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Thermoworks Thermapen 2014 Giveaway!

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Sorry, I dropped the ball this week and only just realized a couple hours ago that Thermoworks offered to give away a Thermapen if I ran a giveaway contest that ended this Saturday (tomorrow)! I think this will be the third year in a row that I'll be able to give away the best thermometer I've ever used for cooking. This post will be short so I can get it up quickly, but read on to see how to enter the drawing which will take place on the evening of December 13, 2014.


Emma tests the water resistance of her red Splash-Proof Super-Fast Thermapen
I think I've written more about the Thermapen than any other single thing on my site. Partly that's because Thermoworks has been very generous in letting me give them away each year (in 2012 and in 2013 when I managed to get Emma to pose adorably with my red one), but also because it's a really, really good thermometer (back in 2005 I tested a variety of different thermometers and the older Thermapen came out on top). It takes accurate readings in less than 4 seconds, is splash-proof, and has more than once saved an expensive cut of meat.


Yes, the Thermapen is expensive at nearly $100 (currently they are selling for $96), but if you cook a turkey, a beef tenderloin, filet mignon, rack of pork, or any other expensive cut having a fast and accurate thermometer is well worth the investment. I trust a Thermapen so much that I will often travel with one just in case I'm asked to cook something.

I should mention that for the last couple years, Cooking For Engineers has been an affiliate of Thermoworks - we get a small percentage of each sale that comes from a link from Cooking For Engineers. This money is used to help pay for some of the serving costs and maintenance of the site. I don't recommend Thermapens because of the affiliate program though. If there was a better thermometer that I've used, I'd be recommending that one instead. I recommend (and so do many other trusted food experts like American's Test Kitchen/Cook's Illustrated, Alton Brown, Rose Levy Beranbaum, Thomas Keller, and others) the Thermapen because it's currently the best cooking thermometer (and one of the best tools to have) out there.

Thermapens come in a variety of colors. If you win, you can pick a red one like the one Emma is holding in the picture above or any of the other standard colors listed on Thermowork's website. (That picture of Emma is from last year... I'm going to try my best to get an picture of her with a Thermapen taken tomorrow and posted to this article before the contest ends.)

Update Dec. 13, 2014 at 2:20pm Central: My home internet is down so I'm having to connect via tethering through 3G cell service which is spotty. I did manage to take a few pictures of Emma this morning with my black Thermapen, but I had trouble picking one to post... so here are a few.








Here are the giveaway instructions:
  1. You need to be in the United States or Canada to qualify for this giveaway (Thermowork's shipping requirements).
  2. Join Cooking For Engineers (through the forums) and post a comment telling me you really want a chance to win the Thermapen. I need you to join so, if you win, I'll have an email address to contact you with to get your mailing info so Thermoworks can send you the DOT. I won't have contact information for guest/anonymous posts so I can't include your entry unless you are logged in. (If you are an existing member, be sure to double check your email address on file to make sure it's accurate.)
  3. At some time after 10pm Central Standard Time on December 13, 2014, I'll post a comment signifying the end of the contest. All entries (where I have contact info) above my comment will be eligible to win.
  4. I'll number the participants and generate a random number which will determine the winner and post the winner as well as contact them via email. If there is no response within 24 hours of my email, then I'll pick another number and winner (and so on).




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Written by Michael Chu
Published on December 13, 2014 at 12:55 AM
74 comments on Thermoworks Thermapen 2014 Giveaway!:(Post a comment)

On December 13, 2014 at 01:53 AM, Michael Chu said...
All comments by registered users posted after this comment and before my comment ending the contest will count as contest entries.


On December 13, 2014 at 02:13 AM, silencio said...
I think you ended up linking to the wrong forum post to comment on! Currently it links to http://www.cookingforengineers.com/forums/posting.php?mode=reply&t=3473

regardless... I'm a long time lurker of your site, would love to win a thermapen :)


On December 13, 2014 at 02:25 AM, Michael Chu said...
Thanks for catching that error! I knew I was going to make a mistake if I rushed this out. Luckily, it looks like no one accidentally posted on that other thread, so I didn't have to move any comments over.


On December 13, 2014 at 02:56 AM, brendal said...
Subject: yay for contests!
I would love for the chance to win one!


On December 13, 2014 at 03:05 AM, bandicoot said...
Subject: Thermapen giveaway
I would really like a chance to win a Thermapen. The older one I currently have is often used in brewing ale, and has a tendency to clog from the vapor produced by the boil and has to be disassembled to get it working again. I'm told the newer models have fixed this issue.


On December 13, 2014 at 04:08 AM, merinda said...
The baby makes it look even more helpful! I'd like one.


On December 13, 2014 at 04:27 AM, bobdevine said...
I need a Thermapen because in two weeks I have to prepare a pork roast and a beef roast for a family gathering. Yup, two roasts, one oven. Plus I'll need to sample the wines for the big meal so I'll need something that's easy to help me check on all that meat.


On December 13, 2014 at 04:34 AM, Kbpennell said...
Subject: Thermapen
My wife is super paranoid about meat being done. I could use a thermapen to reassure her.


On December 13, 2014 at 05:50 AM, Jimmy Bajingo said...
Subject: Man it's frigging hard to get registered
I really want a chance to win the Thermapen


On December 13, 2014 at 05:58 AM, qbit said...
Subject: I would love to win a Thermopen
Yes, indeed.


On December 13, 2014 at 06:07 AM, tmiw said...
Please choose me as the winner of the Thermapen!


On December 13, 2014 at 06:44 AM, christyr1q said...
Subject: I want to win a Themapen
With my husband not working, I just haven't gotten one for us. But I would love one!


On December 13, 2014 at 06:48 AM, Shalmanese said...
Please sir, may I have some more?


On December 13, 2014 at 06:49 AM, ambatla1 said...
Subject: Thermoworks Thermapen
I would greatly appreciate winning a Thermapen. Have looked at them for years but never could justify spending that much to order one.


On December 13, 2014 at 07:13 AM, Rodisian said...
Subject: I'm in!
Have had my eye on these for awhile now. Good luck all


On December 13, 2014 at 07:35 AM, rtetzloff said...
I'd love to win a Thermapen!


On December 13, 2014 at 08:06 AM, paul.gunn said...
Subject: These thermopens are great
Would totally like to win one!


On December 13, 2014 at 08:12 AM, amg said...
Subject: thermapen
Long time lurker. I never win giveaways, but I'd love to win a thermapen.


On December 13, 2014 at 08:16 AM, catrancher said...
Subject: Yes, please -- a Thermapen would be divine!
Wouldn't it be great if Santa could deliver a large bag of Thermapens for each and every one of us? Thanks so much and good luck to all. I would very much like to win one of these. I'm mildly obsessed with America's Test Kitchen which recommends and uses the Thermapen.


On December 13, 2014 at 08:24 AM, Siff said...
I really would like to win a Thermapen! I have one and since my wife learned that what a great tool it is, we often have to take it in and out several times if I'm on the BBQ and she is cooking inside at the same time. We tried other thermometers, but nothing beats the Thermapen (except the back lighted one) :)


On December 13, 2014 at 08:40 AM, GaroYeri said...
Subject: I really want a thermapen
I am very interested in winning a thermapen! I do a lot of grilling and Todd will make it more consistent for me when checking doneness.

Thanks!
--garo


On December 13, 2014 at 09:19 AM, blk4004 said...
Subject: thermapen
Would love to own one, but I can't afford it.


On December 13, 2014 at 09:32 AM, MetsFanVI said...
Would love to win one.


On December 13, 2014 at 09:34 AM, Scott said...
I'd love to have one!


On December 13, 2014 at 09:35 AM, derekt said...
I've had two before, and have given multiple for gifts. These things are amazing! Would love another one to dedicate to my outdoor cooking!

Thanks!


On December 13, 2014 at 09:47 AM, awen said...
I'd love to win one of these - thanks!


On December 13, 2014 at 09:56 AM, teddy2147 said...
Subject: Thermapen
I would love to win a thermapen!


On December 13, 2014 at 09:59 AM, rocketgirl13 said...
I would love to win one. Great for grilling and roasting!


On December 13, 2014 at 10:01 AM, Ministry_of_SillyWalks said...
Subject: I am exactly 13 years old or older.
That's a great picture of your Emma holding the Thermapen! In an unrelated note, do I have to take that specific one?!? Kidding. I'd love to replace my analog thermo...


On December 13, 2014 at 10:07 AM, KarenInWichita said...
Subject: Thermapen
I'd love one of those. Been meaning to get one for years, but just can't get past that price point.


On December 13, 2014 at 10:15 AM, VagabondAero said...
I too would love one of these Thermapens. The response time sounds fantastic, and I could really use a more reliable thermometer!


On December 13, 2014 at 10:19 AM, NAF1138 said...
I have always (for a few years) wanted a thermapen but could never justify the expense. I would love to get one.


On December 13, 2014 at 10:19 AM, hdasio1234 said...
I would love to use the thermapen in my brewing adventures!


On December 13, 2014 at 10:22 AM, hubmacfan said...
Subject: Enter me Please!
I have a thermapop and would love a thermopen!


On December 13, 2014 at 10:41 AM, Dolphinmaxx said...
Count me in for a chance to win a Thermapen!


On December 13, 2014 at 10:49 AM, Greengem said...
Subject: Thermapen giveaway
How fabulous that you get to give one away every year. Fingers and toes crossed that I win.


On December 13, 2014 at 10:57 AM, an anonymous reader said...
Subject: Thermapen
I'd love a chance to win a thermapen.


On December 13, 2014 at 11:09 AM, hatta said...
I'm not sure how I wasn't logged in there, but I'd love a chance to win a thermapen.


On December 13, 2014 at 11:18 AM, TheCleric said...
Subject: Thermapen
This is what I need to help improve my cooking!


On December 13, 2014 at 11:31 AM, highfructosecorn said...
oooh. pick me! pick me! pick me!


On December 13, 2014 at 11:36 AM, an anonymous reader said...
I'd love to win a Thermapen.


On December 13, 2014 at 11:38 AM, pauliwang said...
Subject: Thermapen
I'd love to win a Thermapen!


On December 13, 2014 at 11:41 AM, Mikecgill said...
Subject: Thermapen
I would love to win a Thermapen!


On December 13, 2014 at 11:46 AM, squawky said...
Thermapen is on my Christmas list - love the chance to win one.


On December 13, 2014 at 12:17 PM, snowlarbear said...
i'd like to win one!


On December 13, 2014 at 12:54 PM, andie said...
I would love to win a Thermapen. I'd also like to take the opportunity to say thanks for your terrific site. I just introduced a friend to it, and she's hooked now, too.


On December 13, 2014 at 01:07 PM, Rhododendron said...
Subject: Contest
Please enter me in the giveaway drawing. I need a new thermometer, and I love good tools.


On December 13, 2014 at 01:29 PM, carajo said...
Subject: Thermapen
OOOH! Thermapen! I would love one!


On December 13, 2014 at 01:40 PM, rimtapp said...
Subject: Thermapen
Would love to be considered for the Thermapen giveaway.


On December 13, 2014 at 01:56 PM, xulu said...
Subject: Thermapen
I can use all the help I can get in the kitchen; please count me in for a chance to win the Thermapen. Thanks!


On December 13, 2014 at 02:02 PM, Karyudo said...
It would be great to win a Thermapen! C'mon, lucky <whatever number I am>!


On December 13, 2014 at 02:20 PM, Stephefward said...
I want to win! Looks like an awesome thermometer :-)


On December 13, 2014 at 02:43 PM, troytroy said...
Subject: Finally, fudge success?
I would love a thermapen. Maybe my chocolates will end up tempered properly, and my sugars will form the right length of polymer... Or it could just be me.


On December 13, 2014 at 03:08 PM, peterv said...
Subject: Thermapen
I would love to have a Thermapen. Fingers crossed! :D


On December 13, 2014 at 03:24 PM, aamerchant said...
Subject: It would be great to have a Thermapen!
Please enter me in the drawing!


On December 13, 2014 at 03:32 PM, tcw1138 said...
Subject: Thermapen
I would love to win a Thermapen!


On December 13, 2014 at 04:12 PM, dgw said...
Subject: Thermapen giveaway
I'd love to have one. I have enjoyed your site for years -- knife reviews have been useful for myself and for gifts.


On December 13, 2014 at 04:16 PM, ncsuae said...
Subject: Thermapen
Please enter me in the contest. Wouldn't it be cool to have then make a CFE logo version?


On December 13, 2014 at 04:19 PM, daephin said...
I love the Thermoworks gear I won earlier this year. If I'm eligible, it'd be awesome to add a Thermapen to the collection!


On December 13, 2014 at 04:28 PM, quietlamb19 said...
Subject: Thermapen
It would be so handy to have a Thermapen! I would love to win one!


On December 13, 2014 at 04:42 PM, Schmidty said...
I've somehow made it this far without a meat thermometer but I sure could have used one when I smoked a 20# turkey for Thanksgiving! This one is nice.


On December 13, 2014 at 04:47 PM, phoebechow (guest) said...
Subject: thermapen
Am I the lucky one to have the Thermapen?


On December 13, 2014 at 05:30 PM, anson said...
Subject: I really really want to win a Thermapen
Really, I do.


On December 13, 2014 at 06:41 PM, TezlaCoil said...
Subject: Thermapen Giveaway
I'd like a thermapen!


On December 13, 2014 at 06:53 PM, aheidorn said...
I want a thermapen! I'm so glad I came to your site today. I'm about to make marshmallows :)


On December 13, 2014 at 07:45 PM, Erika said...
Subject: Thermapen!
they are the best! I would love one!


On December 13, 2014 at 07:54 PM, nmcnerney` (guest) said...
Subject: win the thermopen
would love to win the thermopen


On December 13, 2014 at 09:12 PM, jconrad said...
Subject: I'd love one
Would love to win the thermapen!

Thanks.


On December 13, 2014 at 09:24 PM, mk2000 said...
Subject: Make my day :-)
Thanks for the chance to win a Thermopen. Such an awesome tool.


On December 13, 2014 at 09:26 PM, jmathews said...
Subject: Contest
I really want a chance to win the Thermapen.


On December 13, 2014 at 09:53 PM, krisk said...
Would love to have a Thermapen!


On December 13, 2014 at 10:32 PM, bcmurray66 said...
Subject: giveaway
I'd really like to.win a Thermapen. Thanks.


On December 14, 2014 at 12:41 AM, Michael Chu said...
This comment ends the giveaway. All comments submitted prior to this comment will be considered for the giveaway.


On December 14, 2014 at 12:48 AM, Michael Chu said...
After removing two anonymous entries and two guest entries (where a user forgot to make an account), I found 66 entries for this giveaway. Using random.org, I generated a random number which was #26 and that was rocketgirl13!

Congratulations to rocketgirl13, I'll be contacting you by email to get your preferred color and mailing address.

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