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Old 02-26-2011, 03:10 AM
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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
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:11 PM
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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
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:35 PM
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You can get great prices from Amazon.com, mine cost under $60 US
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:46 PM
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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.

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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....

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Old 03-01-2011, 02:13 AM
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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!

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Old 03-01-2011, 02:05 PM
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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.

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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....
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540C is more than 1000F, are sure thats not enough?
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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..
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