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> Taylor Model 9842N Thermometer, Waterproof - Versatile - Accurate
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the_stain
post Feb 16 2006, 09:41 AM
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I recently purchased the Taylor 9842N Waterproof Digital Thermometer. I have used it several times for brewing and cannot say enough good things about it.

It is accurate - I have calibrated it with other thermometers, including laboratory thermometers known to be accurate, and it is highly dependable.

It is quick - it reads the temperatures within a few seconds.

It is durable - I once dropped this thing into a pot of boiling water. I frantically searched for my tongs and fished it out and was pleased to note the reading of 212.0F on the face as it came out of the water unharmed. (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/smile.gif)

I use this thing to check mash temps, strike temps, you name it. It has an incredible range, -40F to 450F which is more than you should ever need for home use. You can even use this thing to test the temperature of oil for deep frying!
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post Feb 16 2006, 11:05 PM
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As an experiment, today I stuck this thermometer in the mash and stirred it all around. The thermometer was literally submerged in the mash and getting stirred in with all the grains. I then pulled it out to read the temperature. After doing so, I rinsed the whole thing in the sink. It held up perfectly. This thermometer rocks. (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/biggrin.gif)
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post Feb 17 2006, 12:25 AM
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I might have to pick one of these up next time I order from Amazon. I have a good thermometer now, but I'm always on the lookout for more more more! (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/smile.gif)
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post Apr 2 2006, 09:47 PM
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I bought a Taylor 9842N thermometer based on the review above.

It would not calibrate. I called Taylor instruments. They said it was defective and I should return it to where I purchased it. I told them it was from amazon.com and returning was not a pleasant thought.

Taylor told me I could return it to them. They could not do any more than that.

Taylor shipped a new unit to my house within in week.

Anybody can make a defective unit now and then. Taylor took care of me with my $15.00 thermometer with a first class attitude.

Haven't had a chance to try out the thermometer yet.

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post Jun 26 2007, 09:31 AM
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Update:

A little over a year later, I tired to recalibrate my Taylor thermometer.

No Go.

This model cannot be recommended. Next.

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post Aug 11 2007, 07:21 PM
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QUOTE(zymot @ Jun 26 2007, 10:31 AM) *
Update:

A little over a year later, I tired to recalibrate my Taylor thermometer.

No Go.

This model cannot be recommended. Next.

zymot


I've had mine for almost 2 years now.... Had to recalibrate it once about 6 months ago, worked fine, still holding up strong. Sounds like you've had some bad luck but I love mine.
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