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Are there any thermometers that you can put in clay ovens, or under a broiler? Most of the thermometers have a temperature limit of 350 ~ 400 degrees.

I actually burnt one down last year by turning the broiler on by accident.

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If you want to go even hotter than Robert's answer, look for industrial thermocouples. Type K or N, for example, will get you FAR hotter than you'd ever want to cook at (unless you're cooking clay) – derobert Oct 12 '10 at 15:28
@derobert - I think you should include your comment as an answer – dassouki Oct 12 '10 at 15:31
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You'll want a commercial oven or high heat thermometer.

This one goes to 750° F (about 400 C):

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My Big Green Egg Temperature Gauge goes up to 750° F (about 400 C).

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But if I want to monitor the internal temperature of what you are cooking in a hotter oven/broiler, I usually use a remote thermometer which has an all-metal wire and probe:

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If all else fails, look up a scientific supply house (maybe Fisher Scientific). You'll be looking at more money, of course, and a lot of the stuff won't be certified as "food safe".

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