Good Instant read thermometer.

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  1. paxi

    paxi

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    Hi!

    So can anyone recommend a really good instant read thermometer that they've used? Ideally it should be for under $50.
    I need one for getting the temperature of burger patties.

    I've used this previously:

     but in my opinion it's too slow, and there's a significant time lag.

    Thanks!
     
  2. pohaku

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  3. nicko

    nicko Founder of Cheftalk.com Staff Member

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    Yeah I agree go with the thermo works I have had two of them and they are worth the investment.
     
  4. ed buchanan

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    Taylor commercial  Digi  17.95 Sysco
     
  5. paxi

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    Thanks! I think i'll get one each of Thermapen and Taylor commercial.
     
  6. mikecable

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    Thermoworks are great...especially the Thermapen....ridiculously pricey, though.  In addition to the Thermoworks inexpensive instant, I like CDN.  Take a look at the DTQ450X.  It runs about $19.95, and is about 3 seconds slower, and half a degree less accurate than the Thermapen, for about a fifth of the price.  Also, only needs less than an inch of coverage (like the Thermapen) for a good reading.  I have one, and love it, also Cooks Illustrated pick for best instant read after you eliminate the Thermapen.

    Good luck.