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Consumables and Accessories => Accessories => Topic started by: leftcoast smoker on February 09, 2010, 07:54:21 PM

Title: Thermapen
Post by: leftcoast smoker on February 09, 2010, 07:54:21 PM
Does anyone have a line on the new super fast/splash proof thermapen, I really want one but man dont know if I can justify the 120+ bucks by the time I get it, do these things ever go on sale or does anyone know of a good discount site
Leftcoast
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: lumpy on February 09, 2010, 10:06:59 PM
You might get it for $60 on ebay.

Lump
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: leftcoast smoker on February 09, 2010, 10:16:40 PM
I've been watching so far only a couple of the old style on there, kinda want the new one.
might have to bite the bullet on this
Leftcoast
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: classicrockgriller on February 09, 2010, 10:25:33 PM
I've been wanting a good insta read also.

Wonder if we could get a group together and find some discount somewhere.

I know amazon has those buy 3 get one free.

If anyone want to play in this, I'm in.
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: Ka Honu on February 09, 2010, 11:19:58 PM
I know amazon has those buy 3 get one free.

Unfortunately not for the Thermapen.
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: classicrockgriller on February 09, 2010, 11:56:55 PM
I know amazon has those buy 3 get one free.

Unfortunately not for the Thermapen.

I have seen it somewhere and this small monkey brain will find it.
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: Caneyscud on February 10, 2010, 06:22:01 AM
I think what you thunk you saw, you did not see where you thought you saw it, but actually saw it where you did not remember seeing it. 

The Thermapen site has a package deal of 6 for $480.  - $80 each.  I think one deal has a carrying case thrown in.  I might be in for that one - can't have too many thermapens I quess!  or I'll just give my old one to my daughter.
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: TTNuge on February 10, 2010, 06:46:18 AM
$96 + Free Shipping at King Arthur flour web site was the best I could find so far.  I'd be in for a group buy but at $80 + shipping, + shipping to each person in the deal it may not be worth the hassle to only end up saving around $5.
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: BigJohnT on February 10, 2010, 07:11:01 AM
Scott is checking on adding them to his store, so if your not in a super big hurry he might be able to offer a better price. Give him a day or two to find out what he can do.

JT
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: love the smoke on February 10, 2010, 09:04:48 AM
I dont think you will find the thermapen anywhere for really cheap
From Thermoworks web site
 
2. Why don’t more retail outlets carry it?
Most retailers want to more than double their money. The big name chains want the most. If a product costs them $4, they want to charge you $10. The Thermapen is already priced at “Trade Pricing”. Meaning, this is the price we sell it to commercial food service users and health departments. And, we offer it to the general public at the same price. Big retail chains would have to charge you much, much more and they’d still be mad that we would take your order at a lower price. The retailers that do carry the Thermapen are not making their normal mark-up so thank them if you buy there!

So if you do fins a good deal somewhere you better buy it up

LTS
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: classicrockgriller on February 10, 2010, 09:09:25 AM
Is there an alternative to Thermo pen, maybe a close second?
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: leftcoast smoker on February 10, 2010, 02:31:21 PM
Is there an alternative to Thermo pen, maybe a close second?
I was wondering the same thing, I see big green egg has one with a 1 second read time but not sure if its any good and cant find any reviews, But I sure would like the Thermapen
I am up for a group buy if we can get it going, we would have to send the $ to 1 member here and he/she would have to order then reship not sure if that would be too much hassle or not for someone, but yes definately count me in if it happens,
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: classicrockgriller on February 10, 2010, 02:42:01 PM
Maybe I will call Cody from Allied Kenco and see what he can do for us.
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: NePaSmoKer on February 10, 2010, 02:51:47 PM
If you all want to do the thermapen thing let me know. I can drive to fredsmusicbbq and get them, save you some $ on shipping.


oh yeah and ya'll would have to prepay cuz i poor  :-\
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: leftcoast smoker on February 10, 2010, 02:56:10 PM
prepay should be the only way anyway, wouldnt ask anyone to stick there neck out for me lol
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: leftcoast smoker on February 10, 2010, 03:00:34 PM
If you all want to do the thermapen thing let me know. I can drive to fredsmusicbbq and get them, save you some $ on shipping.


oh yeah and ya'll would have to prepay cuz i poor  :-\


I see he has a buy 5 deal on the original I wonder if he would do the same for the new super fast/splash proof if enough were wanted
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: leftcoast smoker on February 10, 2010, 03:06:18 PM
mind you as CS said therma pen has buy 5 get 1 free  80 bucks each +13. bucks for ups 2nd day to whoever orders them, then shipping from them to each person up north to me probably 10.00ish usps international still under 100 shipped sounds good to me and the bonus case of course goes to whomever does the order
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: BigJohnT on February 11, 2010, 07:13:34 AM
I dont think you will find the thermapen anywhere for really cheap
From Thermoworks web site
 
2. Why don’t more retail outlets carry it?
Most retailers want to more than double their money. The big name chains want the most. If a product costs them $4, they want to charge you $10. The Thermapen is already priced at “Trade Pricing”. Meaning, this is the price we sell it to commercial food service users and health departments. And, we offer it to the general public at the same price. Big retail chains would have to charge you much, much more and they’d still be mad that we would take your order at a lower price. The retailers that do carry the Thermapen are not making their normal mark-up so thank them if you buy there!

So if you do fins a good deal somewhere you better buy it up

LTS

We did hear back from Thermapen and they don't sell wholesale to anyone except brick and mortar stores...

Oh Well we tried.

JT
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: OU812 on February 11, 2010, 07:45:22 AM
What the h*ll does a brick and mortar store need with a Thermapen?
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: BigJohnT on February 11, 2010, 07:46:56 AM
A "brick and mortar store" is one with a physical presence like your local wally world.

JT
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: Tiny Tim on February 11, 2010, 05:14:08 PM
Sounds like an opening for me....provided I can get some working capital here when all is said and done with Dad's businesses.
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: leftcoast smoker on February 11, 2010, 05:56:02 PM
I dont think you will find the thermapen anywhere for really cheap
From Thermoworks web site
 
2. Why don’t more retail outlets carry it?
Most retailers want to more than double their money. The big name chains want the most. If a product costs them $4, they want to charge you $10. The Thermapen is already priced at “Trade Pricing”. Meaning, this is the price we sell it to commercial food service users and health departments. And, we offer it to the general public at the same price. Big retail chains would have to charge you much, much more and they’d still be mad that we would take your order at a lower price. The retailers that do carry the Thermapen are not making their normal mark-up so thank them if you buy there!

So if you do fins a good deal somewhere you better buy it up

LTS

We did hear back from Thermapen and they don't sell wholesale to anyone except brick and mortar stores...

Oh Well we tried.

JT

HHHMMM I wonder where Amazon.com gets theirs from then???
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: classicrockgriller on February 11, 2010, 05:58:54 PM
lc, I think they are saying they only want to deal with companies that they think will sell alot of them.

They don't know that JT has 7000 people reading what is posted on the forum.
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: HawkeyeSmokes on February 11, 2010, 06:01:49 PM
I dont think you will find the thermapen anywhere for really cheap
From Thermoworks web site
 
2. Why don’t more retail outlets carry it?
Most retailers want to more than double their money. The big name chains want the most. If a product costs them $4, they want to charge you $10. The Thermapen is already priced at “Trade Pricing”. Meaning, this is the price we sell it to commercial food service users and health departments. And, we offer it to the general public at the same price. Big retail chains would have to charge you much, much more and they’d still be mad that we would take your order at a lower price. The retailers that do carry the Thermapen are not making their normal mark-up so thank them if you buy there!

So if you do fins a good deal somewhere you better buy it up

LTS

We did hear back from Thermapen and they don't sell wholesale to anyone except brick and mortar stores...

Oh Well we tried.

JT

HHHMMM I wonder where Amazon.com gets theirs from then???

The one I seen on Amazon, the order is full filled by ThermoWorks which is Thermapen.
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: ronbeaux on February 11, 2010, 06:16:36 PM
I have had a few and they don't like water, well except for the new splash proof ones that is. For the way I cook an el-cheapo Wally World digital works just fine if you can afford to wait a few seconds, which you should if you were paying attention in the first place.

That's all I use now and don't seem to have any problems getting a steak perfect, at least if your not counting decimals of doneness.

Are they good--- yes
Are they needed--- debatable

If your going to stand there and poke something over and over until the temp is what you call "perfect", then you are already paying attention to what you are doing and should be able to see, feel, smell, good enough to get it right.

Just my 2 cents. Yes top chefs use them. Yes they work really fast. I don't normally need to turn out many many products that I would like to keep track of and see where they are at at anytime during the cook so I just can't see where anyone would need to worry about a degree here and there because it just doesn't matter if the chicken or steak is 1.5 degrees off.
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: classicrockgriller on February 11, 2010, 06:24:26 PM
ron your probably right.

I like to use an insta read as a "make sure I'm in the range"

The one I have now takes awhile to get a proper reading and I am losing heat if I decide to let it cook longer.

Do I have to have a Thermapen? naaaa.

Do I want a Thermapen?  YAAAAAA! ;D
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: leftcoast smoker on February 11, 2010, 06:29:24 PM
Do I have to have a Thermapen? naaaa.

Do I want a Thermapen?  YAAAAAA! ;D

Man CRG ya took the words right out of my mouth
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: Ka Honu on February 11, 2010, 06:46:54 PM
It's what I call a "quad-really" ...  a really expensive, really cool toy that you really don't need but really want.
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: KevinG on February 11, 2010, 06:48:58 PM
Really?
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: Ka Honu on February 11, 2010, 06:58:21 PM
Nah, I just made that up.
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: KevinG on February 12, 2010, 06:01:09 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: NePaSmoKer on February 12, 2010, 07:51:48 AM
My thermapen lives in a PSP case. Its padded can hold 2 pens and has a zippered mesh side to it.

(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o290/stlthy1/IMG_0176.jpg)

(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o290/stlthy1/IMG_0177.jpg)

(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o290/stlthy1/IMG_0178.jpg)
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: leftcoast smoker on February 12, 2010, 05:56:55 PM
Hmmm nice fit
PSP= playstation portable Personal smoker Probe, yup thats it
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: JF7FSU on February 12, 2010, 08:32:35 PM
Well if you guys can get a group buy together, count me in for 1.
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: leftcoast smoker on February 12, 2010, 09:24:25 PM
Stay Tuned ;)
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: smokeitall on February 13, 2010, 11:37:25 AM
May be interested in one also, let me know.
SIA
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: NePaSmoKer on February 13, 2010, 11:40:37 AM
I have to call freds and see what he would do for us.
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: NePaSmoKer on February 13, 2010, 11:47:33 AM
I called Freds, he would like to help but said for that many its better to order from Thermoworks and get 1 free.

Sorry gang
Title: Re: Thermapen
Post by: leftcoast smoker on February 14, 2010, 01:01:53 AM
I called Freds, he would like to help but said for that many its better to order from Thermoworks and get 1 free.

Sorry gang
No worries, Thanks for looking into that Nepas, appreciate it
Leftcoast