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Massdrop has Lavatools Javelin PRO Duo Instant Read Digital Meat Thermometer (various colors) for $32.99. Shipping is $2.75. Thanks TofuVic

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Massdrop.com [massdrop.com] has Lavatools Javelin PRO Duo Instant Read Digital Meat Thermometer for $32.99 plus $2.75 shipping fee, for a total price of $35.74. The estimated ship date is December 20, 2018.

Product RatingsProduct Description
  • Instant Read 2-3 Second Readings
  • Large 2" Auto-Rotating Ambidextrous Backlit Display
  • IP65 Splash Resistant Construction
  • Intelligent Stabilization Alert + Temperature Hold
  • Integrated Magnet for Convient Storage
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    • The all-time lowest prices are a $36 Lightning Deal (source) and $37.99 (source).
    • The average price is $49.39.
    • The regular and current price is $53.99.
  • Massdrop:
    • The all-time lowest price is $32.75 (source).
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Last Edited by blahbooboo2 November 28, 2018 at 02:10 PM
America's Test Kitchen Review of Thermometers -- Answers question why this is "so expensive" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwoyEZYDq58

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I have been considering the $100 ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4 for some time, but really didn't want to spend more than $50 on an instant read thermometer. But if you're wondering why anyone would spend that amount on a thermometer, you probably think I'm crazy for even considering the Mk4. The cheapest food thermometers are the analog (dial) type, but they are super slow compared to digital thermometers.

Wirecutter [thewirecutter.com]'s answer is better than anything I can write:
I hope this provides some clarification,
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Nice, I had been hoping these would go on a good sale. Nearly as good as Thermoworks for half the price, works for me.


That's just how Massdrop works, when an item is put up for sale it's only listed for a limited amount of time, they then wait until the listing ends and all of the orders for an item are pooled together as one massive order to the vendor, that's how they are able to offer discounted prices. It takes longer because they have to wait for the vendors to send them all of the orders and then package and ship those out to the customers. If you want a better more detailed explanation you should read this article [businessinsider.com] about them.
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why is this so expensive? i've seen cheaper alternatives
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why is this so expensive? i've seen cheaper alternatives
I have been considering the $100 ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4 for some time, but really didn't want to spend more than $50 on an instant read thermometer. But if you're wondering why anyone would spend that amount on a thermometer, you probably think I'm crazy for even considering the Mk4. The cheapest food thermometers are the analog (dial) type, but they are super slow compared to digital thermometers.

Wirecutter [thewirecutter.com]'s answer is better than anything I can write:
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With some exceptions, we find every year that thermometers retailing for $20 or less are slow and feel cheap, and are often barely distinguishable copies of one another.

Every cook should have a reliable thermometer for food safety and better results. If you have only a slow, analog (dial) thermometer, you need to upgrade. Digital thermometers quickly inform you of what's going on inside your food. With their needle-like probes, they can report when dishes have reached safety temperatures, or optimal doneness, without their being cut open and losing juices.

If you've been cooking a long time and you have great instincts, you don't need an instant-read thermometer for most of your meals. But even professional chefs like taking the guesswork out of dishes, especially meats, on occasion. For beginners in the kitchen, a good thermometer is a necessity to avoid overcooking steaks, undercooking fish or chicken, and learning the baseline timing of their stove and skillet. Analog thermometers are harder to read accurately and contain mercury, which is harmful to you and the environment.

Any working thermometer will eventually report the right temperature (or at least catch it as it rises or falls). What matters most in a good kitchen thermometer is speed and clarity: how quickly you can turn it on and clearly see a steady reading of the temperature inside your dish. This requires a thermometer to quickly jump toward the final temperature, rather than slowly rise and leave you guessing.
I hope this provides some clarification,
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Wow this is great price! I wanted thermoworks but at this price this is a better deal for my needs (I was planning to get the Thermopop, but this price is amazing).

Why is ship date so far out?
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Wow this is great price! I wanted thermoworks but at this price this is a better deal for my needs (I was planning to get the Thermopop, but this price is amazing).

Why is ship date so far out?
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Nice, I had been hoping these would go on a good sale. Nearly as good as Thermoworks for half the price, works for me.

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Wow this is great price! I wanted thermoworks but at this price this is a better deal.

Why is ship date so far out?
That's just how Massdrop works, when an item is put up for sale it's only listed for a limited amount of time, they then wait until the listing ends and all of the orders for an item are pooled together as one massive order to the vendor, that's how they are able to offer discounted prices. It takes longer because they have to wait for the vendors to send them all of the orders and then package and ship those out to the customers. If you want a better more detailed explanation you should read this article [businessinsider.com] about them.
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Nice, I had been hoping these would go on a good sale. Nearly as good as Thermoworks for half the price, works for me.


That's just how Massdrop works, when an item is put up for sale it's only listed for a limited amount of time, they then wait until the listing ends and all of the orders for an item are pooled together as one massive order to the vendor, that's how they are able to offer discounted prices. It takes longer because they have to wait for the vendors to send them all of the orders and then package and ship those out to the customers. If you want a better more detailed explanation you should read this article [businessinsider.com] about them.
Ah thanks so much. Never heard of this company, but love this price!
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Backing up that wire cutter quote here is America's Test Kitchen backing up the Javelin as the best budget thermometer if you aren't going to splurge for the Thermoworks MKIV but the budget one that is reliable I would also back the thermopop

https://youtu.be/VwoyEZYDq58
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I love my javelin. Considering this Pro model for the back light... $100 for the Thermapen is ridiculous it's like $10 in parts.
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Thanks, as a Wirecutter loyalist I've been tracking the Thermopop (didn't like the non-folding option) and Mk4 (unrealistically at my budget) for a while hoping for a really good deal. But this price for the Wirecutter mid-range choice made my decision easy
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Would this be safe to mount or clip to the side of a pot for use as a fry thermometer? I almost never deep fry anything but lately have been entertaining the idea of trying to make donuts, scotch eggs, and fried chicken.

I've only seen old school candy and fry thermometers before but I don't want to buy one of those because deep frying will likely never be a common cooking method for me so I'd rather invest in a thermometer that I can use for the occasional fry but will mostly serve the purpose of checking poultry or meats that I'm cooking in the oven for the times I'm not using the instant pot or sous vide.
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