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A new type of baby monitor?
My granddaughter goes barefoot at home and whenever I'm there her poor feet are like little ice cubes. Next I visit I'll be packing this actual scientific instrument.. We'll see if my son can ignore me then!

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Hell hath no fury like a granny with a digital thermometer.

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These are kinda neat. I use it to check for heat loss around the house and its a great early indicator about the wife's mood. Dont shoot the eyes though

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These are great for checking swimming pool temperatures and industrial uses such as thermoforming plastic sheet temperatures.

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Amazon has a similar one (I noticed this one has 3 buttons vs 1) for the same price and has a bunch of good reviews. http://www.amazon.com/Accuracy-Non-Contact-Infared-Temperature-Laser/dp/B009RUPQGW/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

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Be a bad asp kitchen ninja like Alton Brown
seriously, have seen the pros like Mr. Brown use these to check cooking temps in ovens and on skillets and grills
at this price I'm in for 2

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But you can't use it for internal temps of food. It's a really useful thing, just not so much in the kitchen. It's best uses are probably for skillet temps, since all other thermometers can do everything else.

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@macsblow: its different, because the one on amazon only takes temperatures. This one takes continuous temperature reading, allowing you to point this at an object and drag across and temperature will change. its a great thermometer but also very useful to insulating your home. Point and shoot and drag along the walls and floors and you will find the cold spots in your house.

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Not as accurate as you might think, infrared thermometers assume a surface emissivity of usualy .95 but not all surfaces have the same emissivity obviously.

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I bought this exact one the last time it was posted. It is CRAP. Comes with no real instructions, and is wildly inaccurate. It's a piece of junk and has sat in a box somewhere because it's useless. I would definitely not recommend this particular infrared thermometer. You get what you pay for, and this is NOTHING like what Alton Brown uses.

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@rubysoho: We haven't seen any problems with ours. in fact we love using a few around the warehouse. We like to see who has hotter breaks on their delivery trucks. Usually fedex, but our delivery guy is nuts. These get great reviews.

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I am trying to order one, but when I hit the submit button it tells me to enter phone number. There isn't anywhere to enter it.

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To enter your phone number you have to click on the change your payment option, you will see that you don't have your phone number and there will be a red asterisk

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No dice. I went in and put the phone number in and it takes me into an endless loop. Sign into paypal, confirm shipping, add number, sign into paypal, confirm shipping add number...... I guess I don't need it.

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@shadowzero26: It's not for internal temps. It's for checking pan temperature so you can get the perfect sear. It's also useful for when you're cooking lots of stuff in batches, because your pan will cool down every time you add more ingredients. You want to know that the temperature has recovered before you add more meat. Otherwise, you'll be searing the first piece of meat, but probably merely poaching the rest.

Alton Brown, when cooking on a surface that isn't black, keeps a black disk of metal in the pan or on the grill and aims at that. It's more accurate that way. This thing is also very useful for grilling outdoors, where the surface temperature of the grill is very important, but hard to tell. Buy it and give it to the BBQ fanatic in your family on their birthday.

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@trypsin: Great examples. One of our support member's uses one for cooking in a dutch oven during camp outs. Dutch ovens cook top-down, so it helps to determine if you have the right amount of heat for certain dishes.

His peach cobbler is to die for.