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The lowest internet prices for ThermoWorks products are available at thermoworks.com and through special offers received by subscribers to ThermoWorks emails.
Amazon, eBay, walmart.com, sears.com and their sellers are NOT Authorized Dealers. There are unscrupulous sellers at those sites who have purchased ThermoWorks products at retail prices and are then re-selling them at significantly elevated prices, sometimes 2 to 4 times the Authorized List Price. After receiving numerous complaints from customers who were victimized by those listings, we felt it was important to do what we could to warn unsuspecting consumers.
Furthermore, we have received a growing number of complaints that such sellers are offering counterfeit, copycat, stolen units, and "Open-Box" units as authentic NEW ThermoWorks products. Thus, from January 1st of 2016, technical support and warranty coverage are only available on ThermoWorks products that are purchased direct from ThermoWorks or from ThermoWorks' Authorized Dealers. In this way we know the consumer is fully protected and we can protect our reputation for treating customers fairly. Extended Info
After loosing a freezer of meat, we wanted an alarm that would warn if another failure was occurring. We also have the added concern that our freezers and an extra side-by-side are located in the less than ideal setting of the garage in a climate that has cold winters and hot summers. We bought an alarm for both freezers and both the freezer and refrigerator units of the side-by-side. The alarms are easy to install. They are easy to read and the alarm is audible to where we can't miss hearing it. Thank you for an excellent alarm at a reasonable price.
I bought this little gem to track minimum night time temps outside my backpacking tent. Turns out it's also great for tracking max daytime temps when I'm hiking and too busy to be checking. It's also small enough to tape to the handlebar of my motorcycle to tell me whether I'm in danger of overheating or chilling. Ambient temps can change pretty fast when ascending or descending mountains, and it's easy to get in trouble without a thermometer. The external probe reaches down out of direct sunlight to measure true ambient temps. Highly recommended for all these applications.
I found the programming of this alarm to be quite difficult to set up. I had to make 3 calls to Technical Support. The instructions were confusing. Once I figured it out, I love it. I wish it could suggest the best place to put the remote probe inside the refrigerator. I have been experimenting trying to find the best location to get the most accurate reading. It is now reading just where I want it. A BARGAIN BUY for what it does. I HIGHLY recommend it, especially for freezers that are not opened daily.
So far i am pleased with the RT801 however i think there are some areas Thermoworks could improve upon. The initial setup can be a little tricky, i highly suggest making sure you did it right before walking away and assuming it'll alert you when the freezer fails. The volume and duration of the alarm needs improvement. My freezer is in the basement and my concern is that it may not be loud enough. The wires, although very thin, still dont allow the door to seal tightly and i get a little condensation on the interior but i guess there's not much that can be done about that. Overall i'm sure it will do it's job but i hope i'm able to hear it before it's too late.