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    Anyone used the stick on thermo for milk?

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    Just noticed it on the E61 advert post, anyone used one? How well do they stick, and how is the delay......i know they say liquid crystal is faster, but that depends on the thermal mass of the jug too........

    Looks cool though! 8-)

    http://www.e61.com.au/thermometer/

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    Re: Anyone used the stick on thermo for milk?

    Quote Originally Posted by 686C4A535356495E513F0 link=1275730915/0#0 date=1275730915
    Just noticed it on the E61 advert post, anyone used one? How well do they stick, and how is the delay......i know they say liquid crystal is faster, but that depends on the thermal mass of the jug too........

    Looks cool though! 8-)

    http://www.e61.com.au/thermometer/
    Just have to ask... Maybe we could test at teh NEXT shuttle landing date...

    The medical ones can be quite fast...

    You could put one on ya wife when your in Vietnam and that way; you would know, if you should stay or if you should go ;D

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    Re: Anyone used the stick on thermo for milk?

    Quote Originally Posted by 19363F3D2A153936393F3D353D362C580 link=1275730915/1#1 date=1275731094
    You could put one on ya wife
    14 sleeps AM and she will be my WIFE!!!!! shes on her hens tonight :D, and im off to work in an hour :(

    But i get a CS social treat in the morning ;)


    PS, ill be there, a lot earlier than 10:30 mate ;D ;D prolly 8:30? no choice, your halfway between work and home.....so ya stuck with me ;D

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    Re: Anyone used the stick on thermo for milk?

    Quote Originally Posted by 7074524B4B4E514649270 link=1275730915/2#2 date=1275734807
    Quote Originally Posted by 19363F3D2A153936393F3D353D362C580 link=1275730915/1#1 date=1275731094
    You could put one on ya wife
    14 sleeps AM and she will be my WIFE!!!!! shes on her hens tonight :D, and im off to work in an hour :(

    But i get a CS social treat in the morning ;)


    PS, ill be there, a lot earlier than 10:30 mate ;D ;D prolly 8:30? no choice, your halfway between work and home.....so ya stuck with me ;D

    CRAP... Can ya stop and have a coffee at Big Macs first.. Give a man a break - Sunday is usual the only time of the week... If ya know what I mean ::)


    At the very least; pick up the Sunday Mail and we can have a coffee on the deck B4 sh!t happens *:D

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    Re: Anyone used the stick on thermo for milk?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0B242D2F38072B242B2D2F272F243E4A0 link=1275730915/1#1 date=1275731094
    Just have to ask... Maybe we could test at the NEXT shuttle landing date...
    Tell you what AM - if you have another Shuttle "Open Day" Ill send everyone who attends a free Attento Thermometer as a Thank You.

    Regards

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    Re: Anyone used the stick on thermo for milk?

    Quote Originally Posted by 443730010 link=1275730915/4#4 date=1275737057
    Quote Originally Posted by 0B242D2F38072B242B2D2F272F243E4A0 link=1275730915/1#1 date=1275731094
    Just have to ask... Maybe we could test at the NEXT shuttle landing date...
    Tell you what AM - if you have another Shuttle "Open Day" Ill send everyone who attends a free Attento Thermometer as a Thank You.

    Regards

    Matt
    Ok we will chat Sunday, and while I am up for just about any thing... Others will need to be consulted.

    However I recon it will be bets; as to which one of the two arrives *;)

    Sorry... That was nasty of me *:-*

    Next time your in Brisy... You can buy me a GJ as punishment ;D

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    Re: Anyone used the stick on thermo for milk?

    Actually I do have some on my jugs. They are very reactive, though Ive found on smaller jugs they tend to hit the 70 degree mark before my hand and ears tell me the milk is ready (Im talking a split second here). On a domestic machine this wouldnt be an issue at all.

    One of the stickers can be seen in this piccy I took today: http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1274527580/25#19

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    Re: Anyone used the stick on thermo for milk?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4C486E7777726D7A751B0 link=1275730915/0#0 date=1275730915
    How well do they stick,
    Hi WScully - thank you for your query.

    The Thermometer is completely dishwasher safe and has a long life. Maybe what we need to do is an independent "Ikea" style test. If anyone is interested in applying a thermometer to their favourite milk jug and washing it in a dishwasher everyday let me know and we can prove how durable the thermometer is. *:)

    Quote Originally Posted by 4C486E7777726D7A751B0 link=1275730915/0#0 date=1275730915
    how is the delay......i know they say liquid crystal is faster, but that depends on the thermal mass of the jug too........
    There is a 3 degree adjustment on the thermometer to take into account the measurement lag based on the thickness of the jug. That is, it reacts a *3 degrees ahead of the actual temp. There will be differences between different jugs based on their thickness.

    Regards

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    Re: Anyone used the stick on thermo for milk?

    Not my video but heres a youtube clip of the thermometer in action:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm2DkbXsOaY

    It looks pretty neat to me... But then Im not really at the stage where I can feel/hear the milk well enough to know when its done.

    Matt,
    Do you have any other clips/videos of this in action that you could share?

    Cheers,
    Sean.

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    Re: Anyone used the stick on thermo for milk?

    I was given one last week and have gotten used to it now.
    Definitely less fiddly than the old "stick it in the jug" thermometer.
    Reactions of the crystals is extremely fast.
    It appears to stick very well but I havent given it a dishwasher test yet.

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    Re: Anyone used the stick on thermo for milk?

    Given any decent barista uses their hand as a "stick on thermometer", I cant see why it wouldnt work.

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    Re: Anyone used the stick on thermo for milk?

    Have been using this for about a week now and I love it. I havent ever used thermometers just my hands but I have found that they give me a greater level of accuracy and I also have found that I am making the milk a little hot. This is due to the heat tolerance of my hands building up and what used to be correct has moved a little. So far after about 7 times through the dishwasher no issues (not that I am expecting any).

    I see this product as an excellent way of reducing one more variable in an environment when you have multiple employees. Also great for the home user so there is no doubt about what the temperature really is and they can have an accurate way of learning the characteristics of the ideal temp (sight, sound, feel).

    The only thing I did wrong is put it on the wrong side of the jug so I have to look around it so if you get one put a bit of thought into where you put it (unlike me who just stuck it on).

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    Re: Anyone used the stick on thermo for milk?

    What a wonderful concept, at least in theory.

    With my recent upgrade the rapid milk texturing that comes with quality machinery has been somewhat of a culture shock and whilst im getting good results my judgment of temperature is still quite inconsistent and whilst its not a huge issue, it would be nice to find something that can at least give me an accurate understanding of the heat i should be feeling at the appropriate temperatures.

    The only potential issue i can see is that unless the stickers are transferable, it would be a relatively expensive proposition for those of us who use a number of different jugs.

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    Re: Anyone used the stick on thermo for milk?

    Quote Originally Posted by 7474743E0 link=1275730916/12#12 date=1277793887
    it would be a relatively expensive proposition for those of us who use a number of different jugs. *
    We hear what you are saying Ristrom and to help ease the pain for those with multiple milk jugs we have come up with this special offer.

    If you purchase an Attento Thermomoter from the E61 website we will will slash the cost of *your second Attento thermometer by 50 %!

    This is a limited offer and is exclusive to CoffeeSnob members for sales from our website www.e61.com.au

    Hope this helps!

    The E61 Team

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    Re: Anyone used the stick on thermo for milk?

    I would suggest that once you train yourself with one jug the knowledge is transferable, at least that is my experience. I have put it on my most commonly used jug.

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    Re: Anyone used the stick on thermo for milk?

    Quote Originally Posted by 555B56594E5859370 link=1275730916/11#11 date=1277791542
    I havent ever used thermometers just my hands but I have found that they give me a greater level of accuracy and I also have found that I am making the milk a little hot.
    Ive been baristar-ing for a little over 4 months now and even in that short time Ive discovered my heat tolerance has built up. I had baby soft IT hands before.

    Quote Originally Posted by 7D7D7D370 link=1275730916/12#12 date=1277793887
    The only potential issue i can see is that unless the stickers are transferable, it would be a relatively expensive proposition for those of us who use a number of different jugs.
    I really dont see it being necessary to stick one on every jug. Unless youve got a brain injury that prevents you from sensing heat, having it on a couple of your most commonly used jugs will help train you so when its not there you know when to stop.

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    Re: Anyone used the stick on thermo for milk?

    Quote Originally Posted by 720106370 link=1275730916/13#13 date=1277795570
    We hear what you are saying Ristrom and to help ease the pain for those with multiple milk jugs we have come up with this special offer.

    If you purchase an Attento Thermomoter from the E61 website we will will slash the cost ofyour second Attento thermometer by 50 %!

    This is a limited offer and is exclusive to CoffeeSnob members for sales from our website www.e61.com.au

    Hope this helps!
    Thats an excellent offer.
    Well done and thank you. *:)

    Quote Originally Posted by 555B56594E5859370 link=1275730916/14#14 date=1277795604
    I would suggest that once you train yourself with one jug the knowledge is transferable, at least that is my experience. I have put it on my most commonly used jug. *
    Absolutely, thats the ideal scenario and would work for most of us but at the same time i can see a number of situations where more than one sticker would either be needed or simply desirable so its nice to see the boys at E61 have reacted to that and come up with such a generous offer.

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    Re: Anyone used the stick on thermo for milk?

    Quote Originally Posted by 433037060 link=1275730916/13#13 date=1277795570
    Quote Originally Posted by 7474743E0 link=1275730916/12#12 date=1277793887
    it would be a relatively expensive proposition for those of us who use a number of different jugs. *
    We hear what you are saying Ristrom and to help ease the pain for those with multiple milk jugs we have come up with this special offer.

    If you purchase an Attento Thermomoter from the E61 website we will will slash the cost of *your second Attento thermometer by 50 %!

    This is a limited offer and is exclusive to CoffeeSnob members for sales from our website www.e61.com.au

    Hope this helps!

    The E61 Team
    DOH!

    I just bought ONE at 4:20PM today!

    Had I known....

    Brett.

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    Re: Anyone used the stick on thermo for milk?

    Quote Originally Posted by 525540565B4D6B050D0D0D340 link=1275730916/17#17 date=1277803173
    I just bought ONE at 4:20PM today!
    Dont worry fatboy - well look after you!

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    Re: Anyone used the stick on thermo for milk?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1C6F68590 link=1275730916/18#18 date=1277890528
    Quote Originally Posted by 525540565B4D6B050D0D0D340 link=1275730916/17#17 date=1277803173
    I just bought ONE at 4:20PM today!
    Dont worry fatboy - well look after you!

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    Cheers Matt!

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    Re: Anyone used the stick on thermo for milk?

    Just ordered *a pair myself from E61. The standard clip on thermometer type p##s me off as I have found at times that the dial can turn on the shaft and as such change the "reading" >:(. This should solve that issue ;)

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    Re: Anyone used the stick on thermo for milk?

    I got myself 2 of these and have been playing around with them for a week or two.

    Theyre very useful and Ive done away with the dial thermometer when Im steaming the milk.

    The main observations Ive made in the last week:

    - Theyve been more useful to me than I first thought theyd be. Theyve unwittingly trained me to use the sound of the milk as a cue. Much more so than when I was using a dial thermometer. I think with the dial you spend more time looking at the tiny face to see when the milk is done, and less time feeling and listening. With the larger face of the stick-ons, you can take a proverbial step back and really watch and feel and listen to whats happening.

    - On both the 600ml and 400ml jugs Ive got, I noticed that the stickers are about 5 deg. lower than the actual milk temperature (as verified by dial thermometer, a digital thermometer and the CS DMM thermocouple). Not a big issue for me and I just take the milk off the heat as the 70 degree square disappears.


    (Oh and no dial thermometer means one less thing to clean up afterwards ;D)
    Cheers,
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    Re: Anyone used the stick on thermo for milk?

    Just to take it slightly off the E61 tags I got a set of "Temptag" stick ons today. Quite different in concept as they come as 3 sticker sheets of 4 Tags, each of the 3 sheets is for a different Temp set points for full cream, Skinny and Soy.

    Only had a first go tonight with a Hot Chocolate with the Full Cream recommended Tag on and it started to colour change at 61 or 62 using my normal thermometer (checked against a digital) and by 64 degrees the Tag had fully changed colour.

    More playing to do but for a touch under $20 for the pack but worth the play to lose the clip on ones and the extra cleaning.



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