Thermapen Unboxing and Review

So, as I alluded to a while ago, I bought myself a Thermapen instant-read thermometer!

First I’d like to talk about buying a Thermapen in Canada, from where yours truly hails. In short, you can try to buy locally (as I always prefer) or import them from either the US or the UK. Preferring to buy locally, I looked around…and around…and around, and only found one supplier, and they came in at a significantly higher cost than anywhere else I could find on-line. Ultimately, I decided to order from, as they were having a sale on at that point which included an oven probe-type thermometer (more on that some other time) and they have a great shipping deal.  Shipping is often a major cost consideration in Canada, as it can often be 50-100% of the item you’re importing! Shipping to Canada via FedEx was $19, including all taxes and duties.  You just can’t do better than that!  I really have to commend ThermoWorks for finding such a great price.

Anyway…on with the unboxing!

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Just one reason you should consider buying grass-fed meat.

There are probably countless reasons you could site for buying grass-fed (a.k.a. “naturally raised”) meat, but consider just this one: “Cattle that were fed grain had 106-fold more acid-resistant E. coli than cattle fed hay” (Grain Feeding and the Dissemination of Acid-Resistant Escherichia coli from Cattle Francisco Diez-Gonzalez, et al. Science 281, 1666 (1998); DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5383.1666).

Just in case you missed that, 106-fold = 1 million times the acid-resistant E. coli than cattle fed grass.

Chew on that for a while!

Bon Appetite,
Mr. Carnegie, Scavenger Gourmet

Diez-Gonzalez, et al.