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    best thermometers for liquid

    I've been on the Thermoworks site (open box sale going on currently) looking for a thermometer for liquids and don't see that they carry anything. What type of thermometer (calibrated) would ordinarily be used for this in a restaurant--is it a candy thermometer? Again, it would need to be calibrated and would prefer digital.

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    Jim, Do you want to continuously monitor or periodically sample the liquid? I've got a couple "K" connector thermometers and several probes from thermoworks and others. It appears to be a standardized configuration with a lot of different probes available.
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    They have a k-type beverage probe then you just buy a handheld meter that will accept the k-type probe like this one http://www.thermoworks.com/products/handheld/mtc.html.

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    I've got the base unit, I just need the correct probe for liquids. I'm looking to continuously monitor the temp. Talim, can you link the probe type used for liquids?
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    http://www.thermoworks.com/products/...c_imm_gen.html

    should be forth down... beverage probe

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    It looks to me like the next four down would also work. I've also used the handheld with the optional probe clip (PH001). I will say that requires more care because the weight of the handle makes it a bit top-heavy.

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    Does anyone have any experience using one of the probes for oil? (deep frying)

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    I have used my handheld when frying and candy making with no problems (home use). I choose the handheld because it is more versatile, but if I was to do it again and I had the budget I would of gotten just the standard 6 or 12 inch probe and the handheld.

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    Bill -

    That's what I use now - a handheld. Much more accurate and faster response than an old fashioned bulb candy thermometer. But often when I'm re-heating after a batch, I overshoot because I'm cooking/prepping other things. I think an alarmed probe would be great in that situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Namaxy View Post
    Bill -

    That's what I use now - a handheld. Much more accurate and faster response than an old fashioned bulb candy thermometer. But often when I'm re-heating after a batch, I overshoot because I'm cooking/prepping other things. I think an alarmed probe would be great in that situation.
    I have had the same problem and now that you got me thinking about it maybe if you don't own the old one you can get the newer ChefAlarm: http://www.thermoworks.com/products/....html#ProbeTab.

    Or if you are feeling flush the Bluetooth model: http://www.thermoworks.com/products/...therm_duo.html

    Our family likes and has Windows phones so I will need to call them and ask them to work on that compatibility.

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