It’s one of the most anticipated and important moments in a cook’s life: the day their first Thermapen® arrives.
And yet in the rush of excitement, sometimes important details can be overlooked.
“What are those documents that come with the Thermapen and what are they good for?”
“What do the various signs and symbols mean?”
“Why should I care about calibration documents?”
“How can I eat these jelly bellies before anyone else sees they are in there?”
Well, before you rush headlong into Thermapen-mania and throw everything else in the box away, take a moment to consider…the anatomy of a Thermapen package.
You have to prepare yourself before the big moment arrives. Amidst the rush of ripped cardboard and crumpled paper, it’s too late to consider noticing what else is in the package besides the Thermapen, but there are other valuable items to consider…
Don’t throw away that “Using Your Thermapen” guidebook full of informational nuggets and jewels including our Chef-Recommended Target Temperatures table. And then there’s the actual packaging itself that the Thermapen comes in. Take a deep breath and force yourself to stare at the packaging. First the front…
…learn more about the NSF here. And then the back…
Those handwritten marks in the table on the back are actual penmarks by a lab technician in Great Britain who took the time to verify the preset calibration of your very own one-of-a-kind Thermapen at both 32.0°F (0.0°C) and 212°F (100°C) before sending it off to you by stork.
And that calibration test was actually the second of two performed on your unit alone once it was assembled (to say nothing of the several performed on the component parts as they were created). We’ll learn more about the first calibration and the calibration documentation itself included with your Thermapen in our next post.
Read the second part of “Anatomy of a Thermapen Package” stay informed…
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