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@SoCalMama wrote:

Do they reimburse you for the thermometer? I see that the better one is $30.
Calibrating it at 32F is a joke. That's not the operating temperature. Anyone who knows anything about science knows this. Complete waste of time to do that.

They do not reimburse for thermometer. I got one of their aproved ones from Amazon for $4.99
No reimbursement. And Calibration should be done at 32F and 212F. A pot of water at a rolling boil and a glass of ice water with mostly ice in it. That is the way that we calibrated thermometers 50 years ago.

@SoCalMama wrote:

Do they reimburse you for the thermometer? I see that the better one is $30.
Calibrating it at 32F is a joke. That's not the operating temperature. Anyone who knows anything about science knows this. Complete waste of time to do that.


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/07/2021 05:48AM by 2stepps.
Absolutely true. You need to do a 2-point calibration at a minimum. Also, you should technically be using distilled water and you need to be a sea level. For instance, in Denver, water boils at 202 F.
@2stepps wrote:

No reimbursement. And Calibration should be done at 32F and 212F. A pot of water at a rolling boil and a glass of ice water with mostly ice in it. That is the way that we calibrated thermometers 50 years ago.

@SoCalMama wrote:

Do they reimburse you for the thermometer? I see that the better one is $30.
Calibrating it at 32F is a joke. That's not the operating temperature. Anyone who knows anything about science knows this. Complete waste of time to do that.

Shopping Southeast Pennsylvania, Delaware above the canal, and southwestern NJ since 2008
@myst4au wrote:

Absolutely true. You need to do a 2-point calibration at a minimum. Also, you should technically be using distilled water and you need to be a sea level. For instance, in Denver, water boils at 202 F.
@2stepps wrote:

No reimbursement. And Calibration should be done at 32F and 212F. A pot of water at a rolling boil and a glass of ice water with mostly ice in it. That is the way that we calibrated thermometers 50 years ago.

@SoCalMama wrote:

Do they reimburse you for the thermometer? I see that the better one is $30.
Calibrating it at 32F is a joke. That's not the operating temperature. Anyone who knows anything about science knows this. Complete waste of time to do that.

Really, you could calibrate it against a certified thermometer at the operating temperature, but that's well over $200 I believe?

Yet, you have to do between 7-20 of these for free before you recoup the cost of the thermometer.
So, as P.T. Barnum said ....
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