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Old 01-18-2014, 07:34 AM
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Default Checking the internal temp of meat?

I am considering one of these thermometers, but I was wondering if I put some pork in the oven and left it over night would the wires not burn??? If the monitor was external to the oven (behind the door).

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Old 01-18-2014, 09:00 AM
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I am considering one of these thermometers, but I was wondering if I put some pork in the oven and left it over night would the wires not burn??? If the monitor was external to the oven (behind the door).

ESP - LCD Digital Timer Food Thermometer Probe Sensor Alarm Cooking Catering BBQ | eBay

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I have a couple of these - never had a problem using them in the oven
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Old 01-18-2014, 06:22 PM
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I am considering one of these thermometers, but I was wondering if I put some pork in the oven and left it over night would the wires not burn??? If the monitor was external to the oven (behind the door).

ESP - LCD Digital Timer Food Thermometer Probe Sensor Alarm Cooking Catering BBQ | eBay

What are your thoughts??
I think they are great. I purchased a second one over Xmas, because I was cooking two things and its hard to guess how the food is going without one or two. The ones I have a different brand and use radio transmitters but do the same job as the one you are looking at.

My two in use:
http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/51/n...-19976-18.html (New 36inch castable build in Brisbane)

I don't think the wires will burn below 300 C. They will most likely be silicon coated wire in a stainless steel woven sheath. You will need to be careful with the plastic control box. If you can't hold your hand on the surface, the box will likely melt.

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Old 01-18-2014, 07:07 PM
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I like the look of these one think i will wait for the grill2 thats is out in may
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:27 AM
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Stupid question...you do leave it in the meat whilst it cooks?
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:06 AM
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Stupid question...you do leave it in the meat whilst it cooks?
yes, the probes and cable should be okay up to about 300c, so leave it in.
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The Weber remote monitors are very good.

nice long cord on the probe too, which is shielded with metal.
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The manual variety that have no wires or batteries are more reliable.
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Old 01-19-2014, 02:29 PM
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I like the auto ones because you don't have to keep opening up the oven...

as the bbq guys say - .. If you're looking - you're not cooking...

plus repeated stabs into the meat makes it release more juices.

never had any problems with my auto one that I've had for 5 years... still on the same batteries too...

plus i'm lazy.
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The manual variety that have no wires or batteries are more reliable.
Not always, I think its pot luck with a lot of stuff this day and age.

I recently (in the last year) bought a mechanical meat thermometer at ALDI. guess what it doesn't know about expansion, bimetallic strips or spring constants. It don't work, and will burn your food.

So I think quality for a lot of manufacturing sucks, and its not always limited to price, though it can be a factor. So Ebay electronic thermometers will likely perform as well as an ebay mechanical one.

Your mileage may vary.

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