At the end of every year, the good folks at ThermoWorks pile into the warehouse (with clip boards in-hand) and count every piece of product on the shelves. From silicone boots, to super-fast response probes, to dingle-dangles – everything has to be counted!
This week, as we’re preparing to down a case of energy drinks, crank up our favorite sounds of the 80’s and count us some Thermapens, we’re also turning our attention to 2011 – the year that was.
It’s been a record-breaking year at ThermoWorks. That’s what you get when you’ve got the fastest instant-read thermometer on the market. After selling all those thermometers, we started asking ourselves, how much meat are people really temping? We found that in 2011, the average American consumed:
We didn’t even factor in the 16.1 lbs of fish and 415 lbs of vegetables the average person ate this year.
All told, we estimate that a Super-Fast Thermapen was used roughly 20,478,329 times in 2011. With Super-Fast, 3-second readings, that amounts to:
That’s nearly two (2) years of continuous temperature taking crammed into 2011. And that’s just the Thermapen, what about the TW362B Original Cooking Thermometer?
In 2011, it’s estimated that Americans ate nearly 46 million turkeys on Thanksgiving. That’s roughly 736 million pounds of turkey meat. And if you count leftovers, that’s nearly 384 million turkey sandwiches. It’s safe to say that the TW362B was getting a workout.
Then there were the few unlucky folks who decided not to use a meat thermometer at all in the last year. To the over 48 million people who got food poisoning in 2011, we say – it’s time to get a thermometer. Whether it’s a Super-Fast Pocket Thermometer with a reduced tip, a Digital Talking Thermometer, an MTC Mini Handheld or the famous Splash-Proof, Super-Fast Thermapen, it’s time to take the guess work out of dinner.
We’d like to give a special thank you to everyone who helped make 2011 a great year! Whether you’re barbecuing, grilling, baking, candy-making or checking a fever, keep ’em close, calibrated and Super-Fast. See you all in 2012!