Who uses thermometer wipes and a Polder dual purpose thermometer

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by 3montes, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Is anyone using the Thermo wipes from Thermoworks? Are they just alcohol wipes? I usually wipe my Thermapen probe with a paper towel but feel I should do a better job especially when cooking for a crowd.

    Also found this Polder dual purpose therm. It is a meat probe thermometer and a smoker temp therm in one unit. I quit using the Mavericks a long time ago. Got tired of wires hanging out everywhere and constantly snagging them when things got busy around the smoker. So I went to using the cheap stand up oven therms for my smoker temps. They are more accurate than you might think.

    I usually just use my Thermapen for internal meat temps but I thought this Polder would be handy when doing prime rib when I really need to constantly monitor the temps.

    Here is a link to it.

  2. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You're fine with a paper towel or napkin with a few dabs of hand sanitizer. The alcohol will evaporate soon after wiping, at room temp. Wipe the probe down with a soapy cloth and then with clear water after use...just a few minutes before use I wipe with sanitizer and air-dry. I have hand sanitizer and paper towels or napkins laying around close to my food prep area, anyway...they're all multipurpose.

  3. maple sticks

    maple sticks Smoking Fanatic

    I use alcohol wipes. Knock the dried grime off with steel wool then use alcohol wipes.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2016
  4. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Kind of figured they were nothing more than alcohol wipes. I usually have the handwipes around when cooking and have used those in the past as well. Thanks for the replies gents!

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