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Infrared thermometer?

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Must have or a nice toy that really only use infrequently?

Had my eye on one of these for a while but SWMBO will say "what in the world do you need that for?" 馃槈

Nothing stupid expensive but I can think of a few uses.

one or t'other (basically same price @ $40. Both are adjustable and have dual (as opposed to a single) lasers.

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Don't know. With given information it's a toss up.
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DIstance to spot ratio--higher # is better (ie the green one is better) but...
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The best distance for accuracy is the same on each. Color LCD on the green one is unneeded just bells and whistles.
well, actually colour on both?? one is green/one is blue. or did I misundestand?

ACTUALLY, my question really is "is an i/r thermo really needed? I guess in retrospect, only I can answer that 馃槈
well, actually colour on both?? one is green/one is blue. or did I misundestand?

ACTUALLY, my question really is "is an i/r thermo really needed? I guess in retrospect, only I can answer that 馃槈
Sometimes it's good to just talk/think about it. Seems you have the answer now.
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I just haven,t figured out a need for one. If and when I do then I will have one.
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I learned these things years ago. If you place your hand on something and don't feel it, it's body temp, if you feel it but can hold it then about 105 deg, if you can hold it a few seconds about 110 deg, if you immediately want to let go then 120 or more. When we heated bearings and parts for shrink fit installation they needed to be about 300 deg. Touch finger to tongue and touch part surface, if you feel/hear PSST it's 300 min. so install it. We didn't have IR guns or temp sticks.

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You know I was ready to come over for dinner until I realized that was a vid.
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Could have been me if I did vids.
I鈥檝e had an Inkbird multi probe thermometer for years, it has worked well.

I do have an IR temp gun, never used it for food. I use it to calibrate the thermostats to the sensors on in heated tile floors.

Tom
We have a Thermoworks IR thermometer. It also has a probe. I like it because I can check the temperature of a pan or my grill - both the housing and the grate. It's good information to have. Essential? I never said that. :)
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I have a couple similar to these... used mostly in/around the toolbox for checking engine temps etc... Never thought about using one in the kitchen; I use dial thermometers in the ovens and for fry oil.

Neat to have anyhow, never know when you'll wanna see what's hot and what's not. Bonus: The cat likes to chase the laser dot.
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Meh, I do 90% of dinner cooks but I get static whenever I buy something for use in the kitchen. One of these days, I'm gonna have to play the "look at all the stuff you buy but I have no need of" card .

I may not live to see the sun rise the next day though :unsure:
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Brave man ............. or is that stupid? Though I do agree with the sentiment.
I checked and was told I don't have an opinion on the subject.
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