How To Use A Wireless Digital Meat Thermometer

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Using a meat thermometer will take the guesswork out of your grilling and roasting. Even though there are other tricks to help you figure out if your meats are cooked properly, a thermometer makes it much easier and is the only true way to know if your meats are cooked correctly. There are many different models and kinds of thermometers available, from simple ones to the fancy digital ones that have alarms on them. A lot of them can be used for all kinds of cooking, from oven cooking to grilling and barbecuing to fireplace cooking. Make sure to check the temperature tolerance of your thermometer before you use it in any type of setting.

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Knowing how to use a meat thermometer or how to use an infrared thermometer is an indispensable skill to have. With these little tools, you’ll avoid slicing into the meat to check doneness, which lets precious moisture and juices escape. The right use a meat thermometer will also prevent your food from poisoning you since you will know the exact internal temperature of the meat to ensure its safety for consumption.

Poultry and meat are cooked and juicy at specific temperatures, depending on the type of meat. However, they can become tough and dry if they are cooked much past this temperature. Usually, judging when a bird is finished roasting has meant to visually check the interior color of the meat when it is cooking. The redder the meat, the rarer it is. This, involves guesswork though that is not necessarily the safe thing to do.

Digital Meat Thermometers

So, do you need to know how to use a digital thermometer? First of all, digital meat thermometers can vary from small and simple thermometers that have a digital readout, to bigger, fancier thermometers with alarms, timers and wireless technology. Instead of using an analog dial, the temperature will show up on a digital screen. These obviously need batteries to operate, and even though most are not heat-proof so you can’t leave them in an oven, some do have wires that are heat-proof and can be left in the oven or grill while your meat is cooking. For fireplace cooking or grilling, some of these thermometers are even incorporated into a long fork grilling utensil. This will let you test the meat’s doneness without burning your hands.

Using a Digital Thermometer

Learning how to use a cooking thermometer is not difficult to do. You’ll need to know some basics on actually use the tool, and also the different temperatures that different meats need to be cooked until.

NOTE: If you are cooking a bigger roast, you should take it out of the oven right before it gets to your desired temperature, about 5 to 10 degrees under. Let it rest on a warm platter, covered in foil for 5 to 30 minutes, and the internal temperature will keep going up as it sits.

Below is a general guide when you are learning how to use  a wireless BBQ thermometer.

BBQ Temperature Guide

Using a meat thermometer is an easy way to know if your meat is done and to keep your family safe. Once you realize how easy they are to use, you’ll never go back to your old ways of checking doneness in your meats.


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