If you want to stay safe ensure your meat is cooked properly then a meat thermometer is an inexpensive way to ensure just that. Its also a great way to check that your meat is cooked to the best temperature required for getting the maximum flavor from your food. You can choose between instant read thermometers and those that you can leave in your food as you cook. Look for one that has a wide range which will make it as flexible as possible.
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There are a number of different types of thermometers that allow your to monitor the temperature of your food as its cooking. The cheaper types of monitors require you to get access to the food to insert the probe and take the temperature and are generally known as instant read thermometers. The problem there of course is that you may have to open the oven or grill to take the temperature which will interfere with the cooking process and change the cooking time.
This is why some better thermometers come with a probe, either connected by a wire or some are wireless. These are referred to as leave in thermometers as you generally place them in your food when your are ready to start cooking and leave them in there. This allows you to place the probe into the food and then check the temperature of the food via the monitor.
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This lets you to continuously monitor the temperature of your food. The wireless models allow you to do this and have no trailing wires hanging from your oven or grill which is even safer. This also means you don’t necessarily have to be in the kitchen or standing over the grill as some of the wireless models still work from quite a distance away.
Some models include alarms that will go off when the food reaches a certain temperature which makes things even easier for controlling how your food is cooked. The inclusion of a time on some models is also a very useful feature especially if your oven doesn’t already include one.
Look for thermometers that include a good range of temperatures so that you can use them for different types of cooking if needed. If you are only using them for a specific type of cooking in a limited range then this wont be so much of an issue for you. The important measures on a good thermometer are that they react quickly enough to changes in temperature, and also that they have a wide enough temperature range to be flexible.