Instant Read Thermometer
Hopefully I’ve convinced you to buy a scale. And hopefully I will convince you to purchase an instant read thermometer.
I was resistant to getting a thermometer, but now I use mine all the time. Seriously.
Why You Need an Instant Read Thermometer
- Because using different parts of your palm to tell whether your beef is medium rare or well done is just too vague.
- Because the only way to accurately tell if your chicken breast has reached 165F without cutting into it is to take its temperature.
- Because cakes and breads are done at between 200-205F, and you don’t know if you’re there unless you take their temperatures.
- Because sugar behaves very differently when heated to different specific temperatures, and the only way to tell beyond a shadow of a doubt what temperature the sugar is is to use a thermometer.
- I’m sure there are more reasons, but it’s all about accuracy and being sure.
Here’s the instant read thermometer I own:
Current Price: $54.99
Why I love this Javelin Pro Digital Thermometer:
- It’s accurate. Here (near sea level) it reads 212F at boiling and 32F at freezing. An inaccurate thermometer is destined to be tossed.
- It’s fast. You can’t afford to sit with the oven door gaping open for 20 seconds while an instant read slowly finds the temperature. This guy tells you within 3-4 seconds.
- It has an alarm on it that sounds when the temp stops climbing so you know.
- It has a magnet on the back so you can stick it to the stove or fridge and keep it in easy reach.
- The readout is backlit so you can see the temperature even when taking a reading in a dark oven.
Want one? Click his photo up there to purchase on Amazon (affiliate link).
I also own a Thermapen, and I love that guy, but the prices have gotten crazy. I bought mine a few years ago for $98, but I think they’re currently going for $137 on Amazon although you hopefully can find cheaper elsewhere.
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