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For Sale: Meat Thermometer, Only Used Once
sphotos.ak ^ | Thanksgiving 2011 | Self

Posted on 11/24/2011 7:42:00 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets

Brand new meat thermometer used for the first time today in a 350 F oven.



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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
I have a Taylor digital similar to that. It replaced a Taylor analog that didn't last very long.

I washed it. It wasn't waterproof.

Live and learn. Besides, isn't plastic-flavored turkey delicious?

51 posted on 11/24/2011 8:47:06 PM PST by FlyVet
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I hope I am not being too harsh. I was really having a boring Thanksgiving. My wife just popped in and asked what was so funny.


52 posted on 11/24/2011 8:47:21 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets; windcliff

Idiots. That model is for microwave oven use only.


53 posted on 11/24/2011 8:50:22 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: gunsequalfreedom

No offense taken.


54 posted on 11/24/2011 8:51:34 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

55 posted on 11/24/2011 8:53:28 PM PST by stormer
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Has kind of a nice Salvador Dali look.


56 posted on 11/24/2011 8:54:05 PM PST by TChad
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I, too, have a meat thermometer, but it has been used more than once.


57 posted on 11/24/2011 8:55:02 PM PST by Lazamataz (For the balance of the day, I will reply to a thread on another thread.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Oops.


58 posted on 11/24/2011 8:55:50 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: VeniVidiVici
You should probably wash it first though.

Don't use it for that if it's still HOT...

59 posted on 11/24/2011 9:04:56 PM PST by Errant
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“I would have taken it back if I knew you had to stick it in a hot turkey, possibly more than once. “

Yeah that is really tiring. You do that 2 times and you are done for the day.


60 posted on 11/24/2011 9:07:49 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood

No, it’s a pain in the neck. We have a perfectly good oven tolerant meat thermometer, it’s just a little bit hard to read.


61 posted on 11/24/2011 9:11:12 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Tammy8

My Mom often roasted turkey in brown paper bags. They always appeared wet to me. I’ll call my sister tomorrow and ask her what Mom’s trick was.


62 posted on 11/24/2011 9:11:12 PM PST by Roccus (POLITICIAN...............a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I recall that the Butterball Hotline gets lots of goofy calls. Here’s some to ease your woes:

“What’s That Smell?”

A young mother once shared her tale of turkey woe. Apparently, her kids had been playing in the kitchen while she was stuffing the turkey. Many hours later, the mother discovered that the kids had chosen the turkey for their new parking space. It isn’t clear whether she discovered the toy cars immediately after removing the turkey from the oven, or if they were revealed during carving. Regardless, those turned out to be some hot, melted, and probably traumatized little vehicles. She should have entered a contest for the most creative stuffing recipe.

Another caller asked if he could use his chainsaw to cut the turkey - and was concerned a bit about the chain oil and if he could use vegetable oil.

One gal washed her bird with a metal brillo pad inside and out and wondered how to get rid of the metal pieces.

One gal used bleach to wash her bird and was wondering why it didn’t seem to rinse out.

One guy had his bird in since 8 am the previous morning and wondered if they thought it was done.

One guy didn’t have that sort of time, so to speed things up he put it on the highest temperature - Cleaning Mode!

I seem to recall a family story where one of the boys didn’t take the plastic bag of giblets out of the inside!


63 posted on 11/24/2011 9:13:00 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Why is that thing staring at me? Cute nose.


64 posted on 11/24/2011 9:15:17 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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To: Lazamataz

Hey Laz - is it one of those little red pop-up ones!?

And remember,
Sexy is when you use a feather.
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Kinky is when you use the whole &%$# turkey.


65 posted on 11/24/2011 9:15:46 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

What kind of thermometer says your oven was at 350 dgerees when it clearly was closer to 2,000 degrees?


66 posted on 11/24/2011 9:17:52 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Tammy8; Roccus

Here ya go

http://www.food.com/recipe/easy-turkey-in-a-paper-bag-330543

N.B. Steps 5&6


67 posted on 11/24/2011 9:22:07 PM PST by Roccus (POLITICIAN...............a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: Roccus

All I know is the way my aunt did it is not to be recommended...


68 posted on 11/24/2011 9:26:36 PM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

That thing looks like it took the temperature and then didn’t know what to do with it.

Dumbest thing I ever did was follow a Chilton manual for setting the butterfly valve opening for a Ford Maverick carburetor. The picture showed a 1/8 inch drill bit being placed in the valve to set the .125” opening.

I didn’t realize the picture was of a carb ON A BENCH. Duh!

I promptly dropped the drill bit right into the carburetor throat.

Had to ask my Dad to help get it out—was that ever embarassing.

It was my girl’s ( now my wife of 35 years) ‘73 Ford Maverick.

We all do dumb stuff.

Thanks for sharing so we could laugh with you, and well, at you too!!!!


69 posted on 11/24/2011 9:29:04 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: caper gal 1

Newly married, my wife and I gathered a whole bunch of apples from a friends farm. Apple pie! We got started and looked at the apples - hmmmm - do we peel them or not? After numerous cookbooks with no help, we thought and thought some more. None of the recipes said anything about peeling them, just slicing them, so in they went. Baked it with the peels on thinking they would soften up or whatever.

First bite told us we were wrong!


70 posted on 11/24/2011 9:34:19 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I’m surprised the battery didn’t explode.


71 posted on 11/24/2011 9:34:41 PM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Needs more basting.


72 posted on 11/24/2011 9:35:41 PM PST by bray (Take the Cain Train off the Plantation)
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To: Tammy8

I’d say you’re right.

};^)


73 posted on 11/24/2011 9:39:47 PM PST by Roccus (POLITICIAN...............a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Taylor, huh?

“They blew it up!”


74 posted on 11/24/2011 10:29:08 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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75 posted on 11/24/2011 10:39:07 PM PST by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I once forgot to take the plastic off a bag of microwave popcorn.

Bad mistake!


76 posted on 11/24/2011 10:45:19 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I once forgot to take the plastic off a bag of microwave popcorn.

Bad mistake!


77 posted on 11/24/2011 10:45:42 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

In my best Pip’s voice:
I’d pay $50 for one!


78 posted on 11/24/2011 10:47:49 PM PST by Trillian
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

lot of chattin but no buyers looks like the crowds not takin it.


79 posted on 11/24/2011 11:11:09 PM PST by araknid
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
They are pretty worthless then, you have to pierce a hot steaming turkey with that contraption?

They work just fine, I've had one for years. I never tried your novel method, though.

80 posted on 11/25/2011 4:56:19 AM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

,,,,,,,,,,,, in my house ,, when the smoke detector goes off ,,, it’s dinner time . We don’t need no stinkin’ meat thermometer ,,, we need an ehhaust fan .

thanks anyway .


81 posted on 11/25/2011 4:58:37 AM PST by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: BfloGuy

I have a meat thermometer that works fine in the oven, it’s all metal and can be a little hard to read. It has a red hand, and I just insert it in the meat with the desired temperature “UP”. My daughter got that thing for my wife because she knew my wife has trouble reading the other one.

I’m sorry, but straining to read a small metal dial is a lot easier than removing and replacing a hot steaming 25# bird.


82 posted on 11/25/2011 5:14:48 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Years ago Father-in-Law visiting over Thanksgiving and was doing a project requiring silicon. The tube had been in the garage and was too cold to use so he put in in the oven.

My wife puts the oven up to a higher temperature to preheat for turkey.

You can guess the rest. Explosion scared everyone. Clean up was a beach.


83 posted on 11/25/2011 5:29:12 AM PST by VA Voter
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Are you the guy who sued the cookbook publisher years ago for damages for the burns he suffered after following one of their recipe books with a recipe that said to “generously grease the bottom of the pan”?
I thought he was the one who replaced the energy-hog incandescent bulb in the oven with a CFL...

Kidding. Just kidding.
84 posted on 11/25/2011 7:12:45 AM PST by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: windcliff

ping


85 posted on 11/25/2011 8:38:40 AM PST by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: Kirkwood; Lonesome in Massachussets

I agree- send it to the company

they may get a good laugh and send you a replacement


86 posted on 11/25/2011 11:04:13 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: Lionheartusa1

I not so sure about the latest Chinese smoke detectors and I’m not calling them cheap but the instructions state “ For best results, hold product directly over flame.”


87 posted on 11/25/2011 11:13:46 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

you don’t need a thermometer or pop-up

just cook the turkey or chicken until the legs pull off easily - then it is done


88 posted on 11/25/2011 11:21:39 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: Mr. K

I don’t want a replacement. We picked up an in-oven meat thermometer for $5.99 at the grocery store today. Why anyone would want something that you can only use outside the oven I do not know, especially for 15 bucks.


89 posted on 11/25/2011 1:18:40 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I have something that looks similar to that. It has a long probe which goes in the meat inside the oven, while the plastic part stays outside the oven.


90 posted on 11/25/2011 1:28:12 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Apparently you just aren’t getting how an instant read thermometer works. You open up the door and stick the probe into the thigh and it takes a reading. You pull the probe out and close the oven door. Takes all of 5 seconds. You don’t have to pull the bird out of the oven. Maybe you and your wife should go eat out at Picadilly on the holidays.


91 posted on 11/25/2011 10:33:53 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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