Thermometers & Thermocouples

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Thermometers & Thermocouples

Postby Alistair Durie on Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:46 pm

For checking water / steamed milk temperatures - needs to be fast.

We're using the standard Fluke II with the stock wire probe. I've been searching for something more user and budget friendly for a while that would incorporate into the coffee bar. Omega.com being one of the options. I've exhausted the search.

currently looking at these thermometers:
http://www.omega.ca/shop/pptsc.asp?ref=HH11B

not sure about thermocouples, anyone tried this one? looks interesting:
http://www.fluke.com/fluke/usen/accesso ... ?PID=55364

... my experience with anything except a wire bead probe is that its too slow.

open to options, got any?
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Re: Thermometers & Thermocouples

Postby Andy Schecter on Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:57 pm

Alistair wrote:not sure about thermocouples, anyone tried this one? looks interesting:
http://www.fluke.com/fluke/usen/accesso ... ?PID=55364

... my experience with anything except a wire bead probe is that its too slow.


According to Omega info, that thermocouple, 80PK-22, is not suitable for food or beverage use. Their similar 80PK-25 is OK for beverages. But its sheath dia is over 1/8" and it may be too slow for you. A thermocouple with a 1/16" sheath won't stand as much abuse, but it will react faster. Here is a model with a custom 6" length that will take an extra week to have fabricated, but it should work well for you: KHSS-116G-RSC-6 Cost is $35.50 Canadian.
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