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     fixbear updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago 6 Members · 12 Posts
  • drewus1946

    Member
    September 22, 2020 at 9:56 am

    What thermometers are you using to check dish machine temps? Find any that work better than others?

  • nafets47

    Member
    September 22, 2020 at 11:08 am

    I use my fluke meter with temp probe

  • fixbear

    Member
    September 22, 2020 at 11:49 am

    I use a Fluke 52, due to the dual inputs. But the key here is to have the right probe for what you are doing. In a dish machine your going to want a stainless jacketed probe like a 80PK-9. Today I would buy a Fluke 566 or 568 for general ussage. The ability to have both IR and contact is a real plus. The IR’s today have good accuracy of 1 or 2 degrees and the “K” thermocouples are within 0.2F. I had to have dual inputs for refrigeration work.

  • ryantruck9

    Member
    September 24, 2020 at 10:12 am

    I use a Deltatrak 11050 thermometer.

    the package comes with a red plastic cover that covers everything but the probe.

    it has min/max so you can see your health board plate temp.

    i think it was $60. (Canadian Peso)

  • olivero

    Member
    September 24, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    https://www.thermoworks.com/DishTemp?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-6-Ikv-C7AIVArLICh2TeA7aEAQYASABEgIsRfD_BwE

    This is apparently what health inspectors use. I’ve used it, it’s pretty good.

    • ectofix

      Member
      September 24, 2020 at 8:29 pm

      Good one @olivero

      Thermoworks is quality stuff. I have several of their products which I use at home.

      I’d posted something similar to that two days ago, but was about the wireless Bluetooth version called the <b itemprop=”name”>DishTemp<sup>®</sup> Blue – Plate-simulating Dishwasher Thermometer with Bluetooth<sup>®</sup> Wireless Technology.

      I’d also shared something about the Cooper-Atkins setup that we DO have where I work…which has a fifteen foot probe lead with alligator clip to ride through a dish machine.

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      My “quite detailed” post about all that stuff disappeared for some reason. I thought it got deleted because I’d put links to each.

      • ectofix

        Member
        September 24, 2020 at 8:32 pm

  • drewus1946

    Member
    September 25, 2020 at 9:31 am

    Whats the advantages of the bluetooth model ectofix?

    Better data logging?

  • fixbear

    Member
    September 25, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    The blue-tooth is just a way of communication between 2 devices. Like if you have the app on your phone for the thermometer or on a tablet you can record it or monitor it on the way through the machine.

  • ectofix

    Member
    September 25, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    The Bluetooth is probably more suited for food service management as it allows a digital recording of the temperature test to meet HACCP record-keeping requirements. However, I think its kinda cool to be able to observe its temperature while it rides through a dish machine.

  • drewus1946

    Member
    September 25, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    Thanks guys! These days its more important than ever to keep up these temps on these dish machines.

  • fixbear

    Member
    September 25, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    Especially if your in a production facility that has to keep lot records for the FDA. And FDA has just submitted a big upgrade to there system to the library of congress. After all the trouble tracking the source of infections last year with Cheese, veggies, fungus and meat they want to have immediate assess to records in a excel spreadsheet. Sent in daily. They want to be able to track from the field to the table in detail.

    Going to be a big pain for the small producers. Looks to be a January time frame. I think we are going to see a lot more temp monitoring coming.

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