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How to Use a Food Thermometer

The complete steps to master your skills with a food thermometer

Registered Dietician And Nutritionist Heather Mangieri, the spokesperson of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says that one cannot look at, taste or smell food to ensure that it is properly cooked. The only way to ensure that meat and poultry are cooked to a safe internal temperature is to use a food thermometer,

Invest your money in a good quality food thermometer and make sure your product turns out great each time, she suggests.

An important point to remember is not all food thermometers are made for the same purpose.

For example, A candy thermometer cannot be used to check temperatures of soups or gravies, Similarly, a special thermometer is available to check the temperatures while deep fat frying. From the simple liquid-filled thermometers to the fancy instant-read ones, there is a variety available in the market of thermometers, While buying, make sure you read the description and use of every thermometer before buying it.

Every food thermometer comes with a descript instruction manual, which must be read thoroughly before operating the thermometer, Here are a few easy steps to ensure that you are using your food thermometer correctly. Before going on to the further steps, always wash your thermometer well with soapy warm water. Or Sanitize the same Before use using Antobacterial wipes

Step 1: Always begin with testing the accuracy of your food thermometer. This can be carried out by inserting your thermometer in a Bowk of Crused ice or Compare the Readings of your thermometer using a RFERENCE / Master Thermometers,

For more information on this, read our blog on – How To Test The Accuracy Of Your Food Thermometer.

Step 2: Calibration is the process of Checking the Accuracy or Correctness of your thermometer. The process ensures an accurate reading. Every user’s manual will have a note on the process of calibration, However if you do not find it contact your dealer or supplier.

Step 3: Correct placement of the food thermometer inside the food is extremely crucial. Insert the thermometer in the thickest part of the food being cooked,

The Dial Thermometers needs to be insterted uptill the mark on the steam of the thermometer, while the Digital Ones can go to any lenght and can measure different temperatures depending on the lenght of the core it has gone.

In the case of non-vegetarian food,  make sure the thermometer does not touch the bone or fat. For thin foods, insert the thermometer sideways. For foods such as pork, lamb, poultry, eggs, kebabs, hamburger, steak and chops insert the food thermometer at the centre and the thickest part. Take care to keep the probe from touching the bone or fat.

Step 4: Every thermometer takes a different amount of time to show the Correct reading This is called the responce time, Operation or user’s manual will tell you the exact time,

Make sure you wait for the suggested amount of time before taking the readings. a use of Thermapen Superfast Thermometer ensures you do not wait more than 4 Sec for correct temperatures , For non-vegetarian foods such as meat, pork, steak and lamb, you will need to check the temperature while it is still on the heat source.

Step 5: After every use, clean your thermometer well with a Sanitizer to prevent cross-contamination and multiplication of harmful bacteria.

Syep 6: Use of a Multicoulour Thermometer helps to identify the use or the user which helps iradicatng Cros Cantamination

Oven Thermometers

Take the Guesse Work out of your cooking Use a Thermometer

Oven Thermometer are used to check the temperature of the oven so the reading can be compared to the temperature set on the oven dial, or on the Digital Units of the Oven,

There are Two type of Oven Thermometers the Dial and the Digital Oven thermometer being the easier one to read , The Oven Thermometer, can be used to check and to insure Temperature remains consistent throughout the baking or roasting time. With the added Timers you can ensure even cooking , ( i.e Time and temperatures are Set ).

How to find out if your oven is actually preheating to the right temperatures

If your oven isn’t cooking properly, it may not be heating to the set temperature like it should. Use this quick test to check and diagnose you oven. or you might have Undercooked or Over Cooked Food

Example if you put a Frozen Samosa ( a small triangular pastry filled with spiced meat or vegetables ) out of the freezer. Setting your Oven for preheating temperature of say 200.˚C, As the Alarm Buzzes put in the Samosa and set the timer.

Now you are waiting your Samosas to get hot and cooked , as the timer goes off, and you open the oven door to find an undercooked Samosa. which is hot to the outer surface, but cold in the core of it, Unfortunately, this problem is more common than you might think, and is even more detrimental when dealing with baked goods.

Part of the problem is that years of heating and cooling puts the oven’s internal components under a lot of stress, and may wear out or lose accuracy over time. So use a Oven Thermometer to check your oven is reaching the desired temperature and how to quickly, troubleshoot the problem. These Thermometers cal also be used to Calibrate the Oven