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cobblerdave 02-26-2011 03:10 AM

Infrared thermometers
 
Hi all
Looking in to by an infrared thermometer. Any input would be great I have looked in forno and have an idea what would be usable but any local input would be great
Regards Dave

brickie in oz 02-26-2011 12:11 PM

Re: Infrared thermometers
 
I bought a cheapy to start with but it failed.
Next I bought an expensive one off Epay, cost around the $150 mark.
Just make sure it goes up to the high heat reading that is required, I think mine maxes out at 900c

Laurentius 02-26-2011 01:35 PM

Re: Infrared thermometers
 
You can get great prices from Amazon.com, mine cost under $60 US

Wiley 02-26-2011 02:46 PM

Re: Infrared thermometers
 
I have the one sold by Harbor Freight. They claim it has "German technology" or some such. Mine has been in use for two and a half years on the same batteries and cost less than $30. Often one can find them on sale for something like $26 and change. I'm pleased with mine.

Hope this helps,
Wiley

cobblerdave 03-01-2011 01:06 AM

Re: Infrared thermometers
 
Hi all
found and brough an infrared therm from Dick smith rated 540 C ( 1000 F) for $69
Offer was a special there usually $100 . Offer was only on till 28/2 so what the heck I brought it. Arrived today ...There quite simple to use really, point, push the lazer button and the temp reads where the red dot touchs........ The red dot does however make the cat real nervous though....:rolleyes:

Regards Dave

nissanneill 03-01-2011 02:13 AM

Re: Infrared thermometers
 
They either get afraid of the red dot or go bunters chasing them!
Also a good way to send the wife crazy if she doesn't know about the cat's reaction!

Neill

heliman 03-01-2011 02:05 PM

Re: Infrared thermometers
 
I bought mine from Jaycar. It goes up to 1000 C and was a bit pricey, but well worth it. I use it all the time to measure and monitor base and dome temps and I have been able to work out optimal temp ranges for the types of cooking I am doing.

This is the beast: Pro High Temperature Non-Contact Thermometer - Jaycar Electronics

brickie in oz 03-01-2011 09:37 PM

Re: Infrared thermometers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cobblerdave (Post 108846)
rated 540 C

540 is not enough, it will spend most of its time maxed out.

We exercise the dog with the laser he loves chasing it.... :rolleyes::D

Laurentius 03-01-2011 10:11 PM

Re: Infrared thermometers
 
540C is more than 1000F, are sure thats not enough?

brickie in oz 03-01-2011 10:14 PM

Re: Infrared thermometers
 
Mine goes to 700c and more when Im cooking pizzas, not that it matters all that much, if the pizzas arent cooking add more fuel..:rolleyes:


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