Food thermometers help you:
- To ensure that food is not overcooked, set the oven to a safe temperature.
- Avoid overcooking and obtain the best taste
- Keep food safe and secure.
Every time you cook hamburgers, chicken, roasts, pork chops, egg casseroles, meat loaves, and other combination dishes, use a thermometer, That way you can check if your meat is cooked properly.
How to use a food thermometer
1. Large oven-proof dial thermometer
- Add the chicken to large birds and roasts towards the beginning of the cooking duration and leave it in.
- Insert the thermometer in the thickest portion of the roast without getting fat or bone.
- As the dish cooks, check it every 5-10 minutes or so.
2. Dial thermometers
- Remove the stem from the food at least 2 inches into the thickest part of the meal without touching fat or bone.
- The temperature should be checked in approximately 15 to 20 seconds.
- Slide your thin foods diagonally, such as burgers and chicken breasts.
3. Digital thermometers
- Remove the stem from the food at least 1/2 inch into its thickest part without touching fat or bone.
- The temperature will be displayed in 5 seconds.
- Ideal for thin burgers, chicken breasts, pork chops, and other similar foods.
How to check the accuracy of a food thermometer
Thermometers should be checked on a regular basis to cook meat safely. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
Ice water method
- Fill a big glass with ice.
- Pour 1/2 of the water over the ice and stir thoroughly. Allow to stand for 3 minutes.
- The thermometer stem should be at least 2 inches into the mixture.
- After 30 seconds, the thermometer should read 32 degrees.
Boiling water method
- Bring a large pan of water to a rolling boil.
- Place thermometer 2 inches into the boiling water.
- After 30 seconds, the thermometer should read 212 degrees.
Check the instructions for your type and follow them carefully to make changes until the ideal temperature is reached and re-test. We have a lot of unique recipes which you can try out.