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I want to be able to check the temp of my stone and would like to have one of these.

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Re: Infrared Thermometer - what is the best website / model number?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2005, 09:26:55 PM »
Steve, have you been pleased with your Raytec?

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Re: Infrared Thermometer - what is the best website / model number?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2005, 10:42:21 AM »
Steve, have you been pleased with your Raytec?

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VERY happy.  :)

(I don't own a Raytek -- I own an Extech -- http://www.extech.com/instrument/products/400_450/42530.html )
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Re: Infrared Thermometer - what is the best website / model number?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2005, 12:06:12 PM »
Steve, I ordered the Extech and will have it Friday.  I want to use it to measure my stone temp.  My oven guage goes to 500f so what I will be doing is preheating for an hour at 500f and then turning on the broiler for some period of time until the stone reaches 700f -800f. 

What do you think of this plan for achieving a high oven/stone temp?

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Re: Infrared Thermometer - what is the best website / model number?
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2005, 01:48:49 PM »
Steve, I ordered the Extech and will have it Friday.  I want to use it to measure my stone temp.  My oven guage goes to 500f so what I will be doing is preheating for an hour at 500f and then turning on the broiler for some period of time until the stone reaches 700f -800f. 

What do you think of this plan for achieving a high oven/stone temp?

The broiler is on the same thermostat as the baking element... so once your oven reaches its max temperature, the broiler will not operate (at least this is how my Whirlpool electric oven operates).
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Re: Infrared Thermometer - what is the best website / model number?
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2005, 12:52:09 PM »
Steve, I checked with Viking and my broiler is not connected to the oven thermostat.  This means  I will be able to get the oven to 500f and then broil the stone until I get the stone to say 700f (with the help of my extech) and then slide a pie on. 

Tomorrow night I will try. 

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Re: Infrared Thermometer - what is the best website / model number?
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2005, 01:47:57 PM »
Steve, I checked with Viking and my broiler is not connected to the oven thermostat.  This means  I will be able to get the oven to 500f and then broil the stone until I get the stone to say 700f (with the help of my extech) and then slide a pie on. 

Cool!  8)

Don't get the stone too hot... and leave the broiler on when you cook the pie (for a NY style). Your pizza should cook in < 2 mins!
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Re: Infrared Thermometer - what is the best website / model number?
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2005, 10:44:00 AM »
I have 2 electric ovens in my house both are GE's built in the late 90s. one is a digital convection bake broil with self cleaning (it only gets to 550deg) The other is a plain jane no self clean cycle non digital with 3 little clocks by the controls. Its stat is off so bad it will heat to 700deg in bake mode. I have been using the digital oven for pizza making. After lookin at you'alls pictures I want to try using my plane jane, How long do you cook a pie @700deg. F ?

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Re: Infrared Thermometer - what is the best website / model number?
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2005, 11:59:22 AM »
This Ebay item looks like it will work well for higher temperatures and it's a reasonable $60.00.

Raytek "NEW" MiniTemp Laser Thermometer MT6
Includes pouch. -20 to 932 degrees F. 10:1 Optics



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Re: Infrared Thermometer - what is the best website / model number?
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2006, 10:55:23 PM »
Now that's interesting.  I came to this thread to recommend a particular IR thermometer because Peter asked me earlier what equipment I used to measure temperature.  Well it seems Steve and I think alike.  Test Equipment Depot has it on sale right now; otherwise it's about $99 everywhere you go.  For those who really want a precise IR thermometer, you can spend an extra $120 to have this device NIST calibrated.

http://www.testequipmentdepot.com/extech/thermometers/42530.htm

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Re: Infrared Thermometer - what is the best website / model number?
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2006, 10:07:46 PM »
I just picked up the Bonjour Laser Probe Combo Thermometer. It was on sale at a local store. Has anyone heard of it or had any experience?

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Michael


 

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