Dot, and on the first time using it managed to catch it on fire (the probe, not the Dot itself). It has a little plastic piece where the needle meets the cable that my prior ones did not. I read the manual, yet didn't realize it was that close to the broiler. Anyway, when Thermoworks sent me a note asking "hey, how's that Dot working for you?" I let them know I caught it on fire. Their next message was a shipping notice for a new probe. Nice CS Thermoworks! This was totally my fault, not theirs - I used it in contravention to the operating instructions, and I hadn't blamed them for the destruction, just stated the facts.
    Leek

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  • Post #32 - April 24th, 2019, 11:25 am
    Post #32 - April 24th, 2019, 11:25 am Post #32 - April 24th, 2019, 11:25 am
    $79.20 through a Serious Eats deal right now....lasts until midnight Friday.

    https://www.thermoworks.com/Thermapen-Mk4-DOD-Apr19-SE
  • Post #33 - April 24th, 2019, 2:38 pm
    Post #33 - April 24th, 2019, 2:38 pm Post #33 - April 24th, 2019, 2:38 pm
    Thermoworks is now a corporate entity ranking up there with Weber, IMHO.

    Monday I got a semi-boneless Aussie leg o' lamb ready to do our delayed Easter Din. Plugged in the Thermapen Chef's Alert or whatever it's called--the one you insert the probe in the food and then the food goes in the oven--probe and got a readout "No Probe." Ooops! Re-booted, got the same response. Sigh. Going to have to use the Thermapop instant read device instead. So I stuck the roast in and sent a quick email to Thermoworks asking for help. W/in 15mins I had a response that, yes, maybe the probe was gone, but first, check the batteries. Duh. I'd even forgotten that it *had* batteries! Opened the back, inserted two fresh new AAA batteries and bingo! I was back in biz. Wrote a quick thank you email.

    That kind of response is admirable in today's world where, basically, most companies couldn't care less about after-purchase service.

    Geo
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  • Post #34 - May 24th, 2019, 10:50 am
    Post #34 - May 24th, 2019, 10:50 am Post #34 - May 24th, 2019, 10:50 am
    Classic only $59 this weekend
  • Post #35 - April 25th, 2020, 4:45 pm
    Post #35 - April 25th, 2020, 4:45 pm Post #35 - April 25th, 2020, 4:45 pm
    Looks like my ancient digital thermometer has bit the dust. Thermoworks has the Classic Super-Fast Thermapen on sale for $59. Is this a good value? I’m not a heavy duty thermometer freak.
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #36 - April 25th, 2020, 4:58 pm
    Post #36 - April 25th, 2020, 4:58 pm Post #36 - April 25th, 2020, 4:58 pm
    Yeah, I've got a couple of their pieces: they all work well, and are reliable. Good value for money.

    Geo
    Sooo, you like wine and are looking for something good to read? Maybe *this* will do the trick! :)
  • Post #37 - April 25th, 2020, 4:59 pm
    Post #37 - April 25th, 2020, 4:59 pm Post #37 - April 25th, 2020, 4:59 pm
    Geo wrote:Yeah, I've got a couple of their pieces: they all work well, and are reliable. Good value for money.

    Geo

    Thanks for the endorsement.
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #38 - April 25th, 2020, 4:59 pm
    Post #38 - April 25th, 2020, 4:59 pm Post #38 - April 25th, 2020, 4:59 pm
    If you are right handed it is a great deal. as a lefty, I like the updated version with a flipping display
  • Post #39 - April 25th, 2020, 5:24 pm
    Post #39 - April 25th, 2020, 5:24 pm Post #39 - April 25th, 2020, 5:24 pm
    Dave148 wrote:Looks like my ancient digital thermometer has bit the dust. Thermoworks has the Classic Super-Fast Thermapen on sale for $59. Is this a good value? I’m not a heavy duty thermometer freak.

    Yes, very much so.
    $59 for a Classic Super-Fast Thermapen is excellent value for your dollar.
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #40 - April 25th, 2020, 5:57 pm
    Post #40 - April 25th, 2020, 5:57 pm Post #40 - April 25th, 2020, 5:57 pm
    With the G&G endorsement and since I'm also a righty, I just ordered a red one. Thanks guys!
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #41 - April 25th, 2020, 6:17 pm
    Post #41 - April 25th, 2020, 6:17 pm Post #41 - April 25th, 2020, 6:17 pm
    Dave148 wrote:I’m not a heavy duty thermometer freak.

    I put this to more use than I initially thought I would. I used it to check if bread is finished.

    When I was reheating the Rouladen yesterday, I used my thermometer to check the internal temperatures. While the pot was actively simmering, they had an internal temp of 110. I let them heat until at least 140.

    For the cevapcici today, I also used them to check the meat temperature before pulling.

    I use it to check the temperature of the refrigerator by putting a clean tip in the milk.

    I even took my own temperature (with plastic wrapped around it), when I could not find the thermometer.

    It is a very handy tool.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

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  • Post #42 - April 25th, 2020, 6:25 pm
    Post #42 - April 25th, 2020, 6:25 pm Post #42 - April 25th, 2020, 6:25 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:
    Dave148 wrote:I’m not a heavy duty thermometer freak.

    I put this to more use than I initially thought I would. I used it to check if bread is finished.


    It is a very handy tool.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    Now that I’m a bread expert, maybe I’ll become a thermometer freak. :D
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #43 - April 25th, 2020, 6:27 pm
    Post #43 - April 25th, 2020, 6:27 pm Post #43 - April 25th, 2020, 6:27 pm
    Dave148 wrote:Now that I’m a bread expert, maybe I’ll become a thermometer freak. :D

    It will improve your cooking by simply offering superior temperature information.

    Let the freak begin!

    CAthy2
    Cathy2

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  • Post #44 - April 25th, 2020, 9:59 pm
    Post #44 - April 25th, 2020, 9:59 pm Post #44 - April 25th, 2020, 9:59 pm
    I bought it for my husband for Christmas along with a triple timer and he was thrilled. I have used them too with great success. Really love their products.
  • Post #45 - April 26th, 2020, 12:23 am
    Post #45 - April 26th, 2020, 12:23 am Post #45 - April 26th, 2020, 12:23 am
    Great products. Ones you use all the time and never need to think about. They just do what they're supposed to do for a long time. I've never had one fail. The drop-off in quality from Thermapen to its alternatives is steep.

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #46 - April 26th, 2020, 3:45 am
    Post #46 - April 26th, 2020, 3:45 am Post #46 - April 26th, 2020, 3:45 am
    Thanks for the heads-up!
    I just grabbed a pen and a dot.
  • Post #47 - April 26th, 2020, 11:16 am
    Post #47 - April 26th, 2020, 11:16 am Post #47 - April 26th, 2020, 11:16 am
    We use Javatools Javelin thermometers at our spots. At $26.99 right now on Amazon I don't feel too bad if we lose one or it breaks. I have also gotten bonus points when I follow the health Inspector around with the instant read! I have been at many BBQ events and maybe had one or 2 extra beverages and misplaced a few. The sting isn't as bad with this price tag. It is just as good IMHO. Keep on cooking all!
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  • Post #48 - December 19th, 2020, 11:42 am
    Post #48 - December 19th, 2020, 11:42 am Post #48 - December 19th, 2020, 11:42 am
    25% Off Classic Thermapen = $59
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #49 - December 19th, 2020, 12:49 pm
    Post #49 - December 19th, 2020, 12:49 pm Post #49 - December 19th, 2020, 12:49 pm
    Dave148 wrote:25% Off Classic Thermapen = $59

    That's the price that finally got me to buy it. I use it for checking bread, cakes and even the room temperature. I love it.

    CAthy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #50 - December 19th, 2020, 1:53 pm
    Post #50 - December 19th, 2020, 1:53 pm Post #50 - December 19th, 2020, 1:53 pm
    Dave148 wrote:25% Off Classic Thermapen = $59


    Ooh thanks! I have one and i think it's defective. When I flip the probe open, it doesn't automatically turn on and I need to fidget with it to work. Not a huge problem but worth correcting for $59
  • Post #51 - December 19th, 2020, 2:10 pm
    Post #51 - December 19th, 2020, 2:10 pm Post #51 - December 19th, 2020, 2:10 pm
    WhyBeeSea wrote:
    Dave148 wrote:25% Off Classic Thermapen = $59


    Ooh thanks! I have one and i think it's defective. When I flip the probe open, it doesn't automatically turn on and I need to fidget with it to work. Not a huge problem but worth correcting for $59

    Unless it's been years, you might want to contact them about this. In my experience, they are absolutely upper tier when it comes to customer service and overall helpfulness.

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #52 - December 19th, 2020, 2:40 pm
    Post #52 - December 19th, 2020, 2:40 pm Post #52 - December 19th, 2020, 2:40 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:Unless it's been years, you might want to contact them about this. In my experience, they are absolutely upper tier when it comes to customer service and overall helpfulness.


    My thought exactly. Though you may want to be careful how you phrase ~ I have to fidget with my probe to make it work ~ when you speak to them. :)
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #53 - December 19th, 2020, 4:40 pm
    Post #53 - December 19th, 2020, 4:40 pm Post #53 - December 19th, 2020, 4:40 pm
    WhyBeeSea wrote:
    Dave148 wrote:25% Off Classic Thermapen = $59


    Ooh thanks! I have one and i think it's defective. When I flip the probe open, it doesn't automatically turn on and I need to fidget with it to work. Not a huge problem but worth correcting for $59

    I have had the exact same problem from day 1. I often need to open and close it 2 or 3 times before it comes on. I did contact them and they were happy for me to send it back to them, but fidgeting is better than the effort of sending it back. I also would rather spend $59 than go to the effort of sending it back.
  • Post #54 - December 19th, 2020, 5:02 pm
    Post #54 - December 19th, 2020, 5:02 pm Post #54 - December 19th, 2020, 5:02 pm
    I've pretty much always had to fiddle a bit with mine to get it turned on. Sometimes you open it and the temp is right there, sometimes you've got to fiddle for a second or two. Might be the nature of the beast.
  • Post #55 - December 19th, 2020, 5:45 pm
    Post #55 - December 19th, 2020, 5:45 pm Post #55 - December 19th, 2020, 5:45 pm
    lougord99 wrote:
    WhyBeeSea wrote:
    Dave148 wrote:25% Off Classic Thermapen = $59


    Ooh thanks! I have one and i think it's defective. When I flip the probe open, it doesn't automatically turn on and I need to fidget with it to work. Not a huge problem but worth correcting for $59

    I have had the exact same problem from day 1. I often need to open and close it 2 or 3 times before it comes on. I did contact them and they were happy for me to send it back to them, but fidgeting is better than the effort of sending it back. I also would rather spend $59 than go to the effort of sending it back.


    Jonah wrote:I've pretty much always had to fiddle a bit with mine to get it turned on. Sometimes you open it and the temp is right there, sometimes you've got to fiddle for a second or two. Might be the nature of the beast.

    I've never had any issues with this particular product -- and I own three -- but another product arrived with an issue and they simply sent me a replacement. They did not ask me to send the defective unit back. It really couldn't have been any easier.

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #56 - December 20th, 2020, 9:07 am
    Post #56 - December 20th, 2020, 9:07 am Post #56 - December 20th, 2020, 9:07 am
    Thanks all. I did send it in once and they charged me 30 for a repair. Guessing it was bc it was past the warranty date.

    But before I make the purchase, I'll give em a call and see what they say
  • Post #57 - May 19th, 2021, 12:55 pm
    Post #57 - May 19th, 2021, 12:55 pm Post #57 - May 19th, 2021, 12:55 pm
    The Thermapen Mk4 is $69 at https://www.thermoworks.com/shop/products/Thermapens
  • Post #58 - May 19th, 2021, 1:09 pm
    Post #58 - May 19th, 2021, 1:09 pm Post #58 - May 19th, 2021, 1:09 pm
    shorty wrote:The Thermapen Mk4 is $69 at https://www.thermoworks.com/shop/products/Thermapens

    As low as they ever go, as new, unopened units.

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #59 - May 19th, 2021, 1:22 pm
    Post #59 - May 19th, 2021, 1:22 pm Post #59 - May 19th, 2021, 1:22 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    shorty wrote:The Thermapen Mk4 is $69 at https://www.thermoworks.com/shop/products/Thermapens

    As low as they ever go, as new, unopened units.

    =R=

    Around Thanksgiving, they offer them for $59. and I never saw lower. I finally did buy one when it hit this price.

    A few weeks ago, my thermometer stopped working. I brought it to the store to buy replacement batteries. The well-intentioned clerk offered to change out the batteries. He could not open it. That's fine, but what was not so fine: he took out some tweezers to try to pry it open. I insisted he stop, he felt there was no other way to approach this. He was quite disgusted that I was not interested in opening no matter what was involved.

    Meanwhile, my thermometer is operating again. I do plan to call Thermopen to understand what can be done when it is not easy to open.

    According to Thermopen's website, batteries run about 1500 hours or so.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #60 - May 19th, 2021, 2:17 pm
    Post #60 - May 19th, 2021, 2:17 pm Post #60 - May 19th, 2021, 2:17 pm
    You may be having the same problem that I and at least one other poster here had. It would not necessarily turn on when I opened it. I had to open and close it a couple of times to get it to turn on. Seems really unlikely that your battery is the problem.

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