What Are They Talking About?
There is a wide range of cooking thermometers (including digital cooking thermometers and wireless cooking thermometers) that help people see the temperature of certain foods in order to make the task of cooking easier.
Cooking thermometers are placed in the food that is cooking, letting the cook know the exact temperature at every stage of the cooking period. They may also be used to check the temperatures of cooked foods until the time that they are served.
When Cooking Thermometers Should Be Used?
Cooking thermometers should be used whenever it is convenient or important to know the temperature of the food you are cooking or serving. Many food safety organizations recommend the use of a cooking thermometer to ensure the food is cooked properly and that it remains at a safe temperature until it is served. Although cooking thermometers may be used for cooking a wide variety of foods, they are most often used when cooking meat.
Digital meat thermometers, wireless meat thermometers, and electric meat thermometers are some of the meat thermometers available. Some may be used during the entire duration of cooking. Others are placed in the meat near the end of the cooking time to ensure that the meat is cooked properly.
Another popular use for cooking thermometers is in the preparation of jams, sweets, and other items that require a constant steady heat. Cooking thermometers can ensure that the items do not overheat, but are kept at the temperature needed for the best results.
Types of Cooking Thermometers
There are many different types of cooking thermometers that can be used in a variety of ways. Here are some of the different types of cooking thermometers.
Dial oven-safe thermometer.
This is a circle that is placed in the thickest part of the food. It can remain in the food while it is being cooked.
Digital instant-read thermometer.
This digital meat thermometer is placed in the food to give a quick reading. It is not designed to remain in the food while it is being cooked.
This gives a quick reading of the food temperature. It is not designed to remain in the food.
This gives a fast reading (within two to five seconds). It is mainly used to check the temperature of food near the end of the cooking time.
Disposable temperature indicators.
These are thermometers that give quick readings. They are designed to be used once and then thrown away.
This is quite often included when buying frozen turkeys or chickens. The thermometer pops up when the desired temperature is reached.
This remote cooking thermometer contains a probe that records the temperature of the food. A wireless control alerts you when the food is at the correct temperature to be served.
Sugar and jam thermometer.
These thermometers are specially designed for the use of making jam, sweets, or other items that require constant high temperatures over a period of time.