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Infrared temperature gun

filtered Nov 26, 2013 10:59 AM

if you already have an instant read thermometer probe,

is there any situation where an Infrared temperature gun would be handy?

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    ferret Nov 26, 2013 11:17 AM

    As you should have gleaned from the other thread, they serve different purposes. The probe checks the food being cooked to determine readiness. The IR gun is for a surface temp on a cooking vessel or a grill.

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      Sirrith Nov 26, 2013 04:07 PM

      I use my IR gun to measure the temperature of my griddle/skillet/pizza steel before adding oil and food to it. I use my temperature probe for sticking into food.

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        rexster314 Nov 26, 2013 08:32 PM

        I use my Thermopen IR gun to check temps on my deep fryer

        1. Antilope Nov 26, 2013 08:57 PM

          Check oven temperature to verify accuracy of oven.

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            filtered Nov 27, 2013 09:12 PM

            well, I've got a oven thermometer that does double duty in the bbq and a thermopen.

            I guess an IR gun would be good for the skillet, as my ceramic glass cooktop is unbelievably slow.

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              acgold7 Nov 28, 2013 12:15 AM

              Note that if you decide to get one, they're much cheaper in industrial, auto-supply and scientific supply places than culinary vendors.

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