Announcing Coal Range
Coal Range is Ember's big brother, and it's made for the pro griller. If you've gotten burned in the past by flare-ups, this is for you. The standard Range works great for the oven, smoker and everyday grilling (perfect for when John grills chicken dinner in his Weber Q), with the usual care you give your kitchen instruments. But some of you have told us you're really into grilling and want a heavy-duty Range (perhaps to go along with your tough canvas apron). So we're going to offer a new pledge level for $18 more, which will let us make a limited quantity of thermometers that spares no expense on the materials.
Coal Range's handle and cable will withstand even higher temperatures for short periods of time. The cable has been especially beefed up — bursts of direct flame are not a problem. And unlike the braided metal cables typically found in high-temperature thermometers, this one can take moisture just like the standard Range's. Of course, you should treat your Coal Range nicely to get the most out of it - nothing is fire*proof*, and the probe tip still shouldn't be subjected to temperatures over 450ºF. Because Coal's cable isn't as slim as the regular Range (about 0.150"), it doesn't slip into the oven as neatly, and we won't be able to fit our magnetic ring over it. Coal Ranges will take extra labor and testing, so they'll ship starting with the second production run scheduled for February.
Do you use your iPad for recipes? We do ALL the time, and it usually ends up just sitting on the counter generally in the way. If that happens to you also, check out MagBak's Kickstarter campaign! MagBak lets you easily mount your iPad on your wall (and, as an added plus the silicone provides a nice grip so you won't drop your iPad when you're carrying it around). John used MagBak on his fridge — it's the perfect location for when you're using Range to fry or roast up dinner.