23 November 2015

ThermoWorks Giveaway - Four Kitchen Essentials

ThermoWorks Giveaway / www.delightfulrepast.com

Unless you're new to Delightful Repast, you probably know I love really good kitchen equipment. But I also detest snobbery of any kind and am not here to tell you that you can't be a fabulous cook with "lesser" or little equipment.

When it comes to fast, accurate temperature readings in the kitchen, ThermoWorks is "The One." That said, my mother and my grandmothers never owned any kind of kitchen thermometer and did very well in the kitchen, thank you veddy much.

But I've gotten rather used to relying on a thermometer for certain things and would really hate to be without it. For instance, the organic grassfed meat that I like is so very expensive that I really can't risk it with guesswork. Using a thermometer is the only way I can get perfect results every single time. 

If you like the idea of simply inserting a probe into the Sunday roast and waiting for the alarm to go off when the desired internal temperature is reached, consider the ChefAlarm (on the left above) with commercial features or the simple and accurate (and less expensive) DOT, both professional grade and built to last.

If you like to take the temperature manually from time to time, go with the Thermapen Mk4 or the simple and accurate (and less expensive) ThermoPop. Like the ChefAlarm and the DOT, the Thermapen Mk4 and the ThermoPop are "splash-proof" (moisture-resistant) and designed for the pros.

Of course, they're not just for meat. Besides coming in handy for roasting, broiling, baking, grilling and frying, they are indispensable when making candy, jam, marmalade, custard, eggnog and all sorts of things. 


ThermoPop and Thermapen


ThermoWorks Giveaway

This giveaway is open to US residents (Sorry, international* friends!) 18 years of age or older. To enter (one entry per person), just leave a comment below. Please include your email address in the body of your comment. Must enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday December 2. 

(* Come back next week for a giveaway open to UK and EU, as well as US, readers!)

Four winners will be chosen by random drawing and be announced here in the comments before noon Eastern time on Thursday December 3. If I don't hear back from the winners of the random drawing by noon Eastern time Sunday December 6, another drawing will be held and new winner(s) selected from the original entrants (those who commented before the giveaway deadline). 

Disclosure: ThermoWorks provided product for review purposes and four items for the giveaway. The views expressed here are entirely my own. I always tell my readers what I really think!

69 comments:

Thomas "Sully" Sullivan said...

A lovely array of sensors there, Mlle. Chef. I usually take the temperature by hand (modesty forbids me to describe the various carcass options open) and sing “Fever” while the incineration is taking place. Yes, for meats that go “moo” I like ‘em rare. Have been known to cook with a 60 W lightbulb. Happy Thanksgiving to you and all who frequent this site!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Sully! Hope you and yours will have a grand day. Anyone cooking a turkey could sure use one of these thermometers -- rare turkey is not a good thing!

Cheryl said...

This would certainly help my lack of cooking skills, although I have been eyeballing the electric pressure cookers. Maybe between the thermometers and the pressure cooker I can finally get succulent meat. I may end up turning myself into a vegetarian otherwise! drags59 at yahoo dot com

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Cheryl, I don't know about pressure cookers -- they've always scared me -- but I know you will love a thermometer!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Hi! I am not sure how you found me, but am glad you love cats! Welcome, and hope you will follow me! Hug.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Ann, I think it was through your comment on Cranberry Morning, if I recall correctly.

Susan said...

Hi Jean. Hope your Thanksgiving was terrific. Thanks so much for your visit to my blog! I was delighted to see you stopped by. Susan

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Susan! My pleasure!

Anita Johnson said...

I need all the help I can in the kitchen. Our turkey was probably done HOURS before I took it out... I couldn't find our thermometer and didn't want to takers chance with underside meat. Well, I had no problem there! Gravy to the rescue!
Anitajohnson4 at yahoo dot com

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Anita, I knooooow! :D I was just thinking that millions of people probably ate overcooked turkey today because they didn't have a good thermometer. *Every*one does that because of the dangers of undercooked poultry. Thank goodness for gravy!

Anonymous said...

Leslie:
Thank you for doing this giveaway. I would be very grateful to win this equipment.
leslieannstevenson@yahoo.com

Angie Schneider said...

A very practical kitchen gadget that everyone should have!
Happy Friday, Jean!
Angie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Jean,
I always use a thermometer for my turkey and making candy. I could certainly use an updated one but I am Canadian so I'm out of the running. But I'm sure someone will be very happy to win. Great giveaway! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend!

Autumn blessings,
Sandi

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Sorry, Sandi! Some brands specify US only or a few countries. Once in a while they are open to the entire world. I hope one of your readers will win one of the four prizes!

Cabet said...

Wow, perfect timing! I broke my candy thermometer while making walnut fudge pie for Thanksgiving and am feeling a bit lost without a way to gauge the perfect hard-ball stage for my upcoming holiday candy recipe. I would love to have the high-quality thermometers you're offering!

Betsy
betsy@speakeasy.org

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Betsy, it IS hard to gauge the candy stages without a good thermometer. Hope you win one of these!

Sarah said...

My husband is the chef in our home, and he definitely relies on thermometers. I'd love to win! ;-)
Thanks for the opportunity. Any one of these would make a great stocking stuffer.

Michelle Guderian said...

This sure would come in handy. I moved a year and a half ago. And somewhere along I lost mine and a crockpot too. Funny thing I have the lid, but no sign of the thermometer or crock pot. With another move coming in the spring. I sure hope I don't lose my new crockpot. Lol

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Sarah, good idea! Hmmm ... Maybe if I give such things to my husband, he'll take over some of the cooking!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Oh, Michelle! It's a good thing I don't move often, I'd be hopeless!

April J Harris said...

I love using a thermometer in the kitchen - it means I can be absolutely sure everything is just right! Thank you for sharing this great giveaway with us at Hearth and Soul, Jean!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank *you*, April. Love Hearth and Soul!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, after this past Thanksgiving I found out I could use a new thermometer. I am not sure if mine was working correctly. These all look great, thanks for sharing. Have a happy weekend!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Eileen, I bet a lot of people wish they'd had a nice new thermometer on Thanksgiving! :-) A lot of people overcook their turkeys "just to be on the safe side."

Sue/the view from great island said...

I'm a kitchen thermometer fanatic, it makes all the difference in the world!

Lea said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and what a lovely blog you have. I never use a thermometer but probably should. I'll look forward to stopping by again!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Yes, Sue, I think so, too!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Lea! Hope to see you back here soon.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win such a useful item. Love kitchen tools and am in neeed of a new thermometer. Lots of candy to make for gift giving.

Have a happy day.
Mary Jane

maryjane at amherstrose dot com

Elizabethd said...

Thank you for your visit to my dormant blog!
I have just read through some of your recipes and hope to try the fried chicken, it's something I've never got right. But then I didn't have an american grandma!
good to meet you. I'll be popping back when I can.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Mary Jane! You'll love the speed and accuracy of these thermometers.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Elizabeth, thank you. I learned a lot of different things, having an English grandmother and a Southern grandmother!

Richard Sheppard said...

This is one of those kitchen gadgets I've always wanted to own but never made the purchase. Would love to own one! Richard at artstudios dot com
By the way, I made your pot roast recipe last weekend and it was out of this world delicious! I'll have to add it to my standard rotation of tasty dinners. I've been craving more of those golumpkis too!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Aaw! Thank you so much, Richard! My friend and I will be making more cabbage rolls on the 10th (we call it G-day!).

Laura said...

I am thinking about making some Christmas candy. The recipe calls for you to check the mixture with a thermometer.
It is a useful kitchen tool for sure. vhalauralee@hotmail.com

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Laura, yes, it really does simplify candy making!

Rusthawk said...

So many times I wish I'd had one of these. I'd love to win one! Thanks, and Happy Holidays!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Rusthawk, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it!

Manda said...

Love to win... I have been wanting one!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Maybe you will, Manda -- good odds!

Tina Woo said...

Is it wrong that I want to win this and give it to my sister-in-law so I don't have to suffer through another prime-rib-turned-into-beef-jerky dinners?
(Backup plan: buy a good thermometer and PRETEND I won it to get around our "no gifts for the adults" rule. Mwahahaha, I think I'm going to let my evil genius side run with this plan)
tinastuff AT live.com

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

:D No, Tina, it isn't wrong! And you can tell her that with a thermometer you can achieve well (properly) done "well done" (if that is her aim) that is actually not *over*done (AKA ruined!).

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a great giveaway, Jean!! Thank you for the opportunity to be put in the drawing.
I also looked at your southern boneless fried chicken...a must try!!
Thank you for your kind visit to my blog. It is greatly appreciated.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Kitty! And be sure to come back next week -- another giveaway, and one *you* will love!

Home Cooking Memories said...

I love that your not a snob with kitchen gadgets! Me too! And, I have to say, a reliable cooking thermometer is one of my top 3 must-haves in my kitchen. I went years and years without one and feel foolish for never getting one. Now, I can't live without it. My husband has a nice one for his outdoor cooking/smoking/grilling that he got as a father's day gift, but the current one that I use for my cooking seems to be not as reliable as it once was, so I was excited to see that this was your giveaway! homecookingmemories @ gmail . com

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Brandie, thank you! Good that your husband has his own -- two thermometers, no waiting!

Karen Lange said...

Appreciate the info and giveaway! There are certain kitchen gadgets that are my favorites, like the metal spatula I received at my wedding shower (35 years ago!). Thanks so much!

Have a great week,
Karen
klange61AThotmailDOTcom

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Karen, thank you. I have a metal spatula, too, was given to me by my sister many years ago, nothing fancy, but it's my favorite!

Mary O. said...

Wonderful and practical giveaway! Love the precision of thermometers.

Swathi Iyer said...

That is tempting giveaway Jean. I love the all these goodies, excellent for my bread baking ventures.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

I do, too, Mary. Otherwise, I tend to overcook something rather than take a chance on it being underdone.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Yes, Swathi, I love being able to take the temperature of a loaf of bread rather than tapping it to "hear" if it's done!

The Charm of Home said...

I would love to win a thermometer! What a nice piece of equipment to giveaway for the holiday season! Thanks for the chance. Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

Jenne said...

Would love to get a chance to use these! They look like they would really help in candy making.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, TCOH. These items do make wonderful gifts!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Jenne, yes, they are wonderful for candy and so many other things.

Chris Shores said...

Thermoworks products are the best in the business. I have an original Thermapen and use it pretty much daily. Would love the upgrade to the new model and all the other cool stuff in the prize package. clshores at gmail . com

Anonymous said...

For checking the frying oil temperature, that the chicken breast is not overdone and so much more, you gotta love the Thermapen. Thanks for the all the recommendations. I'll check them out. stevenospam2000@yahoo.com

Naomi Gallego said...

I aready live Thermapen and would love to win this set! chefnaomigallego@gmail.com!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Steve, Chris and Naomi, thanks for entering. Just to clarify, the prize is not the set of four (for one winner), it's one of the four items (for four winners). But even if you win one you already have, it will make a great gift for someone you know!

Scott Belz said...

Great product! Good luck everyone!

Amma said...

I hope to win one for my mom. We always rely on the pop-up thingy on the turkey to "pop-up" to alert us when the turkey is done.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Scott!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Amma, that's sweet! And if you get one of these, you'll never go back to relying on that pop-up thingy! :-)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

*Giveaway Winners Announced* - The winners of the ThermoWorks thermometers, by random drawing, are Kitty (ChefAlarm), Mary Jane (DOT), Swathi (Thermapen) and Anita (ThermoPop). Winners, as soon as you send me, delightfulrepast at aol dot com, your name, address, phone number (required by shipper) and color choice, ThermoWorks will ship the thermometer to you. Congratulations!

If I don't hear from the winner(s) of the random drawing by 11:59 am Eastern time Sunday, December 6, another drawing will be held and new winner(s) selected from among the original entrants (those who commented before the giveaway deadline).

This was fun! Watch for more giveaways here at Delightful Repast! There's one next week, in fact! In the meantime, follow me on Google and Twitter. You can even use the Follow Me By Email button in the right column.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I am so excited, Jean, and so thrilled to be the winner of the ChefAlarm!!! Oh, how I will put it to use in my kitchen for meat, bread, candy, etc. This is such a generous giveaway and so much appreciated. I just emailed you my address.
Love and hugs, Kitty

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Kitty, I hope you will enjoy it! ThermoWorks products are so well made, you'll have it for a very long time.

Jan said...

Well, Pooh! I didn't see this in time! I know everyone loved the opportunity to join the giveaway! Thanks for linking it up with us at Country Fair Blog Party, we love having you join us!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Jan, that's pretty strong language! LOL Sorry you missed it! I love doing giveaways, so there will be more in 2016.

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