I Got a New Toy! Oops, I Mean Tool

I found a great deal on a Infrared Thermometer with a laser pionter and I just couldn’t resist. It’s all Alton’s fault. It looks like I got the last one too. I was going create a link to the page at NewEgg but it’s gone. I received the add in an email so I am assuming it must of been an email only special.

This is a great little tool for testing the surface temperature of almost anything. Here I’m test oil that’s heating up. If you hold the trigger down the thermometer will give a continuous read out until you let go of the trigger. But, as we all know, a watched pot never boils or at least in this case comes to 375 degrees.

Here I’m testing the surface temperature of my non-stick skillet. This is very important because as we all know, or at least we should, non-stick cookware will give off toxic fumes if heated above above 650 degrees and starts to degrade above 500 degrees. So be sure to keep an eye on your non-stick, or Teflon, coated pans. The fumes are not that much of a problem for humans but I’ve heard it will kill a bird in nothing flat.

There are many other uses for the infrared thermometer like checking disk brakes for over heating, checking the temperature of your CPU in your computer, looking for over heated electrical connections, making sure the pool isn’t too cold or the hot tub too hot. The uses for this tool go on and on. At least that’s what I’m going to tell the wife.

I will be in Vegas all next week so there probably won’t be a posting next Sunday. Who knows maybe I can critique the local hotel and casino buffets..


5 Responses to “I Got a New Toy! Oops, I Mean Tool”

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  2. Maggie says:

    I sooo want one! Thanks for adding the link.

  3. Chef Benwa says:

    It works great for testing how hot your pan is. Works good on oil for deep frying too.

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