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Aug 13, 2014 08:25 PM

Is Thremapen the only option?

Is there a reasonable and effective alternative to the pricy Thermapen?

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    1. re: swoll50

      I'm lovin' mine. It gets used a couple of times a week. The backlight is great, and the speed is only a bit behind a Thermapen. Catch a sale, and it's 75% cheaper than a full-price Thermapen.

      1. re: swoll50

        I bought one for a friend and it looks to work almost as well as the 3-4 times more expensive thermapen. Don't get me wrong, I really like my thermapen, but the thermapop has to be the next best thing for checking food temperatures. They will be in Christmas stockings this year for my son and 3 son-in-laws.

      2. I don't know the brand of mine (and not at home) but it cost about $15 IIRC, and it works great.

        1. Thermoworks makes a variety of options at different price points. I've never regretted spending the money on the Thermapen and I really like my ChefAlam from them also.

          1. Thermapen....often imitated, never duplicated. :)

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            1. re: Uncle Bob

              Like other good pieces of cooking equipment that work well and last, the cost has to be spread out over a lifetime of use.

            2. one thing i'd recommend with a thermapen is to buy one for the opposite hand. im right handed and wish I had a left handed thermapen now. i always have tongs or am utilizing my right hand at the grill and thats awkward with a right handed thermapen.

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              1. re: swoll50

                Thermopop the display will rotate so it is always easy to read.