MemberSeptember 22, 2020 at 9:56 am
What thermometers are you using to check dish machine temps? Find any that work better than others?
MemberSeptember 22, 2020 at 11:08 am
I use my fluke meter with temp probe
MemberSeptember 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.
MemberSeptember 24, 2020 at 10:12 am
MemberSeptember 24, 2020 at 6:56 pm
This is apparently what health inspectors use. I’ve used it, it’s pretty good.
MemberSeptember 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.
My “quite detailed” post about all that stuff disappeared for some reason. I thought it got deleted because I’d put links to each.
MemberSeptember 25, 2020 at 9:31 am
Whats the advantages of the bluetooth model ectofix?
Better data logging?
MemberSeptember 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.
MemberSeptember 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.
MemberSeptember 25, 2020 at 2:13 pm
Thanks guys! These days its more important than ever to keep up these temps on these dish machines.
MemberSeptember 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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