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MarilynFL

I actually called Thermo over Thanksgiving. I have both the Thermopen and the Chefalarm

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Posted to Thread #29388 at 3:28 pm on Jan 25, 2017

and was using both trying to make caramel candy. I wanted to use the Chefalarm to warn me when I was getting close to the magic number, but noticed the two were slightly off from each other.

According to the company, the ThermoPen is within 0.7 degrees of accuracy. The ChefAlarm has a 2.0 degree range of accuracy. So support desk recommended I use the ThermoPen for my caramels since sugar can change states within a few degrees. I have to say, I have been nailing caramels lately.

Also, they recommend inserting the ChefAlarm probe into the coldest/thickest part of the turkey--which they consider the breast...not the thigh (which is the typical insertion point for thermometers.) I did two turkeys this year (one frozen/thawed and the other fresh >> both were dry-brined and air-dried in the refrigerator). Both came out perfect using the ChefAlarm in the breast area.


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